Press Pass: Shemekia Copeland

June 11, 2014 5:12 PM0 comments

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland considers her music a calling. There was a time when she’d rather do anything else but perform for an audience. Now she makes her living by sharing blues music from the stage for listeners across the globe. She’s even performed for the Obamas at the White […]

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Paul Taylor Mixes It Up With New Cocktails at F.C.’s Dogwood Tavern

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Beer drinkers have plenty of options in Falls Church. From Mad Fox and Dogfish Head to the Four P’s and Spacebar, there’s a no shortage of places to saddle up for a brew. But when it comes to sipping on cocktails, there’s no standout destination in The Little City. But Paul Taylor is looking to change that.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Author Shares Prison Experience

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The McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre saw a packed house Sunday afternoon for a presentation by Piper Kerman. Kerman is the author of Orange Is the New Black, a memoir which spawned the acclaimed Netflix original series, about her experience serving time in a women’s prison. Kerman, in a lecture […]

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Learning Theater to Present ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

June 6, 2014 4:27 PM1 comment

By David Thompson Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater ensemble will again show the product of their training on the stage. This month at ArtSpace Falls Church, the young theater enthusiasts in this program will be inviting audiences into the magical world of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Longtime Creative […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Drink the District Wine Edition

June 4, 2014 7:14 PM0 comments

While some may enjoy wine while fine dining or perhaps with a plate of stinky cheese, I like it in the street and surrounded by food trucks.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Republic Kitchen and Bar

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Republic Kitchen and Bar opened this March in Arlington’s Ballston neighborhood, serving up a menu of down-home eats such as chicken and waffles and homemade key lime pie. It’s certainly inspired by “comfort food,” but don’t expect traditional pot roasts served at the family table here. Republic takes the concept […]

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Press Pass: Derek Evry

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He’s performing a show at Iota Club and Café on June 21 to celebrate the release of his new EP. Just days ago, he returned from a spring tour opening and playing bass for the Americana band Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray. He’s been making music for 19 years. But […]

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Fit in Falls Church: Falling in Love with the Summer Salad

June 3, 2014 10:15 AM0 comments

By Gretchen Powell If the steady stream of sunny days we’ve been having lately are any indication, summer is most definitely here to stay. While that leaves lots of time for fun summertime activities, it also means that the heat and humidity levels are only bound to rise as each […]

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Prov Players Promise Laughs With Simon Farce ‘Rumors’

May 28, 2014 5:52 PM0 comments

When she saw an open audition for “Rumors” back in 1995, Liz Mykietyn hadn’t even heard of the play. But the lifelong actress – she landed her first role at 6 months old – auditioned for a production, got a role, and fell in love with the show. It was […]

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Press Pass: Charles Parker Band

May 22, 2014 10:37 AM0 comments

He’s got a Jimmy Buffett tribute band and a Beach Boys tribute band. He rocks out to new wave and metal with That 80’s Band. With Cold Gin and Beatlemania Returns, he offers a musical experience of the music of Kiss and the Beatles – and in full costume. When […]

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