. Starting Sunday, DC9 will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a week’s worth of live local acts, culminating with a reunion of the DJs of the now-extinct Nouveau Riche, one of the recurring parties that have given the club its reputation for raucous dance nights.
“Yellow Face,” a fictionalized account of David Henry Hwang’s role in the “Miss Saigon” dispute and the flop of a play he wrote in response, asks: How do racial dynamics play out in the theater world? When is a fictional representation realistic enough? What does it mean these days to be Asian, American or both?
Don’t call Katie Crutchfield a millennial. The Alabama-bred alt-folk prodigy behind Waxahatchee just turned 25, but her sound borrows more from Cat Power’s perennial melancholy than Lena Dunham’s ironic smirk.
Before the benign celebrity activism of George Clooney and Bono came into vogue, there were the outspoken politics of Paul Robeson. “My goal has been to delve in the heart and mind of Robeson,” says Daniel Beaty, author and star of “The Tallest Tree in the Forest,” a one-man musical tribute.
Combining speech and sign language challenged the cast and crew of Studio Theatre's ‘Tribes,’ which features a deaf actor in the lead role. The play is about a young deaf man named Billy who is searching for a place to belong.
Taw Vigsittaboot, the owner of Thai X-ing, has turned the flavors of his childhood into a 1-of-a-kind destination. His journey to revered restaurateur has been fueled by a desire to bring his past to bear on his present, to make the cherished memories of his childhood relevant in his adopted community.