Entertainment

As pilot episode for ‘The President is Missing’ readies to film in Maryland, there’s hope of a sizable economic impact

After the Netflix series “House of Cards” had an economic impact of more than $700 million on Maryland while filming its six seasons in the state from 2012 to 2018, there’s hope that a new television show can make its…

Short films and screenplays highlighted District film festival’s 16th year

WASHINGTON – It’s a wrap for the 16th annual DC Shorts International Short Film Festival and Screenplay Competition, where once again artists and audiences spent 10 days engaged with the craft of short filmmaking. “We like to refer to it…

Renovations get major role in 2019 Folger Shakespeare season

WASHINGTON – The stately gray stone walls of the Folger Shakespeare Library on East Capitol Street have graced Capitol Hill since 1932, when Shakespeare collector Emily Folger saw her husband Henry’s vision of a “gift to America” to completion. The…

With the REACH, the Kennedy Center expands its mission

WASHINGTON – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ sprawling new expansion, the REACH, aims to further the institution’s mission of connecting the arts with the diverse community in the nation’s capital.  “The name reflects a quote by…

Spotlight on DMV Hip-Hop: Shy Glizzy

This 26-year-old rapper is taking the underdog label with pride.

Spotlight on DMV Hip-Hop: Oddisee

This 34-year-old rapper is keeping conscious rap alive and well in the DMV.

Viral Baltimore Drumming Duo to Perform in D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

BALTIMORE – A year ago, you could’ve found them on the streets of downtown Baltimore, the thundering rattle of their snare drums ricocheting off concrete and steel. In a city known for its crime and violent culture, Timothy Fletcher and…

Annapolis fantasy role-play group seeks new recruits for battle re-enactments

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – If you find yourself walking through Broadneck Park on a Sunday and see a horde of adults in medieval garb wielding swords, don’t fret. There’s little likelihood of bloodshed. It’s just Dagorhir: a full-body-contact fantasy roleplay played…

Gypsy jazz fans jam in Takoma Park

TAKOMA PARK, Md.— On a recent Monday night in Takoma Park, an empty parking lot for a small, almost unrecognizable bar slowly fills with cars. Starting around 7 p.m., locals enter the bar intermittently and order beer (cash-only) for around…

Spotlight on DMV Hip-Hop: O-Slice

The 24-year-old is arguably one of the DMV’s best kept secrets.