Alexander Duncan has seen the light. An emotional speaker, Duncan chokes up when he describes his life’s work, his newly published book on self-recovery. The book, “Bridging the Gap: The Journey Towards Self Discovery,” was released Saturday at T. C. Williams High School, where Duncan teaches 11th grade English.
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Come and discover Alexandria’s hidden talents at the Second Annual iMovie Mentors Annual Film Festival, scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Theater, 815 1⁄2 King Street. The iMovie Mentors Program, which serves preteen boys, is sponsored by the Alexandria Court Service Unit with funding from the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
Warning: Adult content.
Delightful, hilarious, scandalous, intimate. Disturbing?
For an actor, monologues can be a delight and a challenge.
The beauty of the Little Theater of Alexandria is that you don’t have to play over the top because it’s such a small theater. Everything reads, straight to the back. This can also present an awkward proposition if you’re alone on the stage – it takes a fine actor to fill that space comfortably. It’s kind of like inviting three hundred strangers into your boudoir. This show marks William D. Parker’s debut as a director at LTA, and the cast responds with vivacity.
For 17 years, the children of The Alexandria Ballet, along with a complement of adult professional dancers have delighted audiences with performances of The Nutcracker. This year’s performance opened on Saturday to rave reviews.
“The Duchess” is based on a best-selling biography and covers a period of ten or so years in the life of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Set in 18th century England, the film follows the charming Duchess as she becomes engaged, married and unhappily married. Despite brief allusions to her interest in politics, fashion and theater, her relations with her husband, the duke, are the focus of the movie.
Miniatures Exhibition At Alexandria Black History Museum Opens Dec. 3: Creators Of Dollhouses Inspired By Alexandria, African American History[From: Arts & Style]
The Alexandria Black History Museum welcomes a new exhibition, Childhood Memories in Miniature: African American Dollhouses by Sharon J. Frazier and Linwood M. Smith, featuring more than a dozen buildings and rooms in miniature. The exhibition runs from Wednesday, Dec. 3, through Saturday, Jan. 24.
The T.C. Williams High School Theater Department presents its fall play, Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22, in the school’s auditorium, 3330 King Street, Alexandria. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for Alexandria City Public Schools employees, students and senior citizens.
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking volunteers with expertise in music, theatre, and dance to serve on Resource Panels. Members serve as subject matter experts who advise and assist the Commission by reviewing grant applications for various arts programs in the City of Alexandria.
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is pleased to announce the 2008 recipients of the Alex Awards: Frank Shutts, Nina Tisara, Frank Regan and Gary Thomas. The honorees will receive their awards on Friday, Oct. 24 at the “Taste for Giving” event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street.