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Leesburg Celebrates Opening of The Cooley Gallery with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10

Leesburg Celebrates Opening of The Cooley Gallery with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10

From the Town of Leesburg – At 5:45 p.m., on Friday, December 10, 2010, Town of Leesburg officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Cooley Gallery, located at 12 South King Street in Historic Downtown Leesburg.  Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd will be officiating.

Owned and operated by Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley and his wife Christy, The Cooley Gallery will feature ceramics, painting, photography and artwork in various mediums.  Much of the work featured will be Chris’s own pottery and painting as well as the work of other local artists.

An art major at Utah State and 2004 draft pick of the Washington Redskins, Chris has kept his passion for painting and pottery alive.

Home for Christmas: Concert by Voce Chamber Singers

The following was sent to us by Elliot Wicks:

Music and Christmas are inseparable, as Voce’s Christmas concerts demonstrate year after year. The choice of music for Christmas is endless; Voce has tried its best to do it all! This year, we draw music from past Christmas concerts, especially a cappella gems. As always, the audience will be invited to sing with us. Familiar carols will be heard and sung, as will contemporary songs like Jim Brickman’s Coming Home for Christmas and Faith Hill’s Where are you Christmas? Classical Christmas works on the program include O Magnum Mysterium by de Victoria, On this Starry Night by Matthew Harris, and the hauntingly beautiful Ave Maria by Biebl.

$25 adult

$20 senior (65+)

$10 youth (24 & under)

Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2.

Here are the locations and dates:

Friday, December 10, 2010

7:30 pm

Fairfax Christian Church

New Leesburg Town Exhibit Hall Art Show Now Open

New exhibit showcases work by faculty, student and staff of the Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia

This Saturday: The Loudoun Symphony Offers a Musical Start to the Holiday Season

The Loudoun Symphony invites you to join them this coming Saturday for a musical start to the holiday season. 

Murder in Green Meadows On Stage Now

Edlen Street Players is presenting Murder in Green Meadows now through October 30. The production is produced by Mary Ann Halla and directed by Adam Konowe. The Industrial Strength Theatre is located at 269 Sunset Park Drive in Herndon, VA.

This Weekend: Loudoun Ballet Company Presents Deep in the Forest

Deep in the Forest, an original story ballet created by Artistic Director Maureen Miller, premiered in the spring of 2005 with rave reviews. Deep in the Forest tells the story of a fairy princess, her unicorn, a pesky dragon, and a host of woodland characters that are bound to charm audiences of all ages with its happy ending and moral lesson.The inspiration for Deep in the Forest came from Miller's fairy collection, which numbers about 100 pieces. And not surprisingly, many of those fairies were gifts from ballet students over the years.Join LBC and its talented dancers this weekend only Potomac Falls High School. Showtimes are Saturday, October 9, at 1 PM and 4PM. And Sunday, October 10, at 4PM. Tickets will be sold at the door and are general admission. Prices are $15.00 for Adults, and $10.00 for Children (12 & under) & Seniors (60 & above).

Favorite Restaurant

So, I have been in Chicago for the past few days getting out and checking out the sites - it is crazy how much that town has changed since I lived there. It’s always good to get back to my roots and the food there – unreal. I forget how many great restaurants there are out there and that is probably because I spend my life in one. So, I need some help. I don’t have much time to get out so I need some recommendations for some of Virginia and DC’s best restaurants. Any type of food, any type of ambiance – I just want to know what the next place is that I should try. Hook a brother up.

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