October 16, 2008
music NSO: Ivan Fischer, the National Symphony Orchestra's principal conductor, is known for an incisive musicality, which is bound to yield memorable results as he leads the ensemble in Mahler's Symphony No. 3. Performances are at 7 tonight and 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington Tickets are $20- $80. Call 800-444-1324 or go to kennedy-center.org. Tim Smith film 'The Candidate': Because of his classy demeanor and all-American looks, Robert Redford never received credit for his originality.
October 12, 2008
TODAY "The Clean Up Woman": JD Lawrence's new stage play and dramedy, The Clean Up Woman, stars Jackee Harry, Telma Hopkins, Christopher Williams and George Wilborn. 8 p.m. at Morgan State University, Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive. $39. 443-885-4440 or murphyfineartscent er.org. "Bent Twig" opera : The Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore performs excerpts from Bent Twig, written by African-American composers Helen Roberts and Arlein Straw. 2 p.m. at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Free.
November 9, 2006
Method Man -- Sonar / Rapper Method Man's latest album is 4:21, the Day After. He performs, along with Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., tonight. Doors open for the all-ages concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22-$25, available through ticketmaster.com or by calling 410-457-SEAT. New Found Glory -- Rams Head Live / Punk-poppers New Found Glory, who hail from Coral Gables, Fla., hit Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, on Saturday. The Early November, Cartel and Hit the Lights are also slated to perform.
August 26, 2004
Lou Rawls / Turf Valley Resort You'll never find another voice like his. Soul-pop legend Lou Rawls plays Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road in Ellicott City, tomorrow night at 8:30. Tickets are $50-$70 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or visiting www.ticket master.com. Robert Cray Band and Buddy Guy / Cavalier Pavilion at Pier 6 The blues will smolder as the Robert Cray Band and Buddy Guy take the stage at Cavalier Pavilion at Pier 6, 731 Eastern Ave., Sunday night at 7:30.
July 1, 2004
I'm trying to keep this show ghetto, and there's a way for it to be both ghetto and intelligent, but it's not going that way." -- Method Man, on his new Fox television comedy series, Method & Red
December 21, 2001
Funny, I never thought of Cheech and Chong as cinematic auteurs. But based on How High, which casts rappers Method Man and Redman as stoners for a new generation, those pioneering '70s potheads really had their act together. Their movies may not have been masterpieces, but they were consistent and had a central anarchic vision that at least let you enjoy them without looking for a life lesson behind all the haze. How High, to the contrary, seems to be out to teach us something - about intelligence, about effort, about class distinctions.