Archive for 'Entertainment'

Singing the praises of an exceptional new talent

Singing the praises of an exceptional new talent

Not only is this delicious show a world premiere, but it also marks the auspicious debut of a new talent, Ted Shen, a businessman and arts patron who might better qualify for full retirement. That he [...]

Weekend preview: Scottish Walk Parade, Boat Parade of Lights and more

Weekend preview: Scottish Walk Parade, Boat Parade of Lights and more

The sound of bagpipes and spectacle of tartan-clad revelers marching through Old Town will be heard and seen for the 41st consecutive year as the tradition of the Campagna Center’s Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade [...]

The complexities of evil abound in ‘Angel: A Nightmare in Two Acts’

The complexities of evil abound in ‘Angel: A Nightmare in Two Acts’

“Evil can be most appealing, even when it comes packaged so attractively,” declares the sage defense attorney, played by David Adler, to the young prosecutor. He’s referring to the captivating Irma Grese, known as the “Blonde [...]

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. [...]

Taking entertainment literally

Taking entertainment literally

The history buffs keen on the tri-corner hats and town criers of Old Town’s brick-laid sidewalks may be unaware, but Alexandria is home to a perennially irreverent literary show, As Was Written.  What began as a [...]

Adding Oktoberfest

Port City Brewing owner and founder Bill Butcher's business plan includes focusing on a few beers and producing a quality product, but that doesn't mean he's ruled out experimentation.  [...]

Singing Alexandrias praises

Singing Alexandrias praises

A lifelong Alexandrian, musician Ray Parker recently penned an original tune singing the citys praises that he hopes local officials will use to trumpet his hometowns charm. [...]

Soundbites: One throne, two kings

Soundbites: One throne, two kings

No Church in the Wild, the opening track on Jay-Z and Kanye Wests Watch the Throne, is not so much a claim to their godliness as it is a manifesto to a new religion over which [...]

What’s behind what’s on those flags?

What’s behind what’s on those flags?

There was a five-day conference of vexillologists in Alexandria last week to discuss those waving symbols of, well, anything and everything. [...]

Takin’ it to the streets

Takin’ it to the streets

Old Town's buskers play for free, ask for little [...]