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Finding Dory: An a-dory-ble sequel

(06/29/16 3:14pm)

Pixar’s latest release, Finding Dory, has already broken U.S. box office records on opening weekend, taking in $136.2 million and making it the most successful launch for an animated film in history. While a lot of credit can be given to its loveable predecessor, Finding Nemo, the forgetful blue tang fish Dory is quickly becoming one of Pixar’s most beloved characters.





OK Go kicks off East Coast tour at 9:30 Club

(09/18/14 11:52pm)

OK Go kicked off its 2014 fall tour on the East Coast at 9:30 Club on Sept. 16. Before the band members even took to the stage to set up, audiences gathered over two hours early in order to get a good spot at the sold-out show. Surprisingly, OK Go didn’t have an opening act—yet they still managed to perform one of the coolest shows around DC.



Q&A: Dean DeBlois, Director of "How to Train Your Dragon 2"

(06/13/14 9:17pm)

Alongside his latest work with animated dragons, Dean DeBlois is a Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter, animator and editor. He co-wrote and co-directed the Oscar-nominated animated films “Lilo and Stitch” for Walt Disney Feature Animation and “How to Train Your Dragon” for DreamWorks Animation. His latest film, based on the “How to Train Your Dragon” book series, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” will release in the states on June 13. The Eagle’s Emily Packer sat down with DeBlois to discuss the new film.


Reggae legends hit 9:30 Club for The Wailers' 30th anniversary concert

(06/13/14 12:05am)

The Wailers, the band famous for backing world-famous reggae musician Bob Marley, took to the stage of 9:30 Club to perform their album “Legend” on May 29. The floor was packed, the balcony filled with fans, the stage full of as many instruments and musicians it could manage, and wafting smoke filled in the rest.


Faction of Fools Theatre Company unveils comedic take on “Titus Andronicus”

(06/08/14 9:11pm)

The Gilbert C. Eastman theater at Gallaudet University presented the opening night of William Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” on May 30. Faction of Fools Theatre Company adapted Shakespeare’s original play “Titus Andronicus” in a way that twisted the gruesome, murderous lines of the script into a straight-up crude comedy. The play is still as tragic as Shakespeare had written it to be, yet with everyone in the audience smiling and giggling as they gleefully make their way past the dark, blood-soaked stage.


Q&A: Cast of “Walking with the Enemy”

(04/25/14 10:55pm)

Jonas Armstrong, best known for his role as Robin Hood in the BBC series, is starring as a young man separated from his family during WWII in the upcoming movie “Walking with the Enemy.” After disguising himself as a Nazi Schutzstaffel Officer, Armstrongs’s character, Elek Cohen, will discover unsettling secrets about his family’s whereabouts and the invading Germans in Hungary.


Best of D.C.: Local nonprofits

(04/22/14 8:06pm)

The District is full of nonprofits that specialize in a wide assortment of different causes. While the list leaves students with many options, the Scene chose five of the best ones to start for students looking to give back to the city. These nonprofits have been chosen for this list because they have found creative, beneficial ways to give back to the areas of their city that have been neglected. After all, if you want to impact the planet, you need to start with one city at a time.


Five ways to give back this Thanksgiving

(11/26/13 8:39pm)

It’s that time of year again, a time to give thanks for those special moments in their lives. But being thankful this Thanksgiving doesn’t mean showing appreciation by eating that second slice of pie—being thankful can also mean being generous. Listed below are five organizations to volunteer with or donate to this Thanksgiving that will make a positive impact for those who need your help.