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‘Shake Loose’ at MetroStage is a wonderful trip through pop history

‘Shake Loose’ at MetroStage is a wonderful trip through pop history

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) If you’ve been seeing clouds of steam heat billowing over the rooftop of MetroStage lately, blame it on the four-member cast and six-piece band of “Shake Loose.” Fire and ice and [...]

Episcopal boys basketball battles hard atop Interscholastic Athletic Conference standings

Episcopal boys basketball battles hard atop Interscholastic Athletic Conference standings

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The task for the Episcopal boys basketball team Tuesday night was simple: beat St. Albans and keep pace with Bullis atop the Interscholastic Athletic Conference ahead of the teams’ clash in [...]

Local agencies investigate oil sheen on Potomac River

Local agencies investigate oil sheen on Potomac River

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria officials are keeping a close eye on an investigation by state and federal agencies into an oil sheen that appeared along the Potomac River last week. City spokesman Craig Fifer [...]

Warwick Pool overhaul vote goes swimmingly

Warwick Pool overhaul vote goes swimmingly

By Chris Teale (File photo) City council voted unanimously at a public hearing last month to overhaul the Warwick Pool with a new facility that could cost upwards of $2.1 million, though a timeline for construction [...]

Torpedo Factory Art Center board split on overhaul

Torpedo Factory Art Center board split on overhaul

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Dissent has flared up among Torpedo Factory Art Center board members after a consultant’s report recommended an organizational overhaul. The controversial plan calls for creating a new, independent board of directors [...]

Our View: Ethics resolution is the epitome of a good compromise

Our View: Ethics resolution is the epitome of a good compromise

(File photo) City council’s surprise decision to approve an ethics study group at Saturday’s public hearing — the issue wasn’t on the docket — was an example of political wrangling resulting in a good product. Like [...]

Q&A with country singer Phil Vassar

Q&A with country singer Phil Vassar

By Jennifer Powell (Courtesy photo) Born in Lynchburg, Va., singer Phil Vassar got his start performing in clubs around James Madison University, paying his dues as a live performer while earning an undergraduate degree in business. [...]

T.C. Williams boys basketball continues hot streak with win over South County

T.C. Williams boys basketball continues hot streak with win over South County

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With just 3.8 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, senior guard Tavaris James stood at the free throw line for two shots with the T.C. Williams boys basketball team up 61-60 [...]

Columbia Firehouse trademark opposition dropped by Firehouse Restaurant Group

Columbia Firehouse trademark opposition dropped by Firehouse Restaurant Group

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The Columbia Firehouse has stood at 109 S. St. Asaph St. since 1883, served as a working firehouse for the city’s Columbia Steam Engine Fire Company, and in its second life [...]

Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

Oakville Triangle redevelopment plan gets further approval

By Chris Teale (Image/City of Alexandria) The redevelopment of the Oakville Triangle took another step forward at city council’s public hearing last weekend as various amendments and plans for concept, preliminary infrastructure and transportation management garnered [...]