Press Pass: Conduit

December 29, 2016 2:15 PM0 comments

There is a prolific improvisational band in Falls Church, though they are largely unknown. The band’s name is Conduit and they have produced 56 CDs in the last 12 years and have a 57th on the horizon. Since the group is improvisational, every CD is distinct from all of the […]

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Book Review: How to Survive a Plague, The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS By David France (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2016)

December 28, 2016 8:42 PM0 comments

David France has been involved in the New York gay scene since, by coincidence, almost precisely the time that the AIDS epidemic was first noted in the press in July 1981. So, aside from the previous decade following the 1969 Stonewall Riots, as a journalist he saw the plague and […]

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Press Pass: NRBQ

December 20, 2016 2:14 PM0 comments

NRBQ, the rock band that’s celebrating 50 years since its founding in 1966, is known for its tendency to include antics in its already rollicking stage show. Some of the highlights include performing in their pajamas and exploding Cabbage Patch Dolls on stage. Terry Adams, the founder of the group, […]

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Critter Corner: Oreo as Santa

December 19, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS GUINEA PIG IS DRESSED AS SANTA CLAUS, but its name is Oreo. It was dressed up by local children who were feeling festive with the Christmas holiday right around the corner. Oreo’s partner-in-crime, Rocky, will be featured in an upcoming edition of the paper.

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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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