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Northern Virginia Art Beat

Art-omatic May 9 through June 15. Gallery located at 1200 First St. NE, D.C., on the corner of First and M Streets NE. The nearest Metro is the New York Ave. stop on the Red Line. The Metro is strongly recommended for opening night. Hours: Wed. – Thurs.: 5 – 10 p.m.; Fri. – Sat.: […]

Involved Career Is Far From Ho-Hum

Tenor Robert Petillo's Busy Schedule Keeps F.C. Resident Singing Happy Tune Fifty-two-year-old Robert Petillo has performed operas, arias, passions, choral pieces and just about any other vocal musical arrangement you can think of. In fact, virtually any local concert featuring classical music or musicians likely has Robert Petillo's name attached to it in some form.

Press Pass: Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne wants no part of comparisons regarding her new album, Just a Little Lovin', a collection of Dusty Springfield covers. In Lynne's mind, she bears no similarities to Springfield, the British soul singer who arguably enjoyed the most success of any female member of the British Invasion.

Off Track: Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle

The common perception is that diving into an industry in which your father is famous is both a blessing and a curse. For Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle, that perception holds true, though he's not too concerned with the latter.

Press Pass: Hurt

Hurt

Hurt frontman J. Loren bristles at the “alt-metal” label so often affixed to his band. Sure there are similarities between Hurt and the sound of Staind, Seether or Saliva and other top-of-the-charts acts that root their music in distorted guitars and growling vocals, but how many of them initially script their songs on a violin?

Anything But Straight: The Arch-Butcher of Nigeria

When openly gay Gene Robinson was elected Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire in 2003, the Nigerian Archbishop, Peter J. Akinola, called the event "Satanic." However, after reading the latest issue of Atlantic Magazine, it appears that Akinola is the one whose behavior is modeled on the devil.

Paul Krugman: Poverty Is Poison

"Poverty in early childhood poisons the brain." That was the opening of an article in Saturday's Financial Times, summarizing research presented last week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Picking Splinters: A Few Nats Notes

I'll level with you. The most pressing question on my mind is whether or not Washington Nationals' GM has secured a flux capacitor-equipped DeLorean destined for the year 2002. That way, the GM's recent acquisitions of Brett Boone and Odalis Perez would look a whole lot more exciting.

Paul Krugman: Hate Springs Eternal

In 1956 Adlai Stevenson, running against Dwight Eisenhower, tried to make the political style of his opponent's vice president, a man by the name of Richard Nixon, an issue. The nation, he warned, was in danger of becoming "a land of slander and scare; the land of sly innuendo, the poison pen, the anonymous phone […]