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THE WEEKND

Album Review: ‘My Dear Melancholy’

After solidifying his success with the 2016 Daft Punk-produced album, “Starboy,” The Weeknd returned to his musical roots with his March 30 EP “My Dear Melancholy,” characterized by moody beats and pained crooning. “My Dear Melancholy” cuts through the fluff of The Weeknd’s seemingly cool disinterest to reveal the beating[Read More…]

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Tony Lewis Reimagines ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ as Poetry

Tony Lewis’ “Anthology 2014-2016,” an installation composed of 34 poems mounted on the walls of the second floor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, explores the fragility of time and a longing to discern life’s meaning. In addition to the artistic display, a booklet located in the middle of[Read More…]

ALIA KAWAR FOR THE HOYA

Artechouse Unveils a ‘Cherry Blossom Dream’

As a young girl waved her arms in a slow, circular motion, her movements were mirrored onto an interactive wall: Waves of fluorescent colors appeared against the constantly turning cherry blossoms. This young girl, and others of all ages, were interacting with the art, coming up with movements of their[Read More…]

ANNAH OTIS FOR THE HOYA

Movie Review: ‘Pandas’ at the National Air and Space Museum

IMAX’s newest documentary “Pandas,” which is being shown at the National Air and Space Museum, brings to life the incredible story of the panda Qian Qian and her bond with wildlife biologist Dr. Jacob Owens as they prepare her for life in the wild. Directed by Drew Fellman and David[Read More…]

THE KENNEDY CENTER

The New York City Ballet Performs ‘Works by Balanchine, Martins & Peck’ at The Kennedy Center

It seems unlikely that an art established on 17th century royal French etiquette and modern 20th century abstractions can progress into the 21st century. Yet, in “Works by Balanchine, Martins & Peck” at the Kennedy Center, the New York City Ballet moves that art form forward with an intellectually arranged[Read More…]

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‘No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man’ Brings a Glimpse of the Desert to DC

The Black Rock Desert in Nevada is desolate for the majority of the year. Yet for one week each year, it is transformed into Black Rock City, where around 75,000 people travel to experience the wonders of Burning Man, a massive experiment in community living. The gathering is short, but[Read More…]

Concert Review: Demi Lovato at Capital One Arena

Concert Review: Demi Lovato at Capital One Arena

Since her Disney Channel days, Demi Lovato has delivered pop tracks that pack both vocal and emotional punches, and her concert at Capital One Arena on March 24 delivered each musical hit with new intensity. Lovato’s exceptional vocal stamina mixed with her candor and vulnerability enabled everyone in the arena,[Read More…]

EP Review: ‘Terms and Conditions’

EP Review: ‘Terms and Conditions’

Featuring instrumentals like funky guitar and ’90s garage band beats, Slang’s newest EP “Terms and Conditions” unexpectedly combines melodic rap with upbeat yet mellow choruses. Despite its innovative production, “Terms and Conditions” lacks the vulnerable storytelling and lyricism of Slang’s previous music. Slang, a somewhat undiscovered alternative indie and rap[Read More…]

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GU Arts Week Stresses Need for Creative Resources

Though the Georgetown University Arts Week began slowly with a sparsely attended arts forum, the tenacity of its leaders and the passionate performances of its participants resulted in a light-hearted and highly creative five days. In a much-needed attempt to foster the arts scene at Georgetown, students with diverse artistic[Read More…]

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Georgetown’s Language Landscape Promotes Multiculturalism

Since Georgetown University’s founding in 1789, the school has encouraged students and faculty members to broaden their worldviews and dedicate themselves to others, regardless of cultural and linguistic differences. Back then, the university offered language courses in Spanish, French and English for nonnative speakers, even publishing a pamphlet for prospective[Read More…]