Articles by: Orrin Konheim

Comedy-Horror Film by Mason Alum Debuts Just in Time for Halloween

October 18, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Filmmaker Anne Welles traces the moment she fell out of love with show business to a botched middle school audition. She thanks the film “Jerry Maguire” for restoring her faith in what is now her life’s work. The George Mason High School class of ’83 alumnus tried out for a […]

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‘Lovers and Executioners’ is Opening Act of New Providence Players Season

October 12, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Providence Players of Fairfax opens their 2018-2019 season continuing a tradition of eclectic programming capable of showcasing acting talent with “Lovers and Executioners.” The tragi-comedy by John Strand made its debut 20 years ago in 1998 at Washington D.C.’s arena stage and has gained national acclaim since. Adapted from a […]

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Bawadi Replaces Sunflower Amid Patron Turmoil

September 13, 2018 1:00 PM0 comments

At the intersection of Seven Corners lies a restaurant where an intersection of a different sort has been occurring this summer between two passionate customer bases. Khalid Mekki moved his restaurant, Bawadi Mediterranean Grill and Sweets Cafe, from its Bailey’s Crossroads location to Seven Corners on July 21. He took […]

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Pan-Mass Challenge Holds Meaning for Local Riders

August 3, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

John Marshall knew his mother biked unimaginable distances before he was born, but when he decided to join her annual 192-mile cycling challenge, he didn’t anticipate it being so intense or exhausting. “So you wake up at ridiculous times in the morning and there are hundreds of bikers you see […]

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J.E.B. Stuart Rowing Team Reunites for 50th Anniversary of World Championship

July 6, 2018 12:00 PM0 comments

Dave Foulis and his friends of five decades look back at their world championship crew team as a group of rebels. “When we were rowing, we were not a recognized club; we were renegades,” Foulis said. “We had never won a varsity race before the season, we didn’t know how […]

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Audacious Aleworks Welcomed Into F.C.’s Brewery Scene

June 21, 2018 10:30 AM0 comments

Though Audacious Aleworks had their ribbon opening ceremony earlier this month, co-owner Brian Reinoehl won’t pinpoint that as the opening date of Falls Church’s new microbrewery. “We’ve been open for a couple months and because we have a number of beers, we’re still bringing in and expanding our space, we […]

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‘California Suite’ Offers Up Character-Driven Treat

June 11, 2018 1:40 PM0 comments

For their final production of the 2017-2018 season, the Providence Players have opted for one of the classics in Neil Simon’s “California Suite”. “It’s fair to say it’s hard to have a proper theater education without Neil Simon,” Janet Koehler Dueweke, who plays the actress Diana, told the News-Press. The […]

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Blind Hockey Team Doesn’t Let Lack of Vision Impair Their Game

May 4, 2018 9:30 AM0 comments

At the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, most people who pass by the westernmost ice rink en route to see the Capitals scrimmaging on Sunday mornings might be astonished to know they’ve just witnessed blind people playing hockey. “The biggest misconception is that they cannot play hockey full-speed without help. […]

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Providence Players’ ‘The Front Page’ Brings The Life of 1920s Journalists to the Masses

April 11, 2018 7:27 PM0 comments

In their penultimate play of the 2017-2018 season, the Providence Players of Fairfax tackle the world of yellow journalism and Chicago crime in the classic 1928 stage comedy “The Front Page.” The original play, which is presented word-for-word here minus the racist language, is a significantly different beast than the […]

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Local Filmmaker’s New Documentary Explores Artist’s Connection to Family

March 29, 2018 2:47 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s native son Bob Burnett will be premiering his short film, “Edward Hopper and the Marshall House” at the 4th Annual Northern Virginia International Film Festival this Monday, April 2 at the Angelika Film Center and Café at Mosaic District.

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