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D.C. Jazz vocalist performs at Blues Alley Oct. 26

October 11, 2011

Loide Jorge, a DC based jazz vocalist will perform at Blues Alley Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in two sets: 8:00 and 10:00 pm.

With roots in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, Loide serves  up a mix of contemporary jazz and warm Afro-Lusophone rhythms. Loide is known around town for performances at venues including Bohemian Caverns, Zanzibar On The Waterfront and past shows at Blues Alley.

For tickets, contact Blues Alley.

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Swiss Embassy shows Max Frisch film at L'Etelier Theater October 5

September 23, 2011

In honor of the 100th birthday of Swiss author, Max Frisch, the Swiss Embassy will be presenting the feature film, "Homo Faber" ("The Voyager") on October 5, 2011. The film will be shown in Georgetown at L'Etelier Theater beginning at 7:00 pm.

Homo Faber, meaning "the man who creates his own destiny," is based on the classic bestselling book by the same title . Oscar nominee Sam Shepard takes on the role of a lifetime in award-winning director Volker Schlondorff's powerful film that follows a monumental love affair that spanned two generations and six continents. Following a trail of odd coincidences that leads him from being a plane crash survivor in Mexico to a transatlantic voyager, engineer Walter Faber (Shepard) meets the beautiful young German girl Sabeth (Julie Delpy). Driving across Europe together on their way to her mother’s home in Greece, Faber's life is rejuvenated by Sabeth's love until phantoms from his past confront him with a shocking truth.

A short introduction will be made with a clip from the documentary "Max Frisch, Citoyen" about the life of the author. The film will be followed by a wine and cheese reception provided by the Swiss Embassy. 

RSVP to  202.338.5835 or

L'Etelier Theater is located at 3251 Prospect Street.

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Mary Page Evans exhibit opens at Addison/Ripley

September 20, 2011

Fans and friends celebrated artist Mary Page Evans at the opening of a new exhibition last week at Addison/Ripley Fine Art.

The Georgetown Dish contributor Page Evans with daughters Katherine and Peyton Schwartz and mother/artist Mary Page Evans (Photo by: Evans family) The Georgetown Dish contributor Page Evans with daughters Katherine and Peyton Schwartz and mother/artist Mary Page Evans
"Few artists paint with the courage, high energy and confidence of Mary Page Evans," wrote gallery founder Chris Addison. Evans is "an artist of long experience and deep conviction who brings to her work the strength of well observed landscapes and the grace and fluidity of nature. Few make the transition from paper to canvas so seamlessly or paint so prolifically. And even fewer apply so successfully their sense of poetry, of verbal rhythms to the work of their brushes.

"Although unfaltering over several decades of exhibiting her work from Moscow to New Delhi and throughout the United States, Ms. Evans expresses, in this most recent body of work, further refinement and an edgy reduction that seems both a tribute to the early influence of her acknowledged mentor, colorist Gene Davis, and the confirmation of a mastery of her medium that has scoured extraneous information from her pictures and added a deeper sense of the artist's delight in subject and profession," Addison wrote.

The gallery is at 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Tel. 202.338.5180.  


A visitor at the exhibit (Photo by: Page Evans) A visitor at the exhibit

Tom Evans and Jane Cafritz (Photo by: Page Evans) Tom Evans and Jane Cafritz

At the opening (Photo by: Page Evans) At the opening

Rob and Jenny Irwin at right (Photo by: Page Evans) Rob and Jenny Irwin at right

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