Articles by: Drew Costley

Press Pass: The Machine

March 26, 2015 9:43 AM0 comments

Tahrah Cohen, a founding member of the Pink Floyd tribute band The Machine, said that the band has about 100 songs in their repertoire and keeps records of their set lists from each show – so that they can give the audience a unique experience every time. “We know what […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Teaism

March 25, 2015 6:40 PM0 comments

Teaism mainly markets itself as a “collection of Asian-inspired tea houses,” as it says on one part of the “About” page on its website. But it’s also one of D.C.’s coolest regional restaurants. The tea house-eatery franchise, which has four locations in the region – three in D.C. and one […]

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Falls Church Chefs Get Kitchens, Menus Ready for Spring Season

March 23, 2015 11:01 AM0 comments

Travis Weiss, executive chef at Mad Fox Brewery, said that he works the opposite way of a lot of other chefs when creating new dishes for the Falls Church restaurant. Whereas many chefs conceive a dish in their heads, then go fetch the ingredients needed for that dish, Weiss lets […]

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Mason Spring Sports Teams Prepare for the Season

March 19, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

The spring sports season at George Mason High School has already gotten underway for some of the Mustang squads. Some of the teams are seeking a chance to defend their state championship titles, some teams are attempting to build on the success of last season and one team has already […]

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Press Pass: That Metal Show

March 18, 2015 6:43 PM0 comments

Eddie Trunk, host and originator of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show,” doesn’t give a damn what you think about his musical tastes. He told the News-Press he doesn’t really catch flack for it, though. “Anybody who knows me at all knows that, even if I did catch flack, I couldn’t […]

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Press Pass: Rare Essence

March 11, 2015 7:20 PM0 comments

Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson, the only founding member of the legendary go-go band Rare Essence still regularly playing with the group, told the News-Press that, even after nearly 40 years, he considers the band a new, indie act. Rare Essence plays tons of shows in the metropolitan region every year. But […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Mixing Bowl

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Mixing Bowl is a lowkey storefront in Tysons Corner Center’s lower level food court. It’s the first location of the Korean eatery, so those unfamiliar with the brand might overlook it for the Cinnabon next to it, or the Wasabi Japanese Cuisine that occupies prime real estate across from it […]

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Local Filmmakers Making Documentary About Somalian School

6:48 PM0 comments

Something had changed in Harry Lee, who had just gotten back from three years working at Abaarso School of Science and Technology, a boarding school in a tiny village in northwest Somalia. Opened in 2009 by a former hedge fund manager named Jonathan Starr, Abaarso had just become the first […]

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Use of Engineered Wood Poses Benefits, Dangers

March 6, 2015 9:00 AM0 comments

One of the trends in real estate construction over the last 30 years has been the use of engineered wood and other lightweight construction materials in the building of the structures that house residences, including apartments, and businesses. The advantages to using these materials – engineered wood trusses and I-joists […]

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Press Pass: Jesse Cook

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Canadian guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has been on the road supporting his concert special “Live at Bathhurst Street Theatre,” which is currently airing on the Public Broadcasting Service. He’s been touring in Oregon, California and Washington and is just starting the East Coast leg of his tour, which […]

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