Press Pass: Guster

July 15, 2015 9:49 AM0 comments

by Karim Doumar Ryan Rosenworcel, drummer for Guster, remembers how the band came together at Tufts University in the early 1990s. “We were friends and we were all lamenting that we had left our high school bands and we decided that we would jam sometime,” he said. Adam Gardner and […]

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Critter Corner: Luna

July 13, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS LUNA, a two-year-old labrador/retriever mix, with Erin Scranton, a Falls Church resident who raised and trained her to be an assistance dog for Canine Companions for Independence, a national nonprofit that trains and provides assistance dogs. Luna recently moved to New York to live with Stephen Yaciuk, who […]

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Local Bands to Compete for Slot at Virginia Music Festival

July 10, 2015 2:47 PM0 comments

Four local groups are set to compete against each other at the State Theatre at 220 N. Washington Street next Friday at 7 p.m., for a slot at the 2015 Lockn’ Music Festival, at the 2015 Rockn’ to Lockn’ Contest, sponsored by The State Theatre, Flat 5 Productions, Lockn’ Music Festival, […]

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F.C. Native Burgos Clowns for Capital Fringe Festivalgoers

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by Kate Karstens The 10th annual Capital Fringe Festival in D.C., which kicked off last week, plays host to a variety of showstopping artists ready to amaze audiences. Among those are performances such as “#SEXTS,” “Apocalypse Meow,” and “Barenaked Comedy,” all ready to push society’s boundaries of what the performing […]

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Press Pass: The Honey Dewdrops

July 9, 2015 11:22 AM0 comments

by Karim Doumar Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish met in college while playing in a band together. That was in 2003. Now, 12 years later, they are married and touring together as the members of a duet called The Honey Dewdrops to promote their newest album, Tangled Country. “It’s fun […]

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Critter Corner: Hope

July 6, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

This is Hope, a Korean Jindo mix and one of 23 dogs who were recently rescued from a meat farm in South Korea by Humane Society International in partnership with an alliance of Northern Virginia animal shelters, including Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and Fairfax […]

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2 Fish & Chips Joints Close But Another Rises from the Greasy Ashes

July 1, 2015 7:58 PM1 comment

It’s been a rough year for the fried fish fast food game in these parts. Not only did the Long John Silver’s on West Broad Street close after 30 years but just up Route 29, the Fairfax Circle Arthur Treacher’s – the last remaining Virginia location of the 46-year old […]

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Press Pass: The Ebony Hillbillies

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The Ebony Hillbillies have been playing together for about the last 20 years, but they play music with much more history than that. Hailing from New York, a curious place for a string band to reside, the group is kicking off The Alden Theatre and McLean Community Center’s Summer Sunday […]

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Critter Corner: Dukarlo

June 29, 2015 9:45 AM0 comments

THIS DUKARLO, a praying mantis who was marching along a wooden rail on one of the trails at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Bladensburg, Md. last Summer when it took a second to inspect the camera that was sizing it up.

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Press Pass: The Quebe Sisters

June 25, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

The Quebe Sisters, a trio of fiddlers from a suburb of Fort Worth, Tx., have been playing music together virtually their entire lives. They attended their local fiddle competition in 1998 and decided that’s what they wanted to do with their lives. “We’ve had different bandmates over the years and […]

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