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Former teen heartthrob heads to The Birchmere

Former teen heartthrob heads to The Birchmere

By Jordan Wright In a career spanning six decades, David Cassidy has worked in television, theater and concert halls as a musician, actor, songwriter, singer, director and producer. That’s a lot of crossover. But when you’re [...]

A memorable ‘Medea’

A memorable ‘Medea’

Spoiler alert: The plot of “Medea” will be revealed here. For those without knowledge of Greek mythology, you may want to stop reading. Others — whose memories of Jason and Medea may be a tad rusty [...]

Restaurant week in full swing

Restaurant week in full swing

The winter version of Alexandria’s restaurant week begins today and runs through January 22 so foodies and plain old eaters get 10 nights to chow. Sixty restaurants throughout the city are participating in the dining merriment [...]

Alexandria Film Festival: Ready for a close-up

Sure, Clint Eastwood used the Masonic temple to film “J. Edgar,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Dermot Mulroney, who grew up in Alexandria. And “Remember the Titans” put Alexandria on the big screen and on the map. [...]

Little Theater gives a perfect cut of ‘Hairspray’

Musical set in Baltimore thrives in Alexandria [...]

Outer space meets inner emotion

Outer space meets inner emotion

Torpedo Factory artist Jim Dean bridged the gap between science and art [...]

Soundbites: Bon Iver’s second album is a first

Soundbites: Bon Iver’s second album is a first

A depressed Justin Vernon first contented listeners back in 2007 with Bon Ivers debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, a sparse collection of soulful bawls and folksy strums. The tracks dripped with an achy dew [...]

Soundbites: No place like home for My Morning Jacket

Soundbites: No place like home for My Morning Jacket

Sometimes it just makes sense to go back home, where everything started. In My Morning Jackets case thats Louisville, a town with enough country and folk-rock fodder to keep them honest, but with enough eccentricity [...]

Tune-Yards: a pinball that dictates the machine

Tune-Yards: a pinball that dictates the machine

This womans work is daring for the industry. Shes an uncontainable pinball in a dusty, old machine. Imagine Garbus ricocheting off walls of Afro beat and psychedelic funk with the voice of a Disney princess. [...]

Soundbites: Dave Grohl seeks refuge in Arlandria

Soundbites: Dave Grohl seeks refuge in Arlandria

Dave Grohl must love the Wafle Shop (or its alter-ego, the less fittingly spelled Waffle Shop) on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Arlandria. Theres no proof he ever sat on their sticky, maroon stools, but the 4 [...]