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November presents the opportunity, as a country and as individuals, to reflect on our country’s direction and then exert our power of choice through a vote. As of this writing, the Presidential election outcome is unknown, but we know that the arts are a vital part of our local, state, and n…

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Gifted with a knack for smart observational humor and a spontaneous wit, Paula Poundstone has been a top comedian since first making it big in the early ’80s. 

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Fans of the golden age of the turntable are in for a real treat, as Signature Theatre is offering Signature Vinyl, a filmed concert of 26 local singers and musicians performing the hits of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Carole King, Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Joni Mitchell, Elton John and more.

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The chilling legend of the Amityville Horror has been part of terror lure ever since Jay Anson authored the best-selling book about the paranormal experiences of the Lutz family in 1977. 

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Thanks to a lightning-fast wit honed through years of working improv, Baltimore-based comedian Tommy Sinbazo is one of the area’s funniest guys around and has kept those in the Washington D.C. region laughing since entering the comedy scene more than a dozen years ago.

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The popular ’90s brother-based trio will offer a series of livestream concerts

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Fall is underway and most of our life continues to be online. The new normal has us exploring creative endeavors and rethinking our plans. For ArtsFAirfax, our annual Arts Awards celebration moves to October 15, 2021, but there are many opportunities to live, work, and play in the arts this …

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Having been out of action since mid-March due to the pandemic, NextStop Theatre Company was looking for a way to bring theater patrons back safely and offer the chance to some of its performers to get in front of people again.

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The first words in Gloria Steinem's Website (www.gloriasteinem.com) sum her up as "a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer." The new film "The Glorias," directed by Julie Taymor ("The Tempest," "Across the Universe") and cowritten by Taymor and newcomer Sarah Ruhl, exp…

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Somehow, in the midst of a global pandemic, there was indeed a Toronto International Film Festival this year, running from Sept. 10-19. And yes, even though Americans aren't currently allowed to cross the northern border, I attended. Well, not physically. I did TIFF 2020 virtually.

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Local musician Cat Janice brings her band to a benefit concert at Jammin Java

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Explore some of the favorite (relatively) recently published books recommended by the collections staff at Fairfax County Public Library.

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Illiterate Light release live performances as part of its new “In the Moment” series 

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Creativity allows us to think, explore, and develop beyond the physical walls of confinement. While the last few months have physically restricted us, it has also presented an opening to explore creative opportunities or fine-tune long term pursuits. For professional creatives or those about…

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam, First Lady Pamela Northam, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Director and CEO Alex Nyerges announced August 25 40 Virginia artists who will receive $5,000 grants through a special program to help visual artists impacted by COVID-19.

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Right now, connectivity in all forms is more important than ever. Local artists, orchestras, theatres, camps and many more are stretching their creativity to bring the arts to your home. Our local arts community is connecting us with friends and family and providing us with the much-needed m…

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Explore some of the favorite (relatively) recently published books recommended by the collections staff at Fairfax County Public Library.

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The Arlington music venue welcomes The Billy Price Charm City Rhythm Band 

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Closings and cancelations have taken place across the country and arts organizations and artists are facing an uncertain economic future. COVID-19 is having disastrous financial consequences on the arts sector, an essential part of Fairfax’s local economy. The lasting impact is unknown, but …

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Nothing stirs patriotism on the Fourth of July more than a war drama about American heroes. Films like Rod Lurie's "The Outpost," which tells the story of the Oct. 3, 2009, Battle of Kamdesh, where eight U.S. soldiers were killed when insurgents stormed an isolated base in northern Afghanist…

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It takes a while to go through the filmography of Tom Hanks, and the roles he's chosen are as varied as imaginable: The lovelorn fruit man in "Splash," the boy in a man's body in "Big," the cranky team manager in "A League of Their Own," the fellow known as Forrest Gump, Woody in "Toy Story,…

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In response to not being able to gather for performances this summer, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is offering a complement of streaming performances under the banner of Wolf Trap Sessions. 

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Justyne Fischer, who teaches art at South County High, has been awarded the 2020 Maynor Biggers Award from Hampton University.The Maynor Biggers Artist Fund (MBAF), supported by Hampton University alumni, invests in artists who use their art as a vehicle for social change. Award recipients e…

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The City of Fairfax Theatre Company will hold a live “Black Women’s Voices Concert” fundraiser for its new diversity initiatives, on June 26 at The O’Dells in Clifton.

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RCC is pleased to announce it will reopen its facilities on July 6 with limited programming accompanied by enhanced social distancing and safe health practices. Both RCC Hunters Woods and RCC Lake Anne have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jeff Daniels is an award-winning actor known for an illustrious career in film, TV and on the stage. He’s played memorable roles in films such as “Dumb and Dumber” and “The Purple Rose of Cairo”; won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s “The Newsroom”; and nabbed a Tony nomination for performing At…

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Bryce Dallas Howard is a Hollywood movie star, with a résumé of major roles. She's played Ivy, the blind romantic lead in "The Village," Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen in "Spider-Man 3," the nasty Hilly in "The Help," and the harried, high heels-wearing Claire in the two "J…

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RICHMOND—Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, First Lady Pamela Northam, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Director and CEO Alex Nyerges today announced a special program to assist visual artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Virginia Artist Relief Fellowship Program.