Keith On The Town: A Look at What’s Happening in Music, Arts and Theater this Week

Keith Loria Art & Culture

By Keith Loria  Whether it’s country swing, old-time blues, brassed-up bluegrass or just some fun funk sounds, the Bumper Jacksons give 110 percent at every show. On Jan. 26, the high-energy, danceable sextet from D.C., will head to Wolf Trap to play new sounds from forgotten 78s, as well as new songs, such as the just-released single, “White Horse.” The …

1st Stage Presents The Brothers Size from Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney

Tysons Today Around Town, Art & Culture

Tysons, VA— From the co-creator of the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight comes a profoundly compelling story of family, devotion, and belonging. Deep in the Louisiana bayou, the hardworking and steady, Ogun Size, is reunited with his aimless younger brother recently released from prison. Flights of poetry, music, and West African mythology combine in a one-of-a-kind experience that delivers “the greatest piece of …

Keith On The Town: A Look at What’s Happening in Music, Arts and Theater this Week

Keith Loria Art & Culture

Moody Blues and Wings Guitarist Denny Laine Headed to DC By Keith Loria English vocalist and guitarist Denny Laine began his career with the Moody Blues in 1964, singing lead on the band’s worldwide smash, “Go Now.” From there, Laine formed the band, Balls, with the Move’s Trevor Burton and then was part of Ginger Baker’s post-Cream band, Ginger Baker’s …

Vienna Theatre Company’s ‘Peter Pan’ takes flight January 18

Fairfax News Around Town, Art & Culture

Via Fairfax Times Vienna Theatre Company’s production of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan debuts at 8 p.m. Friday, January 18. Weekend performances will be staged through February 2. General admission tickets are $14 and available via viennava.gov/webtrac. The production flips the script on several traditional facets of the original play, including the character of Peter, who is cast and portrayed as a woman; the …

Atlas Obscura Sites in Fairfax County, Virginia

Patrick Lennon - TravelFX Around Town, Art & Culture

Via TravelFX By Patrick Lennon The other day I received a Google Alert in my email that caught my attention.  I took a peek and saw where one of our attractions was being highlighted in the Atlas Obscura Guide to Virginia. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Atlas Obscura, here’s how they describe themselves on their “About” page: “We are a …

Honoring Dr. King in McLean

David Siegel -The Connection Around Town, Art & Culture

Via The Connection By David Siegel    McLean Community Center celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday with special appearance by performance artists Liner Notes. Continuing its long tradition, the McLean Community Center will celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Our 2019 McLean Community Center Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is a reflection of our …

From Sharon Bulova’s Newsletter, Bulova Byline

Tysons Today Around Town, Art & Culture

From Sharon Bulova’s Newsletter, Bulova Byline: Happy New Year, Byline Readers! I hope everyone has had a great Holiday Season. Mine was filled with catching up with a lively and growing extended family. Now I’m glad to be back in the saddle. On December 22nd, my daughter Karin and her husband David flew in from Seattle with their two little guys, …

Claude Moore Colonial Farm closes

Emily Leayman - The Patch Around Town, Art & Culture

From The Patch By Emily Leayman Claude Moore Colonial Farm permanently closed on Dec. 21. Friends of Claude Moore Farm and the National Park Service could not reach a deal on a new cooperative agreement. The Friends say the farm will not reopen under the name Claude Moore or Claude Moore Colonial Farm. The National Park Service has said it …