Press Pass: Mud Morganfield

June 9, 2017 12:05 PM0 comments

In preparation for the 24th annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival set to take place in venues all across Falls Church this weekend, Larry “Mud” Morganfield, son of blues legend Muddy Waters, shared some of his time with the News-Press to enlighten us about the way of the blues. Everyone’s got […]

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Book Review: Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog

May 30, 2017 11:57 AM0 comments

By J. Roslyn Martin is a dog who stars in a forthcoming ABC television show called, “Downward Dog.” He has written Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog, a poetic homage to his life, his poop, his food and to his beloved human, Nan. Of course, since […]

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After ‘Kaleidoscope,’ Nancy Scott Discusses Late Husband’s Battle With Alzheimer’s

May 26, 2017 12:09 PM0 comments

By Orrin Konheim The audience for Creative Cauldron’s latest play, “Kaleidoscope,” this past Sunday was treated to a post-show discussion with Nancy Scott, the wife of the late Virginia State Delegate Jim Scott, who opened up about her experiences losing her husband after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. The […]

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F.C. Native Nils Westergard Debuts 1st Solo Art Exhibit at D.C. Gallery

May 19, 2017 9:29 AM0 comments

The Falls Church native Nils Westergard is an artist on the rise thanks to his distinctive stencil-driven style that has graced brick, concrete and stucco sidings everywhere from Australia to the Czech Republic to his current home in Richmond.

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Creative Cauldron’s ‘Kaleidoscope’: A Beautiful & Difficult Portrayal of Alzheimer’s

May 16, 2017 6:19 PM0 comments

The current offering at Falls Church’s own award-winning Creative Cauldron theater is a world premiere musical by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith entitled “Kaleidoscope,” running through May 28.

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F.C.’s Creative Cauldron Scores Pair of Helen Hayes Winners

May 15, 2017 11:22 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron acting performance institution further secured its regional reputation Monday night with Helen Hayes Award wins in two major acting categories. Winning as the Best Lead Actress in a Musical was Iyona Blake and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical was Tiara Whaley, both for their performances […]

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Press Pass: The Family Crest

May 11, 2017 3:41 PM0 comments

The seven-person ensemble, The Family Crest, made a stop at Washington, D.C.’s Rock & Roll Hotel on Tuesday following the release of the first of a series of EPs, Prelude to War, in late April. Vocalist, guitarist and headman Liam McCormick caught up with the News-Press to talk about the […]

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Guest Post: Rhada Vatsal

May 5, 2017 2:07 PM0 comments

By J. Roslyn Rhada Vatsal is the author of two highly rated historical novels set in New York City during the years leading up to America entering World War I: A Front Page Affair and Murder Between the Lines. We have reviewed both books, here. We asked Ms. Vatsal why she chose […]

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Book Review: “A Front Page Affair”

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By J. Roslyn Although World War I raged in Europe starting in 1914, the United States did not declare war on Germany until April 6, 1917. As we enter into the centennial anniversary of America’s involvement in that war, historical novels, such as Radha Vatsal’s excellent, debut novel, A Front Page […]

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Book Review: “Murder Between the Lines”

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By J. Roslyn In her second Kitty Weeks novel, Murder Between The Lines, Rhada Vatsal again takes us back to the 1910s, a tumultuous time in U.S. history, where women are demanding the long promised right to vote, and, as World War I bloodies Europe, the American government and defense industries […]

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