Saturday, April 23, 2005

Filmfest DC
'Ladies in Lavender': Gold-Standard Acting
By Nelson Pressley, Page C04
    "Ladies in Lavender" is as quaint as its title promises, but the movie -- the directorial debut of actor Charles Dance -- is redeemed by the exquisitely calibrated performances of its two stars. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith play Ursula and Janet, two sisters aging gracefully by the sea until a gathering storm (it's 1936; think World War II) washes a strapping young foreigner onto their gorgeous strip of rocky Cornwall coastline.

At the 9:30 Club, Garbage Gets Hauled Away at the End
Page C05
    A vast sea of fists pumped in the air throughout Garbage's sold-out show Thursday night at the 9:30 club. That rhythmic response fit quite well with the group's music: intense guitar lines anchored by a pulsing drumbeat.

'Giulio Cesare': Maryland Studio's Winning Gambit
By Joseph McLellan, Page C05
    Countertenor Jay White was the bad guy, Tolomeo (Ptolemy to us Egyptologists), in Thursday night's performance of Handel's "Giulio Cesare" by the Maryland Opera Studio.

Page C07
    Papal Mass
The major broadcast and cable news networks will provide live coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's inaugural Mass from the Vatican at 4 a.m. In addition, will provide a live feed of the service that can be accessed at a later time.

By John Maynard, Page C07
NFL Football. Day 1 of the NFL Draft from New York (ESPN at noon; ESPN2, 5:30).

Family Feud Surrounds Alleged Haring Painting
By Michael Rubinkam, Page C09
    KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- The auctioneer billed it as a painting by "one of America's most sought after contemporary artists," an "American treasure" that had been "left for lost" in a woman's attic for 20 or so years.

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