Press Pass: Melissa Aldana

December 10, 2014 9:30 PM0 comments

UPDATE: This report has been updated to retract part of the final quote of the article. Jazz tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana spoke to the News-Press fresh off of playing a weekend of dates at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York in place of legendary saxophonist Lou Donaldson, who was absent for […]

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Cappies Review: Phantom of the Opera at George Mason High School

December 9, 2014 1:27 PM0 comments

By Eva Petersen Special to the News-Press The lights came up, the dramatic overture began, and the infamous chandelier slowly rose to the ceiling. Hearts couldn’t help but beat a little faster. So began George Mason High School’s romantic and intriguing performance of The Phantom of the Opera. The show […]

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Critter Corner: Paxton

December 8, 2014 9:30 AM0 comments

This is Paxton, our 17-pound tabby, adopted from the Feline Foundation with his sister, Callie, as a kitten, 10 years ago. He’s found himself a nice, cozy resting place.

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Richard Thompson’s Work Featured in Documentary, Book

December 4, 2014 10:30 AM1 comment

By Liz Lizama From one cul de sac to another, Northern Virginia has a knack for attracting cartoonists. A new documentary short “The Art of Richard Thompson,” which shares the same name with a recently published book, follows the career of the Arlington resident and former Washington Post cartoonist and […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Asian Wok Cafe

December 3, 2014 6:40 PM0 comments

Asian Wok Cafe is a great no-frills eatery on one of the edges of Old Town Alexandria. Although patio season is virtually over, the restaurant has patio furniture to help give it the cafe feel that its name implies. The inside looks like a standard Chinese food carryout, which could […]

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Press Pass: A Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun and Mindi Abair

6:27 PM0 comments

Smooth jazz acoustic guitarist Peter White told the News-Press that he hadn’t played Christmas music for decades before the winter of 1995. That’s when he was invited to by saxophonist Dave Koz’s Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour. And it was that tour, he said, that got him back into […]

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