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James Bay Shines Bright on ‘Electric Light’ Tour at The Anthem

Three years removed from his last tour, James Bay still remembers how to bring soul to the stage. At the Anthem on Friday, March 8, Bay entertained the crowd with new songs from his 2018 album, “Electric Light,” as well as classics from his 2015 debut album, “Chaos and the[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
JAY SEAN | FACEBOOK The process of choosing an artist began last March, when concert co-chairs released polls over social media, followed by a partnership with an agent to come up with a list of possibilities within the organization’s budget range.

Jay Sean, Jesse McCartney to Headline Spring Concert

Musical artists Jay Sean and Jesse McCartney will perform in the McDonough Gymnasium on Friday, April 12, as co-headliners for the Georgetown Program Board’s annual spring concert, GPB announced this week. This year’s concert differs from previous years’, with two main artists scheduled instead of two openers and a headliner.[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
DC TRIATHALON CLUB | Despite more LGBTQ-friendly spaces on campus, university students are regularly losing access to queer nightlife establishments in the city. Such closures represent the persistent struggle for LGBTQ students to find communities with which to celebrate their identities.

LGBTQ Nightlife Dissipates in the District

As students left campus for spring break, Georgetown’s queer community lost another one of its dwindling LGBTQ nightlife establishments, calling into the question the state of safe spaces for queer individuals. Washington, D.C., has the largest proportion of LGBTQ residents of any U.S. state or territory, according to a recent[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
‘Mapplethorpe’ Fails to Capture Photographer’s Essence

‘Mapplethorpe’ Fails to Capture Photographer’s Essence

★★☆☆☆ The eponymous “Mapplethorpe” chronicles the adult life and artistic development of Robert Mapplethorpe, an American photographer who rose to fame in New York City during the 1970s. The photographer was known for his uncensored artwork, most notably his black-and-white portraits of nude men and women. Mapplethorpe’s erotic work is[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
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Meg Mac Entrances Union Stage With Mesmerizing Performance

Australian singer Meg Mac, who gained acclaim for her original take on R&B with a dark, pop-infused sound, showcased all her talent and charisma in her first U.S. solo tour at Union Stage on Feb. 23. Union Stage stands in stark contrast to the rest of District Wharf, a recently[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
Stars Shine Despite Rushed Plot in ‘Greta’

Stars Shine Despite Rushed Plot in ‘Greta’

★★★☆☆ Director and writer Neil Jordan, known for “The Crying Game” and “Breakfast on Pluto,” returns with his new thriller “Greta.” While impressive acting by both Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz in the lead roles cultivated excitement in the run-up to the film, it still fell somewhat short of[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments The Guide
ANDERSON .PAAK/INSTAGRAM | Anderson .Paak created a buzzing, multifaceted show, delighting new and old fans alike.

Anderson .Paak Thrives in Concert as Grand as Venue

Anderson .Paak delivered a virtuosic and groovy performance alongside The Free Nationals that would appeal to teenage outcasts and R&B purists at the swanky MGM National Harbor on Feb. 20. The dreary winter night outside was no match for the uplifting Los Angeles native, whether he was behind the microphone[Read More…]

by March 3, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
CHRIS DISTEFANO/FACEBOOK | Ahead of his upcoming shows at The DC Drafthouse, Chris Distefano reveals how his upbringing brought him to comedy.

Comedian Chris Distefano Opens Up About His Upbringing and Comedic Path

Actor and comedian Chris Distefano has always wanted to make people laugh. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Distefano credits his family and city for cultivating his passion for comedy. In a phone interview with The Hoya, the comedian discussed his journey in the industry, upcoming shows and his new[Read More…]

by March 3, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
IMAX | New documentary "Apollo 11" provides viewers an unparalleled look into the famed space mission.

‘Apollo 11’ Grants Unparalleled but Flawed Look Into Historic Mission

★★★☆☆ From when the astronauts put on their suits to their landing in the sea, “Apollo 11” allows the audience to experience the awe of space travel in a series of breathtaking shots of the mission from the perspective of those who first explored the cosmos.   Directed by Todd[Read More…]

by March 3, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
MNEK/INSTAGRAM | English songwriter MNEK, above, filled Union Stage with a magnetic and inclusive energy that thrilled all.

MNEK Amazes in Unapologetic Performance on Debut US Tour

Stepping out of the shadow of songwriting for artists such as Beyoncé and Dua Lipa, MNEK was in the spotlight with a gorgeous vocal performance and stunning choreography Feb. 20 at Union Stage. The concert was an unapologetic celebration of queer culture and the diverse identities of artists who have[Read More…]

by March 3, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide