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Judith Krummeck

Judith Krummeck

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Judith is WBJC's afternoon host. Her full bio can be read here.

Jun. 12 2013

Restoration Romp

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Bruce Nelson, character actor extraordinaire, is currently appearing in Everyman Theatre’s Beaux Strategem. He came in to talk to WBJC. Beaux Strategem Bruce Nelson   Related posts: Everyman’s final offering for 2012-1213 The Gaming Table Comedy with an edge

May. 20 2013

Comedy with an edge

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A program note for the Folger Theatre’s current production of “Twelfth Night” points out that this is the last of Shakespeare’s “romantic” or “happy” comedies, and that those that followed, like “Measure for Measure” and “All’s Well That Ends Well” are less innocent and more complicated. (To those I would add “Cymbeline,” “The Winter’s Tale” […]

Apr. 28 2013

Julius Caesar re-invented

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Here’s an interesting factoid: our Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, goes to the opera. As I was walking out of the auditorium at the Metropolitan Opera at the end of Handel’s Giulio Cesare yesterday afternoon, there she suddenly was! We had noticed some security personnel during the second interval – their spiral earpieces and […]

Apr. 07 2013

The more the merrier

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For the longest time, I have been wanting to go down to hear the National Symphony Orchestra in the District. I’ve heard them once before, but that was when I had just flown into Dulles from a trip to Africa and I was so stupefied by jetlag that while my two companions – the late […]

Mar. 20 2013

Groupie update

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If you’re a long-time member of WBJC, you may remember that, back in the dark ages before we went electronic, I wrote an article once for the old WBJC program guide in which I admitted that I was an Emanuel Ax groupie. Well, we may be up to minute with blogs and Twitter and a […]

Mar. 14 2013

Remembering two great pianists

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Even before I came to live in the states and witnessed first hand the iconic status of the late, great pianist, Van Cliburn, we felt we had a connection to him in South Africa. The late Steven de Groote, a great pianist in his own right, won the Van Cliburn competition in 1977, and with […]

Feb. 19 2013

That elusive quality

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Stage presence is such an elusive quality that it seems almost magical at times. Some people – my father was one of them in his acting days – can be put down in the middle of a stage with nothing to do, and they still manage to look perfectly at home. The American Dramatic soprano, […]

Feb. 11 2013

The Finnish Connection

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If ever proof was needed that musicians perform the music of their native countries with special insight, the Finnish conductor, Hannu Lintu, provided that proof with Sibelius’s 2nd Symphony this weekend. Also on the BSO program were Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini and Liszt’s Piano Concerto with soloist Stephen Hough (the reserve of the English pianist […]

Jan. 29 2013


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My first brush with John Waters was when I was reading up about Baltimore in the USA Rough Guide prior to moving here in 1998, and came across his quote: I would never want to live anywhere but Baltimore. You can look far and wide, but you’ll never discover a stranger city with such extreme […]

Jan. 21 2013

Looks can be deceiving

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In high school, my geography mistress was the sweetest soul who managed to keep discipline just by her sheer good nature. She had a big heart, and physique to match. When she paced up and down the aisles between our desks, there was a tremor in the building. She was Wagnerian in her proportions. Imagine […]