Out and About...

On this page, you'll find reviews of arts-related events that I attended as well as tributes to some of my favorite people. More items will be added whenever I have something new to share. Enjoy!

Fun Around Town and Beyond... 

  • Jazz in D.C. (Westminster Presbyterian Church, Blues Alley, and Twins Jazz, D.C., August 24-26, 2012)
  • Museum Exhibits in D.C. (The Art of Video Games at the American Art Museum, and Women Who Rock at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C., September 2012)
  • Plays in D.C. (Peter and the Starcatcher at The Kennedy Center and The Tallest Tree in The Forest at Arena Stage, D.C., February 2014)  
  • All That Jazz... (2014 in review: Kris Funn, Ron Carter, Sharon Clarke, Ginger Baker, Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, and Harry Connick, Jr.) 
  • Twice the Sting (The Performance Series of Legends for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts: Sting with very special guest Paul Simon, Strathmore, Maryland; Paul Simon and Sting On Stage Together, Verizon Center, D.C., March 12-13, 2014) 
  • Savion Glover (Howard Theatre, D.C., August 23, 2014, and Strathmore, Maryland, February 6, 2015)
  • Mysterious Thelonious (Thelonious Monk Listening Party and Jason Moran's In my Mind: Monk at Town Hall, 1959, Kennedy Center, March 2015)
  • 2015 in Review: Let the Music Play! (Roy Ayers, Jason Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Ginger Baker, Terence Blanchard, Justin Kauflin Trio, Roy Hargrove, Ming Xiao-Fen, Kendrick Lamar, Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer, and Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded)
  • 2016 in Review: Dance, Dance, Dance (The Washington Ballet's Bowie & Queen, Damian Woetzel's DEMO: Places and DEMO: Heroes, and The Blues Project with Dorrance Dance and Toshi Reagon and BIGlovely)
  • 2016 in Review: Turn it up! (Belly, David Bowie tribute, Go-Go's, Sting and Peter Gabriel, Esperanza Spalding, Jason Moran and Charles Lloyd, Buster Williams, Patty Larkin and Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, Yasiin Bey, Forever Gershwin, and House of Cards in Concert) 
  • 2017 in Review: A Musical Journey (Yasiin Bey, Q-Tip, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Gary Burton and Makato Ozone, Jason Moran, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Aimee Mann, Gillan Welch and David Rawlings, Meshell Ndegeocello and Toshi Reagon, Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton, Sting, and Seu George)
  • 2018 in Review: State of the Art (The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Renwick Gallery, American University Museum at the Katzan Arts Center)

For Some of my Favorite People....
Cyd Charisse
Chuck Jones
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington
Nelson Mandela
George Michael                                                        
Paul Newman

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