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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 [...]

‘Swim Club’ debuts with a splash at Port City

‘Swim Club’ debuts with a splash at Port City

For whatever reason the thought of attending a class reunion can turn even the most sensible woman into a bundle of nerves. Will an old flame turn up? How can I lose 10 pounds in two [...]

‘Heaven Can Wait’ clears early acting hurdles

‘Heaven Can Wait’ clears early acting hurdles

The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of Harry Segall’s stage play, “Heaven Can Wait,” got off to a rocky start Monday night when the play’s co-producer and assistant director Mary Ayala-Bush had to jump into the [...]

Alexandria chef Cathal Armstrong tapped to lead St. Patrick’s Day parade in D.C.

Alexandria chef Cathal Armstrong tapped to lead St. Patrick’s Day parade in D.C.

Dublin native and famed Alexandria restaurateur Cathal Armstrong will headline Washington’s 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, organizers announced this week. Armstrong, the man behind the meal at Restaurant Eve, Virtue Feed and Grain and The [...]

‘Really Really’ is a cautionary tale from Generation Me

‘Really Really’ is a cautionary tale from Generation Me

Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo wants his audiences to know that his play was inspired by three seminal moments in his young life. The first was seeing “Doubt,” a play by John Patrick Shanley that filled him [...]

Virginia lawmakers likely to ease happy hour ad regulations

Virginia lawmakers likely to ease happy hour ad regulations

Local restaurants and bars got a step closer to showcasing their happy hour menus online after the House of Delegates voted to ease restrictions on advertising drink specials. Del. David Englin (D-45) is one of several [...]

Another New Year already?

Another New Year already?

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Lower School celebrates the Chinese New Year on Friday with an interactive presentation from Wong People of Washington, D.C. Students learned the cultural meanings of the Chinese New Year and were encouraged to wear red, [...]

The Broadway stars are out in ‘Josephine Tonight’ at MetroStage

The Broadway stars are out in ‘Josephine Tonight’ at MetroStage

“Josephine Tonight” hurtles down the track at lightning speed with a fast-paced, musical bonanza about legendary entertainer Josephine Baker’s early life and meteoric career, from her days as a street performer and on to Harlem’s Cotton [...]

It’s all fun and games (and art) at Del Ray Artisans

It’s all fun and games (and art) at Del Ray Artisans

What’s the difference between poker and politics? Some would argue nothing — they’re both games, contests of will and skill that crown a winner and bury a loser. Some would argue everything in life is deducible [...]