November 10th is the last weekend to see Aida, winner of four Tony Awards and featuring music by pop legend Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.  This musical is popular and special because its story combines a tragedy of love and intriguing politics. Although set in Egypt centuries ago, theatergoers will experience the […]

A new way to experience the artisan culture of Virginia I was browsing through the regional travel brochures at the Occoquan Visitors Center recently, when I came across a series of trails that I knew nothing about…the Virginia Artisan Trails. I had to learn more. As members of the Virginia Artisan Trail Network, various communities [...]

Andrew Wyeth, one of the most prominent artists of the 20th-century — whose realistic style defied artistic trends — was commemorated on July 12, 2017, on his birth centennial with the issuance of 12 Forever stamps highlighting his paintings.   The Andrew Wyeth Forever stamps were dedicated at the Brandywine River Museum of Art located at his […]

October 22 at the Music Center at Strathmore Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra returns to Washington, D.C., with its signature concert experience that spans 5,000 years of classical music. The concert will take place on October 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, in Bethesda, Md. Shen Yun’s unique repertoire of all-original […]

Celebrating their 51st season, the Reston Community Players (RCP) announced their upcoming season with exciting plays for everyone. From Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, with an unforgettable score, to Peter and the Starcatcher, a magical and hilarious tale of fantasy, to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, one of the most successful plays of […]

Each fall, the Reston community is invited to “Discover the World” at the Reston Multicultural Festival. This signature Reston event celebrates the diversity of our community and the multitude of perspectives and histories that bring to life the vision Reston founder Robert E. Simon had for this unique place. The 2017 Reston Multicultural Festival returns […]

Since transitioning from a community theatre to a professional one just four short years ago, a lot has happened with NextStop Theatre Company, including the launch of almost 40 productions, several prestigious Helen Hayes nominations, and two Helen Hayes awards wins! There’s a lot to be said about this little theatre that could. For 25 […]

Reston Community Center (RCC) announced the 2017–2018 Professional Touring Artist Series at the CenterStage, located at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. The season includes inspiring activists, captivating musicians, riveting theatre and dynamic dancers. “It is my honor and pleasure to unveil the next Professional Touring Artist Series at the CenterStage,” says RCC Director of Arts […]