ART & CULTURE

Cirque du Soleil comes to Tysons II with a stunning performance of ‘LUZIA’ Cirque du Soleil started touring the U.S. in 1987 and has since become an international sensation. The modern circus tells narratives featuring stunning light and sound aspects, as well as breathtaking displays that defy human nature in a show that reinvented circus […]

Three-part live music experience kicks off April 19 at MPA@ChainBridge Local musicians will rock MPA@ChainBridge this spring as part of McLean Project for the Arts’ (MPA’s) Art+Music Concert Series, April 19, May 10 and May 12. Featured musicians include The Bitter Dose Combo, the Dave Kline Band and Sound Impact. “Our MPA Art+Music series invites […]

It was nearly 25 years ago when singer Dar Williams started earning notice in the folk industry thanks to three small-release albums and opening for Joan Baez in concert. The folk legend even recorded several of Williams’ songs, and the two women have also had a successful duet in the song, “Ring Them Bells.” Over […]

A once practicing lawyer in Washington D.C. for nine years, David Baldacci found fame with the publication of his first novel, “Absolute Power” in 1996—a story that would gain further prominence as a Clint Eastwood movie. Once his book became a success, he set aside his law career and over the next 21 years would write 34 best-selling novels, […]

Max Weinberg is probably best known as the drummer of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, having played behind the kit since 1975 and being part of the Boss’ biggest hits such as “Born to Run,” “Born in the USA,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Thunder Road,” “Badlands” and “Hungry Heart.” Additionally, the Hall of Fame drummer […]

It was 25 years ago when two friends from Gainesville, Fla.—Drew Copeland and Ken Block—decided to start a rock band called Sister Hazel, named after a local nun who ran a homeless shelter. They soon added lead guitarist Ryan Newell, bassist Jett Beres and drummer Mark Trojanowski and set off on the road to live […]

On Sunday, Dec. 3, an incredibly talented group of child actors will be singing and performing at Area 31 Cinema Studios in Frederick, Maryland, for the premiere performance of Fame Vs. Buttercup, an innovative family-friendly musical that’s part stage show, part film and part concert. The show follows a trio of present-day kids who make […]

A new way to experience the artisan culture of Virginia I was browsing through the regional travel brochures at the Occoquan Visitors Center recently, when I came across a series of trails that I knew nothing about…the Virginia Artisan Trails. I had to learn more. As members of the Virginia Artisan Trail Network, various communities [...]