- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Musical time machine

With more than 64 hit Disney songs spanning 70 years, Disney’s newest stage production, “On the Record,” is a trip down memory lane. Featured are songs from “Aladdin,” “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan” and “The Little Mermaid,” among others. The show begins on Tuesday at the National Theatre and runs through Jan. 30. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $37.25 to $86.25. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. 800/447-7400.

Brooklyn rock

It might be an eclectic blend of sound — acoustic/electric guitars, cello, electronic beats and pounding drums — but Brooklyn-based indie act PS is making it work. Its new album, “Double Standards,” has fans and critics talking. PS brings its fresh sound to the Black Cat on Monday. Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. 1811 14th St. NW. 202/667-7960

Home on the road

From luxury motor homes to pop-up tents, the 19th Annual Washington Camping-RV Expo show features 25 dealers, RV experts and representatives from campgrounds, camping resorts and accessory companies. The show at the Dulles Expo Center runs from noon to 9 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults and $2 for children 6 to 16; children under 5 are free. 4368 Chantilly Center, Chantilly. 804/425-6556.

Under the ears

Giving a dog a bath isn’t high on anyone’s wish list, so why not pay someone else to do it? You can help out a rescue organization in the process. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Doberman Assistance, Rescue and Education, Inc. (DAR&E), hosts a dog wash at the Dog School of Leesburg. The cost is $15 per dog, $10 for small breeds. All proceeds support DAR&E. 305 E. Market St., Leesburg, Va. 703/447-2730.

Master of strings

Ken Oaks’ first instrument was a cello; now it’s an acoustic guitar. The first music he played was classical; now he writes and performs his own pop tunes on both coasts. The former Washington resident makes a trip back to Jammin’ Java for a show tonight. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. 231 Maple Ave., Vienna. 703/255-1566.

Doctor of cooking

Chef Alton Brown has made a career of explaining the science of cooking. His newest book, “I’m Just Here for More Food,” tackles the world of baking with the knowledge of a scientist and the humor of a comedian. Mr. Brown hosts two book discussions on Tuesday at Barnes & Noble Arlington (12:30 p.m., 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington 703/248-8244) and at Borders Tysons Corner (7:30 p.m., 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna 703/556-7766). Both events are free.

On the verge

With a sound that ranges from gritty to pretty, Nashville-based musician Amelia White is on the verge of something big with her newest album, “Candy Heart.” Miss White has put together a diverse collection of tunes and will share them tonight at Iota. Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703/522-8340.

Best of the best

In 1959, Berry Gordy brought together the best musicians in Detroit for his new record label, Motown Records. The Funk Brothers, as they were called, went on to play on more No. 1 hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Elvis Presley combined. They come to the Birchmere on Sunday for two shows. Showtimes are 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $45. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703/573-SEAT.

Thomas Walter

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