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A Cinderella Story: Washington Ballet's spin on a classic fairy tale

The Washington Ballet will perform "Cinderella" at the Kennedy Center this week. WTOP Living caught up with the director to talk about the story behind the ballet.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 07:52am EDT

Tags: Washington Ballet, Kennedy Center, Cinderella, dancing, choreography,

Off the 8's: A few hours in a corset

WTOP's Heather Brady spent a few hours dancing in a corset at a Victorian Ball. A few hours was more than enough.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 08:53am EST

Tags: fashion, University of Mary Washington, dresses, dancing, clothing, Off the 8s,

Writing and producing a Play in a Day

For most directors, the final 24 hours before a show can be especially daunting. But for Joe Baker and his cast, 24 hours was all the time they had to write and rehearse their play.

Monday - 02/11/2013, 08:35am EST

Tags: play, performing arts, acting, directing, Bethesda,

'Stardust' animation shows moving, artistic space scenes

There is a captivating, powerful beauty in the intersection of science and art.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 10:18am EST

Tags: Space, stardust, science

What to know when planning a fusion wedding

WTOP talked with four local fusion wedding experts about the ins and outs of fusion ceremonies, mixed receptions and what advice they have for diverse couples exploring their wedding options.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 02:38pm EST

Tags: wedding, relationships, family, Hindu, brides, groom,

After losing his voice to cancer, tenor Toby Spence learns how to sing again

Toby Spence, a 43-year-old lyric tenor from England, had built a life around his voice. When he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last year and had to undergo surgery near his vocal chords, he feared he would never sing again.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 08:28am EST

Tags: Kennedy Center, cancer, singer, London,

Kaine: Common ground can be found as lawmakers consider gun control

There is common ground among opposing sides as lawmakers tackle the issue of gun control, mental health and school safety.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 12:14pm EST

Tags: NRA, gun control, school shooting, Tim Kaine, newtown, conn.


NRA: Obama administration's proposals are 'cosmetic' solutions

The National Rifle Association says the Obama administration's proposals to curb gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre don't address the heart of the problem, advocating instead for better mental health care and vigorous prosecution of criminals who use guns.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 12:06pm EST

Tags: NRA, David Keene, Joe Biden, school shooting, newtown, conn.,


Working for a 'Cause:' D.C.'s new philanthropub (VIDEO)

Cause, the District's new philanthropub, gives its profits to nonprofits. (Video)

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 04:57am EST

Tags: bars, philanthropy, philanthropub, Cause

Lessons learned from Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas'

Though set after World War II, the lessons learned from the holiday classic "White Christmas" have just as much meaning today as they did then.

Monday - 12/24/2012, 08:53am EST

Tags: Kennedy Center, Christmas, musical,

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