Articles by: Drew Costley

Restaurant Spotlight: Bakeshop

February 25, 2015 4:30 PM0 comments

Cupcakeries and bakeries have boomed in the last five or so years, just as unconventionally traditional fast-casual restaurants have trended upward in the last decade. From Georgetown Cupcake and Baked and Wired in Georgetown to Sticky Fingers in Columbia Heights to Red Velvet just south of Chinatown in D.C., small […]

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Press Pass: Chris Bliss

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Stand-up comedian and juggler Chris Bliss grew up in the nation’s capital, so he knows about the importance of the rule of law, power of ideas and monuments. That’s why he’s trying to get a monument to the Bill of Rights built in every state capital. “I think we should […]

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Mason Boys and Girls Swim Teams Win State Championship

February 24, 2015 8:46 PM0 comments

After a postponement over the weekend due to inclement weather, George Mason High School’s boys and girls varsity swim teams won the Virginia High School League state championship tonight at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

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Press Pass: The Legwarmers

February 20, 2015 9:03 AM0 comments

The Legwarmers have been operating as Northern Virginia’s version of Spinal Tap – the fictional group from the classic rock mockumentary “This is Spinal Tap” – for nearly 14 years, long enough for a whole new generation of concertgoers to catch the band’s fever for the 1980s. “I think it’s […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: &pizza

February 11, 2015 3:18 PM0 comments

One of the bigger trends over the past decade has been the rise of restaurants that take conventional foods and make them unconventional. Regionally, there are places like Spcbr for grilled cheese sandwiches, DC-3 for hot dogs and the multitude of cupcake shops that have sprung up around the area […]

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Press Pass: Current Swell

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Singer-guitarist Dave Lang and his band mate Scott Stanton, who formed Current Swell in 2005, tried something for their latest album, Ulysses, that they haven’t tried in a long time: writing songs together. “Back in the day when there was  lot of carefree music playing and traveling, we used to write together […]

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F.C. City Hall Declared All Clear After Suspicious Package Scare

February 9, 2015 5:21 PM4 comments

Falls Church City Hall was declared “all clear” at 6:55 p.m. Monday night after a suspicious package caused a three-hour evacuation and shutdown of the building and adjacent Community Center.

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Alex Ovechkin Receives Car at F.C.’s Bill Page Honda, Donates It to Charity

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Washington Capitals star left wing Alex Ovechkin received a car from Honda today at Bill Page Honda in Falls Church, which he promptly donated to the American Special Hockey Association for them to raffle off. Honda decided to give Ovechkin the car after the company learned of his widely publicized […]

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‘Turn of the Screw’ Premieres at Creative Cauldron

February 4, 2015 4:59 PM0 comments

Creative Cauldron debuted the world premiere of the musical adaptation of Henry James’ Gothic novella Turn of the Screw last Saturday, Jan. 30, at ArtSpace Falls Church. The production, written by local theater veterans Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner, tells the tale of a young governess, Miss Giddens, who […]

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Press Pass: Drew Gibson

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Drew Gibson wasn’t thinking about making a new album after his father Edmund Gibson died on July 4, 2012 – songwriting was only there to help him find balance. But then he discovered something that led him to create 1532. “When my father passed away, I wasn’t thinking about an […]

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