Arlington Artists Alliance Announces January Shows

December 25, 2014 12:00 PM0 comments

The Arlington Artists Alliance announced its January shows at Gallery Underground, located at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, last Wednesday. The Focus Gallery will feature a seasonally-themed exhibit, while the Main Gallery will feature a members show. Both shows will be on display from Jan. 5 – 31 with opening receptions […]

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McLean Community Center Announces January Events

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The McLean Community Center announced its January events schedule earlier this month. Residents of the community center’s and the Dranesville tax districts are eligible for discounts on fees for some of the events. Two comedy-related events are at the top of the bill. The Capitol Steps, a Washington, D.C.-based political […]

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11 Mason Students Audition Into District Honor Band

December 24, 2014 3:36 PM0 comments

Eleven students at George Mason High School were among those who auditioned into the District X Honor Band on Saturday, Dec. 13. Hundreds of students from Fairfax County, Alexandria City and Falls Church City participated in the audition, which consisted of an extensive prepared etude, 12 major scales and sightreading […]

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Pianist Brian Ganz Plays Chopin for Children’s Fund

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Pianist Brian Ganz will play a benefit concert this Sunday, Dec. 28, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at McLean Baptist Church, located at 1367 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Ganz will be playing the compositions of Chopin with a reception to follow his performance. There is no charge for the show, […]

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McLean Euphonium Player to be Featured on NPR

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Joe Broom, a 17-year-old euphonium player from McLean, will be featured on an upcoming episode of the National Public Radio program “From the Top,” which is hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley and features young classical musicians from across the nation. The episode will air nationally this week and on […]

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FCCPS Elementary School Students Learn About Ballet

December 23, 2014 5:36 PM0 comments

Students at Thomas Jefferson and Mt. Daniel Elementary Schools were given a ballet demonstration last week by Cady Jardine, a Falls Church City Public Schools parent and ballet teacher. The students read The Nutcracker and the King of Mice, touched a traditional wooden nutcracker, watched some clips of professional ballet […]

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New Building, New Bus Routes at Jessie Thackrey

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Students have began helping Jessie Thackrey Preschool teachers transition from classrooms at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School to their new building on North Cherry Street last week. In addition to the school building, which opens at the start of the Spring semester, there will be […]

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GMHS Jazz Band Performs Two Shows in One Day

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The George Mason High School Jazz Band was busy last Tuesday spreading holiday cheer in Falls Church City. In the morning they performed for the seniors in the Senior Room at the Community Center. The group was very well received by the more than 50 seniors and staff who were […]

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Mary Riley Styles Library Announces Holiday Hours

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Mary Riley Styles Public Library, located at 120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church, closes at noon, Dec. 24, for the Christmas holiday. The library will reopen this Friday, Dec. 26, and resume normal business hours through next Tuesday, Dec. 30. Next Wednesday, Dec. 31, the library will close at 5 […]

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Delegate Simon Hosts Holiday Party

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AT A HOLIDAY ‘LATKE-POLOOZA’ celebrating Hanukkah at the home of State Del. Marcus Simon (far right), among the large crowd were (left to right), Falls Church’s Gary LaPorta, Debra Roth and Tom Clinton.

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