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Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk With the holidays quickly approaching, who has time to figure out what to do for fun at this time of year? If you’re in need of some ideas, here are a few places [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk Alexandria has a lot to offer in terms of social life. With so many choices, sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to do for fun. If you are in need [...]

Best Of Alexandria 2014 Winners!

Best Of Alexandria 2014 Winners!

              You voted and the results are clear-cut. Take a look and see whom your neighbors turn to around town for a variety of everyday needs.    Best Brunch Winner: [...]

The full Monte

The full Monte

By Denise Dunbar (Photo/Sensational Images/Daniel Riggs)  Emerging from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on a recent Sunday, celebrity bridal consultant Monte Durham quickly was surrounded by a group of teenage girls hoping for a photograph. “Sometimes I [...]

The 2013 ‘Best Of’ Winners

The 2013 ‘Best Of’ Winners

You voted and the results are clear-cut. Take a look and see whom your neighbors turn to around town for a variety of everyday needs.   Best Coffee Shop
 Misha’s Coffeehouse and Roaster 102 S. Patrick [...]

Dream comes true for Irishman-turned-Alexandrian

Dream comes true for Irishman-turned-Alexandrian

By Melissa Quinn For Irishman-turned-Alexandrian Tony Culley-Foster, a 25-year-old dream has finally become reality. For a quarter-century, the native Irishman hoped to bridge the vast expanse of ocean between the United States and Ireland through broadcast [...]

Q&A with Michael Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies

Q&A with Michael Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies

By Denise Dunbar The Cowboy Junkies are an alternative country/blues/rock band with a spare, mellow sound. The Canadian band consists of Timmins siblings Michael, Margo and Peter plus bassist Alan Anton. They will appear at the [...]

The show will go on at Old Town Theater

The show will go on at Old Town Theater

By Derrick Perkins The hardest decision Rob Kaufman made in the nearly yearlong effort to restore the Old Town Theater was one of his earliest. “The biggest hurdle was … the change from not doing a [...]

Relive the glory and glamour of Motown at Signature Theatre

Relive the glory and glamour of Motown at Signature Theatre

By Jordan Wright Riddle me this: Do goose bumps get goose bumps? Well, yes, if Nova Payton is singing her pipes out. Payton plays Effie White in Signature Theatre’s production of “Dreamgirls” — a career-establishing role [...]

A show-stopping holiday season

A show-stopping holiday season

By Jordan Wright What merriment is in store for us at the theater this holiday season? Well a few shows are naughty (R-rated) just as others are nice (G-rated), but check my quirky ratings for special [...]