Washington National Opera's first complete Ring Cycle in its history is a major event in Washington this month, and it's a production of such major proportions that it can seem daunting if you are new to the Ring phenomenon. Jim Holman, chairman of the Wagner Society of Washington DC, and author of Wagner's Ring, A Listener's Companion & Concordance, reduced the intimidation factor significantly, guiding Classical WETA's Marilyn Cooley through the story and background of this major work of Western art.
This documentary charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time.Learn more →
Historian Garrett Peck discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers.Watch now →
Are you in kindergarten, first, second or third grade? Starting with, “I walked out into my neighborhood and…,” tell us your story for a chance to win one of our many prizes!More info →
On a snowy night in 1965, Hyattsville, Maryland's DeMatha Catholic High School defeated Lew Alcindor's Power Memorial Academy in what many call the greatest high school hoops game ever played.Learn more →