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Fairfax Ballet preps ‘Nutcracker’ performances

The Fairfax Ballet Company’s classical “Nutcracker” returns to the stage Nov. 27-28 at Fairfax High School. Show times are 4 p.m. “This classical full-length production is a family-favorite holiday tradition in Northern Virginia,” producers said. “Members of the Fairfax Ballet...

Dominion Stage season continues with comedy

Dominion Stage will present the comedy “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” with performances Nov. 5-20 at Gunston Arts Center Theatre II, 2700 South Lang St. The play tells the tale of five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hiding out from...

Marshall thespians return with Shakespeare classic

On hold since the start of the pandemic, live theater returns to George C. Marshall High School with the Statesmen Theatre’s updated take on one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” running Nov. 11-13 at...

Arlington board salutes visionary of arts scene

Arlington County Board members on Oct. 19 lauded the work of civic leader and arts impresario Lucy Bowen. Bowen is “an absolute powerhouse of positivity and generosity and leadership in our community – has made such an important impact,”...

Vocal-arts competition moves online for 2021

The Northern Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs will host its biennial Classical Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists in an online setting on Saturday, Nov. 6 from...

Synetic’s return features salutes to master of macabre

It’s been a pretty macabre year and a half, so it’s perhaps fitting that Synetic Theater returns to indoor performances for the first time since the onset of the pandemic with a celebration of that master of the macabre – Edgar Allan Poe.

Making a comeback, Vienna Community Band seeks new members

The Vienna Community Band is on the hunt for musicians in all sections, with a special focus on flutes, clarinets, saxophones, bassoons, oboes and tubas. Rehearsals are held on Sundays at 6 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center; those interested...

Editor’s Notebook: Another theater troupe is back

Sunday night traditionally finds me on nestled horizontally and semi-comatose on a couch at home (any home, but normally my home), but last night night found me in Crystal City, where Synetic Theater was back in its performance venue...

Synetic preps ghoulish Halloween festivities

Synetic Theater will present a Halloween-themed gala on Friday, Oct. 29 in conjunction with its new production, “The Madness of Poe.” Following the 8 p.m. show, the indoor/outdoor dance party will feature “all the food, drinks, tricks and treats that...

Cuppett Performing Arts Center preps for 60th birthday

Cuppett Performing Arts Center in Vienna has begun its 60th year of operations and will be celebrating the milestone anniversary all year.Activities will include “60 Reasons I Love the Cuppetts,” a social-media campaign featuring testimonials from current students and...
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Memoirist goes back to his roots with Icelandic tales

Icelanders prize boldness, adventure and self-improvement through working in faraway lands. They call timid souls who never stray far...
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