Love & Family at Heart of McLean Players’ ‘La Cage aux Folles’

January 29, 2014 5:06 PM0 comments

Families come in all shapes and sizes: It’s the message at the heart of “La Cage aux Folles,” says Hans Bachmann, who’ll be directing the upcoming McLean Community Players’ production of the musical. “A loving family is a good thing, regardless of what it consists of,” Bachmann says. In “La […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Arlington Kabob

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Newcomer Arlington Kabob promises “sandwiches and sweets” on the bright red sign identifying the restaurant. They have two sandwiches, steak and cheese and grilled chicken, served inside of freshly clay-tandoori-baked naan instead of the typical bread slices. They have sweets, too, baklava specifically. But chances are if you’re drawn to […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: 10th Anniversary of Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

January 22, 2014 10:05 PM0 comments

This Saturday, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center with an open house. During the celebration, visitors will get a rare chance to go behind-the-scenes to areas of the museum normally off-limits to the public. At the open house, […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Open Road Grill and Icehouse

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Roadhouse meets refinement: that’s the impression you’ll get from Open Road Grill and Icehouse. The restaurant, from The MHG Group that operates Circa, is one in a cluster of eateries opened by the group this fall in Merrifield. If your bar must come with Americana charm, then you won’t be […]

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Press Pass: Andrew Acosta

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Roots musician Andrew Acosta fondly remembers Cherry Hill. Growing up in the City of Falls Church, the historic farm was his playground, his hangout, his shortcut from the library back to his childhood home. It’s been his musical venue, as it is the site of the City’s summer Concerts in […]

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Press Pass: Carolyn Crysdale

January 15, 2014 6:08 PM0 comments

Folk singer-songwriter Carolyn Crysdale is well-traveled. The half-Canadian Silver Spring native went to college in Canada. She returned to the D.C. area only briefly before setting off for Australia; she studied abroad there and liked the rich arts culture in Sydney, and so she lived there for two more years. […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Smashburger

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Burger lovers rejoice: Smashburger has come to Falls Church. The gourmet burger eatery opened its doors last week and already the new spot is – here comes the cheesy pun – making a smash. The fast-casual burger joint is named not for the impact it makes on diners, but the […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: D.C. Restaurant Week

January 10, 2014 10:47 AM0 comments

Come on, it’s been nine days already – resolving to eat better in 2014 is so last week. Starting Monday, over 250 D.C.-area restaurants will be doing their damndest to help you forget your resolutions during Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week. For seven days, participating restaurants will serve up special three-course […]

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Press Pass: Mother Falcon

January 8, 2014 7:03 PM0 comments

Multi-instrumentalist and D.C.-area native Tamir Kalifa has to stop and count when he’s asked how big Mother Falcon was when they played their Tiny Desk Concert this summer. The popular All Songs Considered series invites musical acts to perform live in the NPR Music office. In the office that day […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Thanh Van Restaurant

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If you didn’t know about Thanh Van Restaurant on a visit to the Eden Center, you might not find it on your own. It’s located inside the expansive Vietnamese shopping center’s Saigon West mall, as opposed to the more visible restaurants with their decorated storefronts facing out into Eden Center’s […]

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