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Marlene Hall grew up an army brat and has lived all over the world and in Washington, D.C. Since an early age, she has played sports including soccer, basketball, and swimming; receiving three letters in high school for sports participation. Marlene graduated from the University of Virginia where she wrote for the Cavalier Daily and interviewed popular 90s bands including No Doubt and the Goo Goo Dolls.

Commissioned an Air Force officer, she served in Korea, Germany, New Mexico, and Louisiana. Marlene earned two masters degrees while in the Air Force in Management and IO Psych. After leaving active duty, she has worked as a government contractor, freelance writer and public relations executive.

Marlene dabbles in improvisational comedy and has taken classes at the famed iO Theater in Chicago. She is very active in the D.C. charity and social scene and contributes her time to D.C. Humane Society's Fashion for Paws. She also was a supernumerary in the Washington National Opera's Carmen with opera singer Denyce Graves. She recently interviewed INXS, Tears for Fears, Comedian Tom Green, and tennis great Jim Courier.

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Visits the Strathmore

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 4:47 PM

Saturday afternoon, I did something I thought I'd never do... attend a professional ukulele concert at the sold-out Strathmore in Bethesda. My sister started playing ukulele since Christmas and introduced me to this clever, talented and hilarious Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

What is the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain?...

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Ghost And Graveyard Walk Tour In Alexandria, Va.

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 12:00 PM

Friday night, on the last night of summer, I grabbed six friends to walk the northern loop of the Ghost and Graveyard Walk Tour in Alexandria, Va. I've lived in Northern Virginia most of my life and had never done this tour, so I was giddy with excitement!

We...

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Cirque du Soleil's Totem Beats the Fab Five in Olympic Competition

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 8:12 PM

That's right. If Cirque du Soliel's Totem had to compete against the U.S. women's Fab Five in the Olympics, they would win. In fact, if Cirque du Soleil was a country they would beat out all the countries for all the medals in the Olympics... They are THAT good. Totem...

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Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour

(7) Comments | Posted July 14, 2012 | 7:54 PM

Friday night was Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson's The Immortal Tour in Washington, D.C. at the Verizon Center. My understanding is that it is the largest touring show going on right now in the world.


This show has something for everyone. Whether you are a Michael Jackson fan,...

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The Kills, Um, Kill It at the 9:30 Club

(2) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 12:43 PM

Thursday night, the sold-out show at the 9:30 Club exploded into people's eardrums. They watched transfixed as American singer Alison Mosshart and British guitarist Jamie Hince stormed the stage.

Most people, me included, may not have heard of The Kills, except knowing Mosshart is also in The Dead Weather with...

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The Bangles Warm Up Washington

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 12:40 AM

The Bangles played Thursday night to a close to sold-out show at the famous/infamous 9:30 club in Washington, D.C. Only three of the original members remain, which are guitarist/vocalist Susanna Hoffs, drummer/vocalist Debbi Peterson and lead guitar/vocalist Vicki Peterson.

The ladies were in fine form and in great moods. They...

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Synetic Theater Ignites With Silent Shakespeare Performance of Macbeth

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 5:11 PM

Shakespeare can be hard to understand with its complicated language, so I was hesitant to see the production of Macbeth at Synetic Theater in Arlington, Virginia.

Having not read anything in advance of the production, I didn't know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. It was amazing....

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International Students Tackle Long Form Improvisational At Chicago's iO Theater

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2010 | 3:29 PM

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"What is candy corn?," asked Christian Kaserman innocently. Kaserman, a 36-year-old actor from Zurich, Switzerland, is spending his summer studying long form improv at the famous iO Theater in Chicago, and sometimes needs some extra help with American...

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