The Smithsonian NMAAHC: Experiencing a Work in Progress

Saturday, September 24, the Smithsonian Institution dedicates and officially throw open the doors to its newest museum on the National Mall – the National Museum of African American History and Culture. There will be a ribbon cutting with museum founding director Lonnie Bunch and President Barack Obama among other dignitaries and celebrity contributors. Music performances, […]

DC Film Festivals’ Bottom Line – AFI DOCS 2016

Washington, DC has film festivals, not markets. That’s the difference between DC and Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca. But there’s another bottom line for DC film festivals: IMPACT. How does a story move people to action? Support key legislation? Who should see it and why? What understandings or changes are inspired? AFI DOCS devotes 5 days (June […]

Washington Ballet finds their “both/and” in Bowie & Queen

To be honest, I rarely attend performances by The Washington Ballet for the dancing. I show up for the theme — a favorite musician, novels and stories, or band. It was no different with the company’s recent and last performance under Septime Webre‘s artistic direction yesterday at the Kennedy Center titled “Bowie & Queen” (the […]

A Conversation Begins at Mosaic Theater

Mosaic Theater of Washington, DC has already seized the momentum with #narrativeengagement. Yes, the play’s the thing again. The anticipated inaugural season of Washington, D.C.’s newest addition to the region’s vibrant theater scene has started the conversation with its first two productions: “Unexplored Interior,” a new work by Jay O. Sanders about an NYU film […]