Press Pass: The Motet

May 7, 2014 2:04 PM0 comments

A band that’s just starting out hits the studio for the first time and records some tracks. It’s their debut album, and it’s a self-titled release. That’s not a surprising scenario; in fact, it’s common. What’s surprising is when a band that’s been around for 14 years decides that its […]

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FCNP’s Benton Among 2014 ‘Capital Pride Heroes’ Honorees

May 2, 2014 4:08 PM0 comments

WASHINGTON, DC — Capital Pride is proud to announce the recipients of the Annual 2014 Capital Pride Heroes Award, the TransPride Engendered Spirits, and the winners of awards named for the late founding board members of the Capital Pride Alliance, Bill Miles and Larry Stansbury. The recipients will be honored […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: 2nd Annual Mad Fox’s Spring Bock Festival

April 30, 2014 5:48 PM0 comments

The beer festival season rolls on! After last week’s SpringFest in Shirlington, Mad Fox Brewery’s Spring Bock Festival is back for its second annual installment in Falls Church this Saturday.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Yayla Bistro

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Just over the Falls Church City line into Arlington, a new restaurant has opened in a familiar space. Yayla Bistro made its debut this spring, setting up shop in what was once the private dining room of the French restaurant and neighborhood stalwart La Côte D’Or. Already the Mediterranean restaurant, […]

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Press Pass: Musicband

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What do you get when you form a band with longtime players in Washington, D.C.’s punk rock scene? If you guessed punk rock, then you’ll be surprised by what Musicband does. Musicband, which will be playing a record release show next Thursday at the Iota Club and Café, cites not […]

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Dogwood Debuting Its Own Cask Beer Next Wednesday

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Dogwood Tavern has teamed up with Heavy Seas in Baltimore for the Falls Church sports bar’s first-ever cask of beer.

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‘Mod Musical’ Brings ’60s Hits to Creative Cauldron Stage

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By David Thompson In 1776, we drove out the British. But in the 1960s they came back in force – and during that time, we welcomed them with open arms. The British Invasion of the ’60s brought bands like The Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones, and British songstresses […]

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Fit in Falls Church: Getting Back to the Great Outdoors

April 29, 2014 10:18 AM0 comments

By Gretchen Powell Spring has sprung, Falls Church! And though we’re bound to continue to get the occasional shower every now and again, there are plenty of clear skies and sunny days ahead of us. I say it’s high time to pop a Claritin, strap on your walkin’ shoes, and […]

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Mad Fox’s Spring Bock Festival Set for May 3

April 25, 2014 2:21 PM0 comments

Mad Fox Brewing Company is hosting its 2nd annual Spring Bock Festival on May 3 from noon until 6 p.m. in the Market Square area just outside its doors at 444 W. Broad St. in Falls Church. Admission is free and the event will showcase more than 20 bock beers […]

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Fellow Gay Pioneer Reviews FCNP Owner Benton’s New Book, ‘Extraordinary Hearts’

April 24, 2014 1:19 PM0 comments

By Steven F. Dansky Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization, By Nicholas F. Benton The pivotal element of Nick Benton’s thought-provoking and audacious book Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization is disclosed upfront in the subtitle. The subtitle recognizes […]

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