Falls Church HS Offers Big, Bright Production ‘Shrek The Musical’

December 16, 2016 2:13 PM0 comments

by Jessie Yu – Cappies Review Following the renowned story of an antisocial ogre who finds himself on a quest to save a princess, Falls Church High School’s “Shrek The Musical” demonstrates that everyone has layers, and it’s crucial to look past physical appearances and differences in order to truly […]

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Press Pass: Thievery Corporation

December 15, 2016 10:30 AM0 comments

Frederick, Md. native Rob Garza, who founded Thievery Corporation with Eric Hilton in Washington, D.C. in 1995, moved to the Bay Area several years ago. He said that when he comes back to the Washington, D.C. area, he doesn’t recognize it much anymore because of how much the city has […]

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Duo of Local Plays Offer Holiday Theatrics for Youth

December 14, 2016 7:12 PM0 comments

Two youth-centric holiday theatrical offerings are tempting area folks this season, both unique enough, on the one hand, but traditional enough, on the other, to enhance the warmth of these special days. One is more funny and the other more poignant and both are into their last week. They are […]

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Critter Corner: Bella

December 12, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS BELLA, a 9-year-old German Shepherd mix who lives in Falls Church, but is originally from Charleston, SC. Bella loved chasing birds on the beach, but, since moving to Va., has graduated to squirrels and bunnies.

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Press Pass: John Gorka

December 8, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

58-year-old folk musician John Gorka offered music fans a chance to step inside a time machine with his latest release, Before Beginning: The Unreleased I Know – Nashville, 1985. The album, which was released in July 2016 with Red House Records, consists of recordings from when Gorka was 25 years […]

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Critter Corner: Monkey Paw

December 5, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

This is Monkey Paw an 8.5-year-old Tibetan Spaniel. She enjoys eating, watching her humans eat and casting a sorrowful glance at her humans when food is around. When she’s not eating she can be heard crying for more dog treats. She also enjoys sleeping and bopping her tennis ball under […]

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Book Review: ‘The Other Einstein’ by Mileva Marić

December 2, 2016 12:54 PM0 comments

by J. Rosalyn The “other Einstein” is Mileva Marić, Albert Einstein’s first wife, a brilliant physicist who met Einstein when both were students at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich, Switzerland in the late 1890s. Not much is known about Marić, but Marie Benedict, in this fictional account, has done […]

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Press Pass: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

December 1, 2016 12:04 PM0 comments

The swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have been playing holiday shows for at least a decade now. The group has released three albums of Christmas originals and covers – Whatchu’ Want for Christmas in 1997, Everything You Want for Christmas in 2004 and It Feels Like Christmas Time […]

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Critter Corner: Zoja

November 28, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Zoja is a 4-year-old Dutch Shepherd girl who was adopted from a friend of her owner at six months old. She has become a big talker, usually demanding cuddles or telling her owner about someone walking by. She is fond of ear rubs, swimming, running, frisbee and stalking squirrels.

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Press Pass: Chely Wright

November 24, 2016 1:07 PM0 comments

Singer-songwriter Chely Wright said that if her last two albums The Metropolitan Hotel and Lifted Off the Ground were taking a few steps in the direction of Americana music, that her latest album, I Am the Rain, which was released in September, is a “marathon sprint” in that direction. “I […]

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