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Winter is coming. Call venues for schedule changes.

Winter is coming. Call venues ahead of time for schedule changes.

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Fairfax: JCC of Northern Virginia Dance Troupe Wins First Place

On Jan. 9-10, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia’s j.dance performance troupe, The Rockdaniot, received first place in the Mini category for their ballet and contemporary routines at JUMP Dance Convention in Washington, D.C.

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‘Uplifting and Impressive’ Concert

On. Jan. 12, after school, band students from Cardinal Forest Elementary School, Hunt Valley Elementary School, Keene Mill Elementary School, Orange Hunt Elementary School, Rolling Valley Elementary School, West Springfield Elementary School, Irving Middle School, and West Springfield High School met in the West Springfield High School auditorium to rehearse together, eat dinner together and perform.

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Little Theatre of Alexandria Hosts Area Actors Showcase

LTA to host D.C.-area actors showcase.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria, whose productions have starred the likes of Dermot Mulroney and Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden, will play host to the Washington area’s first actors showcase Feb. 12-14, providing the opportunity for local talent to be seen by top casting directors and industry professionals from New York City.

Alexandria: Murders Spotlight Gang Presence

MS-13 gang members in custody over Beverley Park and Four Mile Run homicides.

After months of investigating, two of Alexandria’s 2015 homicide cases may have been solved. Police announced on Jan. 13 that suspects were in custody for the murders of Jose Luis Ferman Perez and Eduardo David Chandias Almendarez.

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‘Muted’ Now On Display

New exhibit at Torpedo Factory emphasizes subtleties.

“Muted,” a new art exhibit showcasing the serene and subdued, hangs this month in the Art League Gallery. The works on display range from photography to painting to sculpture and were selected by Allison Nance. Nance, curator of the Hillyer Art Space in Washington D.C., chose 93 art pieces from 485 submissions. She explained her decisions during a reception at the Art League gallery on Thursday night, Jan. 14. “I thought a lot about subject matter and the way the pieces personally made me feel,” said Nance.

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Herndon High Prepares For Winter Cabaret

Broadway music and dance at Herndon HS.

Herndon High students have been rehearsing for the annual winter cabaret show.

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Centreville Snapshot: United in Song

Centreville Pyramid Choir encompasses Union Mill, Centreville, Centre Ridge and Colin Powell elementary schools, Liberty Middle School and Centreville High School.

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Chantilly: Fairytales, Puppets and Laughter for Everyone

Chantilly High presents “Jack and Jill and the Beanstalk.”

Take two popular fairytales, add a couple gigantic puppets and mix well inside the mind of Chantilly High Theater Director Ed Monk, and the result is the school’s upcoming children’s play.

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McLean: Once Upon A “Crime”

‘Goldilocks on Trial’ Receives verdict at TheatreMcLean.

TheatreMcLean enters the courtroom with the children’s comedy “Goldilocks on Trial” by Fairfax County educator and playwright Ed Monk.

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‘1776’ the musical arriving at the Alden

"I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.

Week in Great Falls

Senior Center Event to Discuss Human Genome Project

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) speaker for February is Carla L. Easter, Ph.D., chief of the Education and Community Involvement Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Her topic will be The Human Genome Project.

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Student Art on Exhibit at The Arts of Great Falls School

The Arts of Great Falls School and Gallery held its seventh annual student art exhibition and awards ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 756 Walker Road in Great Falls.

Gail Péan’s Paintings on Exhibit at Katie’s Coffee House

Oil Painter Gail Péan is currently the featured artist at the Old Brogue (Katie’s Coffee House) dining room through Jan. 31.

Great Falls Writers Group Hosts Youth Writing Contest

Cash often motivates students to do anything — even homework.