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Amadeus: Centerstage opens season on a high note

Stanton Nash and Bruce Randolph Nelson in Amadeus at Centerstage (Richard Anderson) Even the most casual classical music listener has heard the name and the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His compositions are staples of the FM airwaves; his oft-performed […]

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Amadeus: Centerstage opens season on a high note

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Stanton Nash and Bruce Randolph Nelson in Amadeus at Centerstage (Richard Anderson) Even the most casual classical music listener has heard the name and the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His compositions are staples of the FM airwaves; his oft-performed […]

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Isango Ensemble conjures African spirit with Mozart’s Magic Flute

There is absolutely no evidence that Amadeus Mozart ever traveled to Africa. Yet elements of his opera, The Magic Flute, bear a striking similarity to Tsonga tradition. Thunder and

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‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ makes good use of grim source material

2 ½ out of 4 stars Today's films owe a lot to some of the staples that came out of the 70’s. Key themes of disaster, crime, and sexuality became staples of

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‘This Is Where I Leave You’: Family reunion worth attending

From left, Tina Fey, Cory Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Phillip Driver put the “fun” in “dysfunctional” as the Altman family in This Is Where I Leave You. (Courtesy

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Croissants and smoothies can be ‘healthy’ right?

Bauli Croissants I am not a fan of processed food in any way shape or form. That's not to say I don't have it occasionally. I buy smoothies, I sometimes

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Gordon Ramsey puts the Hell in his kitchen

Whether it’s tears of laughter or fear, Gordon Ramsey has the undeniable power to make you cry. Hell’s Kitchen’s contestants quickly learn that there’s a fine line between fear

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Belleville hits home, hard at Studio Theatre in DC

Jacob H Knoll (Zack) and Gillian Williams (Abby) play a vulnerable couple in “Belleville.” Amy Herzog’s play is the season opener at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. (Igor Dmitry) Watching

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Texting Apps: What are the best choices?

When you get up in the morning did your alarm clock get you up? Or did the alarm on your phone wake you (probably the latter, since 60 percent

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Life of a TV extra on Investigation Discovery’s Season 3, Blood Ties

If you think TV work is glamorous, think again. Fun, interesting, laborious, exhausting - yes. Just not glamorous. I've been an extra now on a few shows here in the

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Demi Lovato: Conquers Baltimore Arena, ready for the world

Demi Lovato’s performance at the Baltimore Arena marked more than just the beginning of her “Demi World Tour” that will take her to 19 states and eight countries. It was

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