Entries by Michael Coleman

Gipsy Kings Still Electric 30 Years In

Nearly 30 years into their storied career, world music superstars the Gipsy Kings showed no signs of slowing down last weekend during a thrilling set at the Lincoln Theatre that had hundreds of people dancing in the aisles. The iconic 10-piece band, which mixes traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms, brought their […]

We Like That! Kirk Cousins Strikes While the Gridiron is Hot

For the first time in several years, the Washington Redskins are starting their season without drama at the quarterback position and with widespread optimism about their chances for success. Kirk Cousins, who toiled in the shadow of quarterback Robert Griffin III during the 2012-2014 seasons, outperformed the Heisman Trophy winner during training camp last year […]

DC’s Citi Open is Back in Action

If you’re a fan of fast-paced, top-tier professional tennis, the Citi Open tennis tournament at Rock Creek Park is probably already on your summer calendar. But even casual fans – or just those who are simply looking for something new and fun to do – should consider catching a match or two this month. The […]

Grrls Rule at DCJazzFest at The Yards

When many people consider jazz, they think of horns and the men who played them: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Chet Baker – the list goes on. But women also hold an exalted place in jazz music, and this year’s third annual DC JazzFest at The Yards on the Capitol Riverfront kicks off on June 17 […]

Cage the Elephant at Merriweather Post Pavilion

When Cage the Elephant entered the studio last year to work on their fourth album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, the band wielded a not-so-secret weapon: Black Keys guitarist and Grammy-winning producer Dan Auerbach. The Grammy-nominated rockers opened for the Black Keys in 2014, and after a series of backstage discussions, guitarist Brad Shultz asked for Auerbach’s […]

DC Brings the Funk: U Street’s Funk Parade

There’s no disputing that DC – the birthplace of go-go music – can bring the funk. But in case anyone worried that DC was resting on its funky laurels, the city now devotes an entire day to the art form. This year’s third annual Funk Parade is set for Saturday, May 7. And once again, […]

Shooting Star Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards’ fourth-year shooting guard, leaned against the wall at the Verizon Center after an energetic mid-October practice and smiled like a man whose time has come – and for good reason. The St. Louis native with the silky jump shot and soft-spoken demeanor is entering the final year of his contract […]

Forever Iconic, Always Cool Lenny Kravitz

It’s been 25 years since Lenny Kravitz first exploded onto the American rock scene with his debut album “Let Love Rule.” In the time since, Kravitz has established himself as a top-tier rock star, moving millions of records, selling out arenas around the world – even picking up four straight GRAMMYs for Best Male Rock […]

Meet the Kane Show

Morning rush hour in the Washington region can trigger emotions ranging from tedium to despair, but thankfully, the morning team at The Kane Show on HOT 99.5 FM is there every weekday to help us get to work with a smile. From the War of the Roses segments that take a humorous look at relationship […]