Press Pass: 10,000 Maniacs

June 23, 2016 10:45 AM0 comments

by Alana Noelle Black The band 10,000 Maniacs has existed for 35 years. Surely there is a secret to the Maniacs’ longevity. Is it a binding contract among its members? A lot of compromising? Heck, some kind of magic spell? For bassist Steve Gustafson, the answer is simple. “We like […]

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Critter Corner: Sam Pedro and Lilusha

June 20, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

This is Sam Pedro and Lilusha, who are 4-year-old siblings. When they are not seeking out a sunny spot to nap they enjoy traveling with their family and have lived in Honduras and Poland.

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Press Pass: Jesse Dee

June 16, 2016 11:04 AM0 comments

Boston-based soul singer/songwriter and guitarist Jesse Dee has been touring in support of his album On My Mind/In My Heart and will be the headlining act at the Columbia Pike Blues Festival in Arlington on Saturday, June 18. The title of his album, which is his first released with Alligator […]

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F.C.’s Mason High Critic Wins Cappie Award

June 13, 2016 1:41 PM0 comments

Lydia Gompper, a student at Falls Church’s George Mason High School, won the Cappies award for Returning Critic at the 17th annual Cappies Awards Gala at the Kennedy Center last night. The Cappies is a program that recognized high school theater programs with participation from 57 public and private high […]

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Critter Corner: Buster

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This is Buster, a 1-year-old yellow lab from right here in the Little City. Buster is a product of the great work at Lab Rescue of Potomac and found his forever home at just 10 weeks old.

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Press Pass: Boy & Bear

June 10, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Drummer Tim Hart of the indie rock-folk band Boy & Bear said that the group’s fans kept coming up to them at shows and saying how they really loved hearing them live, sometimes better than their albums. That led the group to attempt to achieve a live sound on their […]

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McLean Community Players to Get ‘Footloose’ in July

June 7, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

The McLean Community Players are putting on a production of “Footloose,” which premiers on Friday, July 8 and runs on weekends at The Alden, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, through Saturday, July 24. Based on the hit movie musical of the same name, “Footloose” was adapted for the stage by […]

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Critter Corner: Mimi

June 6, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

ON THURSDAY, MAY 26, News-Press founder, owner and editor Nicholas F. Benton posted this photo on his Facebook page with the following comment: “My sweet precious ‘White as the Driven Snow Princess Kitty Mimi’ got her wings this morning. She was 20 1/2 and I was so lucky to have […]

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Book Review: A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea by Eunsun Kim

June 3, 2016 4:14 PM0 comments

by J. Rosalyn Eunsun Kim is not even thirty years old, but: 1. She has fled two countries, North Korea and China; 2. She was forced to leave school at 11 and spend nine years trying to survive, most of the time without sufficient food and without a real home; […]

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Book Review: Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America by Joseph Kim

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by J. Rosalyn You are five years old and your parents and sister love you and spoil you. You love going to school and playing with your friends. Your mother cooks your favorite foods and your father creates toys for you and your friends. Then one day, without warning, the […]

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