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Blending the Modern with the Nostalgic

Virginia Chamber Orchestra’s presents “America’s Musical Keepsakes.”

Virginia Chamber Orchestra

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Chili Cookoff at Hopsfrog Benefits Spina Bifida Foundation

Hopsfrog Grille in Burke hosted a chili cook-off fundraiser

The Kids are OK!

West Springfield Spartan Theatre opens a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.

West Springfield Spartan Theatre opens a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic "Oklahoma."

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Seeing the Childhood Of an Iconic Character

Woodson High presents “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Woodson High presents “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

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Have Your Musical and Eat it Too

Lake Braddock choirs sample Broadway hits with Dessert event.

Lake Braddock choirs sample Broadway hits with Dessert event.

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Rise to the Occasion

Great Harvest Bread Co. Burke and Lorton owners ready for new adventure.

Harvest Bread in Burke

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Dramatic, Suspenseful, Colorful

“The Magic Marksman” from Virginia Opera at Fairfax’s Center for the Arts.

“It’s a suspenseful thriller, with passionate romance and the struggle between good and evil.” That is how Adam Turner, principal conductor, Virginia Opera, described “The Magic Marksman,” the Opera’s next offering at the Center for the Arts.

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‘Gray Ghost’ Revisited

The exploits of Col John Mosby are being recounted in a 3-week course.

Mosby’s “Rangers” struck isolated Union detachments without warning, and usually captured most of the men and their horses. Then the Rangers would seemingly vanish into the countryside, not to be found by pursuing Union forces.

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Burke, Fairfax Station: ‘Carousel’ Coming to Lake Braddock

Musical Theatre department revives a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.

After having done family-friendly and modern shows in recent years, Lake Braddock Secondary School musical theatre director Mary DeMarco of Clifton decided “it was time to do a classic.”

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Fairfax: Holidays Come to City Concerts, Plays, Santa and S’mores

City of Fairfax ushers in the holiday season.

Christmas in the City of Fairfax is always special. And a full slate of activities from Dec. 3-19 is sure to make holiday spirits bright.

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Fairfax: Getting into Holiday Spirit with Encore

Musical extravaganza, ‘Christmas Undercover,’ takes the stage.

“It’s a really cute plot with a detective feel to it, plus Santa Claus,” said Director Raynor van der Merwe. “There’s a strong storyline that sets up beautiful vocal and dance numbers that further tell the story. It’s a very entertaining show for the whole family. For two hours, the youngest to the oldest will be transported to a different world.”

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Sangster Hosts Veterans Day Assembly

Viewpoints: Burke Students on Meaning of Veterans Day

Of the 970 students and 665 families at Sangster, which serves parts of Burke, Fairfax Station and Springfield, Principal Lisa Reddel said 175 families are associated with the school’s Military Spouses Group that welcomes newcomers and supports new to the area military families getting settled.

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Burke: Creating Art Full of Wonder

Christopher Falck of Burke sees his pictures as ‘sculpture disguised as a photograph.’

Burke resident Christopher Falck grew up with parents who enjoyed collecting art. They exposed him to books about magic and art where he discovered the world created by artist M.C. Escher and the beauty captured by photographer Ansel Adams. His father enjoyed cameras and let Falck play with his 35mm Chinon as a child. It was easy for Falck to imagine a career in the arts.

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Burke: Shenandoah Run in Concert at Accotink

Local band Shenandoah Run, playing “folk music with a kick,” will be in concert Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. at Accotink UU Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke.

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