Rick Foucheux paints a possible stage exit with an intimate ‘King Lear’

An actor retires, Scene 1:At Monday night’s Helen Hayes Awards, only one recipient among the dozens heard the swell of music from the orchestra murmuring, “Time’s up.” That was Rick Foucheux, a winner as Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” — the longtime D.C. ac
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TV highlights: ‘Twin Peaks’ premieres on Showtime

(All times Eastern). Training Day (CBS at 9) Frank goes on a rogue mission in the Season 1 finale. The crime drama was the final TV project for Bill Paxton, who died in February. Saturday Night Live (NBC at 11:30) The sketch comedy show wraps a standout season with host Dwayne “The Rock” Jo
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Sure, Time magazine’s ‘bold’ new Trump cover is a totally tired cliche. Should that matter?

SAY THIS about Time magazine’s new cover: In its ability to distill a certain high-proof point, it’s trite and true.When Time unveiled its uncommonly wordless cover Thursday, the striking visual pinged around social media, with some viewers hailing it as “brilliant” and “bold,” while oth
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Why does Hollywood keep equating beauty with virtue?

Vail Reese is the world expert on movie characters’ skin conditions. The San Francisco dermatologist can tell you anything you want to know about scars, birthmarks, tattoos, Jon Hamm’s vitiligo and the Austin Powers adversary Fat Bastard’s extra nipples, a spoof of the same condition on Christ
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Dinosaurs — and Michael Crichton — roar again in ‘Dragon Teeth’

As if extracted from amber, a new story has been reanimated from the fossilized brain of Michael Crichton. Recently “discovered” in the late author’s archives (Crichton died in 2008), “Dragon Teeth” is a light historical novel that bears all the narrative traits of its techno-thriller ance
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A survivor’s life in music

She’s a musical pioneer, a grande dame of her country’s music scene, the first person in the world to record the complete harpsichord music of Bach. As a teenager, she survived both Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, where she contracted the bubonic plague. As an adult, she lived through the height of
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The Weeknd embraces his superstardom at Verizon Center

Two days before Washington found itself in the Weeknd’s orbit, the video for his single “Starboy” officially surpassed 1 billion YouTube views. In it, the Canadian crooner kidnaps and suffocates a version of his former self, destroying any evidence of its existence. So when his shape-shifting
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For a Washington Ballet premiere: Dancers, spacesuits and Velcro. Lots of Velcro. ​

Ethan Stiefel’s new work for the Washington Ballet, “Frontier,” is about astronauts and space travel. The dancers wear spacesuits. They’re sleek, tailored, zip-up affairs, vaguely authentic looking, as though NASA and New York’s Seventh Avenue met and made a onesie.In fact, that is what ha
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Hugh Jackman’s secret? He didn’t know wolverines are real

NEW YORK — After playing Wolverine in nine movies, Hugh Jackman arguably knows more about the superhero than anyone. But that wasn’t always the case.He recalls researching the animal when he first got the role and being somewhat mistaken about the character. For one thing, he had no idea that a
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Mama Cass graphic biography ‘California Dreamin’ ’ shows how a Baltimore teen became a rock star

IF A GRAPHIC NOVEL can be thought of like a three-minute pop song, then French author Penelope Bagieu wisely holds a beautiful epiphany well past the two-minute mark. The timing is sublime.In her new work “California Dreamin’,” a graphic biography of Mama Cass Elliot, the pivotal scene that s
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