Entries by Monica Alford

A Genre-Bending Night with The Mavericks

To say that The Mavericks have a signature sound is a bit of an understatement – after seeing them live at the State Theatre in the City of Falls Church on Friday night, it’s clear that they’re a group of musicians who can transition from one genre to the next in a matter of notes, […]

Women Chefs: Artists in the Kitchen

Strathmore is celebrating the artistry of cooking this fall, unveiling 21 original portraits of renowned regional and local female chefs created by 22 visual artists. The Women Chefs: Artists in the Kitchen exhibit pairs artists with chefs, giving the artists the opportunity to explore different mediums and portray each chef through their own creative interpretation […]

VelocityDC Dance Festival

Don’t miss the seventh annual VelocityDC Dance Festival at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall from Oct. 15 to 17. The popular festival sells out every year, with tickets at only $18 per show and featuring world-renowned dance companies and artists all based in the DC area. VelocityDC’s performances run the gamut from ballet to […]

The New Golden Age of Hollywood: Vanessa Hudgens in Gigi

Vanessa Hudgens is making her Broadway debut at the Kennedy Center through February 12 as the iconic Gigi in this classic musical about a young woman who chooses her own destiny. The 26-year-old actress and songstress, whose film repertoire ranges from the High School Musical franchise to Harmony Korine’s campy Spring Breakers, says playing Gigi […]