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Behind the Scenes at ‘Shrek the Musical.’

When audiences enjoy The Alliance Theatre’s Summer Stars show, “Shrek the Musical,” it won’t just be because of the acting and storyline, but also because of all the work that goes on behind the scenes.

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‘Don’t Be Afraid to be Different’

Alliance Summer Stars presents “Shrek the Musical.”

A big green ogre, a princess, a wise-cracking donkey and a love-struck dragon – they’ll all be onstage when The Alliance Theatre’s Summer Stars program presents “Shrek the Musical.”

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Riches from RAGS Exhibit to Open at ArtSpace Herndon

Fine art by the 11 artists of Reston Art Gallery & Studios (RAGS) will be featured in a special exhibit, Riches from RAGS, at ArtSpace Herndon from Tuesday, July 29 until Sunday, Aug. 24.

Children Enjoy Big Vehicles Up Close

Some 2,800 people attended the recent Touch-A-Truck event at the Chantilly Regional Library.

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Coty Dickson to Exhibit at Katie’s Coffee House

A native of the Washington D.C. area, she resides in Great Falls, where she is a member of Artists on the Green, a Great Falls studio and gallery.

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Herndon High Presents ‘Hello Dolly!’

Musical performances set for Aug. 1, 2 and 3.

The first week of August the Grand Musical Theatre Experience returns to Herndon High School with a production of the musical “Hello Dolly!”

1st Stage Appoints Alex Levy as Artistic/Managing Director

1st Stage, Tysons’ award-winning professional theater, has announced the appointment of Alex Levy as its Artistic/Managing Director effective Sept. 1.

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Cooling Off at Neighboring Pool

Enjoying Herndon summer at Kingstream.

Since more than 200 neighborhood members attended the pool’s kick off BBQ on May 24, Kingstream Pool has been a great place for families, athletes, and friends to cool off on hot summer days.

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Horse Trials Held at Turner Farm

Wendy Masemer and Kristin Pascal Parisot organized the summer starter trials, combined test, and dressage show to raise money for maintenance of the cross country course at The Turner Farm in Great Falls.

“Flourishing After 55”

Events for those 55 or older.

Broadway Performer Comes Home

Free concert on Saturday, July 26 at Westwood Baptist Church in Springfield.

Broadway actress and singer Jeri Sager will offer a free concert to the public on Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church as part of the celebration of that church's 50th year.

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Having a Great Time at Great Falls Park

Treasure for tourists and locals.

Great Falls Park, located 15 miles away from the nation’s capital, can get flocked with tens of thousands of tourists looking for a reprieve from the concrete and marble every week.

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Cooling Off at Fairfax Station Swim and Tennis Club

Club attracts neighbors of all ages.

Summer is just beginning at Fairfax Station Swim and Tennis Club, with fun for everyone who is trying to cool off.

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Mount Vernon Nights

The Annandale Brass took the stage at Grist Mill Park to perform “A Slice of Americana” on Friday evening, July 11.

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Alexandria Celebrates Its 265th

The City of Alexandria hosted its annual birthday celebration at Oronoco Bay Park on Saturday evening, July 12.