- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 5, 2003

An inside look

Hugh Sidey, a senior Washington contributing editor for Time magazine, commemorates this month’s 40th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination with his latest book, “Remembering Jack: Intimate and Unseen Photographs of the Kennedys.” The book contains hundreds of images taken by JFK’s personal photographer, Jacques Lowe; Mr. Sidey has written commentary for the photos and discusses the book at Olsson’s in Arlington (Courthouse) tonight at 7. It’s free. 2111 Wilson Blvd. 703-525-4227

Two turntables

Philadelphia DJ Josh Wink began DJing in the 1980s and has become one of the world’s best. To date, he has worked with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, poet Ursula Rucker, Sting and other well-known artists. Mr. Wink will feature tracks from his newest album, “20 to 20,” when he spins at Five tomorrow. The beats begin at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. 1214 B 18th St., NW. 202/331-7123.

The original Fab Five

For more than two decades, Duran Duran has been a staple in the world of pop music. The group has recorded 15 albums and toured the world several times over. Touring now to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band, the five lads stop at the Warner Theatre on Sunday. Tickets are $48.50 to $56.50. The show starts at 8 p.m. 13th and E streets NW. 202/432-SEAT.

Comedian or hypnotist?

Flip Orley, known as “Hypnoman,” has been a comedic stage hypnotist for nearly 18 years. He has performed on TV and has set comedy-club attendance records on both coasts — and no two of his shows are alike. Mr. Orley begins a 13-night stint the D.C. Improv starting Tuesday. Show times vary throughout the week. Tickets are $15 to $17. 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202/296-7008.

Not a supermodel

Badly Drawn Boy is no highly groomed, supermodel-type musician. He’s praised solely for his music. Winner of the 2000 Mercury award for his album “The Hour of Bewilderbeast,” he recently completed a new album and is stopping at the 9:30 Club tomorrow to play a few tunes. Tickets are $17. 815 V St. NW. 703/218-6500.

Dance music

On Sunday, gather the whole family and head to the Kennedy Center for a family concert called “Music that Moves” by the National Symphony Orchestra. Two performances, at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, will be conducted by Emil de Cou and will focus on classical music that has inspired dance. Featured are several of the leading dance companies in Washington. Tickets are $14 to $18. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

Irish at the Barns

Together for less than a decade, Solas has become known as one of the most exciting bands performing Irish music. Its repertoire ranges from traditional jigs to experimental, electronica-tinged works. Touring in support of its latest release, “Another Day,” the band plays the Barns of Wolf Trap at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets are $18. 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/218-6500.

Civil War spying

After nearly 34 years as a cryptologist for U.S. intelligence services, Donald Markle has turned his hand to writing and has produced two books on one of the most interesting periods for espionage, the Civil War: “Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War” and “The Telegraph Goes to War: A Personal Diary of David Homer Bates, Lincoln’s Telegraph Operator.” Mr. Markle will discuss and sign copies of these books at the International Spy Museum today from noon till 1 p.m. Admission is free, and no registration is required. 800 F St., NW. 202/654-0942.

A visual delight

Incorporating live music, video and text with modern dance, choreographer Nejla Y. Yatkin presents her work “Mosaic: Reflections on Identity” Saturday and Sunday at Dance Place. Critics have called Miss Yatkin’s multimedia work “no less than dazzling” and “exotic.” Saturday’s performance begins at 8 p.m. while the Sunday show begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $6 to $18. 3225 8th St. NE. 202/269-1600.

Thomas Walter

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