The Guide

COURTESY KATE CLARK (COL '21)

Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes at Mask and Bauble’s ‘Footloose’

The Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s performance of “Footloose”encourages its audience members to kick off their Sunday shoes and enjoy the music. Tasked with reimagining the upbeat 1980s classic are director Annie Ludtke (MSB ’18) and producer Benjamin Sullivan (COL ’19), who are joined by technical director Bryce Kelety (SFS[Read More…]

Spring Fashion Issue 2018

Spring Fashion Issue 2018

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by April 12, 2018 0 comments Fashion Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide
SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Potted Potter’ Only Shines When Unscripted

Watching “Potted Potter” at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall is a bit like opening the yard-long scroll that serves as the show’s program: ridiculous, excessive and tangentially related to “Harry Potter.” Billed as “all seven ‘Harry Potter’ books in 70 minutes,” “Potted Potter” is surprisingly rife with non-Harry Potter[Read More…]

ANNIE GOTT FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: Lorde at The Anthem

Despite surging in popularity since 2014, Lorde graced an intimate venue, The Anthem, for her return to Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 8, creating an environment that blended familiarity and grandeur. The open floor of The Anthem meant that fans lined up hours before the show to get as close[Read More…]

NOMADIC THEATRE

Nomadic Theatre’s ‘She Kills Monsters’ Addresses Death and Mourning With Dungeons & Dragons

Dialogue around sexual orientation and grief, the 1990s and the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons are all incorporated in The Nomadic Theatre’s newest show “She Kills Monsters.” The show, written by Qui Nguyen, focuses on Agnes Evans, a young schoolteacher living in 1995 Athens, Ohio. At her college graduation,[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
HINDS

Album Review: ‘I Don’t Run’

★★★★☆ Spanish indie-rock band Hinds adds depth and complexity to its sound on its sophomore album, “I Don’t Run,” while continuing what its members do best: making fun, bittersweet music about the messes and misadventures that come with living and loving as a young adult. As a grandiose guitar riff[Read More…]

DIPLO

EP Review: ‘California’

★★★★☆ On “California,” world-renowned DJ, producer and pop mastermind Diplo delivers a set of summery instrumentals and A-list features for an EP that might become the soundtrack of the summer for 2018. While Diplo has not released any other albums, mixtapes or EPs as a solo artist since 2013, he[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Bobby Tarantino II’

Album Review: ‘Bobby Tarantino II’

★★★☆☆ The latest release from Gaithersburg, Md., rapper Logic, “Bobby Tarantino II,” starts off with a conversation between the two stars of the Adult Swim comedy show “Rick and Morty.” The duo discuss the merits and differences of “album Logic” and “mixtape Logic.” Through an amusing gesture of self-deprecating humor,[Read More…]

by April 9, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
BLACK THEATRE ENSEMBLE

Black Theatre Ensemble’s ‘The Story’ Combines Racial Politics and the Quest for Success

In 1981, Washington Post journalist Janet Cooke won a Pulitzer Prize for an article she wrote about an eight-year old heroin addict. After capturing the hearts of millions worldwide and sparking a D.C.-wide manhunt to find the boy, Cooke’s story was later discovered to be completely fabricated. Inspired by this[Read More…]

BRASSTRACKS

Brasstracks Talks Manhattan School of Music, Recording With Chance the Rapper and Their Creative Process

Brooklyn-based electronic jazz duo Brasstracks gained notoriety after producing the song “No Problem” on Chance the Rapper’s 2016 album “Coloring Book,” which won a Grammy for Best Rap Album. Consisting of trumpeter Ivan Jackson and drummer Conor Rayne, the duo is known for smoothly blending traditional jazz instrumentation with rhythm[Read More…]