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Contest entry videos from the El Mansouris, Humble Fire, Stranger in the Alps, and Sara Curtin
Local rockers dominate the stage tonight.
Sneak behind the scenes at the Hirshhorn tonight.
“We live in a time when communication is part of the atmosphere. So, the prospect of being unable to communicate is more terrifying than ever.”
The motto for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, “Standing Up for Real Jazz,” smacks of rigid definition—the Jazz-as-Ideology school. But festival curator Paul Carr doesn't just wave the banner of purism: He builds a case for it. The first day alone features 21 different performances of solid, swinging, straight-ahead jazz (with an opening-night performance by Giacomo [...]
Standout Track: No. 7, “Stranger's Will,” a Gram Parsons-esque anthem from Stranger in the Alps’ debut LP, Honey If You’re Lucky. The rootsy track espouses choosing your own philosophy and diverging from a predetermined path. Building into a joyful three-part harmony for the chorus, it's also one of the album's most layered works: Steve Kolowich (an [...]
Leave it to Synetic Theater’s team to breathe new life into Twelfth Night while removing the play’s dialogue—and reimagining it as a 1920s silent picture. The company will channel Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel, and Hardy (and do the Charleston) as it tells the story of Viola, a devastated maiden who disguises herself as a man and becomes a [...]