Coverage of Alexandria’s local arts, theater and music scene.

Tift Merritt to perform next week at The Birchmere

By Jennifer Powell (Photo/Alexandra Valenti) Tift Merritt has been doing what she loves since her college days at the University of North Carolina. There, Merritt...

Alexandria Symphony executive director dies

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) Paul Frank, the executive director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, died after a short bout with pancreatic cancer on March...

Torpedo Factory study attracts renewed debate

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) A recent study by a respected economist commissioned by the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association argues that the Torpedo Factory Art...

‘Key for Two’ is another madcap romp from The Little Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Keith Waters) What’s more fun than a British farce by the Little Theatre of Alexandria? It’s the troupe’s stock-in-trade and each season...

The bard’s tale, untamed at Synetic Theater

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Johnny Shryock) Some of Synetic Theater’s “Silent Shakespeare” series productions are of the more classical variety: knights in leather armor and ladies...

Card game forces pair to deal with emotions in ‘The Gin...

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) At first blush, “The Gin Game” appears to be a love story about two elderly retirees who meet at the...
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