Colorado Springs Exotic Plant Collector to Open The Plant Vault | Culture & Leisure

There can be an unfortunate side to having fresh plants. Sometimes people want to steal them. At least that’s the case for Mark Hanson, who collects and grows rarities for his one-man business, Rocky Mountain Exotic Plants. He provides the natural decorations at Colorado Springs venues such as CO.ATI, the downtown food hall and event … Read more

Vienna Jammers present the Big Jam | Culture & Leisure

Bakithi Kumalo Invited to Drumming Celebration at Capital One Hall Courtesy picture Courtesy picture Courtesy picture Jhe Vienna Jammers are a drumming ensemble with over 120 children ages 8-18 from Fairfax County. The band was founded in 2005 by David L. Reynolds, Jr., who has been teaching general music at Vienna Elementary School since 2001. … Read more

Cappies Review: Thomas Jefferson High School’s Incredible “Matilda” | Culture & Leisure

A little girl with telekinetic powers, an evil hammer-throwing headmistress and the Russian mafia – the production of “Matilda the Musical” from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology wowed the audience with many unique technical elements, hilarious performances and sentimental moments that melted the hearts of the public. “Matilda the Musical” is based … Read more

Rodney Crowell has fun on the road | Culture & Leisure

The famous songwriter comes to Birchmere with his quintet Multi-Grammy Award-winning troubadour Rodney Crowell has always enjoyed writing every day. So when the pandemic hit, the 71-year-old country singer-songwriter suddenly found a lot more time to do what he loves, and he put it to good use. “I have a home studio, so I wrote … Read more

ArtsFairfax Announces 2022 Arts Awards Winners | Culture & Leisure

Capital One Hall is this year’s recipient of the Jinx Hazel Arts Award, ArtsFairfax’s premier award recognizing an individual or organization whose vision and commitment have helped shape the cultural life of Fairfax County. Part of Capital One Center’s dynamic public art, entertainment and retail lineup, Capital One Hall opened in October 2021 and includes … Read more

Artistic news | From ‘Thor’ to ‘Soul’: Film on the Rocks is back | Culture & Leisure

“Summer of Soul”: For six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of Woodstock, the Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed at Mount Morris Park. The footage was never seen and largely forgotten until Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson made it the winner of the 2022 Oscar for Best Documentary. It will premiere at Red … Read more

Local Students Shine at Annual Youth Art Exhibition | Culture & Leisure

This piece by IRHS student Eleny Melo Lopez won first place in the show’s ninth grade category. By Susan Canfora | Staff reporter The winners of the annual Youth Art Show, presented by the Selbyville Community Club, will be announced at an awards ceremony with city officials, including Mayor Clifton Murray, at 2 p.m. on … Read more

Millville Boardwalk aims to become a destination | Culture & Leisure

The “World’s Largest Beach Ball Park” will be open on the Millville Boardwalk from Saturday, May 21, through Memorial Day, and tickets are available now. Coastal Point • Kerin Magill When the Millville Boardwalk Resort opened its doors three years ago, its owners intended to bring the feel of a summer night on the beach … Read more