Articles by: Drew Costley

Less Than Bowled Over by Bowl’d in Clarendon

July 16, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

Those looking at the menu of Bowl’d, a restaurant that opened in Clarendon earlier this year, might mutter to themselves “not another bowl restaurant.” But what sets apart the restaurant, which follows the mold of Chipotle-style fast casual eateries, is that it is, perhaps, a healthier alternative to a place […]

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Petition: Remove Confederate Names from Fairfax Schools

July 15, 2015 7:45 PM33 comments

In step with a growing national movement to remove symbols of the country’s pro-slavery Confederacy, a movement has begun in Fairfax County to rename three of the county’s schools – two named after leaders of the Confederacy and another named for a Fairfax superintendent who was opposed to the immediate integration of public schools.

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Press Pass: The Ebony Hillbillies

July 1, 2015 11:33 AM0 comments

The Ebony Hillbillies have been playing together for about the last 20 years, but they play music with much more history than that. Hailing from New York, a curious place for a string band to reside, the group is kicking off The Alden Theatre and McLean Community Center’s Summer Sunday […]

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Press Pass: The Quebe Sisters

June 25, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

The Quebe Sisters, a trio of fiddlers from a suburb of Fort Worth, Tx., have been playing music together virtually their entire lives. They attended their local fiddle competition in 1998 and decided that’s what they wanted to do with their lives. “We’ve had different bandmates over the years and […]

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Press Pass: Blue Oyster Cult

June 18, 2015 10:21 AM1 comment

Eric Bloom, lead vocalist and “stun guitarist” of the long-running rock group Blue Oyster Cult, said that the group’s touring style has gone through phases in the 40 plus years they’ve been touring. “Our earliest touring in 1971 or ‘72 shall we say was in a van and we used […]

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Press Pass: Deanna Bogart

June 12, 2015 10:29 AM0 comments

Award-winning blues singer, pianist and saxophonist Deanna Bogart is returning to the region where she started her career to play at the Boogie Woogie Blues Blast, which kicks off the Tinner Hill Blues Festival this Friday at the State Theatre. “[It feels] wonderful, like home,” said Bogart, who moved out […]

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Major Crimes Down In F.C., Fairfax, Arlington & Alexandria

9:30 AM2 comments

In March, the Arlington County Police Department reported an overall Part I crime decrease of 8.22 percent in 2014, which resulted in the lowest crime rate Arlington County has had since 1961. Part I crimes, as defined by the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting system, are homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, […]

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The Deep Root Origins of Tinner Hill’s Blues Festival

June 11, 2015 12:54 PM0 comments

Back in 1994, Ed Henderson, with his wife Nikki the principal organizer of the annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival that will be held again this coming weekend in Falls Church, had just gotten back into town from a fellowship to study in Africa and encountered something that would play a key role in creating an institution in The Little City.

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Press Pass: The Nighthawks

June 5, 2015 3:37 PM0 comments

Mark Wenner and his three bandmates in the roots music quartet The Nighthawks are stripping it down, going acoustic for their new album Back Porch Party, which was released in late April, and taking the party on the road. The Nighthawks’ Back Porch Party comes to Alexandria next Friday, June […]

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Lake Barcroft Home Listed At $1.875 Million Houses History

9:30 AM0 comments

When Victoria and Luis Fernandes first saw the Lake Barcroft property that they ended up buying around 1997, they had different interpretations of what they saw. “I saw a house that needed TLC,” Victoria Fernandes said. She said that the house reminded her of the house where she grew up […]

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