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

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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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Critter Corner: Clark Terry

December 1, 2014 9:30 AM0 comments

This is Clark Terry, a 14-year-old Manx named after the famous jazz musician. Clark insists on helping William and Seth Hahn with their homework. He’s shown in the image above with William.

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Short Film Parodies Black Friday and ‘The Hunger Games’

November 26, 2014 11:01 AM0 comments

In a future dystopian society, a group of young combatants battle each other in a competition where the last one alive is the winner. That sounds like a logline for “The Hunger Games.” Now add in the corporate consumerism on the day after Thanksgiving – and lots of broad humor […]

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Press Pass: Bella Gaia

November 25, 2014 6:36 PM0 comments

Bella Gaia, an immersive audiovisual experience calling humans to reconnect with nature and take care of the planet, features images from all over the world – and outer space – and it’s been performed all over the world. It’s been performed over 200 times in 10 countries and venues such […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Ted’s Bulletin

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The Mosaic District might seem like an odd location for a diner. With all its posh shops, swanky movie theater and artisan eateries, a greasy spoon doesn’t exactly fit in with the whole motif. But Ted’s Bulletin, the 1930s-themed mini-chain now open in the Merrifield development, is, at its core, […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: ZooLights

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Falls Church may be considering lighting up its trees for the first time this season but the National Zoo has been doing it for years. This Friday, the zoo kicks off its annual holiday event, ZooLights, featuring more than half-a-million lights twinkling around the park on trees and in the […]

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Critter Corner: Aram Fingal and Turanga Leela

November 24, 2014 10:02 AM0 comments

Aram Fingal (left), has been featured in Critter Corner before, but he has a new sister. The pup on the right is Turanga Leela, who was just adopted from  Homeward Trails Animal Rescue – she was tied up outdoors for over 6 weeks and needed surgery after almost losing her […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Amsterdam Falafelshop

November 19, 2014 9:01 PM0 comments

Amsterdam Falafelshop, one of the more popular grub huts in Adams Morgan for a while now, opened up a new location in Clarendon last month as part of a push to become a national franchise. The Adams Morgan location – with the priciest menu item coming in at less than […]

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Press Pass: Spook Handy

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New Jersey-based folk singer Spook Handy first met Pete Seeger in 2003 when Seeger invited Handy to perform with him at the Pumpkin Festival in Beacon, NY. Seeger was introduced to Handy’s work by hearing his political folk anthem “Vote.” “He asked me if I ever heard of founder’s disease…and […]

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