Creative Cauldron’s “Jacques Brel” Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards

January 28, 2015 5:38 PM0 comments

NOMINATED FOR A HELEN HAYES Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical this week was the cast from Creative Cauldron’s “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.” Alan Naylor from the show was also nominated for lead actor in a musical. (Photo: Creative Cauldron)

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McLean Theatre Company Earns 21 National, State and Local Accolades

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Members of the McLean High School Theatre Company recently earned national, state and local theater recognition from the YoungArts Foundation, Virginia Thespians and, respectively. The company earned 21 accolades in total for its work last year. The YoungArts Foundation recognized Alex Stone as one of fifteen national finalists in […]

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Dixie Power Trio to Perform at the ‘Jazz Coffeehouse’

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Dixie Power Trio, which actually features four performs, will be the featured act at the Jazz Coffeehouse performance at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church this Saturday, Jan. 31, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. There will be music, coffee and desserts at the event, located at 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church, and […]

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Critter Corner: Oliver Spock

January 26, 2015 9:01 AM0 comments

This is Oliver Spock. He’s one-and-a-half year-old Coton de Tulear. He loves to play with kids and chew socks. He enjoys his walks in the streets of Falls Church and chases squirrels. Also, he has many doggy friends in the city.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Quickway Japanese Hibachi

January 21, 2015 6:29 PM0 comments

Quickway, a Japanese hibachi restaurant chain, recently set up shop in the Willston Centre II shopping plaza on Arlington Blvd. in Seven Corners. Despite several locations in Maryland and Northern Virginia, the glossy flyer left at the News-Press offices earlier this month was my first introduction to the local chain. […]

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Press Pass: Gerald Albright

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Jazz musician Gerald Albright spoke to the News-Press two days after he got off the week-long Smooth Jazz Cruise, where he and the late George Duke were inducted into the Sirius XM Watercolors Hall of Fame. “It was just very touching and I was very honored to be recognized like […]

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Critter Corner: Henry

January 19, 2015 12:29 PM0 comments

This is Henry, a Glen of Imaal Terrier who was adopted by the Sutch family 11 years ago. Here he is posing for the Sutch family’s holiday card. He’s super friendly and known by name in his neighborhood and, because he’s so fun to dress up and pose, he has […]

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

January 15, 2015 11:44 AM0 comments

Time to put away those TV dinners and make some reservations – D.C. Winter Restaurant Week is here again. In its 15th year, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s Restaurant Week brings hundreds of D.C.-area eateries together for a week full of special-price dining at lunch ($20.15) and dinner ($35.15). There’s a […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Wasabi Modern Japanese Cuisine

January 14, 2015 8:52 PM0 comments

Wasabi Modern Japanese Cuisine is in the center of a busy part of Tyson’s Corner Mall. Because of that, there’s a lot of foot traffic around Wasabi – people carrying bags from Forever 21 or Barnes and Noble, looking curiously as they pass by or ride the escalators that are […]

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Press Pass: Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

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Who would do a bluegrass rendition of “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, perform a Motown tribute to Nickelback or slow jam the theme song for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”? Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox, that’s who. Since 2009 Bradlee, a pianist, composer and arranger, been composing and arranging genre-melding mashups and […]

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