Culture

Ella Fitzgerald centennial marked

March 12, 2017

Newport News honors native daughter with celebration You’ve heard of Ella Fitzgerald, the “queen of jazz,” but did you know she was born in Newport News, Va.? Fitzgerald, who had an extraordinary 60-year career singing […]

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On the Radio: Catch some Eire in Annapolis

March 4, 2017

Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital. Week of March 4: It’s Irish Weekend in Maryland’s capital city through […]

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Spring festivals draw visitors to Lewes

March 1, 2017

Lewes is a great Southern Delaware resort town filled with charm and history. The best time to visit is during one of the many festivals. One favorite is the annual Lewes Tulip Celebration, April 6–15. […]

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Spice up wintertime with films and music

February 15, 2017

Film festivals are a great way to see many cutting-edge films in a short time from a wide variety of sources. The filmmakers are often on hand to host screenings and answer questions. Virginia, Washington, […]

Destinations

Make a weekend run in Frederick

February 11, 2017

“My car pretty much knows its way from Charleston to Fredrick,” said Sid Busch, who has participated in about 10 Frederick Running Festivals. The 2017 event is May 6 and 7, with a Kids’ Fun […]

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Chocolate lovers unite for annual festival

February 3, 2017

Do you love chocolate? Then you won’t want to miss The Chocolate Lovers Festival this weekend in Fairafax, Va. Set for February 3 through 5, the festival was developed in 1992 as a joint effort of the […]

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Holiday happenings in the Mid-Atlantic and elsewhere

December 10, 2016

Christmas celebrations are in full swing all over the United States, as communities stage light displays, craft shows, musical concerts, theatrical productions, parades, dinners — even strolls — to mark the season. Boston’s Freedom Trail […]