Articles by: Drew Costley

Press Pass: Bebel Gilberto

February 5, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Singer Bebel Gilberto is doing something special for her fans for Valentine’s Day. She’s going on an intimate Valentine’s Day tour throughout February and coming to The State Theatre in Falls Church on February 13. “This was an idea that my agent had for a little while and they created […]

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Nhà Hàng Chay Brings Vegan Vietnamese to Eden Center

February 4, 2016 4:30 PM0 comments

Nhà Hàng Chay was converted into a Vietnamese vegan restaurant from Thai Spoon and opened in Falls Church’s Eden Center late last year. It sits on the corner of the Saigon West portion of the building and is extremely nondescript. This trend continues inside the restaurant with its decor matching […]

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Press Pass: Cricket Tell the Weather

January 29, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

Andrea Asprelli, a fiddler, singer/songwriter and leader of Cricket Tell the Weather, was introduced to American folk and bluegrass nearly ten years ago, when she was studying abroad in Canterbury, England. “I didn’t intend to go there for music, I just met a bunch of musicians while I was there,” […]

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Regional Education Study: F.C. Teacher Salaries #2 in Region

January 28, 2016 1:44 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church spends the second highest amount of money on its students in the Washington, D.C. region, according to a report recently released by the Washington Area Board of Education.

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Local Tai Chi School Offers Free Class for Lunar New Year

January 22, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

Sun & Moon Taiji One is hosting a free class for those who are interested in learning tai chi on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 7:55 – 8:55 a.m. in celebration of the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey. The event will take place at Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon […]

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Use of Crumb Rubber in F.C. Fields Causes Concern

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Amid local and national concerns over the safety of synthetic turf fields, Falls Church City Public Schools and the City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department finished replacing the synthetic turf field at George Mason High School in December 2015. Turf field has also been recently installed at nearby […]

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Press Pass: Grant-Lee Phillips

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Singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips has traversed tough waters at least a couple times since he released his last album Walking in the Green Corn in 2012. And now he’s set to release his newest album, The Narrow, on March 18, 2016. “The title is plucked from one of the songs, “Moccasin […]

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Press Pass: Raul Malo

January 15, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Raul Malo, a founding member and lead vocalist of The Mavericks, has been playing a few solo shows in between his group’s run of gigs to support their latest album MONO, which was released with Universal Music in February 2015. And he’ll be playing one of those solo gigs at […]

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Community Rallies Around F.C. Child Facing Threat of Deportation

January 8, 2016 12:54 PM0 comments

Members of the Falls Church community are rallying around a 14-year-old freshman at George Mason High School, Bryan Villegas, who is facing the threat of deportation.

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Rincome Thai Cuisine: Where Everybody Knows Good Food

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  An older gentleman sat the bar of Rincome Thai Cuisine in Arlington on a weekday afternoon, professing his love for the restaurant, which turns 30 this year. He said that he thought Rincome was the best restaurant in the area. Not the best Thai restaurant. Not the best South […]

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