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StageLights Theatre celebrates 25 years with "Lion King"

Disney's "The Lion King" is all about finding out who you are in a vast, complex world. It's a message that's resonated with children for decades, and it's similar to what the kids of StageLights Theatre for Children have been learning over the course of 25 years. The theater is celebrating that...

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  • Muscarelle lecture to present Chinese stone relics

    The College of William and Mary's Muscarelle Museum of Art will hold a lecture on scholars' stones Thursday. The smooth, twisting, porous rocks have long been revered in Chinese culture as an interaction between man and nature, according to the museum. Ranging in size from mere inches tall to towering...

      • "Next to Normal" anything but normal

        "Next to Normal" anything but normal

        The Williamsburg Players' adaptation of the Broadway musical, "Next to Normal," is garnering acclaim near and far. "I've been telling everyone, 'You have to go see this show,'" said Suzan McCorry, Lafayette High School's theater teacher. "It's such a phenomenal production." She enjoys seeing her...

          • Williamsburg Antique Mall turns 20

            Williamsburg Antique Mall turns 20

            At first glance, a sea of antique odds and ends might seem unassuming. But in perusing the selection of collectibles, family heirlooms and potentially anything else under the sun, there's the chance of finding something old yet new, breathing life into the past while cracking a smile in the present....

              • Limelight, July 12-16

                Choral Concert: The chorus members of A Cappella Catholica are traveling from Frederick, Maryland, for a concert inside Colonial Williamsburg's historic church. 8-9 p.m. on Saturday at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Free; a goodwill offering will be received. Paddle Fitness Club: Stand-up paddleboarding...

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                  • A day to honor hometown hero

                    I think it is remarkable that a hometown newspaper like the Virginia Gazette has a columnist with such a breadth of international experiences as Frank Shatz. His columns are always insightful and thought provoking. He has also contributed much to Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary...

                      • Idyllic home the setting for scandalous story

                        Occasionally, some movies have a lasting impact on viewers, altering their thinking and even influencing choices in their lives. Some years ago a reader of my column told me that he used to be an ardent anti-Semite, although he hardly knew personally anyone of Jewish faith. "I grew up in a family...

                          • Great performance with a great message

                            Who would have thought that an award-winning musical about mental illness and a family would be so well-received by our small community? The cast, the performances, the music, the storytelling, and production were all stellar and clearly attracted people to the theatre. Thank you Williamsburg Players...

                              • Last Word on yard sales, July 26

                                Last Word on yard sales, July 26

                                Garage sales I would like to know why there are no yard sales through June and now July in greater James City County. I am an avid follower and love to go just for the hunt. I see very few in the Gazette. I checked Craig's List and Williamsburg Trash and Treasure and find nothing current. I am...

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