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Living Legends 2016

A Fun and Glamorous Night in a Stunning Venue By Kris Gilbertson If you haven’t yet stepped inside the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, put it on your list. The 10-story PTO atrium is breathtaking and if it makes you feel like a first-time tourist in NYC, go ahead and gawk. I did. It gave […]

2016 Living Legends Are Chosen

Living Legends of Alexandria announced the selection of the Living Legends for 2016. The work of these twelve individuals contributed to the community of Alexandria in arts and music, community services for seniors, youth and children, civil rights, historic preservation, and literacy and writing programs. “We are honored to acknowledge this year’s legends for their […]

LIVING LEGENDS: Alexandria Kathleen Baker

by Nina Tisara Kathleen Baker, performing artist and educator, is a star in Alexandria’s cultural constellation and a 2015 Living Legend of Alexandria. By what luck did such talent come to Alexandria?  Baker, originally from York, Pa., attended the University of Pittsburgh on academic scholarships majoring in French and German with a minor in Art […]

It’s That Time of Year Again: Living Legends Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for 2016 Living Legends of Alexandria. Whom do you know who has significantly improved Alexandria with their vision and energy? Do you know someone who fits that description? If so, nominate them today as a Living Legend! Click to Nominate a Legend. You may also mail your nomination to Living Legends, P.O. Box […]

2010 Living Legend of Alexandria Betty Wright

Excerpted from notice in The Washington Post, June 23, 2015.   Betty Rhoads Wright  Named in 2010 as one of Alexandria, Virginia’s “Living Legends” and founder of “Wright to Read”, the literacy advocacy program for underprivileged children in Alexandria, died at her home in Old Town, Alexandria on June 20, 2015 at the age of 90.  […]

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