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DC Talks Conference Fosters Dialogue on the Arts

DC Talks Conference Fosters Dialogue on the Arts

The capital city is not just a political hub, but also a thriving center of arts, music and journalism. The D.C. Talks conference, hosted by the Georgetown University Music Program in partnership with the Music Policy Forum, Listen Local First and 202Creates on Oct. 28 in the Lohrfink Auditorium, sought[Read More…]

GARZILLO: The Music on My Playlist

GARZILLO: The Music on My Playlist

1. “On My Mind” – Jorja Smith & Preditah Preditah is a Birmingham, England-based producer best known for his work with hard-hitting grime heavyweights like Skepta and Wiley. He takes a different approach on the U.K. garage-inspired “On My Mind,” his recently released collaboration with singer Jorja Smith. Over a[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Album Review: ‘DAMN.’

Album Review: ‘DAMN.’

★★★★★ At the end of “Ab-Soul’s Outro,” the penultimate track on Kendrick Lamar’s 2011 debut album “Section.80,” the Compton, Calif. rapper emphatically declared, “I’m not the next pop star / I’m not the next socially aware rapper.” Over the next four years, however, this proclamation would prove quite false: the[Read More…]

by April 30, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide

Album Review: ‘Run the Jewels 3’

★★★★★ In 2014, El-P and Killer Mike, known together as Run the Jewels, released “Run The Jewels 2.” On this incendiary, hard-nosed project, the acclaimed hip-hop duo envisioned a bleak future for the nation. Tracks like “Lie, Cheat, Steal” and “Angel Duster” took aim at corruption, unjust rulers and racism,[Read More…]

Electropop at the Riverfront

Electropop at the Riverfront

The third annual All Things Go Fall Classic took place on Oct. 8 at Yards Park at the Capitol Riverfront, welcoming over 10,000 attendees who came out and braved the rain -— and mud -— to enjoy the daylong music and food festival. Headlined by Australian electronic music duo Empire[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments The Guide

Deep House Disappointment

On Tuesday, British DJ Pete Tong, known for his work with BBC Radio 1’s dance programming as the host of the “Essential Mix,” performed at Soundcheck Nightclub. Located on K Street, Soundcheck is a small venue operated by the owners of Echostage. Tong is the host of one of the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Features, The Guide

Concert Review: Kanye West

A soft, heavenly light illuminated Kanye West as he sang the last notes of “Only One,” a touching ode to his mother and family. The Verizon Center was calm — a rarity during his Sept. 8 set — acknowledging the sentimentality of the song to the performer, yet eagerly anticipating[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
Ocean’s Trifecta

Ocean’s Trifecta

Self-imposed exile seems to do something special for musicians. In the wake of his infamous encounter with Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West retreated to Hawaii and crafted “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” his most expressive and critically acclaimed album to date. During the winter[Read More…]

One of 24 films being shown at GUFF, “Extraordinary People” is an environmentally focused documentary about the Black Sea region people.

Second Annual GU Film Festival Kicks Off

The second annual Georgetown University Film Festival began in the Healey Family Student Center on Thursday with the Washington, D.C., premiere of the Sundance-awarded documentary “The Bad Kids.” GUFF will continue throughout the day, featuring a variety of short programs: “Paradigm Shift,” “Teenage Wasteland,” “Chamber of Reflection” and “In a[Read More…]

In Mask and Bauble’s latest adaptation of the French play “Cyrano de Bergerac,” which runs from Feb. 18 to 21 and 24 to 27, Greg Ongao (SFS ’16), left, plays the titular Hercule-Savinien Cyano de Bergerac and Taylor Rasmussen (COL ’16) plays Roxane.

Cyrano de Bergerac

In its third event of the school year, the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society will bring “Cyrano de Bergerac” to Poulton Hall. Veteran Georgetown actors and new performers alike have worked to stage this timeless tale, a fictionalization of the life of Hercule-Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac. Funny, sincere and as[Read More…]