Press Pass: Rare Essence

March 11, 2015 7:20 PM0 comments

Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson, the only founding member of the legendary go-go band Rare Essence still regularly playing with the group, told the News-Press that, even after nearly 40 years, he considers the band a new, indie act. Rare Essence plays tons of shows in the metropolitan region every year. But […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Mixing Bowl

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Mixing Bowl is a lowkey storefront in Tysons Corner Center’s lower level food court. It’s the first location of the Korean eatery, so those unfamiliar with the brand might overlook it for the Cinnabon next to it, or the Wasabi Japanese Cuisine that occupies prime real estate across from it […]

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Local Filmmakers Making Documentary About Somalian School

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Something had changed in Harry Lee, who had just gotten back from three years working at Abaarso School of Science and Technology, a boarding school in a tiny village in northwest Somalia. Opened in 2009 by a former hedge fund manager named Jonathan Starr, Abaarso had just become the first […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Rhys Darby at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

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Oh, how I miss “Flight of the Conchords.” The HBO series featuring Bret and Jemaine, two New Zelanders living in New York City, and their crazy, fish-out-of-water adventures. And how could I forget Murray, the clueless deputy cultural attaché at the New Zealand Consulate who also doubled as the duo’s […]

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Press Pass: Jesse Cook

March 6, 2015 3:38 AM0 comments

Canadian guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has been on the road supporting his concert special “Live at Bathhurst Street Theatre,” which is currently airing on the Public Broadcasting Service. He’s been touring in Oregon, California and Washington and is just starting the East Coast leg of his tour, which […]

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‘The Jungle Book’ Opens at Creative Cauldron Tomorrow

March 5, 2015 9:24 AM0 comments

Creative Cauldron scenic designer Margie Jervis paints one of the masks for the wolf pack in The Learning Theater’s production of “The Jungle Book.” The show, a musical adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic, opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. at ArtSpace Falls Church, located at 410 S. Maple St., Falls […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Founding Farmers

March 4, 2015 9:12 PM0 comments

It’s easy to get overwhelmed at Founding Farmers, the new restaurant in Tysons at the corner of Galleria Drive and Tysons Boulevard. The local, mini-chain (additional locations are in D.C. and Rockville) is barely a month old but it’s already jam-packed on a daily basis, with reservations a commodity be […]

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Critter Corner: Bennett and Houses

March 2, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

THIS IS BENNETT (left), a four-and-a-half-month old Newfoundland mix, with his “brother” Houses. Bennett loves waiting at the bus stop in the morning with the neighborhood kids and playing with his girlfriend Piper McNamara.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Bakeshop

February 25, 2015 4:30 PM0 comments

Cupcakeries and bakeries have boomed in the last five or so years, just as unconventionally traditional fast-casual restaurants have trended upward in the last decade. From Georgetown Cupcake and Baked and Wired in Georgetown to Sticky Fingers in Columbia Heights to Red Velvet just south of Chinatown in D.C., small […]

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Press Pass: Chris Bliss

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Stand-up comedian and juggler Chris Bliss grew up in the nation’s capital, so he knows about the importance of the rule of law, power of ideas and monuments. That’s why he’s trying to get a monument to the Bill of Rights built in every state capital. “I think we should […]

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