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Friday, March 09, 2007

All the Arlington News You Care About 3/9

We're going to try a new feature here in the What's Up blog - a weekly roundup of Arlington news you care about. Let us know what you think. The following is in no particular order.

DCist wrote a piece on the ongoing possibility of the demise of Dr. Dremos. Read it here.

The City Paper reported on the upcoming Art-O-Matic in Crystal City.

Peter Marks (Washington Post) wrote a front-page Style Section piece today on Signature Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre Company, both of whom are “substantially increasing the number of productions they offer next season -- at a time when theater attendance in the region is dropping off.” Read more

DCist reviewed the recent Planet Arlington production of Kaidan Suite.

David Francis (DC Examiner) reported that Metro will be Metro will begin running longer trains when the transit agency adds 24 new railcars to its fleet in the next few weeks. . Read more.

Kristen Armstrong (Sun Gazette) reported that Arlington libraries are bracing for the July release of the latest in the Harry Potter series. Read more.

Ted Merwin (Washington Post) reported that Signature Theatre will be staging an Israeli version – in Hebrew – of Hamlet this month. Read more.

In Monday’s Washington Post (front page Metro), David Fahrenthold focused on individual homeowners who are “living lightly on the grid” – saving electricity and sometimes even selling it back to the power companies. The story focuses on a Tacoma Park resident, and Arlington’s Scott Sklar’s home efforts are described. Read it online.

Tara Bahrampour (Washington Post) wrote a moving Extra cover story today on Arlington’s screening of the documentary "Intipucá: 40 Años de Emigration," at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, as part of the ongoing events of Planet Arlington. The film is about the strong connections that Arlington immigrants have maintained with the Pacific Coast town. ed. Read it online.

DCMetblogs doesn't sound too excited about the upcoming Fit Arlington kick-off.

Michael J. Toscano, (Washington Post) reported on the Washington Area Community Theatre Honors. He noted that the Arlington Players “walked away with five awards for three shows.” Read more.

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Anonymous MB said...

I look forward to more of this.

10:55 PM


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