Listen to Your Mother


by jodifur April 11, 2014 Entertainment

A year ago I had the honor of being cast in Listen to Your Mother DC.  I wrote about the experience last year, and I wanted to share what I wrote, since it is almost time for the show again. Michael said to me last week “Mom, you aren’t afraid of ANYTHING.”  And I said […]

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Peter Pan at the Washington Ballet

Giveaway! Washington Ballet’s Peter Pan at Kennedy Center

by Sandie April 4, 2014 Entertainment

I know most of us probably only go to the ballet to see the Nutcracker every holiday season, but the Washington Ballet offers season after season of beautiful ballet performances. The Washington Ballet’s Peter Pan (choreographed by artistic director Septime Webre) will be at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater from April 16-27. With tickets starting […]

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Bring It On: The Musical

Giveaway: Bring It On: The Musical at Strathmore

by Sandie March 25, 2014 Around Town

Bring it On: The Musical is coming to the DC area for two performances only! This Saturday, March 29, the National Tour of the Tony-nominated cheerleading musical will be in town at the Music Center at Strathmore. There are only two chances to see the musical here, and we’re ready to hook you up with […]

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Imagination Stage

Inside Out: Dress-up Fun at Imagination Stage

by Allison March 7, 2014 Entertainment

It’s time for bed, but instead of quietly going to sleep two children use their imaginations to create a wild adventure right in their bedroom – along with a huge mess. If this sounds like something that could happen at your house (or perhaps already has!), then Inside Out is the show for you. Part […]

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Dr. Seuss' Birthday and Read Across America

Snow Day Fun: Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

by Sandie March 4, 2014 Books

Yesterday was both Read Across America and the kick-off of a week-long celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on PBS Kids, which started with a new one-hour special “The Cat in the Hat Knows A lot About That.” The “Cat-ebration” continues all week with new half-hour episodes following the Cat, Nick and Sally on their adventures […]

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Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley Opens This Summer at Universal Orlando

by Sandie January 24, 2014 Entertainment

This year is a fabulous time to visit Universal Orlando Resort. Not only is there a new budget-minded ’50s-themed resort opening in March called Cabana Bay Beach Resort, but the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is being expanded to include the brand-new attraction of Diagon Alley. “Harry Potter” stars Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), James Phelps […]

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Catch Brain Games on Nat Geo

by Elaine January 15, 2014 Entertainment

Last Monday, a new season of Brain Games began on the National Geographic channel. Viewers have a lot to look forward to this season – particularly those in their upper teens and beyond. This fun and creative show seeks to reveal how our brains work, and in the process, folks can learn some fun tricks. […]

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Little Mermaid Jr. Brings Smiles at Encore Stage and Studio

by Elaine January 13, 2014 Entertainment

Arlington’s Encore Stage and Studio has managed to deliver a fantastic performance of the Little Mermaid, Jr. When I saw the show on Saturday afternoon, the theater was nearly sold out – so snag your tickets for next weekend fast! Little Mermaid, Jr. follows the classic storyline where Ariel, the mermaid princess, must ransom her […]

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Nutcracker giveaway

Giveaway: Win Tickets to See The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker

by Allison December 12, 2013 Around Town

When I was a little girl, my mother took me to see The Nutcracker every December. It was a fancy occasion – we dressed up and went out just the two of us to see the show in our little college town. Every year brought a different visiting company with a slightly different spin on […]

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Best movies of the year

Washington Area Critics Pick Best Movies & Performances of 2013

by Sandie December 9, 2013 Entertainment

As a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), I’m lucky enough to be one of 50 area critics who vote on the best movies and performances of the year. This was a particularly impressive year at the movies, but after months of going to movies together and weeks of screening DVDs at […]

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