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Soundbites: Story time with Robbie Robertson

Soundbites: Story time with Robbie Robertson

Its easy to imagine Robbie Robertson, the eloquent songwriter and breakthrough guitarist from The Band, performing songs from his new album surrounded by fully grown fans sitting Indian-style, listening intently like kids at story time. [...]

The beginning of a successful Nationals pastime?

The beginning of a successful Nationals pastime?

Maybe suffering through consecutive losing seasons is the key ingredient in creating a loyal fan base. Collective misery breeds loyalty, just ask any pre-2004 Red Sox fan or a follower of the long maligned Cubs.  [...]

Peter Bjorn and John and the genre of annoyance

Peter Bjorn and John and the genre of annoyance

Get ready to get sick of Peter Bjorn and John again.  [...]

Soundbites: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Lasers” is dim-lit

Soundbites: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Lasers” is dim-lit

Nothing about this uninspired cacophony of annoyed rhetoric spliced with clawless hooks speaks to the hip-hop prodigy Lupe Fiasco once was. [...]

GALLERY: A celebration fit for a president

GALLERY: A celebration fit for a president

The largest parade celebrating America's first president and Alexandria son George Washington trotted through Old Town despite the dreary weather Monday. To order photos, contact Pat Booth at (703) 739-0001 ext. 0 or email pbooth@alextimes.com. [...]

GALLERY: Remaking a war

GALLERY: Remaking a war

The ground at Fort Ward is "bloodied" during a Revolutionary War skirmish Sunday, where actors dressed in period garb reenacted a battle between the British and the Colonial Army. [...]

National historic preservation group names Alexandria a distinctive destination

National historic preservation group names Alexandria a distinctive destination

Everyone knows Old Town is old, but on Tuesday the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that the entire City of Alexandria is now one of 12 distinctive destinations. [...]

Port City Brewing arrives on the craft beer scene

Port City Brewing arrives on the craft beer scene

After months of anticipation, Alexandrias only microbrewery recently began crafting a storm of quality suds on Wheeler Avenue.  [...]

‘Oliver!’ leaves audience begging for more

‘Oliver!’ leaves audience begging for more

That Lionel Barts Oliver! has huge universal appeal and relevancy today is not in question. Bart crafted his iconic musical from the Dickens classic, drawing on themes of love, kindness, desperation and redemption to circumscribe the [...]