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By Sara Dudley Brown, Theatre Editor Some interesting information just came across my desk and I think many of you will be interested in seeing this show! An exciting TC Williams Drama Department production of “Dreamgirls” will open next weekend and will feature such song favorites as “One Night Only” and “And I’m Telling You” […]

Announces He Will Be Leaving ACPS This Summer

Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley has announced that he will be leaving Alexandria City Public Schools this summer to take a position as a professor in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University in the fall. Dr. Crawley’s last day with ACPS will be July 28. The Alexandria City School Board will lay out […]


One of music’s most powerful voices creates a stunning album that speaks to her own intense passion. By Steve Houk You know, Rhiannon Giddens has deep thoughts. Not just about the many details of the day, and there are surely many of those when you’re a mother of two, a wife, a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and an actress. But as far […]

A Path Less Followed

By Kelly MacConomy Nina Tisara, Alexandria’s photographer laureate and founder of the photo-documentary project Living Legends of Alexandria, which celebrated its 10th-anniversary last month, has shared her darkroom artistry once more to bring focus to the vast diversity of faith in the City. The new exhibit joins two ambitious photo-documentary undertakings revisited.  Nina’s lens depicts a continuum […]

“Billy Elliot the Musical” Will Dance Away with Your Heart

By Sara Dudley Brown, Theatre Editor “Billy Elliot the Musical,” performed by West Potomac High School’s Beyond the Page Theatre Company, is an ostensibly sad tale which features a motherless young boy who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes in his working class UK town during the devastating miners’ strike of 1984-85. However, I think […]

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