Veteran Director Leads McLean Players’ ‘Guys and Dolls’

July 8, 2014 5:38 PM0 comments

Theories on the origin of the theater idiom “break a leg” abound, but all seem to agree that no breaking of bones is intended when someone offers the phrase to an actor for good luck. But it was a literal broken leg – or foot, rather – that fortuitously led […]

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Flying Muskrats to Open ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ This Week in F.C.

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By Katie Davidson It began as the product of a cancelled high school show, but now The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company is an up-and-coming member of the Falls Church arts community. Two and a half years since its creation, the company has put on a variety of shows and hosts an […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Fourth of July Dinner Cruises on the Potomac

July 2, 2014 5:25 PM0 comments

Anyone who has dared brave the National Mall on the Fourth probably isn’t itching to do it again anytime soon. But rather than give up on the District’s fireworks, you can still get your fill of the show with one of two Independence Day cruises on the Potomac.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

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Summer is here, and with it comes lots of attention paid to one type of food in particular: barbecue. Memorial Days, Independence Days, and the occasional weekends are spent gathered around a grill or smoker stacked with carnivorous goodness. But with summers as hot and humid as they are in […]

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Press Pass: Veronneau

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The jazz group Veronneau has played venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Strathmore, and Blues Alley. They’ve played at international embassies in the District. Later this month, they’ll be embarking on a tour of the United Kingdom, where they’ll again play live on the BBC. But before they head […]

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Creative Cauldron Cabarets Bring Summer of Song to ArtSpace F.C.

July 1, 2014 4:28 PM0 comments

By David Thompson With the return of summer comes a new run of Creative Cauldron’s cabaret series at ArtSpace Falls Church. “This is the fourth year that we have offered cabarets featuring some of D.C.’s most talented musical theater performers,” said Creative Cauldron Producing Director Laura Connors Hull. “Audiences are in […]

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Fit in Falls Church: A Happy (and Healthy!) Fourth of July

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By Gretchen Powell Independence Day is quickly descending upon us, bringing with it a tidal wave of fireworks, quality time with friends and family, and, of course, lots of cookouts. My family loves busting out the grill on the Fourth of July and partaking in a hearty meal of traditional […]

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Wilson Rises to the Challenge as New Mad Fox Chef

June 25, 2014 5:10 PM2 comments

“It’s not so difficult coming up with new menu items,” says chef Brian Wilson. “It’s difficult applying them to where you are.”

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Barbarellaesque

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A show I’m willing to bet no one in The Little City has set their eyes upon before is taking place this Saturday at The State Theatre.

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Restaurant Spotlight: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

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The BJ’s chain of restaurants and breweries expanded into Northern Virginia last fall by opening one of its brewhouses in Tysons Corner. The new location has all the hallmarks of similar casual restaurant chains. There’s a massive dining room lined with flat-screen TVs. There’s a glossy spiral-bound menu, with pictures, […]

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