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From Russia with Love and Back Again: Rostropovich's Exile and Return

ADST | Posted 07.07.2016 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Kendrick Lamar Uses A National Orchestra To Capture The Black Soul

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The crowd at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was already cheering Tuesday night before Kendrick Lamar walked onstage....

PHOTOS: Dave Chappelle & Nas Perform At Radio City Music Hall

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices

It appears Dave Chappelle fans can finally erase the comedian’s highly-publicized underwhelming performance during last year’s Oddball Comedy & Cu...

Brennan Williams

NAS Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of 'Illmatic' In Style | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment

Two decades in the making, Nasir “Nas” Jones kicked off the 20th anniversary of his classic debut album, “Illmatic,” this past weekend with a ...

A Win-Win Scenario

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The current media agreement in force in the United States has severely limited the amount of orchestral music (and opera performances) on public television, radio and the Internet. Most orchestras cannot afford to do any broadcasting anymore.

Super Mario Meets The Symphony Orchestra

The Baltimore Sun | Chris Kaltenbach | Posted 06.27.2013 | DC

For at least a generation of pop-culture consumers, the soundtrack of their lives has included themes from the likes of Mega Man and Super Mario. As ...

Saul Williams, Patton Oswalt, John Cale: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 31, September 1, 2

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.31.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 1. Saul Williams At Howard Theatre One of the only American poets that non-poetry folks enjoy. A captivating figure, w...

Where To See Free Outdoor Yoga Tonight

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.29.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 1. Frau Eva At Velvet Lounge Last show for the whimsical indie pop band. Hopefully their website will stick around....

Placido Domingo to Conduct Tosca for WNO

Stephanie Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Stephanie Green

The Washington National Opera, a hub of high culture in the nation's capital with fans including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Michael Chertoff, is bracing ...

Why We Use the Full Orchestra

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

In an effort to fill the growing gap between expenses and revenue, theater producers have pursued two strategies: raising ticket prices and lowering costs.