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Carluccio’s brings genuine Italian cuisine, market to the heart of Old Town

Carluccio’s brings genuine Italian cuisine, market to the heart of Old Town

By Hannah Brockway and Chris Teale (Photo/Hannah Brockway) As a young child growing up in Italy, Antonio Carluccio learned to cook by watching his mother, and added to his love of food through picking wild mushrooms [...]

A crisp, stark look at Soviet censorship in ‘The Letters’

A crisp, stark look at Soviet censorship in ‘The Letters’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) In 1930s Russia, privacy was a luxury afforded to no one. Suspicion and accusation were the business of the state and its bureaucracy was vast and unyielding. In “The Letters,” playwright [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Abigail Jurk) We waited patiently for summer to arrive.  Now that it’s finally here — and ahead of schedule — it’s time to get out and enjoy ourselves. Here are some creative ideas [...]

A heart wrenching tale of tradition in ‘The Blood Quilt’

A heart wrenching tale of tradition in ‘The Blood Quilt’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/C. Stanley Photography) Earth, wind and fire blew into town for the world premiere of “The Blood Quilt,” now playing at Arena Stage. Written by Katori Hall, who based the story on the [...]

A successfully ‘Odd’ adaptation at Little Theatre

A successfully ‘Odd’ adaptation at Little Theatre

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Keith Waters) Neil Simon’s long-running and ever popular play “The Odd Couple” has had more incarnations than The Smashing Pumpkins. First there was the Broadway premiere in 1965. Art Carney of “The Honeymooners” [...]

The road to Staunton is paved with great attractions

The road to Staunton is paved with great attractions

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) My plan to spend a weekend in Staunton was hatched last year when I heard about a young chef who was gathering a national reputation for imaginative food served up in [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File Photo) Everyone’s schedule is full at this time of year, but don’t forget about your social life. Here are a few ideas to get you out on the town: WHAT’S THE DEAL: The [...]

Shakespeare Theatre goes on a truly Quixotic adventure

Shakespeare Theatre goes on a truly Quixotic adventure

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) Set Designer Allen Moyer’s two-story iron grid with drop down catwalk provides the stark background for Director Alan Paul’s revival of “Man of La Mancha” now playing at Shakespeare Theatre’s glamorous [...]

English royals visit Mount Vernon

English royals visit Mount Vernon

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) Wide-eyed tourists were gobsmacked to shake hands with and get hugs from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, as the couple toured George [...]

‘Much ado’ about doo-wop at Synetic Theater

‘Much ado’ about doo-wop at Synetic Theater

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Koko Lanham) In Synetic Theater’s jived up version of “Much Ado About Nothing,” Las Vegas’s flamboyant landscape of feathered and sequined showgirls becomes the backdrop for Director Paata Tsikurishvili’s reinvention of the beloved [...]