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On Your Feet! Taps Into Your Senses

On Your Feet! Taps Into Your Senses

Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s love story, told en español, swivels themes of dashed dreams, generational clashes, and what it means to look and sound “American.”

It’s hard to explain the phenomenon that is Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s personal and professional partnership. How to describe to folks who haven’t followed their journey throughout the years (or gotten an earful of it from your parents) the “Conga”-themed rollercoaster that millions of fans worldwide rode—the heights of pride to hear Latino-influenced rhythms with…

Teen Cobra Leaves the Nest

Teen Cobra Leaves the Nest

It feels like D.C.’s love affair with Teen Cobra was just beginning, but the punkabilly duo is saying farewell to the District with a final show at Black Cat on May 26.

Since Spring 2018, the husband-and-wife punkabilly duo has brought their hooky scuzz rock to venues like Slash Run and Black Cat […]

There’s Always the Hudson Laughs the Pain Away

There’s Always the Hudson Laughs the Pain Away

Trigger warning: Trauma is funny in Paola Lázaro’s latest play at Woolly Mammoth through June 5.

“Honey, let’s go see the play about sexual trauma, suicide, and addiction for date night” is not a sentence most people would respond to positively […]

Monday Arts Roundup: Theater Season Reveals

Monday Arts Roundup: Theater Season Reveals

News this week includes Jill Biden and Selena Gomez working together for youth mental health, supporting under-represented ballet dancers, and the Phillips’ new chief curator.

It’s that time again for your weekly roundup of art-related news, headlines, and stories you might have missed […]

Show Way Connects the Threads of Black Liberation

Show Way Connects the Threads of Black Liberation

The Kennedy Center’s production of Jacqueline Woodson’s gorgeously illustrated book finds the brighter side while reminding us there’s still further to go.

A “show way” is a quilt that often contains coded maps or instructions for enslaved people to escape to freedom […]

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