Jelly’s Last Jam ~ At Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright August 13, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

(l-r) Cleavant Derricks (Chimney Man) with Kara-Tameika Watkins, Eben K. Logan and Nova Y. Patons. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

Right off the bat, Mark G. Meadows, who plays Jelly Roll Morton in this musical, is sensational. I’ll admit I’d had my doubts when […]

Visiting Annapolis – Maryland’s Capital Deserves More Than a Daytrip

Jordan Wright August 15, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Annapolis Harbor

Although Annapolis is a hop, skip and a jump away, I thought it would be fun to give it more than a cursory visit and include some nightlife, wine life and a bit of water-centric fun. To that end we booked a […]

Nibbles and Sips Around Town ~ July 26, 2016

Jordan Wright July 26, 2016

Ashlar at the Morrison House ~ The Return of The Majestic ~ True Food in the Mosaic District ~ Author Luncheons at the Hay Adams ~ Edible Flowers Decorate the Plate

Swank Modern Interior and New Chef Dazzle at the Morrison House

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The Phantom of the Opera ~ Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright July 24, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

The news was worrisome and unexpected. A sudden trip to the hospital sent Phantom lead Chris Mann in for an emergency appendectomy, thus delaying media review night for an extra week. For the many who ask why we haven’t reviewed a show you’ve already seen, […]

Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright July 10, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L to R) Juan Winans as BeBe, Deborah Joy Winans as CeCe and Kirsten Wyatt as Tammy Faye Bakker in Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, which runs July 1-August 28, 2016 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo […]