You-review-it Monday

August 30, 2010
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The delivery of my daughter to her freshman year of college meant an opportunity to take advantage of the visual art and theater offerings in Washington, D.C., including the Yves Klein show at the Hirschhorn Museum, yet another redo of "Chess" (at Signature Theatre in Alexandria) and a joyful "Twelfth Night" at the Shakespeare Theatre.

More on all of those in next week's column.

The long ride afforded the opportunity to listen to L.A. Theatre Work's audio productions of "Broadway Bound" and "Radio Mambo: Culture Clash Invades Miami" as well as a comedy disc from Lewis Black and music from the British Isles courtesy of opera star Bryn Terfel (a one-two more potent than a keg of black coffee).

I also revisited recordings of "Spring Awakening," "Candide" and the relatively unknown Andrew Lloyd Webber/Jim Steinman collaboration "Whistle Down the Wind" (Yes, it's "Evita" meets "Bat Out of Hell").

I did make it back in time to host the music stage at Dig-It, the foodie fest that took over White River State Park on Sunday and seemed a big success in spite of the heat.

Plus I watched some of the Emmy Awards but quickly realized that I didn't care a whole lot about who did or didn't win.

And you?

What did you see, hear or do this weekend?

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  • Highpoint was Low
    Too many errands meant too little arts time, but I did manage a matinee: Get Low. Robert Duvall has always been my "safety." While I haven't seen everything he's been in, everything I've seen that he has I've liked a great deal, if not loved. Get Low was no exception, although for the first time, Bill Murray gave RD a run for his money. Really, really great characters and a wonderful, engaging story. I recommend finding time to see it.
  • I dug Dig IN
    Despite the heat, Dig IN was awesome! I would have loved to have seen a list of all the food that was served, and not just the providers. Congrats, though, to all the planners. The speakers and music was good too.
  • Fringed
    First-time Fringe experience. Loved "Missing," but I thought the street performers (with the exception of one overall'd poet) were lame-o. Glad to see so many people strolling Mass Ave, though!
  • Lanterns
    Feast of Lanterns was a beautiful afternoon adventure with a wonderful, welcoming DIY feel. Absolutely charming!
  • Semi-Beatles
    We went to Connor Prairie on Saturday and it was jam-packed. We didn't park until 8:45, and we were parked inside the facility around the back of the grandstand! There were still people driving up at 9 pm. The group was great and everyone enjoyed the music. The Paul McCartney sound alike was the best singer.

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