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METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENT to PERFORM in DISNEY’s NEWSIES at NATIONAL THEATRE

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS’ STUDENT  to PERFORM in DISNEY’s NEWSIES at NATIONAL THEATRE

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ (MSA) student, Ben Cook, 17, of Lorton, Va. will perform in the Tony Award®-winning production of Disney’s NEWSIES at National Theatre in Washington, D.C. from June 9 to June 21. Cook is an alumnus of Lorton Station Elementary School in Lorton, Va., where his family still resides. At age 7, Cook began theatre and dance training at Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria, Va., and began to regularly audition for professional theatre at 9 years old. For more information on MSA, go to www.metropolitanarts.org.
 

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LEARNINGRx HOSTS 21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

LEARNINGRx HOSTS  21st ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER  STARS EVENT; Awards 35 Local Students

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va. hosted the 21st Annual Tysons Reginoal Chamber of Commerce Stars event which honored 35 students from 18 local schools for their positive achievements and significant improvements. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

Loftus serves as the chair of the youth and education committee for the Tyson’s Chamber of Commerce, and along with Dr. Karen Garza, superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, awarded each student their certificate.

“Each of the students here chose to work hard to overcome their own obstacles, rather than quitting,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va. “It’s their perseverance and hard work that will empower these students to be shining stars for years to come,” said Loftus.

Missing Leesburg autistic teen found


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- A missing autistic teenager has been found and is safe, police said.

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Police are searching for a 15-year-old autistic male, who was last seen in Leesburg, Va. Friday morning.

Jason Sorrells, 15, was last seen in the area of the Rust Library at 380 Old Waterford Road in NW around 11:15 a.m., Leesburg police said.

Sorrells is described as a white male, standing 6'1" weighing around 165 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, police said. He was last seen wearing blue basketball shorts, a Navy blue shirt. He was carrying a red backpack.

Two pedestrians seriously injured by vehicle in Leesburg


LOUDOUN COUNTY (WUSA9) -- Two pedestrians were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening.

The two pedestrians, a 55 year-old woman and 60-year-old man, were hit while crossing a shopping center access road off of Battlefield Parkway.

Police believe a 2013 Toyota SUV, operated by a 41 year-old Leesburg man, was travelling northbound on Battlefield Parkway when it turned left into the shopping center and struck the two pedestrians.

The victims suffered head and torso injuries and both were transported by AirCare to the INVOA Fairfax Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation and the Leesburg Police Department is asking that anyone who witnessed this event to contact us at (703) 771-4500.


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DEVIL'S BACKBONE BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA

DEVIL'S BACKBONE BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA

Monza is hosting a Devils Backbone Brewery Beer Dinner on Thurs., Apr. 30 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature Devils Backbone beers that complement new spring menu items. For reservations, go to eatmonza.com.

Monza is presenting a four-course dinner that includes: Vienna Lager with meat and cheese platter; Striped Bass Pale Ale with gourmet fish tacos, cabbage, jalapenos, scallions, avocado, pico de gallo, Sriracha aioli and a corn tortilla; Apricot Weiss served with  insalata del palmera with hearts of palm, roasted peppers, fresh basil, balsamic vinaigrette; wood-aged Kilt Flasher 2014, comes with Kilt Flasher drunken NY strip with sautéed peppers, onions, potatoes, and beer molasses steak sauce; and for dessert, Schwartz Beer is served with homemade chocolate mousse cake with layers of homemade chocolate cake and chocolate mousse.

Man dies after parking lot stabbing in Leesburg


LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Leesburg Police are investigating at stabbing that happened at the 7-Eleven located at 22 Plaza Street and left one person dead early Saturday morning.

The victim has been identified as James R. Sealey, 22, of Montclair, N.J., police said.

At approximately 2:49 a.m., Leesburg Police say officers responded to a disturbance involving a large group of people in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven on Plaza Street NE. Police say officers found an adult male in the back seat of a car suffering from a wound to his upper leg.

"I go to that 7-11 and now I'm going to be like a little bit more hesitant to go in there," said Julia Tinker.

"Leesburg has a small town feel and there isn't a lot of crime. So to see something like this is very shocking, very out-of-the-norm," said Jeannie Derryberry.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS BALLET to PERFORM LA FILLE MAL GARDÈE; Sat. Apr. 25

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS BALLET to PERFORM LA FILLE MAL GARDÈE; Sat. Apr. 25

Metropolitan School of the Arts’ (MSA), pre-professional ballet company of Lorton, Va. will perform the comedic, family-friendly spring ballet, La Fille Mal Gardée at two shows, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., on Sat., Apr. 25 at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Theater at 101 Callahan Drive in Alexandria, Va. Tickets are $7 for ages 9 and younger and $10 for ages 10 and older. For tickets, go to www.metropolitanarts.org/tickets.

MSA’s La Fille Mal Gardée is full of surprises with chickens and roosters, and spirited clog dances.  The Widow Simone is determined to marry her daughter Lise to Alain, a rich vintner’s son. But Lise is in love with Colas, a lowly farm hand, while Alain only has eyes for his own red umbrella.