Archive for 'Arts'

Organizers hail Alexandria’s Live Music Week as early success

Organizers hail Alexandria’s Live Music Week as early success

By Chris Teale (Photo/Christine Halsey) For 10 days, Alexandria’s thriving music scene was brought to the forefront in the city’s first Live Music Week, presented by Visit Alexandria as a showcase of all that is on [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File Photo) WHAT’S NEW: A new option for offbeat party or event ideas is set to open this month in Alexandria. Escape Room Live will open in Old Town July 30. If you’ve never heard of escape room adventures, here [...]

‘Once’ is a beautiful Irish romance that pulls at the heartstrings with gusto

‘Once’ is a beautiful Irish romance that pulls at the heartstrings with gusto

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Joan Marcus) Calling all romantics: “Once,” the show that won eight Tony Awards in 2012, is a poignant love story set in Dublin where Girl (Dani de Waal) meets Guy (Stuart Ward) on [...]

American Accordionists Association’s annual festival touches down in Alexandria

American Accordionists Association’s annual festival touches down in Alexandria

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) North Old Town swelled to the sound of accordions last week as the American Accordionists Association’s annual festival hosted four days of workshops, concerts and seminars. It was the first time [...]

Take an immersive trip to Neverland in ‘Peter Pan’

Take an immersive trip to Neverland in ‘Peter Pan’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jeremy Daniel) “Do you believe in fairies?” In response, the audience, primed for a night of wonder and magic, seized on the age-old question with resounding approval. Author J. M. Barrie would have [...]

“The Book of Mormon” is bawdy, blasphemous and brilliant

“The Book of Mormon” is bawdy, blasphemous and brilliant

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Joan Marcus) Hellfire and damnation figure neatly in the wacky and wonderful “The Book of Mormon,” the latest production at the Kennedy Center. With book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez [...]

‘Tartuffe’ is a downright dastardly satire

‘Tartuffe’ is a downright dastardly satire

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) “Epic bromance upends noted family” might be the modern-day header for the tale of Tartuffe and Orgon, the paterfamilias of a 17th century bourgeois family. Or it might read: “Priest and [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File photo) June is a month of new beginnings. Not only is it the start of summer, but this June also marks the opening of a number of new businesses in Alexandria. Here [...]

Best of Alexandria 2015

Best of Alexandria 2015

The Readers’ Choice Best of Alexandria is back for 2015! This is your chance to share all of your favorite places in Alexandria to eat, listen to music, play trivia, you name it. Nominate your favorite [...]

‘The Dirty Blonde’ at the Little Theatre offers a stunning look at Mae West

‘The Dirty Blonde’ at the Little Theatre offers a stunning look at Mae West

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matt Liptak) It took more than fluff and fizz to create an icon like Mae West. An iconoclast in the art of sex appeal — even the term was taboo when she started [...]