In the late ‘80s, things were going badly for the Soviets, and Charlie Wilson wanted to brag to his fellow congressmen about something really impressive. The plan was to return to Washington with the ultimate piece of party gossip: the interrogation of a pair of captured Russian helicopter pilots, conducted by the half-drunk and crazed Texas congressman in the depths of a dark, isolated cave in Afghanistan.
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“Frozen River” is a work of desperation. The characters are desperate, the circumstances are dire and even the settings are dismal. The end result, however, is far from desperate. A compelling story line, as well as solid performances, makes “Frozen River” a unique and gripping film. The characters are steeped in complexity and the unusual situations that they are placed within make for good, believable drama.
It was a successful opening night for LTA’s production of “Picnic” under the direction of Howard Vincent Kurtz, assisted by Melinda Peverall, and produced by Margaret Evans-Joyce and Richard Schwab.
William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama, “Picnic,” is the ultimate American drama. It explores the paths that people take and the choices that are made at the crossroads of life. Does one choose a life of security and safety, or follow the temptations of the unknown? Little Theatre of Alexandria is proud to present this classic and dynamic exploration of small-town life beginning September 20 through October 11.
A nine-acre maze designed to be seen from foot, car, air and perhaps space, celebrates 40 years of Virginia’s iconic tourism slogan.
For the sixth consecutive year, Alexandria hosted its two-day Festival of the Arts, bringing in $15 million in art and thousands of visitors to the vendor-filled streets of Old Town.
Alexandria architect, CJ Howard has won the design competition for the Contrabands and Freedmen’s Cemetery Memorial.
On September 8, 2008, the 2008 Young At Art exhibit opened at the Oswald Durant Center , which is located at 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia. The exhibit features the work of artists who rnage in age from 55 to 90. It is sponsored by The Campagna Center, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Friends of the Torpedo Factory, The Alexandria Commission on Aging and Senior Services of Alexandria. Funding is provided by the The Alexandria Commission for the Arts.
“Bottle Shock” is a delight for movie and wine lovers alike. Based on a true story, the film shuttles between France and California in 1976 as the latter struggles for recognition in the wine world and culminates in a historic wine tasting known as “Judgment of Paris.” Though anchored by wine, there is still plenty of the human element within sincere performances. The tile is especially apt; bottle shock as an industry term refers to the tendency of select wines to undergo temporary and unfavorable flavor changes after being jostled during travel.
Join the fun July 31 at Artfully Paper’s Summer Fling. Everything in the store is going to be 15 percent off.