Posts Tagged ‘Wolf Trap’

Q&A: Nashville‘s Laura Benanti, Who’s Bringing a Cabaret to Wolf Trap

"When I think, 'Where would I retire?,' I think, 'Maybe I’ll retire to Virginia.'”

Giulio Cesare at Wolf Trap, Reviewed

There are arguments to be made against authenticity. In the classical music landscape, historically informed performance (HIP) has long since passed from niche trend to permanent fixture, applied especially to Baroque operas like Giulio Cesare. But when the original is over four hours long and calls for castrated singers, well, fuck authenticity, right?
So Wolf Trap [...]

Arts Roundup: The Birds Edition

The development of the R.L. Christian Library site on H Street NE, brought to you by crowdfunding. [Post]
A local chapter of the Audubon Society is in the process of surveying Wolf Trap's birds. [Post]
In the trailer for a local documentary, a D.C. bike thief explains what he does with his dirty money. (Buys sex.) [DCist]
In [...]

Arts Roundup: Spy Museum Edition

Spy Museum moving to Carnegie Library, becoming nonprofit. [City Desk]
Wolf Trap raises a record $1 million. [Post]
TheatreWashington President and CEO Linda Levy pens an open letter to Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks, criticizing his coverage of the Helen Hayes Awards reforms. [TheatreWashington]
Artist chukwumaa mistaken for Navy Yard shooter in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
How did D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: The Shirks Get Ripped Off Edition

The 2013 National Book Festival lineup includes Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, and Brad Meltzer. [Post]
More D.C. arts grants announced. [Art 202]
Phil Kennicott: "...there is hope in the news that at least now the Corcoran has a survival plan." [Post]
Wolf Trap's new president and CEO lays out his plan for the park. [Post]
Director Jem [...]

Arts Roundup: Gary Sinise Edition

Gary Sinise to National Mall full of people: RUN FOR YOUR LIVES. [AP/Huffington Post D.C.]
After hitchhiking across the country, grabbing rides from Here We Go Magic and a town councilman from Maryland, cult-film director John Waters has arrived in San Francisco. [DCist]
A profile of Colin K. Bills, a rising lighting designer in the D.C. theater [...]

What Is Terrence Jones’ Legacy at Wolf Trap?

If Terrence Jones wants to be remembered as anything, it's probably Treehugger-in-Chief of the arts. The president and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation, who recently announced that he will retire after 16 years, is a crusader for carbon neutrality, and he showcases Wolf Trap as a model for sustainable business practices.
But the foundation's board [...]

Arts Roundup: Carl Bernstein’s Crush on Donovan

Carlsonics: At age 23, Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein was a mere five years away from cracking Watergate wide open, but about a zillion years away from a career in music criticism. Check out this review of a Donovan concert he wrote in 1967 (his second year at the newspaper): "The incredible musical gifts of Donovan"! [...]

Where Am I Rocking? The D.C. Rock Venue Decision Tree!

It’s a confusing time to be a D.C. concert-goer. The Fillmore Silver Spring has invaded the established order. DIY spaces flicker and fade like so many lightning bugs. Perhaps you’ve had one too many drinks. If you find yourself at a rock concert and you can’t remember where exactly you are, this might help.

Illustration by [...]

Arts Roundup: Rainbow Tag Edition

Rockin' the Suburbs: This weekend, WaPo critics checked in on a pair of ancient suburban Washington institutions: Northern Virginia middlebrow arts center Wolf Trap and Rockville MOR rockers O.A.R.
Shake the Streets: This WaPo article on a supposed uptick in local graffiti—although the trend might merely be a result of better reporting—is serviceable. The comments—wherein the [...]

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