Q+A with Phil Vassar: Coming to Birchmere Music Hall

Born in Lynchburg, Va., singer Phil Vassar got his start performing in clubs around James Madison University, paying his dues as a live performer while earning an undergraduate degree in business. Upon graduation and following a move
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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, Feb. 5-11, 2016

Friday, Feb. 5 Monthly Kids Club For ages 9-12, critter program features “Lovely Leeches.” Learn and care for the animal for a month. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. parks.arlingtonva.us. $45 and $15 for materials; members, $30.
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Local Kicks Readers Get EXCLUSIVE Invite for Gilt City Sale

The most indulgent party of the season returns, complete with cocktails and hundreds of the hottest brands for women, men, kids and the home—all at up to 80% off retail. Yes it's time fore the Gilt City Warehouse Sale! Women can look forward
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Va.Tech student denied bail in murder case of teen

A judge denied bond Thursday for the Virginia Tech student from Laurel, Maryland who’s charged in the murder case of a Blacksburg girl. One of the Va. Tech students accused of killing a Va. teen was denied bail in court Thursday.
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Shouldn’t snow cleanup include trails?

Mild temperatures and rain are helping with the post-blizzard work that the plows couldn't get to. But this issue is bound to come up again: Shouldn't the major hiking/biking trails, which are growing in importance among commuters, be part of the regular cleanup program?
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Lawmakers Honor Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer

After a successful career at Virginia Tech, Frank Beamer won’t be forgotten any time soon. On Thursday, both houses of the General Assembly honored the recently retired football coach with a center-aisle ceremony. Legislators presented Beamer with a resolution
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