The Kennedy Center rings in the Chinese New Year, 'Suspended Animation' opens at the Hirshhorn and the DC Improv throws a Make Up Party.
It’s an unlikely Cinderella story: Three experimental mimes who liked playing with garbage began performing in Paris in 1972 under the name Mummenschanz, and by 1977 they were starring on Broadway. On a bare black stage with no words or music, Mummenschanz told universal stories of romance and rejection, frustration and triumph, using body movement, […]
A satellite built by St. Thomas More Cathedral School students, which includes a camera and a cross blessed by Pope Francis, will be launched from the ISS on Feb. 15.
Are you an Upholder, a Questioner, an Obliger or a Rebel? Knowing the answer is the key to changing your daily habits, according to author Gretchen Rubin.
A new production starring Holly Twyfod provides a fresh, friendly version of Shakespeare's classic comedy.
ABT artist-in-residence Alexei Ratmansky has returned the classic ballet to something close to its original form — creating a “Sleeping Beauty” that prioritizes grace over athleticism and acting over acrobatics.
Does a Stradivarius violin still sound good when it's played by a mediocre fiddler? We put one of the Smithsonian's instruments to the test.
Craftsmanship, luck or lore -- experts debate why instruments made by Antonio Stradivari sound so good.
By staging “Sweat” in D.C. during an election year, playwright Lynn Nottage hopes to bring these often forgotten people to the attention of policymakers.
While many museums do keep their million-dollar instruments out of musicians’ hands, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History brings its out for more than a dozen concerts every year.