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Inspired by the relationship of novelist Henry James and his typist Theodora Bosanquet, Hollinger has written a fascinating study of the act (or art) of creation as it involves fictional novelist Franklin Woolsey, his typist Myra Babbage, and his wife Vivian. Taking place in 1919 coinciding with the advent of the typewriter, Woolsey, after dictating several novels, dies leaving his typist, who proceeds to continue writing in his voice. Of course, this makes his wife, the publisher and the general public wild with curiosity as to how this is happening. An intriguing story about the writing process, creativity and love.
The ASO rounds out its 2012-2013 Season with Stravinsky’s enchanting Rite of Spring and Rimsky-Korsakov’s spellbinding Scheherazade.
A must see for music and theatre lovers alike from the pen of Moises Kaufman (author of “The Laramie Project” and “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde”). Katherine, an eminent musicologist, is determined to discover the reason Beethoven spent so much time writing a series of variations on a second-rate waltz he once described as “a cobbler’s patch.” This modern-day scholar confronts her own mortality and uses Beethoven’s letters to transport the audience into the last days of the musical genius’s life.
Live Music! Friday May 17, Girl X | Saturday May 18 Alpha Dog Blues Band | Friday May 24 Casey O'Neal.
Honor Armed Forces Day at an evening performance of songs from the Civil War era in the Fort Ward Park amphitheatre. The Federal City Brass Band recreates the sound and appearance of a regular U.S. Army regimental brass band of the 1860s. A selection of mid-nineteenth century songs will be performed on original brass instruments.
In March of 2002, Donna made the leap of faith (or insanity, depending on your point of view), and went full-time as a comic. Since then she has been entertaining virtually every week at clubs all over the country, and in September 2002, was given an opportunity to have her standup filmed for a documentary to be released within a few months.
Join us at La Tasca Saturdays at 9 p.m. and dance the night away listening to the contagious Latin rhythms of "Deep Dreams". There is never a cover charge and our kitchen is open until 11 p.m.
If you're looking for a fun, but inexpensive night out check out some live music at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub. We feature local and national (and sometimes even international!) musicians Wednesday through Saturday, every week. For the past 16 years the Not So Modern Jazz Quartet + has been playing every Thursday at St. Elmo's. These seasoned regulars play Dixieland/New Orleans-style jazz and kick off their set around 7:30 p.m. More info on the fun they bring can be found at: www.nsmjq.org All other days (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) music begins at 8 p.m. and goes to about 10 p.m. With a range in musical styles, there's surely something on our calendar for anyone who enjoys music. Besides jazz, we also feature folk, rock, blues, pop, experimental, country, bluegrass, and more! As always, the live music we offer is free. Tips for the artists, however, are accepted and encouraged. "Come on out to St. Elmo's and enjoy a relaxing evening with coffee, great food, music, and friends. A night out at St. Elmo's gives you the opportunity to support local business and local/national musicians, and it is a less expensive alternative to a night at the bar." - Charity Meals from the Arlington Coffee Shop Examiner. Our calendar can be found on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stelmoscoffeepub/events or on alexandrialive.com: http://www.alexandrialive.com/venues/stelmos.php ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/venue/stelmoscoffeepub
In collaboration with the Target Gallery’s "Trash Talk" exhibition, and in celebration of Earth Day, "Beauty and the Waste" is an all-media exhibition in Site 2 & 3 Galleries featuring work by Torpedo Factory artists made from the commonly recycled materials of glass, plastic, paper and metal. Visitors are encouraged to recycle in the four different bins placed throughout the exhibit, provided by The Transportation & Environmental Services of Alexandria.
Target Gallery presents Beyond Function, an exhibition focusing on non-functional ceramic artwork. These works go beyond utility, seeking to be valued for their aesthetic quality over their usefulness. In addition, juror Novie Trump and Laurel Lukaszewski will create a site-specific ceramic installation outside of the gallery. Join us for a reception on Thursday, May 9th from 6-8 p.m. to meet some of the artists and hear a juror talk at 7 p.m.
Sculptor Noah Williams successfully breathes new life into discarded objects by creating imaginative large-scale works of art. His exhibit of found art sculptures, “One Man’s Trash,” will be on view at The Art League Gallery May 9 – June 3, 2013.
"Artworks For Good" exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery: May 17-June 1, 2013. Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 7-10pm. During the Closing/ Fundraiser/ Benefit reception on Saturday, June 1, 7-10pm, proceeds are split between the American Cancer Society in honor of arts patron Becky Arnold and Del Ray Artisans gallery at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. Tickets to the benefit reception are $10. For more information, visit: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/benefit
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