Articles by: Drew Costley

‘Voice of Don Beyer’ Set to Play at Newly-Renovated JV’s Restaurant

April 17, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

Falls Church native Jay Keating and his band, Know1Else, will play their first gig, their “Third Wave Americana” music Sunday night, April 19, at the newly renovated and enlarged JV’s Restaurant, at the corner of Annandale and Arlington Boulevard in Falls Church, from 8 p.m. – midnight. Keating’s voice is […]

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Press Pass: Footwerk

April 15, 2015 5:02 PM0 comments

Kyle Higginbotham, rapper and one half of the frontline of the locally-based pop fusion group Footwerk, said the band came together in response to an ad he placed on Craigslist in 2012. Since then, the band has played shows all over the D.C. area, sometimes rocking crowds with their brand […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Le Pain Quotidien

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Le Pain Quotidien, a boulangerie-restaurant chain founded in Brussels, has been in the United States for nearly 20 years, opening their first location in Manhattan in 1997. There are 15 locations of the expansive, but quaint, high-end, but laid back, restaurant in the region, with a spot in the Mosaic […]

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Mustangs Trample 2 More Bull Run Foes

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The George Mason High School girls soccer team notched two more wins this past week with an 8-0 win over Rappahannock County High School on Friday and another 8-0 victory against Strasburg High School on Tuesday. On Friday night, the Mustangs, playing on their home turf, scored four goals against […]

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Press Pass: Eliane Elias

April 6, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

Brazilian jazz pianist, singer, arranger and songwriter Eliane Elias returned to her native land for her new album, Made in Brazil, which she released last Tuesday with Concord Music Group, and now she’s bringing Brazil to the masses. And she’ll be bringing Brazil to Washington,D.C. on April 14, when she performs […]

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Fairfax County Public Schools Cuts Ribbon on New Marshall HS Building

March 30, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

The “new” George C. Marshall High School is so astonishing; it’s enough to make a senior citizen want to go back to high school. Really. Not only does it have a new state of the art library, it has new science, art, and business wings, and tennis courts, too, said […]

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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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