Arts & Entertainment

WALT DISNEY AND MARVEL

Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’

★★★★☆ “Black Panther” is a visually stunning marvel with a stellar cast that elevates an uninspired script. The film follows the newly crowned king and superhero T’Challa as he returns home to Wakanda and is thrust into conflict with a foe who threatens his homeland. Rachel Morrison’s cinematography, Ruth Carter’s[Read More…]

HIRSHHORN

Art Gets Rebranded at the Hirshhorn

Advertising and art are inextricably linked. Today, every color, logo and slogan in the world is thoughtfully planned out as market research groups gauge consumer response to minute variations in product presentation. While this type of fine-tuned artistry may seem ubiquitous, in reality it is the product of the 1980s,[Read More…]

MGMT

Album Review: ‘Little Dark Age’

★★★☆☆ MGMT’s 2018 album “Little Dark Age” follows in the vein of the spaced-out indie-pop that rocketed the band to stardom 11 years ago. However, while the project almost succeeds in reviving the duo’s early retro-synth success, it struggles to find its own identity. MGMT, which the friends Andrew VanWyngarden[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
ANNA KOVACEVICH FOR THE HOYA

Black Movements Dance Company Presents ‘Exodus’

Almost exactly 400 years ago, in 1619, the first enslaved African people arrived in the Chesapeake colonies of the North American coast. Seventy years ago, hundreds of thousands of black families left the South only to find mistreatment in urban population centers. Five months ago, 800,000 immigrants lost their protected[Read More…]

SZA

Concert Review: SZA at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Despite the Grammys’ snub of rhythm and blues singer SZA, a line of concertgoers snaked around The Fillmore Silver Spring on Feb. 5 to see her take the stage. The sold-out show was a testament to the artistry of SZA’s debut album “Ctrl.” Despite a minimalistic set, SZA performed with[Read More…]

FARIS BSEISO FOR THE HOYA

The Poetry of a Diaspora

In celebration of what would have been revolutionary Jamaican singer Bob Marley’s 73rd birthday, the Folger Shakespeare Library hosted renowned Jamaican poets Kwame Dawes and Safiya Sinclair for a reading Feb. 5. Although it was originally advertised as a salute to the contributions of reggae artists like Marley, the event[Read More…]

AMANDA VANORDEN FOR THE HOYA

Punk Rock Spread From WGTB to the Streets of DC

“It felt like things could explode at any moment into absolute chaos.” James Schneider, director of the upcoming documentary “Punk the Capital,” was not describing a heated protest but rather the influential 1979 punk rock concert held at Georgetown University. The show was a benefit concert held by Georgetown’s student-run[Read More…]

RYAN BAE/THE HOYA

The Lore of the Georgetown Chimes and ‘Cherry Tree Massacre’

Walking into the Georgetown Chimes’ rehearsal is like stepping into another world. Stifled vocals come from the back room of the house where members of the Chimes gather before rehearsing, while members who are not warming up sit in the front room, bonding and waiting to sing. The Chimes House[Read More…]

KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: Lauv at the 9:30 Club

In his performance at the 9:30 Club on Feb. 6, emerging electro-pop artist Lauv, otherwise known as Ari Leff, showed off his phenomenal falsettos and suave dance moves to capture the crowd’s attention — and keep it. For the night, Lauv wore his heart on his blue Freddy Krueger-esque sweater[Read More…]

Marion Colomer Depicts ‘Carnal Desire’ at Gallery O on H

Marion Colomer Depicts ‘Carnal Desire’ at Gallery O on H

Nestled in a tiny brick building in the H Street Corridor is Gallery O on H, an art gallery and event space. Inside the welcoming front door resides the enchanting exhibit “Melancholia” by Marion Colomer, a French painter. Colomer is originally from Paris but has studied in New York, New[Read More…]