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If legend Bruce Hornsby is coming to my hometown, I would be an idiot to pass up the opportunity to see him. Celebrate Virginia Live will never be the same after this show. I saw him last year in Portsmouth and he turned that otherwise stuffy crowd into an absolute party! What a performance!
Celebrate Virginia Live
OK, so I'm a huge fan of the '80s, rock ballads and big hair. This one was a no-brainer for me. It's a great price, it's outdoors and it's in Fredericksburg. I thought I had "Double Vision" when I saw the date announced and I knew that it was "Urgent" that I put it on the summer to-do calendar.
So you didn't get tickets to see honky-tonk hit-maker Alan Jackson at his May 20 earthquake benefit in Mineral? Take heart--the world is still turning, and he will be returning to the area. Jackson will be promoting his new album, "Thirty Miles West." Its tear-jerking leadoff single, "So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore," is exactly the type of song for which the acoustic-friendly Wolf Trap was made.
815 V St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/265-0930, 930.comThe Birchmere
3701 Mount. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703/549-7500, birchmere.comThe Camel
1621 W. Broad St., Richmond, 804/353-4901, thecamel.orgCelebrate Virginia Live
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600 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/787-1000, thehamiltondc.comHirshhorn Museum
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620 T St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/803-2899,
708 E. Broad St., Richmond. 804/612-1900, thenation alva.comnTelos Wireless Pavilion
700 E. Main St., Charlottesville. 434/245-4910
4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703/993-3000, patriot center.comTwins Jazz
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601 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202/628-3200,
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