Creative Cauldron Holds Auditions for ‘Madeline and the Gypsies’

September 14, 2015 12:08 PM0 comments

Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater Ensemble is gearing up to hold auditions for its annual holiday production of one of the adventures of Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic character Madeline. This year’s production is “Madeline and the Gypsies” and auditions for the play will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 between 1 – 3 […]

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Critter Corner: Chiquita

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This is Chiquita, a 9-year-old Chihuahua. She loves to go on walks at Alcova Heights Park, which is located in her South Arlington neighborhood. Her hobbies include: sunbathing, trying to catch flying insects that annoy her and guarding the house from the postman. She is terrified of thunderstorms and loud […]

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Press Pass: Lizz Wright

September 10, 2015 1:43 PM0 comments

Singer/songwriter Lizz Wright said that she is “grateful” for her new album Freedom & Surrender, which was released on Friday, Sept. 4. It was her first album with Concord Records. “I remember a lot of long days and nights in front of the wood stove and in hotel rooms just […]

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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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