Articles by: Drew Costley

Press Pass: Terry Lee Ryan

August 28, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

In a December 2005 article in the News-Press, pianist/vocalist, New Orleans native and Hurricane Katrina evacuee Terry Lee Ryan guessed that it would take ten years to rebuild his hometown. Ten years after Katrina, he said the City hasn’t been rebuilt, but it has changed plenty. “I’m at ten years […]

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Mad Fox Goes Cruelty-Free for Vegan Beer Dinner

August 27, 2015 11:17 AM0 comments

Mad Fox Brewing Company isn’t known for having an exclusively plant-based menu, which makes the fact that they are hosting a vegan beer dinner all the more interesting. Travis Weiss, Mad Fox’s head chef, told the News-Press back in March that he’s been wanting to try to incorporate more vegetarian […]

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Press Pass: Joe Louis Walker

August 21, 2015 10:38 AM0 comments

2013 Blues Hall of Fame inductee and guitarist Joe Louis Walker has a firm understanding of the difference between pop prosperity and musical talent, and short-term and long-term success in the music industry. “Somebody could be a star in ten minutes nowadays, but that doesn’t make you a singer. It […]

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After Nearly 25 Years, Delhi Dhaba Thrives in Clarendon

August 13, 2015 11:10 AM1 comment

With all of the change that’s been characteristic of Arlington’s Clarendon neighborhood over the past decade, one restaurant that has persevered has been Delhi Dhaba. The Indian eatery was established in 1991 by an family of Arlingtonians who emigrated from New Delhi to the United States in the ‘70s. In […]

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Press Pass: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

10:30 AM0 comments

Ben Jaffe, the 44-year-old creative director of Preservation Hall and tubist/bassist for its jazz band’s touring group, readily admits that New Orleans has changed a lot in the almost 10 years since Hurricane Katrina. And that’s one of the things that makes Preservation Hall, with its mission to “protect, preserve […]

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FCNP Kicks Off 25th Anniversary with Summer Mixer

August 4, 2015 2:43 PM1 comment

The News-Press kicked off its year-long 25th anniversary celebration with its 25th Annual Summer Mixer last Thursday. Members of the community, including politicians, business owners, citizens and artists of the Little City, gathered in the newspaper’s offices at 200 Little Falls Street and enjoyed pizza, pasta and garlic bread from Ledo’s […]

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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 PM36 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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