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  • Event – Virginia State Fair

    State fairs feel like such uniquely AMERICAN things.  The initial idea of gathering agricultural and livestock displays isn’t unique to the US, but what it has become in the years since it started seems unlike anything that happens elsewhere in the world.  My main experience with state fairs has been with the New York State Fair […]

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  • Theater – Wicked

    I am a very lucky girl.  Ever since I was little, my parents have been taking me out to cultural events – concerts, plays, musicals, etc.  I remember the year that my dad got tickets for all of us to see Phantom of the Opera at the Kennedy Center back when I was a little […]

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  • Theater – The Secret Garden

    Apparently part of the theme for this week is adaptations of things that I loved as a child.  And today we’re going to talk about the musical version of The Secret Garden that is currently playing at the Shakespeare Theater.  I didn’t know that there was a musical version, but it turns out that it was […]