Posts Tagged ‘Warner Theatre’

Tracy Morgan’s Warner Theatre Show Canceled

In what should come as no surprise to anyone who's been following this week's entertainment news, the Warner Theatre has canceled Tracy Morgan's June 19 show.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Tracy Morgan show scheduled for 6/19 has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
— Warner Theatre (@DCWarnerTheatre) June 9, 2014

The comedian was critically injured—and [...]

Arts Roundup: Last Exit to Brookland Edition

Lorde will headline Preakness InfieldFest. [Post]
Beatle hair: In 1964, uncool Washingtonians (and the Washington Post) hated it. Anyone surprised? [Post]
Eight things to know about The Beatles' first U.S. concert, which happened to take place here. [WBJ]
D.C. is America's most literate city, at least according to one ranking. [Post]
Brookland, rising arts district [East City Art]
An interview with the [...]

Helen Hayes Awards Will Party Harder in 2014

Attendees at this year's Helen Hayes Awards will no longer be confined to their plush velvet seats inside the Warner Theatre. TheatreWashington, the organization that oversees the awards, announced this morning that the ceremony will take place at the National Building Museum on April 21. The venue change coincides with a previously announced overhaul of [...]

Photos: Fiona Apple @ Warner Theatre

I've always thought of Fiona Apple as the anti-Tori Amos, at least in terms of her voice—both deliver a torch song with ease, but Apple's delivery has always been less affected, more real. Last night at a sold-out Warner Theatre, Apple showed that her voice is as powerful as it was in 1996, the year of her [...]

Five or Six Songs I Heard, or Elvis Costello’s Warner Theatre Concert Curiosities, Explicated!

Elvis Costello rocks his hits is not as especially pulse-quickening headline. The perenially touring provocateur-turned-crooner-turned-Colbert Report bit player still releases new music at a harrowing clip, but as with most rockers of his demo—he’s 57—his concerts tend to emphasize material from the first decade of his career. At the Warner Theatre last night, his [...]

Sugar Plum Senators and Pissed Off Musicians at the Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker

The Washington Ballet’s annual holiday production of The Nutcracker opened last week to both acclaim and protest.  One audience member was particularly impressed: “It was the finest production of the Nutcracker ever performed,” said Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), adding, “My daughter is in it.”  The outgoing chair of the Senate Banking Committee has had more [...]

“A Writing Fool”: A Chat with Jazz Legend Ramsey Lewis

Chicago pianist Ramsey Lewis was gigging with his trio at DC..'s Bohemian Caverns 45 years ago this month when he covered Dobie Gray's hit single "The In Crowd." Lewis' version would become a massive Top Five hit, eclipsing even the original and marking one of jazz's last gasps as jukebox music.
Lewis has remained a jazz [...]

Photos: Tegan and Sara @ Warner Theatre

Tegan and Sara managed to fill up the vast majority of seats at the cavernous Warner Theatre last night, with concertgoers that looked decidedly different from Monday's Yes show. More photos after the jump and at the full gallery.

Photos: Yes @ Warner Theatre

The highlight of Yes' set last night at the Warner Theatre might have been singer Benoit David—whose voice is a dead ringer at times for Jon Anderson's—introducing a song by saying, "This next one is a beautiful song from a beautiful album... Tormato," followed by half the audience trying not to snicker. Still, when the [...]

Photos: The Pretenders @ Warner Theatre

Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders hit the Warner Theatre last Friday evening, supported by the odd combination of manic Juliette Lewis and soporific Cat Power (whose set was excellent, but she did not allow any photography so you won't see anything from it here).
More photos at the full gallery and after the jump.