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Lizzo. (Courtesy of the artist)

Review: Hip-hop artist Lizzo at the 9:30 Club

Review: Hip-hop artist Lizzo at the 9:30 Club

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2014 – At least in theory, the kind of energy hip-hop artists during their performances makes them the ideal opening acts for any sort of headliner. That is, as long as they’re on board with the natural process of a live show. At the 9:30 Club recently, Lizzo was opening for Clean

Photo of Elaine May, Mike Nichols and Dorothy Loudon as panelists from the TV game show Laugh Line. (Via Wikipedia)

Iconic director Mike Nichols, 83, succumbs to heart attack

NEW YORK, November 20, 2014 – Legendary comic, actor and director of stage and film productions Mike Nichols (1931-2014) died at his Manhattan home Wednesday evening, succumbing to a heart attack at the age of 83. Meryl Streep was working with Nichols on an adaptation of Master Class, Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play about Maria

Stars of Barber of Seville.

November 22: Met Live in HD presents ‘Barber of Seville’

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2014 – The latest in the New York Metropolitan Opera’s 2014-2015 season “Live in HD” movie theater simulcasts will feature one of the most popular operas of all time: Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” aka, “The Barber of Seville.” Yes indeed, that lovable working class hero Figaro is back again to

Walt Longmire.

‘Longmire’ returns: Netflix rides in to save the day

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2014 – Netflix announced Wednesday evening that it would be picking up A&E’s wildly popular—but canceled—wild west detective series “Longmire” for a 10-episode Season 4. The buzz of enthusiasm among the show’s many fans, including the indefatigable online “Longmire Posse,” is intensifying, as the good news hits the wires and the Internet.

Christoph Eschenbach conducting the NSO in a 2010 photo. (Courtesy NSO)

NSO’s exciting ‘Rite of Spring’ week wrap up

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2014 – The National Symphony Orchestra wrapped up its centennial-plus-one celebration of Igor Stravinsky’s trailblazing modernist ballet, “Le sacre du printemps” (“The Rite of Spring”) this Saturday past at the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall. With NSO music director Christoph Eschenbach at the helm, the orchestra also performed works by contemporary Russian-born composer

Cast of "Orange is the New Black"

Nielsen NV: SVOD stats are the ‘New Black’ (ink)

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2014 – In a development that’s been long in coming, Netherlands-based Nielsen NV (ticker symbol: NLSN)—the information and measurement services company best known for its crucial TV viewership measuring services—has announced that it will measure streaming video on demand (SVOD) services for the very first time, starting in the month of December.