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How to Be a Leading Lady

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 09.11.2014 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Right now I envy anyone who lives in Denver or has the chance to be at that city's Center for the Performing Arts anytime between Sept. 12 and Oct. 26, when Meredith Wilson's The Unsinkable Molly Brown debuts in a contemporary reimagining written by Dick Scanlan.

Hugh Jackman Rapped With LL Cool J And T.I. At The Tonys

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment

Hugh Jackman is a man of many talents, and now he can had rapper to the list. While hosting the Tony Awards on Sunday night, the actor recounted a sto...

Governor Romney Channels Prof. Harold Hill

Eliot Daley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Okay, so here's a really painless way to understand what Governor Romney is up to. Just get your hands on a DVD of The Music Man and settle back for an entertaining lesson in flimflamming the rubes.

Nothing Could Be Finer Than an Evening With Barbara Cook

George Heymont | Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Today, many singers who are a fraction of Barbara Cook's age wish they could sing with the wisdom, phrasing, and musical intuition of an artist whose voice has maintained its sweetness and purity for so many years

Modernized 'Aida' Takes On Waterboarding And The Muslim State

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Two topiary elephants greet visitors as they stroll up the lawn toward the Alice Busch Opera Theater for this year's Glimmerglass...

The Inspirational Barbara Cook

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

It is so clear that every day artists inspire children and adults. It is why arts education is so important to me. It is why I believe it is critical to make the arts accessible to every child.

The Music Man Marches Into D.C. And Fills Arena Stage With Charm

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 08.10.2012 | Home
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

When I read that Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage, was going to produce The Music Man, I picked a date and bought advance tickets. I was not disappointed.

Al Scorch At Black Cat: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 30, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.30.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 1. Al Scorch Country Soul Ensemble At Black Cat The finest country-punk-folk-bluegrass banjo player in the country, Al...

A Prairie Home Companion, Zou Bisou Bisou, Afrika Bambaataa: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 25, 26, 27, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.25.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, MAY 25 1. A Prairie Home Companion At Wolf Trap Garrison Keillor is bringing a live version of his long running story telling va...

Art After Dark At Art Museum of the Americas: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 24, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.24.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, MAY 24 1. Art After Dark At Art Museum of the Americas After hours admission to the museum with an open bar? Yep. This is good...

Revisiting The Best Of Broadway

George Heymont | Posted 09.29.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Dedicated oenologists take great pride in identifying a vintage year. Fans of the American musical theatre, similarly often look to Ethan Mordden for ...

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Neither Tea Nor Sympathy.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Marty has not yet learned never to tempt fate on Survivor. Even after noting that overconfidence is a death sentence on this show, he nonetheless began spouting the sort of overconfident crap that the Gods of Survivor always slaps down hard.

My Visit to Venice

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

La Fenice in Venice has been one of the most important opera houses for over two centuries. Verdi alone wrote "Attila," "Rigoletto," "La Traviata" and "Simon Boccanegra" for La Fenice!

Not Just Kid Stuff: From Kidz Bop to The Fuzzy Stones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

When did children's music get so awful? It wasn't always as painful to listen to. Some historic recordings, though not exactly classified as "children's," have been cherished forever.