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The Rocky Horror Show brings fun and filth to Greenberg

(10/21/13 4:01pm)

The Rocky Horror Show isn’t known as a particularly serious play, but perhaps the most impressive thing about the Department of Performing Arts production is that all of the actors could keep a straight face. It’s not an easy feat in a 90-minute show of cheap jokes whose cheapness makes them great and absurd sex scenes that make the movie look Puritan by comparison.

Q&A: Gap Dream

(10/07/13 5:57pm)

For his second Gap Dream album “Shine Your Light,” Gabe Fulvimar left his native Cleveland for Los Angeles, where he lived and recorded at the Burger Records headquarters. Known for his blissed-out psychedelic pop, Fulvimar turned more to synthesizers for his next album, which is set to release on Nov. 12.

Q&A: Neal Brennan

(10/07/13 3:36pm)

As co-creator co-writer, and co-director of “The Chappelle’s Show”, Neal Brennan was nominated for three Primetime Emmys and created one of the most popular shows in the history of Comedy Central. Brennan’s credits also include brief stints writing for the Nickelodeon shows “All That” and “Keenan and Kel,” directing the movie “The Goods” and working behind the scenes on numerous movies and shows.

Q&A: The Coathangers

(08/27/13 8:21pm)

Atlanta punk queens The Coathangers have had a busy summer since returning from their second European tour. In between writing material for their new album, preparing the last of their four-part split 7-inch series on Suicide Squeeze Records and touring on the East Coast, Julia Kugel aka Crook Kid Coathanger took time to open up about what she’s working on and the story behind the band’s latest single “Derek’s Song.”

Phillips Collection offers comprehensive look at leaders of abstract expressionism

(02/26/13 12:34am)

If you've been to the National Gallery, chances are you've seen Jackson Pollock's "Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist)," a giant piece that exemplifies his revolutionary style. Currently on loan to the Phillips Collection, this famous painting takes on a whole new meaning as part of the new abstract expressionism exhibit "Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet," on display until May 12.

David Bowie, Destiny's Child and Justin Timberlake release comeback singles in the same week

(01/24/13 4:28am)

Pop is so much more than a genre of music. It’s a measure of the times and, whether we like it or not, it’s the soundtrack of our lives. Pop music, arguably more than anything else, reflects the thoughts, tastes and realities of our time. Pop life is about embracing this music, good and bad, and discovering what it means to be alive right now.

D.C. art exhibits get elemental twist, draw from international influences

(11/15/12 4:12am)

Living in a big city can be expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. Every week there’s somebody willing to feed, entertain, occupy, educate or annoy you, for free. Fine Art for Free rounds up the best free arts events in the coming week to help you stretch that paycheck just a little bit further.