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Captain America Civil War premieres

“Captain America: Civil War” opens next month

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Mark your calendars! Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl. […]

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Review: Lost in the Stars’ tackles tough issues in exceptional musical production

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Bass-baritone Eric Owens stars in “Lost in the Stars,” a gripping musical tragedy based on Alan Paton’s classic 1948 novel “Cry, the Beloved Country.” The Washington National Opera production is Kurt Weill’s final work for the stage and is playing in the Eisenhower Theatre at The Kennedy Center through Saturday, Feb. 20. Paton’s influential 1948 […]

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Alvin Ailey dance troupe

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater heads to Kennedy Center in February

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be making its annual Kennedy Center appearance with seven performances in the Kennedy Center Opera House, February 2-7, 2016. The company is led by Artistic Director Robert Battle. The company has earned a reputation as one of the finest international ambassadors of American culture, promoting the uniqueness of […]

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Motown the Musical on stage

Review: ‘Motown the Musical’ offers non-stop string of hits in dazzling show

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Broadway has come to Washington D.C, and it comes in the form of one of the most energetic and breathtaking musicals. “Motown: The Musical” is the story of how Berry Gordy created Motown Records, as well his romance with Diana Ross. After its successful Broadway run, the show has made a tour stop at the […]

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Darin Atwater and Soulful Symphony

Darin Atwater’s Soulful Symphony concert showcases rich blend of musical sounds

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Darin Atwater’s Soulful Symphony celebrated their 15th anniversary with two sold-out performances at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 & 28. The audience, like the symphony was a diverse mix. Founder and artistic director of Soulful Symphony, Atwater conducted an array of songs that ran the spectrum from […]

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Review: ‘Appomattox’: Revised opera dramatizes fight for freedom as its stars shine

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A courthouse in Virginia proved to be a pivotal point in history as it signaled the end of the Civil War and the struggle for Civil Rights. The opera libretto, “Appomattox” takes audiences down this winding road during its world premiere at the Kennedy Center Opera House. The revised version of “Appomattox” was conceived by […]

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Nathaniel Stampley interview: Porgy and Bess star is ‘living the dream’

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Nathaniel Stampley has been waiting for the role of “Porgy” for what may seem like a lifetime. Growing up in Milwaukee as a teenager, Stampley watched in the wings as the duets of “Porgy and Bess” were performed by the local opera company. As a high schooler, he was a member of the opera chorus […]

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