October 11, 2007

This ‘Merchant’ will appeal to Shakespeare experts

Kyle Ridley

Cracking the classic linguistic code tends be a test of concentration whenever taking part in a revived Shakespearean production. If not familiar with the storyline, it is easy to get puzzled by the dialogue or lose focus of plot and direction.

Leibovitz exhibit arrives at the Corcoran

When photographer Annie Leibovitz met President Clinton in the Oval Office in January 1993, he was smoking a cigar.
She asked if she could photograph him with the cigar.

A murder of one

Josh Eiserike

It’s not easy to stage a murder.

Gavin Tameris is the director of Agatha Christie’s “Spider’s Web,” the latest production from Castaways Repertory Theatre, opening Friday night.

Behind the Scenes

Prince William Little Theatre presents Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee’s “Inherit the Wind,” Friday and Saturday at Baldwin Elementary School, 9705 Main St., Manassas.

October 2, 2007

Do-it-yourself Halloween costume tips

Do-it-yourself Halloween costume tips for the less-than-regular sewer

Halloween costumes DIY-style


DIY Halloween costumes

Once a year tailors, start your engines! It’s Halloween costume time.

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    ‘Extreme pumpkin’ master shows how it’s done

    He’s bringing scary back

    Extreme pumpkin carver Tom Nardone

    Think your jack-o-lantern’s are too wimpy? Find out how to make your pumpkins extra scary with fake blood and more from the Extreme Pumpkin master.

    September 27, 2007

    Jay Z’s next effort inspired by “American Gang” film

    Ya Heard
    Dennis Winn


    Life becomes detour on the road to health and wellness

    Barbara Greiling

    Life imitates art, Oscar Wilde said. But in “Well,” life — messy and complicated — barges in on art, breaking down carefully constructed boundaries and shattering well-thought-out theories.

    Finding Beauty

    Artist combines elements of fine art, murals and faux finishing in her work
    Josh Eiserike

    Most of the time Clara Thompson is commissioned to paint walls, murals or more traditional artwork.

    One of her clients–big Redskins fans — asked her to paint the Dallas Cowboys logo on the inside their toilet bowl.

    Behind the Scenes

    The Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College continues its series of speakers to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

    September 24, 2007

    Slave Cabin Exhibit Dedicated at Mount Vernon

    Josh Eiserike

    The small log cabin might not be as impressive as the Mount Vernon mansion, but in understanding the story of George Washington — and of America — it’s just as important.



    Genesis played a sold-out show at the Verizon Center last night. Phil Collins asked the audience, “Apart from us, are there any old people here tonight?”

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    September 17, 2007

    ‘Sopranos’ wins best drama Emmy

    “The Sopranos” turned its startling cut-to-black final season into Emmy gold Sunday, winning the best drama series award, and newcomer “30 Rock” was named best comedy series.

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    September 14, 2007

    Art auction to benefit library foundation

    Josh Eiserike

    Last year people at Congregation Ner Shalom oohed and ahhed at a giant Chagall painting.

    “It was huge,” said Bryanna Altman, 46, of Lake Ridge, who estimated it was about eight feet by eight feet. “The colors were magnificent.”

    Picture this

    Lake Ridge woman is children’s book contest finalist
    Josh Eiserike

    Sheri Goad caught the attention of a publisher, but if she ever wants her book to see print, she’ll need people’s support online.

    Her children’s book, “Spider and Fly,” was one of 12 finalists selected for ABC’s Children’s Picture Book Competition.

    Community band concert honors firefighters

    Josh Eiserike

    John Cznadel wanted to do something special.

    Cznadel, the assistant director of the Prince William Community Band, said the band celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, but didn’t really have an event to mark the milestone.

    Ansel Adams

    Josh Eiserike

    It’s been a decade since Ansel Adams rolled into town.

    Sure, he’s been dead for more than 20 years, but Adams remains one of the most famous photographers in America — if not the most famous American photographer of all time.

    September 12, 2007

    Aerosmith “loves to rock”

    Aerosmith’s Joe Perry is pumped up for the challenge of staying relevant in a fickle world


    Guitarist Joe Perry talks about touring, Jack White and “American Idol” before Aerosmith’s Sunday show at the Nissan Pavilion.

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    September 11, 2007

    REMEMBERING 9/11 – Tracing ‘Tribute in Light’ to its source


    As the lights are being readied for the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, see and hear what one photographer experienced on his journey to photograph the lights.

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