Press Pass: Jim Norton

November 8, 2018 11:00 AM0 comments

Hey, you. Yeah, you! Jim Norton’s coming to Falls Church!…Oh, you don’t know Jim? Never even heard of him? And you openly admit this isn’t a prop back-and-forth orchestrated by the writer to play on Norton’s insecurities as a professional? Then listen here before you get the regret sweats after […]

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Press Pass: Matthew Perryman Jones

October 15, 2018 11:00 AM0 comments

Some musicians are simply artists; others are artistes. By definition, all musicians are artistes, but few go through the pains of actually exploring the innards of their soul and channeling that manna into an substantive art form, hence the literary distinction. That depth is what sets the ever-thoughtful Matthew Perryman […]

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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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Press Pass: Rainbow Rock Band

September 17, 2018 12:00 PM0 comments

The terms “G-rated” and “rock’n roll” may sound like a paradox (especially to those of you older than 40). And in most cases, you’d be right. But the exception to that rule can be found in just one glimpse of a Rainbow Rock Band show. The band talked with the […]

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Press Pass: The Revivalists

August 15, 2018 7:35 PM0 comments

There’s an urge to achieve instant success in any endeavor you commit yourself to. Many people lack the patience to stick out the middling years before finally joining the upper tier of their field, but The Revivalists are living proof that spending a long time on the runway just ensures […]

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Press Pass: Amanda Shires

July 30, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

By Adam Rosenfeld Moving by yourself halfway across the country to try and make it in the music business is not an ideal scenario, but Amanda Shires found her way, against all odds. Next week will mark the release of her sixth solo album, To the Sunset, a culmination of […]

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Press Pass: James Fernando

June 21, 2018 5:45 PM0 comments

By Adam Rosenfeld The Falls Church music scene continues to expand with another local artist releasing new music. Little City resident and pianist James Fernando dropped his debut album Extended Layover late last month. Falling into the category of modern jazz, the album features Fernando playing piano alongside Toronto-based musician […]

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Recent Books By North Korean Defectors Chronicle Horrors of the Regime There

June 15, 2018 10:57 AM0 comments

By J. Roslyn These three reviews are of books, all written by young people, including Joseph Kim, who was aided by Christians. He and Park are eloquent TED talk speakers.  These makes me cry just thinking about them.  I can’t even read the worst ones, where they were forced to watch […]

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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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‘Charlotte’s Web’ Production Delights All Ages

May 31, 2018 2:00 PM0 comments

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” – E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web. A critical essayist for the New Yorker magazine for decades until his death in 1985, […]

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