Entries by Michael Coleman

Red Bull Brings Esports Tournament Final to District

Thousands of electronic gaming enthusiasts will descend on the new, state-of-the-art St. Elizabeths East Entertainment & Sports Arena in Southeast DC this month for four days of ferocious fighting. The November 16-18 battles won’t put flesh-and-blood fighters in a ring or a cage but rather virtual brawlers projected on massive video screens, as the nation’s […]

D.C. Gets United

When Wayne Rooney trotted onto Audi Field for the first time in D.C. United’s home opener against the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 14, a sold-out crowd of 20,504 erupted in raucous cheers. Making his American Major League Soccer debut, the 32-year-old British soccer legend looked sharp, drilling crisp, efficient passes and notching an assist to […]

Eels’ Mark Oliver Returns From Hiatus

After a four-year hiatus from the record business, Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett – known simply as “E” to fans – is ready to road test the tunes from his richly textured new album, The Deconstruction. But while the eclectic indie pop singer-songwriter feels good about the fresh songs, he wasn’t exactly brimming with bravado […]

Inside New Guinness Brewery’s Test Taproom

One of the world’s oldest and most celebrated beers – the Irish legend Guinness – has set sail from the shamrock-covered shores of its homeland to open a new brewing outpost near Baltimore, marking the classic brand’s first foray into American brewing in more than 60 years. Global beer and spirits powerhouse Diageo, Guinness’s parent […]

Robbie Schaefer Takes Different Stage with Light Years

Robbie Schaefer is best known for his acclaimed folk rock band Eddie From Ohio, but with his first play Light Years, kicking off tonight at Signature Theatre, the talented musician will expand his stage repertoire to include acting as well. After years of recording albums and touring the United States with Eddie From Ohio, Schaefer told […]

Marlon Wayans Set to Take MGM Stage

If America had a first family of comedy, it would undoubtedly be the Wayans family. The big brood includes Keenan, Damon and Marlon, as well as several more who write, act and do comedy. At the moment, none of the Wayans is hotter than Marlon, who currently has a hit TV sitcom, a well-received movie […]

Live Music Anchors The Wharf

Washington’s live music scene – already vibrant with venues throughout the city – just keeps getting better. The October premier of two state-of-the-art music clubs at The Wharf on DC’s Southwest Waterfront, and a third set to open in the $2.5 billion development by year’s end, gives music lovers three new venues to choose from, each […]

Chris Thompson Amps Up Redskins’ Offense

It took five seasons, but Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson finally feels at home in the National Football League. The former Florida State standout struggled to find his footing in the team’s offense during his first four years in Washington. While Thompson occasionally gave fans and coaches glimpses of the dangerous triple-threat offensive weapon he […]

Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue

Every time Troy Andrews, the New Orleans jazz-funk rocker known as Trombone Shorty, brings his tour to Washington, he slides into a natural groove – both onstage and off. Whether funking it up at the 9:30 Club, entertaining a President of the United States at the White House as he did for Barack Obama in […]

Josh Norman Grinds Toward Greatness

If anyone doubts the Washington Redskins’ decision to make Josh Norman the highest-paid cornerback in the National Football League, it’s certainly not Coach Jay Gruden. The plain-spoken head coach told On Tap during the team’s training camp in Richmond that despite signing a whopping five-year, $75 million deal in 2016, Norman shows no signs of […]