Press Pass: The Struts

December 11, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

Unlike the tendency of many rock n’ roll acts of the past 25 years, Luke Spiller, frontman of The Struts, and his bandmates have no desire to be niche. In fact, there is no fakery about their level of ambition – they want to be the biggest band in the […]

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The Second City to Play 3-Weekend Run in Arlington

December 8, 2015 12:45 PM0 comments

Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theater is presenting a three-weekend run of “The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue” at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, located at 2903 Columbia Pike, starting on Friday, Dec. 11 with a 7:30 p.m. show. The show features a seasonal blend of hilarious scenes, songs and The Second City’s trademark […]

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Critter Corner: Clifford and Rockford

December 7, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

HERE ARE CLIFFORD AND ROCKFORD. They are both two-year-old Standard Poodles who are originally from the eastern shore of Maryland, now living with the Dakin family.

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Press Pass: Fourplay

December 4, 2015 12:23 PM0 comments

The contemporary jazz group Fourplay, made up of four legendary jazz musicians in their own right, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the aptly titled album Silver, which was released on November 20. Harvey Mason, the quartet’s drummer and one of the founders of the group, said that the band […]

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George Mason Audiences Charmed by ‘Spelling Bee’

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by Sierra Hoffman Although a spelling bee may not seem like the most exciting setting for a musical, audiences at George Mason High School were recently charmed by the sweet, comedic and overall exciting energy of the “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The musical follows six young spellers […]

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Critter Corner: Lucy

November 30, 2015 10:03 AM0 comments

THIS IS LUCY, A terrier-mix rescue dog. Lucy is about two years old. She enjoys hiking in the woods and eviscerating squeaky toys, but most of all, she loves the classic conflict of dog versus mailman.

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Press Pass: Hot Tuna

November 27, 2015 3:03 PM0 comments

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the two men who have operated under the name Hot Tuna for nearly four decades, recently finished a two-night engagement in New York’s Beacon Theatre for Kaukonen’s early 75th birthday celebration. It’s been just over 50 years since Kaukonen, who turns 75 on Wednesday, Dec. […]

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Vegan Options Allow For Less Thanksgiving Cruelty

November 25, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

The yearly celebration of U.S. colonization and the slaughter of American Indians is upon us. Haven’t we had enough cruelty already? I think so, and I’ve got several vegan Thanksgiving recommendations – some natural, some faux – for those who are hosting vegans or for vegans looking to use the […]

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TheatreMcLean Preps to Present ‘She Kills Monsters’

November 24, 2015 1:45 PM0 comments

TheatreMcLean, the recently renamed award-winning theater department at McLean High School, will open up its 2015-16 season by entering into the role playing realm of Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters.” The show is the first directed by new theater faculty members Chip Rome and Phillip Reid. After her sister Tilly dies, […]

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Critter Corner: T-Rex and Tuco

November 23, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

HERE ARE T-Rex and Tuco. They are both 4-year-old pit bull mixes who love to play, cuddle, and give lots of kisses. Although they are not blood brothers, they were raised together and are inseparable. T-Rex loves massages, while Tuco would much rather play catch all day, and then retire […]

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