Press Pass: Jonny Lang

August 13, 2014 8:21 PM0 comments

Jonny Lang (metaphorically) blew up his house and didn’t just survive through it – he made new fans to whom he can tell his tale. The 33-year-old Grammy Award-winning blues musician hadn’t put out an album in seven years before releasing Fight For My Soul in September 2013. The lead […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Saran Indian Cuisine

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Saran Indian Cuisine appears low-key at first glance. It’s one of several storefronts in a strip of diverse commerce that’s under development on the 5100 block of Lee Highway in Arlington. But the fare and atmosphere inside is worthy of high praise. Saran is owned by Ravinder and Karan Hazrah, […]

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Press Pass: Pure Prairie League

August 6, 2014 9:03 PM0 comments

It’s been almost 45 years since Pure Prairie League (PPL) formed and, although their touring pace has slowed down to only playing shows on the weekends, they’re still trying to surprise – and rock – their fans. “The band is killing, hitting on all eight cylinders and we’re just having […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Taco Baja Bar & Restaurant

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On Lee Highway, just before Merrifield, surrounded by a parking lot filled with used cars, sits Taco Baja Bar & Restaurant. The small, hole-in-the-wall building is adjacent London Auto Services – hence the used cars – and, despite a bright orange and yellow paint job, is quite easy to overlook.

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Press Pass: Smash Mouth

July 30, 2014 8:43 PM0 comments

Smash Mouth’s lead vocalist Steve Harwell, who started the band 20 years ago, can identify one major way the current version of the group is different from the one he started in 1994. “We’re about a million times better now,” Harwell said. The group has undergone several lineup changes since […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Lebanese Taverna

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Tanios and Marie Abi-Najm migrated to the United States in 1976 with their five children to escape the civil war in Lebanon. In 1979, after three years of saving money they earned working in restaurants and odd jobs like newspaper delivery and mowing lawns, Tanios and Marie opened the Athenian […]

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