Tag: Alexandria arts

My View with Denise Dunbar: Gary Oelze – An appreciation

By Denise Dunbar When my husband and I entered the Birchmere one evening in early 1993 to hear one of our favorite artists, Jerry Jeff...

Birchmere owner Gary Oelze dies at 80

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Gary Oelze, who owned and founded the acclaimed Birchmere music hall, died on Monday of congestive heart failure. He was...

Enthralled by ‘Sister Act’

By Mae Hunt I went in completely blind to The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of “Sister Act,” having never seen the original 1992 film...

Signature Theatre celebrates Sondheim

By Mae Hunt Signature Theatre’s production of “Into the Woods” opened on Nov. 9, but have no fear, there’s still plenty of time to see...

The power of poetry

By Zeina Azzam For millennia, poetry has provided a powerful way to capture society’s imagination. Poetry has served as a recorder of history, a source...

‘Thank You For Your Service’ is a chilling call to action

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] “Thank You For Your Service,” a war documentary directed by Tom Donahue and produced by Ilan Arboleda, is a tragic...

‘Aaron with 2 A’s’ encourages living authentically

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] “What is the shelf life for this kind of career at your age?” a rather abrasive man asks at a fancy...

New art installation to open at Waterfront Park

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Come March 2023, Alexandria’s Waterfront Park will trade its elegant cursive letters that spell out “I Love You” for something...

Baffin Records works to make music accessible

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] When one thinks of Alexandria, images of the town’s waterfront and quaint brick buildings might come to mind. Yet as...

The Zappa Band plays The Birchmere

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] One word to describe the late musician Frank Zappa is eccentric. Another might be irreverent, avant-garde or even kooky. But...