Singer and Author Dar Williams Returns to Cry Cry Cry

Tysons Today Music Scene

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 the years, Williams has released …

Sister Hazel Duo Played Jammin’ Java

Tysons Today Music Scene

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 their dream. Sister Hazel has …

Talented Child Actors Ready to Shine in Fame Vs. Buttercup Musical

Tysons Today Art & Culture, NOVA Arts, Theatre & Dance

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 three wishes and accidentally end …

MPAartfest in McLean Central Park

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Art & Culture, Arts

The McLean Project for the Arts will host its annual MPAartfest on Sunday, October 1, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at McLean Central Park. During MPAartfest, Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering the work of acclaimed artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for sale. What: MPAartfest 2017, a one-day juried fine …

Marx and Springfield Team for Fun Night at Wolf Trap

Keith Loria Music Scene, Staff Picks

Rick Springfield and Richard Marx have both garnered Grammy awards for their pop tunes, and each has sold albums in the 25-million-plus range. In their joint Wolf Trap debut, the ’80s pop heartthrobs will join forces for a stripped-down, unplugged storytellers concert on Sept. 10.

WAR Coming to Wolf Trap

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Music Scene

Since helping to redefine funk in the late ’60s and ’70s, WAR has been one of the most in-demand touring bands, with founding member Lonnie Jordan leading the group through elements of blues, funk, jazz, rock, reggae, gospel and R&B.

Rising Star Brynn Elliott To Play Wolf Trap

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Music Scene, NOVA Arts

While those coming out to Wolf Trap on Aug. 13 may be there to see headliners Lifehouse and Switchfoot, odds are that they’re going to be quickly impressed with the opening act, Brynn Elliott, an Atlanta-born singer, songwriter, and musician who has quickly made a name for herself in the music industry.

See Top Theater in Tysons

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Staff Picks, Theatre & Dance

Thanks to venues like the Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Shakespeare Theater Company, Ford’s, Arena Stage, and the National Theatre, there are loads of opportunities for theater lovers in the DC area to catch a Broadway-quality production close by.

Terry Fator Brings Ventriloquism Fun to MGM

Keith Loria Art & Culture, NOVA Arts

When he was growing up, Terry Fator was such a fan of ventriloquism, that his parents used to let him watch the mature TV show “Soap,” but only the parts that Jay Johnson as Chuck (and his popular puppet Bob) were in. “My parents would watch and every time he came on, they would call me into the room and I would …

Living Her Hollywood Dream

Keith Loria Art & Culture

Bellina Lambdin is a long time Beauty Consultant for Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Vienna, Va. She loves her job and is dedicated to making her clients happy providing skin care and make up tips. On her days off she works as a background actor in movies and television.