Author: Jon Rochetti

Fierstein Shines in Fiddler on the Roof

Fierstein Shines in Fiddler on the Roof
Harvey Fierstein is filling huge shoes in the lead role of Tevye in the touring production of Fiddler on the Roof, at National Theatre in Washington DC. Fierstein, a four-time Tony Award winner, brings to the stage the perfect balance of physical comedy, his signature raspy voice, a confident strut and...
April 28th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Wolf Trap for Great Summer Music

Wolf Trap for Great Summer Music
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to select upcoming plays, music and dance performances at Wolf Trap just outside of Washington DC. As usual, the schedule includes everything from the National Symphony Orchestra to Harry Connick, Jr. and Jackson Browne. My favorite location to see and...
April 27th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Writers Writing about Writing – A Review of [title of show]

Writers Writing about Writing – A Review of [title of show]
[title of show] is the latest hilarious musical production playing at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. It’s a story of two guys writing a musical about…two guys writing a musical. Confused? In it’s Washington DC area premiere, the show includes recent updates, based on cast member’s...
April 16th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Weekend Azalea & Garden Festival in Bethesda

Weekend Azalea & Garden Festival in Bethesda
Take a tour of the 2½ acre Perkins Garden at the Landon School’s annual Azalea Festival in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington DC and get a glance at the over 15,000 azalea blooms that the main garden produces each year. The Landon School first opened just weeks before the American stock...
April 14th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

DC’s Film Festival Presents Over 80 Films

DC’s Film Festival Presents Over 80 Films
At the annual DC International Film Festival, Filmfest DC, more than 80 feature and short films from all over the world will be presented at nine locations around the Nation’s Capital.  The 11-day film festival, in it’s 24th year, will also feature more than 20 international directors, actors...
April 12th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Learn About Tea from a Tea Master

Learn About Tea from a Tea Master
GiraMondo Wine Adventures, the Washington DC area wine aficionados that host dozens of great wine events, is hosting a new series of food and beverage workshop called Tasty Workshops.  The series of tasting classes and experiences will focus on specific foods and drinks other than wine. The first of ...
April 11th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Expect Gridlock During the DC Nuclear Summit

Expect Gridlock During the DC Nuclear Summit
On Monday, President Obama and 40+ heads of state, including from China, Russia, Israel and Pakistan are expected to attend the 2-day Global Nuclear Security Summit being hosted in Washington DC at the DC Convention Center.  The agenda of the Global Nuclear Security Summit is the safeguarding of the...
April 9th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Spring Is Blooming at the National Arboretum

Spring Is Blooming at the National Arboretum
The months of April and May are the perfect time to visit the National Arboretum in Washington DC.   Besides being the nation’s official living museum, it’s home to hundreds of flowering trees, plants and flowers, that go into hyper drive during the spring. The arboretum’s trees and shrubs...
April 8th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Elvis Makes News in Washington DC

Elvis Makes News in Washington DC
Rare artifacts tracking the musical career of the “King,” Elvis Presley, are on display at the Newseum in Washington DC.  The exhibit includes a number of rare objects from his Graceland estate that have never been displayed in public. Some of the items include letters, private telegrams, photo...
April 7th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Massive Cherry Blossoms Crowds Set Metro Records

Massive Cherry Blossoms Crowds Set Metro Records
This past week, the Washington DC Metro rail system recorded the second and third highest ridership days in its 34-year rail history, surpassing all previous records for passengers carried, except for the on the day President Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. Ridership for the period during...
April 6th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Their Baaaack! DC’s Cherry Blossoms

Their Baaaack! DC’s Cherry Blossoms
An early evening trip to the National Mall in Washington DC yesterday yielded me a few images of the famous cherry trees, which are now in full bloom. This weekend, with temperatures in the District forecasted to reach highs of 80° and lots of sun expected, the National Mal will be mobbed with people...
April 2nd, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

In the Good Old Days of Hang Gliding

In the Good Old Days of Hang Gliding
Bill Liscomb, a hang gliding pioneer with 23 years of experience and film maker will be showing his documentary, Big Blue Sky, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. He’ll also share his insight and stories surrounding the birth and growth of hang gliding along the ...
April 1st, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

A Soulful Evening with Michael McDonald

A Soulful Evening with Michael McDonald
If you need a great distraction from paying taxes, on April 15th, Michael McDonald will be playing at The Birchmere in nearby Alexandria, Virginia. McDonalds deep and distinctive soulful voice led him to sing with superstar rock bands Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers when both bands were at the pinnacle...
March 30th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

10 Springtime Things to Do in DC

10 Springtime Things to Do in DC
Washington DC in the springtime is probably the best season to visit the Nation’s Capital.   Crowds are lighter than during the summer, temperatures are (usually) warm but not yet steamy, and the cherry blossoms are spectacular. And if you are lucky enough to visit Washington DC during the annaul...
March 29th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings into DC

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings into DC
Called America’s favorite little big band, the high-voltage swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy helped launch the 1940s swing music revival that exploded in the 1990s. And Saturday, the 7-man hep-cat band will be playing a live concert in McLean Virginia, just outside of Washington DC, celebrating the...
March 25th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Go Fly a Kite at the Washington Monument

Go Fly a Kite at the Washington Monument
Kites Take to the Air in Washington, DC The weather on Saturday for the Smithsonian Kite Festival is expected to be sunny with highs near 60 degrees. The annual Washington DC kite classic draws all kinds of kites, kite builders and kite flyers to the grounds of the Washington Monument. The festival...
March 24th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Is it Art or Just a Huge Fabric Fence?

Is it Art or Just a Huge Fabric Fence?
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence, the newest exhibit opening April 2nd at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC is a collection of artifacts, artwork and documentation of the historic art project “Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76. The...
March 20th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Enjoy Over 50 Events at DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Enjoy Over 50 Events at DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival
The 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in Washington DC starting Saturday, March 27th and run until April 11th.  And it’s packed full of great events for the entire family. The National Parks Service predicts the cherry tree peak blooming to coincide with the festival dates, with...
March 18th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Human Origins Exhibit at Museum of Natural History

Human Origins Exhibit at Museum of Natural History
Today, the new David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins opened at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.  The $20 million permanent exhibit hall is dedicated to telling the story of how humans evolved during the past six million years . Starting with primates, mainly...
March 17th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More

Get a Luxurious Break at Camp Cherry Blossom

Get a Luxurious Break at Camp Cherry Blossom
The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Washington DC hotel, one of the most exclusive hotels in the Washington DC area, is offering parents a relaxing and rejuvenating break during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Camp Cherry Blossom, a unique program gives busy parents an 80-minute spa treatment to pamper...
March 15th, 2010 | Washington DC | Read More