Critter Corner: Julius Caesar Krachman

September 8, 2015 12:52 PM0 comments

THIS IS JULIUS CAESAR KRACHMAN, a Portuguese Water Dog who was born on May 3rd of this year. The newest addition to the Krachman family loves to play tag, fetch and dig in the mulch.

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Press Pass: Royal Southern Brotherhood

September 4, 2015 10:30 AM0 comments

Cyril Neville, founding member and percussionist of the blues rock supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood, said it was “magic” recording the band’s latest album Don’t Look Back at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. “When we found we were going to be [recording] there it was a special thing […]

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Laveen Naidu Joins BalletNova as Artistic Director

August 31, 2015 1:38 PM0 comments

by Kate Karstens Laveen Naidu will be the new Artistic Director of BalletNova, effective today, according to a press release from the Bailey’s Crossroads-based dance school. Naidu succeeds Nancie Woods, who has been the Director of the Margaret de Barbieri Conservatory of the Sarasota Ballet since June. A native of […]

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Press Pass: Terry Lee Ryan

August 28, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

In a December 2005 article in the News-Press, pianist/vocalist, New Orleans native and Hurricane Katrina evacuee Terry Lee Ryan guessed that it would take ten years to rebuild his hometown. Ten years after Katrina, he said the City hasn’t been rebuilt, but it has changed plenty. “I’m at ten years […]

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F.C.’s Nelson Wins Worst Writer For Fantasy Genre

August 27, 2015 12:30 PM1 comment

by Kate Karstens Falls Church’s David Nelson has been declared the worst fantasy genre writer of 2015. With a single lead filled with satirical elvish names, the perfect elements to a mystical cookout, and, of course, the thrill of unexpected company, Nelson has won the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest for the […]

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Mad Fox Goes Cruelty-Free for Vegan Beer Dinner

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Mad Fox Brewing Company isn’t known for having an exclusively plant-based menu, which makes the fact that they are hosting a vegan beer dinner all the more interesting. Travis Weiss, Mad Fox’s head chef, told the News-Press back in March that he’s been wanting to try to incorporate more vegetarian […]

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Critter Corner: Preston

August 24, 2015 3:26 PM0 comments

This is Preston, a 6-year-old Cairn Terrier, who lives in Falls Church’s Winter Hill Community. When he’s not taking walks along West Broad Street, Preston loves to play fetch and terrorize birds in the backyard.

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Press Pass: Joe Louis Walker

August 21, 2015 10:38 AM0 comments

2013 Blues Hall of Fame inductee and guitarist Joe Louis Walker has a firm understanding of the difference between pop prosperity and musical talent, and short-term and long-term success in the music industry. “Somebody could be a star in ten minutes nowadays, but that doesn’t make you a singer. It […]

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After Nearly 25 Years, Delhi Dhaba Thrives in Clarendon

August 13, 2015 11:10 AM1 comment

With all of the change that’s been characteristic of Arlington’s Clarendon neighborhood over the past decade, one restaurant that has persevered has been Delhi Dhaba. The Indian eatery was established in 1991 by an family of Arlingtonians who emigrated from New Delhi to the United States in the ‘70s. In […]

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Press Pass: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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Ben Jaffe, the 44-year-old creative director of Preservation Hall and tubist/bassist for its jazz band’s touring group, readily admits that New Orleans has changed a lot in the almost 10 years since Hurricane Katrina. And that’s one of the things that makes Preservation Hall, with its mission to “protect, preserve […]

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