Entries by Keith Loria

Lisa Loeb Heads to Bethesda

As an independent artist, Lisa Loeb catapulted to fame in the mid-90s with the endearing “Stay (I Missed You)” off of the Realty Bites soundtrack, and went on to record a series of critically acclaimed albums, producing hit songs such as “Do You Sleep,” “I Do” and “Let’s Forget About It.” With her signature glasses […]

Getting to Know The King and I’s Tuptim

It was 66 years ago that Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I first graced the Broadway stage, and the classic musical has been beloved by theatergoers ever since. Lincoln Center Theater’s 2015 production won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, and the acclaimed production, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, is now […]

Brewing Up Business

The craft beer market has grown into a $23.5 billion industry, and the Washington metro area is growing right alongside it. In 2016, more than 5,300 breweries were in operation around the U.S., and represented approximately 12 percent of market share by volume for the overall beer industry, according to recent data released by the […]

Firefly 2017 Bigger than Ever

There’s never been a dearth of great talent at Firefly, as hundreds of musicians head out to Delaware’s Woodlands of Dover International Speedway every year to take part in one of the summer’s most exciting music festivals. But for the 2017 event, taking part June 15-18, organizers wanted to up the excitement even more. “Our […]

Washington Chorus Plans Epic Send-Off for Julian Wachner

After about a decade at the helm of the Washington Chorus, music director Julian Wachner will conduct his last official performance with the group on May 14 during their season finale concert at the Kennedy Center. Wachner will go out with a bang, however, as the Washington Chorus will be joined onstage by the Gay Men’s […]

An Ingredient For Fun: ‘Cuisine & Confessions’

The marriage of acrobats and cooking may seem like an odd pairing, but the theatrical showcase Cuisine & Confessions by Canadian troupe The 7 Fingers of the Hand has been wowing audiences across the world, finding the perfect recipe for success. The event, a combination of dance, acrobatics, theatrics and cooking onstage, plus a mini-festival […]

A Perfect Pair: Passenger and The Paper Kites at 9:30 Club

Before even hitting the stage at the 9:30 Club on Wednesday night, up-and-coming indie rock-folk band The Paper Kites, who hail from Australia, sort of expected they were rather unknown in the nation’s capital. As the audience was waiting to enter the venue, several people were handing out flyers giving a bit of background about […]

The Select (The Sun Also Rises): The Hemingway Classic Reimagined

After finding theatrical success with literary adaptions of American classics The Great Gatsby and The Sound and the Fury, acclaimed New York theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service decided it should go for the trifecta with Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. And now local theatergoers can catch a performance of the ensemble’s third adaptation at Shakespeare […]