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The first thing you notice about Alyson Cambridge, star of the Washington National Opera's upcoming production of Show Boat? A mega-watt smile and perfectly polished style. We caught up with the Arlington native — and total fashion plate — before opening night at the Kennedy Center to talk about her personal style, life as an opera singer, and favorite ways to unwind when she's not bringing down the house.
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