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Collaboration is key in Dorrance Dance’s “ETM: Double Down,” a unique combination of tap dance and technology to be performed at the Music Center at Strathmore on the evening of Friday, March 2. ETM is an acronym for Electronic Tap Music. Michelle Dorrance, artistic director and founder of the 7-year-old New York City-based company, and her longtim View more
You know you can’t feel too sad once the opening bars of “Groovin’” start to play. It’s classic rock that instantaneously delivers a huge dose of feel-good. And that’s exactly what Felix Cavaliere intended when he co-wrote the song in the mid-1960s as a founding member of The Rascals rock band. Now, five decades later, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals wil View more
Nobuntu, an a cappella female quintet from southwest Zimbabwe, will perform twice—on Oct. 22 and 23--at Silver Spring’s Cultural Arts Center (CAC) as one of 25 stops on their first North American tour. The ensemble’s name “is an African concept that values humbleness, love, purpose, unity and family,” said CAC Director Siobhan Quinn. The young wome View more
Kenneth Hopkins, Jr. didn’t think seriously about a career in acting until his freshman year in college—but looking back he realizes that growing up as one of seven siblings in Flint, Michigan prepared him for life on the road. “Oh, yeah, we had some good times,” said Hopkins, 31. “Never a dull moment.”
Who’s the boss? Garry Tallent. He may be the OG of Bruce Springsteen’s mighty E Street Band, but when the multi-instrumentalist affectionately known as The Tennessee Terror tours in support of his 2016 rockabilly album, “Break Time,” there is no doubt who’s in charge.
Dawe spent a year re-watching, taking notes and transcribing parts of dialogue of all 94 episodes. He asked New York-based actress Kerry Ipema to co-write the script and star in “One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendships and Shoes.”
Pulling from her roots, classical guitarist Antigoni Goni will perform a program inspired by Greek culture and heritage on Saturday, Feb. 25 as part of the Chevy Chase-based John E. Marlow Guitar Series. Described as “an eloquent player with a graceful touch and rich sound” by the New York Times, Goni has performed around the world since winning th View more
After mastering the light, graceful, fluid movements of classical ballet, Carolina Soler embraced her South American roots in the form of tango. The ballerina and choreographer founded the Estampas Porteñas Tango Company to celebrate the dance form that originated in the late 19th century in the working-class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Argentin View more
What does a rock star do for an encore? For bass-and-keyboard player Mike Mills, a founding member of the chart-topping, globe-hopping, Grammy-winning original alt-rock band R.E.M., act two involves taking music in a whole new direction. “I think it’s a hybrid of classical and rock and roll,” explained Mills, when asked about his latest project, “C View more
“A Simple Space” is a circus. Or is it? There are no elephants, no costumes, no spotlights, no big top. Just eight acrobats in the raw who challenge each other and themselves with stunts, humor and a dash of danger. Gravity is the ringmaster.
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