Articles by: Drew Costley

Press Pass: Andrea Nardello

January 29, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

Pennsylvania-based singer-songwriter Andrea Nardello had a case of writer’s block two years ago when a love song, inspired by her relationship with her now-wife, came to her and cut through her creative stall. “After I released my second album [My Aeroplane] I think I had a little bit of writer’s […]

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New Musical ‘13’ Features All-Teenage Cast

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Casey Cuinn, a 15-year old freshman at Langley High School in McLean, said that he’s got a lot in common with Evan Goldman, the main character of the Broadway musical “13.” And that’s good, because Cuinn’s portraying Goldman in the McLean Community Players’ production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, which […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Native Foods Cafe

January 28, 2015 6:04 PM0 comments

The recent expansion of Native Foods Cafe across the nation might go down in history as a tipping point in the popularity of vegan/vegetarian dietary choices. Native Foods, which started sprouting branches in this region last September, is a fast casual restaurant, which has an entirely vegan menu. The decor […]

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Press Pass: Gerald Albright

January 21, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

Jazz musician Gerald Albright spoke to the News-Press two days after he got off the week-long Smooth Jazz Cruise, where he and the late George Duke were inducted into the Sirius XM Watercolors Hall of Fame. “It was just very touching and I was very honored to be recognized like […]

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Haverkamp Teaches Portrait Painting Class, Still Life Class Planned for April

January 20, 2015 1:48 PM0 comments

Seth Haverkamp taught his popular Portait Painting Workshop this past weekend. Many fine portraits were developed with the personal instruction of the internationally-known Haverkamp. He will return to teach a Still Life and Backgrounds class for Falls Church Arts on April 11 and 12 at ArtSpace Falls Church.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Wasabi Modern Japanese Cuisine

January 14, 2015 8:52 PM0 comments

Wasabi Modern Japanese Cuisine is in the center of a busy part of Tyson’s Corner Mall. Because of that, there’s a lot of foot traffic around Wasabi – people carrying bags from Forever 21 or Barnes and Noble, looking curiously as they pass by or ride the escalators that are […]

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Press Pass: Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

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Who would do a bluegrass rendition of “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, perform a Motown tribute to Nickelback or slow jam the theme song for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”? Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox, that’s who. Since 2009 Bradlee, a pianist, composer and arranger, been composing and arranging genre-melding mashups and […]

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100th Anniversary F.C. Civil Rights Gala & Ceremony This Weekend

January 8, 2015 1:40 PM0 comments

Exactly 100 years ago today, Edwin B. Henderson and Joseph Tinner, two black leaders and residents of Falls Church, called a meeting at the home of Tinner.

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Press Pass: The Infamous Stringdusters

January 7, 2015 9:42 PM0 comments

Travis Book, who plays upright bass for The Infamous Stringdusters, said that the band’s latest album Let It Go (2014) is the “most essentially Stringdusters” record they’ve ever made. The record was self-produced by the five-piece band, which may be one reason it’s the most honest expression of the group’s […]

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Press Pass: Jeff Daniels

December 31, 2014 12:00 PM0 comments

Emmy-award winning actor Jeff Daniels first picked up a guitar when he moved to New York City in the 1970s to try and make it as an actor. He’s long since made it in the acting world, starring in “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Dumb and Dumber,” and “The Newsroom.” […]

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