Press Pass: That Metal Show

March 18, 2015 6:43 PM0 comments

Eddie Trunk, host and originator of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show,” doesn’t give a damn what you think about his musical tastes. He told the News-Press he doesn’t really catch flack for it, though. “Anybody who knows me at all knows that, even if I did catch flack, I couldn’t […]

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McLean Youth Paint The Alden ‘Totally Red!’

March 17, 2015 2:13 PM0 comments

“Totally Red!” a show comprised of several remixes of the beloved classic “Little Red Riding Hood,” began a two-weekend run at The Alden at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean on last Saturday. The show features a cast of young actors who live in the McLean Community Center’s tax district. The two performances […]

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Critter Corner: Mercy

March 16, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

This is Mercy, a Golden Retriever and therapy dog, who is related to the dogs featured in the Air Bud films through a common ancestor. She loves cheering up kids and making them happy wherever she goes!

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F.C.’s 2941 Celebrates Pi Day With Sweet & Savory Pies

March 13, 2015 2:16 PM0 comments

It’s supposed to hit 65 degrees this Saturday and that’s reason enough to celebrate. But to math lovers everywhere, March 14 is a celebration of that oh-so-magical ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Yup, tomorrow is 3/14, also known as Pi Day.

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Press Pass: Rare Essence

March 11, 2015 7:20 PM0 comments

Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson, the only founding member of the legendary go-go band Rare Essence still regularly playing with the group, told the News-Press that, even after nearly 40 years, he considers the band a new, indie act. Rare Essence plays tons of shows in the metropolitan region every year. But […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Mixing Bowl

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Mixing Bowl is a lowkey storefront in Tysons Corner Center’s lower level food court. It’s the first location of the Korean eatery, so those unfamiliar with the brand might overlook it for the Cinnabon next to it, or the Wasabi Japanese Cuisine that occupies prime real estate across from it […]

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Local Filmmakers Making Documentary About Somalian School

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Something had changed in Harry Lee, who had just gotten back from three years working at Abaarso School of Science and Technology, a boarding school in a tiny village in northwest Somalia. Opened in 2009 by a former hedge fund manager named Jonathan Starr, Abaarso had just become the first […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Rhys Darby at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

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Oh, how I miss “Flight of the Conchords.” The HBO series featuring Bret and Jemaine, two New Zelanders living in New York City, and their crazy, fish-out-of-water adventures. And how could I forget Murray, the clueless deputy cultural attaché at the New Zealand Consulate who also doubled as the duo’s […]

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Press Pass: Jesse Cook

March 6, 2015 3:38 AM0 comments

Canadian guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has been on the road supporting his concert special “Live at Bathhurst Street Theatre,” which is currently airing on the Public Broadcasting Service. He’s been touring in Oregon, California and Washington and is just starting the East Coast leg of his tour, which […]

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‘The Jungle Book’ Opens at Creative Cauldron Tomorrow

March 5, 2015 9:24 AM0 comments

Creative Cauldron scenic designer Margie Jervis paints one of the masks for the wolf pack in The Learning Theater’s production of “The Jungle Book.” The show, a musical adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic, opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. at ArtSpace Falls Church, located at 410 S. Maple St., Falls […]

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