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'The Velocity of Autumn' opens a dialogue on struggles with age, family

For an otherwise quiet play, "The Velocity of Autumn" begins loudly, with the sound of a large explosion shooting through a dark theater at Arena Stage.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: Heather Brady, The Velocity of Autumn, Arena Stage, play, arts, entertainment

'Potted Potter' brings lightning, laughter to D.C.

The improv recap of Harry Potter books, plus lots of pop culture references, left the audience at Sidney Harman Hall doubled over in their seats with laughter.

Monday - 09/09/2013, 08:00am EDT

Tags: potted potter, Harry Potter, Heather Brady, play, D.C., performance

'Beauty Queen of Leenane' beautifully depicts 'tragic sense of history,' 'struggle'

A story rooted in Irish history unfolded onstage in front of a small theater crammed full of people, including D.C.'s Irish Embassy (and bravo for the actors and actresses who didn't let the loud buzzing and ringing electronic devices during the performance interrupt the flow and feel of their scenes).

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 08:44am EDT

Tags: Heather Brady, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Roundhouse Theatre, play, Irish, Ireland, Bethesda

Adams Morgan absinthe bar serves up tradition, without hallucinations

The opening of Libertine, Adams Morgan's new absinthe bar, has ushered in an era in the District where absinthe is now available without the veil of secrecy it wore for so long.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 08:37am EDT

Tags: Heather Brady, absinthe, Adams Morgan, bar, restaurant, D.C.

The young photographer, part 2: Life through a lens

When Mary Alice Jackson started taking pictures at age 6, she wasn't dreaming of one day starting her own business behind the lens.

Sunday - 07/21/2013, 09:59am EDT

Tags: photographer, photos, Heather Brady, art

The young photographer, part 1: Building a photography business as a millennial

When Mary Alice Jackson started taking pictures at age 6, she wasn't dreaming of one day starting her own business behind the lens.

Sunday - 07/14/2013, 10:44am EDT

Tags: photography, Shot With a Bow, Heather Brady, millennial, art

War and photography the highlight of Corcoran exhibit

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is exploring the relationship between two immense subjects with its new exhibit, "WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath."

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 08:41am EDT

Tags: art, photography, war, Heather Brady, museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art

Washington Ballet performs sensual interpretation of classic Hemingway novel

From the moment the music swelled and the curtain rose in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, Septime Webre's adaptation of "The Sun Also Rises" charmed its audience.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 08:45am EDT

Tags: Washington Ballet, Heather Brady, The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway

Washington Ballet and Hemingway: Distilling the writer's story into multimedia dance

Amid the fervor surrounding Baz Luhrmann's soon-to-be-released film "The Great Gatsby," the Washington Ballet is debuting the next performance in its "American Experience" series.

Sunday - 05/05/2013, 11:12am EDT

Tags: Washington Ballet, Heather Brady, Hemmingway, "Gatsby", "The Great Gatsby", dance, multimedia, "The Sun Also Rises"

Virginia winemaking: Between the vine and the table

With the D.C. area's proximity to Virginia's wine country, visits to local vineyards are often top of mind as a way to relax and unwind in a scenic part of the state.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 08:37am EDT

Tags: naked mountain, wine, vineyard, winery, Heather Brady

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