Archive for 'Arts'

Be prepared to laugh and cry at MetroStage’s beloved ‘Three Sistahs’

Be prepared to laugh and cry at MetroStage’s beloved ‘Three Sistahs’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) Presented three times by producing artistic director, Carolyn Griffin, Thomas W. Jones II’s award winning musical comedy/drama “Three Sistahs” will launch MetroStage’s 30th season, having become one of its most beloved [...]

A sneak peek into the lives of young doctors

A sneak peek into the lives of young doctors

By Terri Schlichenmeyer It took you a while to get the hang of things. But you did — eventually. It always is that way with a new job. Nobody is born knowing how to [...]

Tourism officials bank on Alexandria’s allure

Tourism officials bank on Alexandria’s allure

By Derrick Perkins The city’s “Extraordinary Alexandria” tourism campaign has been exactly that, concluded market research experts brought in to review the one-year-old initiative. For every dollar allocated toward advertising, the [...]

Old Town Theater closed, put up for sale

Old Town Theater closed, put up for sale

By Erich Wagner After closing the historic Old Town Theater — supposedly temporarily — over the summer, owner Rob Kaufman has put the century-old venue up for sale. A listing on online real estate [...]

‘Streetcar Named Desire’ barrels into Little Theatre of Alexandria

‘Streetcar Named Desire’ barrels into Little Theatre of Alexandria

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matthew Randall) The South of playwright Tennessee Williams was a passionate, yet unhurried, hotbed of emotion. His characters were real — too real for some when “A Streetcar Named Desire” premiered on Broadway [...]

Hollywood’s animals get a close-up in new book

Hollywood’s animals get a close-up in new book

By Terri Schlichenmeyer (Photo/New World Library) You love your pooch very much — but she’s no Lassie. If, in fact, you pulled a Timmy and fell into a well, you are sure your dog would probably [...]

Studio Theatre’s ‘Belleville’ is sure to surprise even the most jaded theatergoer

Studio Theatre’s ‘Belleville’ is sure to surprise even the most jaded theatergoer

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Igor Dmitry) In Amy Herzog’s “Belleville,” — now playing at Washington’s Studio Theatre — the viewer is afforded a plate glass window through which to view the seemingly idyllic Parisian life chosen by [...]

Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

By Jordan Wright (File photo) In an area where watermen, their history and culture have customarily been the prime subject of literary interest, it was “Chesapeake” author James Michener who noted the architecture of Cambridge’s High [...]

Q&A with Justin Townes Earle

Q&A with Justin Townes Earle

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Justin Townes Earle) Few have lived as hard as Justin Townes Earle and survived to talk about it. Born the son of a famous musician (more on that later in the interview), Earle [...]

The Bookworm: Shane Koyczan takes a poetic stand against bullying

The Bookworm: Shane Koyczan takes a poetic stand against bullying

By Terri Schlichenmeyer For the rest of your life, you’ll always regret it. With two bigger boys standing over him, the expression on his face was one of sadness, like he never expected anything different, like [...]