Review: “Silent Child” by Sarah A. Denzil

April 8, 2017 7:55 PM0 comments

By J. Roslyn Sarah Denzil has written a fast-paced thriller that challenges what we believe about English village life. Using crisp, focused writing that avoids unnecessary verbiage and tiresome cliches, Denzil takes us on a rollercoaster ride that is impossible to stop until it reaches the end. The protagonist, Emma, […]

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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Takes the Stage

April 5, 2017 10:12 AM0 comments

Three of the mechanicals in a scene from McLean Community Players’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream: (L-R) Francis Flute as Thisbe (David Adler), Tom Snout as Wall (Michael Gerwin), and Nick Bottom as Pyramus (Tom Flatt). (Photo: Irish Eyes Photography by Toby)

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Review: “A Dog’s Purpose” by Bruce Cameron

March 30, 2017 4:23 PM0 comments

By J. Roslyn I haven’t seen the movie version of “A Dog’s Purpose,” but I am going to go out on a limb and insist that, if you love dogs, you read this book whether you go to see the film or not. It will answer every question you have […]

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Clare & Don’s Brother-Sister Team Donate Time, Meals to Those in Need

March 27, 2017 8:07 AM0 comments

David and Rebecca Tax, owners of Clare and Don’s Beach Shack and Mike’s Deli in Falls Church, understand the importance of a good meal.
After all, the sibling duo has filled the bellies of hungry locals for over a decade.

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The Falls Church Breakfast Guide

March 23, 2017 6:03 PM0 comments

In an effort to up your breakfast game, the News-Press has created a guide to help you kick-off the day on the right foot.

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‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ Learning Theater Begins Run at Cauldron

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The noxious combination of vanity and malfeasance results in near-disaster for the fantasy kingdom in Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” rendered a delightfully entertaining production by the Creative Cauldron team of directors and musical innovators, now being performed through April 9 by the Learning Theater of […]

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Review: “When We Rise” by Cleve Jones

March 21, 2017 12:04 PM0 comments

Cleve Jones is the author of the current best-selling book, When We Rise, My Life in the Movement (New York, Hachette Books, 2016) that formed the basis for the recent TV mini-series by the same name on ABC. This memoir of his life in the gay movement is unique for […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Comes to McLean

March 13, 2017 12:31 PM0 comments

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed in Vinson Hall’s Community Building Ballroom (1735 Kirby Rd, McLean). It is usually dated 1595 or early 1596 and is one of the most widely performed of Shakespeare’s works. It will run weekends through Sunday, April 30. There will be no matinee performance […]

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Celtic Music Concert on March 11

March 6, 2017 2:42 PM0 comments

There will be a lively evening of acoustic Irish music at the Celtic Music Concert on Saturday, March 11 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the historic Cherry Hill Farmhouse (312 Park Ave.). The band Mitchelstown will be performing on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, bouzouki, harpsichord, concertina, bodhran and […]

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Mason Grad Takes 1st Place at Texas Union Film Festival

March 3, 2017 2:19 PM0 comments

Max Kaplow, a 2012 graduate of George Mason High School, won the Jury Award 1st Place at the Texas Union Film Festival for his short film, “The Date.” The Texas Union Film Festival is a short film competition for undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. […]

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