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2019 MEET THE LEGENDS RECEPTION

MARCH 14 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Living Legends of Alexandria is an ongoing project conceived to create an enduring artistic record of the people whose vision and dedication make a positive, tangible difference to the quality of life in Alexandria. Each of the Living Legends […]

Living Legends of Alexandria Announces 2019 Living Legends Recipients

Living Legends of Alexandria Announces 2019 Living Legends Recipients

January 19, 2019 CONTACT: Jennifer Ayers, 571-218-2436, jayers@jlayersconsulting.com Living Legends of Alexandria is pleased to announce its selections of Living Legends for 2019. The 2019 Living Legends were vetted from an array of nominations that were submitted by the public and received through fall of […]

2018 Meet the Legends Reception—Everything you need to know here

2018 Meet the Legends Reception—Everything you need to know here

Welcome to the 2018 Meet the Legends Information Page!! Event Updates February 23, 2018: Happy Friday everyone! Tickets are going fast so please buy yours on our Eventbrite sooner than later! Please use Seminary Road or Route 7 (King Street) as the primary entrance for […]

Living Legend Char McCargo Bah in the News

Living Legend Char McCargo Bah in the News

Char McCargo Bah started a new freelance writing project in January. She is focusing attention on the work of African Americans living in Alexandria and their contribution to the city. Her first article can be found in the Alexandria Gazette. Stop by her self-published blog […]

John Porter Passes the Torch at ACT

John Porter Passes the Torch at ACT

Below is a message from our friends at ACT for Alexandria. John Porter continues to give back to the city he calls home and we wish him the best on his next endeavor. From: Lauren Stack, ACT Board Chair October 19, 2017 TO:  ACT for Alexandria […]

2014 Living Legend Char McCargo Bah to Contract with History Press

2014 Living Legend Char McCargo Bah to Contract with History Press

Char McCargo Bah a 2014 Living Legend has obtained a book contract with “History Press”.  The tentative title of the book is “The Contrabands and Freedmen’s Cemetery of Alexandria, VA.” This book will be about the Unknown Descendants of the Cemetery.  The manuscript is due […]

2017 Living Legends Video Launches on Website

2017 Living Legends Video Launches on Website

On Tuesday, September 19th Living Legends of Alexandria welcomed the community to the official opening of the 2017 Legend portrait exhibit. During this opening we showcased a video with the 2017 Legends speaking in their own words on their work to improve the City of […]

Founder’s Champagne Brunch

Founder’s Champagne Brunch

Living Legends Founder Nina Tisara hosted a champagne brunch for 20 at her home on May 22. Guests enjoyed each other’s company in a beautiful setting masterfully arranged by Marilyn Patterson, Joyous Events. The food prepared by Randy Peaches was bountiful and delicious – freshly […]

Living Legend David Speck Named 2016 Alexandrian of the Year

Living Legend David Speck Named 2016 Alexandrian of the Year

For nearly five decades, he has been a business, political and civic leader in his home town. He retired from business at the end of last year but his commitment to Alexandria continues. For these reasons, the alexandrianews.org Board of Directors has selected David G. […]

Living Legend Nina Tisara Showcases “Sanctuary” Photo Collection

Living Legend Nina Tisara Showcases “Sanctuary” Photo Collection

An Evening of Art and Music Selected black and white photographs from Nina Tisara’s “Sanctuary” series are currently on exhibit in the Commons Fireplace Alcove of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, through February 18. The work portrays a particular stand of trees […]