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NARNIA, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

Provided by Center for the Arts The Center for the Arts’ Pied Piper Theatre presents its musical production of NARNIA on January 16th and 17th at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.   Based on The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, this classic tale depicts the power of good versus evil as four children step into …

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Hollywood comes Home

John Steven Rocha to Cover Hollywood for Prince William Living From Drama Club at Gar-Field High School to acting in L.A, John Steven Rocha is living his dream.   Now an Actor, VO Artist, Podcast Host, YouTube Host and Writer living in Los Angeles,  John and his family moved to Dale City in 1979 and have been proud residents ever since. …

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Local Nonprofits to Host Suicide Awareness Documentary

PROJECT 22 Viewing: A Documentary For Our Veterans Manassas, VA- Northern Virginia Veterans Association and Semper K9 Assistance Dogs are pleased to announce a special screening of PROJECT 22, a military documentary made by two combat veterans, who set out to raise awareness and bring an end to the high suicide rate of veterans, estimated to be 22 per day. This …

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Hylton Performing Arts Center present Art of Time Ensemble’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”

Provided by George Mason University The Art of Time Ensemble brings the classic rock album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” to the Northern Virginia area, appearing at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at 8 p.m. and at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 at 7 …

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St. Vincent

St. Vincent may not be recognized by the Pope, but he should be. I even think he can take St. Jude in two out of three falls. Vincent (Bill Murray from “The Monuments Men”) has had a rough life, and you can see it on his face. He looks like what he is: an angry old man you want to …

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Gone Girl

With a nod to Hall & Oates, I saw “Gone Girl” today, and she is gone, but did anybody look at Daryl’s house? Nick (Ben Affleck from “Argo“) and Amy (Rosamund Pike from “The World’s End”) are like most married people: happy on the outside and suffering on the inside. She goes missing on their fifth anniversary. There are signs …

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The Skeleton Twins

I was tired of all the happy, sunshiny movies, so today I saw “The Skeleton Twins.” I know that tragedy plus time is comedy, but the most important thing is the, uh, I guess it would be: timing Milo (Bill Hader from “22 Jump Street“) is depressed and suffering from life so he decides to put an end to it …

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The Maze Runner

I had no idea which way “The Maze Runner” was going to take me. Now that I’ve made it through, I would like to know who moved my cheese doodles. In a world where the Earth gives birth to a brand new teenager once a month via an elevator box, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien from “The Internship”) arrives in the glade. …

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As You Wish

Cary Elwes Discusses New Book & Magic of “The Princess Bride” By Rebecca Barnes Recently the opportunity to interview Cary Elwes, perhaps best known as Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts in “The Princess Bride,” came across my desk. Based on the 1973 novel by William Goldman, the film has worked its way into my family’s vernacular, with us regularly quoting the film. “I’m …

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Boyhood

“Boyhood” should seem familiar to me, since I had one of my own. I know my life is based on a true story, and in a way, so is this movie. It begins with 6-year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane from “Fast Food Nation”) growing up in rural Texas with his single mother Olivia (Patricia Arquette from “Girl in Progress”) and his …

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