Press Pass: The Ebony Hillbillies

July 1, 2015 11:33 AM0 comments

The Ebony Hillbillies have been playing together for about the last 20 years, but they play music with much more history than that. Hailing from New York, a curious place for a string band to reside, the group is kicking off The Alden Theatre and McLean Community Center’s Summer Sunday […]

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Critter Corner: Dukarlo

June 29, 2015 9:45 AM0 comments

THIS DUKARLO, a praying mantis who was marching along a wooden rail on one of the trails at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Bladensburg, Md. last Summer when it took a second to inspect the camera that was sizing it up.

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Press Pass: The Quebe Sisters

June 25, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

The Quebe Sisters, a trio of fiddlers from a suburb of Fort Worth, Tx., have been playing music together virtually their entire lives. They attended their local fiddle competition in 1998 and decided that’s what they wanted to do with their lives. “We’ve had different bandmates over the years and […]

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Press Pass: Blue Oyster Cult

June 18, 2015 10:21 AM1 comment

Eric Bloom, lead vocalist and “stun guitarist” of the long-running rock group Blue Oyster Cult, said that the group’s touring style has gone through phases in the 40 plus years they’ve been touring. “Our earliest touring in 1971 or ‘72 shall we say was in a van and we used […]

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Treat Dad to Brunch, Dinner & Free Custard on Father’s Day

June 17, 2015 6:19 PM0 comments

Mom got the special treatment last month, so this time it’s Dad’s turn. For Father’s Day this weekend, several Falls Church-area restaurants are serving up specials including brunches, dinners and even a couple freebies.   Dogfish Head Alehouse 6220 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church | | 703-534-3342 Dogfish Ale House in […]

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Falls Church Resident Lily Lord Wins National Vocal Competition

June 15, 2015 3:30 PM0 comments

by Karim Doumar After coming in third place in 2014, McLean High School graduate Lily Lord returned in 2015 to take first place in the High School Voices Musical Theatre category of the Hal Leonard Vocal Competition. The Hal Leonard Vocal Competition is an annual competition which prides itself in […]

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Critter Corner: Warbles the Dove

11:36 AM0 comments

This is Warbles the Dove. She paid a visit to an office in Silver Spring last week, during which she drew attention to herself by fluttering overhead and cooing excitedly. Amused office workers ultimately led Warbles back out the window.

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Press Pass: Deanna Bogart

June 12, 2015 10:29 AM0 comments

Award-winning blues singer, pianist and saxophonist Deanna Bogart is returning to the region where she started her career to play at the Boogie Woogie Blues Blast, which kicks off the Tinner Hill Blues Festival this Friday at the State Theatre. “[It feels] wonderful, like home,” said Bogart, who moved out […]

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Critter Corner: Malissa

June 8, 2015 11:01 AM0 comments

This is Malissa, a beagle-hound, inch-worm, cow-dog mix. In addition to wiggling around the room on her back while playing with her hedgehog, she enjoys munching on grass, chasing squirrels and cuddling on the couch.

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Press Pass: The Nighthawks

June 5, 2015 3:37 PM0 comments

Mark Wenner and his three bandmates in the roots music quartet The Nighthawks are stripping it down, going acoustic for their new album Back Porch Party, which was released in late April, and taking the party on the road. The Nighthawks’ Back Porch Party comes to Alexandria next Friday, June […]

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