F.C. Filmmaker’s Doc Takes on New Significance With Trump Presidency

February 23, 2017 10:34 AM0 comments

When local filmmakers Ben Powell and Harry Lee decided three years ago to chronicle the improbable story of five Somali Muslim teens and their dreams to pursue education in America, they thought they had a compelling story that could resonate within international development and education circles.

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MEH to Debut “Willy Wonka Jr.” Tonight

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Mary Ellen Henderson Middle school students are set to debut the Willy Wonka Jr. musical tonight. Students went through their first full dress rehearsal last Friday, followed by two more this week, leading up to opening night. The middle school musical runs Thursday through Saturday nights with the doors opening […]

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“GerryRIGGED” Screening and Expert Panel Tonight

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The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) will sponsor “GerryRIGGED” Screenings and Expert Panels tonight for showings at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Fairfax Cinema Arts Theater at Fair City Mall (9650 Main Street, Fairfax). The documentary — GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy on its Head — […]

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Cappies’ Review of McLean High School’s ‘The Children’s Hour’

February 22, 2017 8:48 PM0 comments

By Lydia Gompper A malicious little girl and a vicious lie: in McLean High School’s production of “The Children’s Hour,” that’s all it takes to destroy two innocent lives. Penned by American playwright Lillian Hellman, “The Children’s Hour” premiered on Broadway in 1934, garnering a widely positive reception despite its […]

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‘Blues in the Night’ Opens to Sold Out Audience Saturday

February 12, 2017 7:46 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron, glowing from the four Helen Hayes Award nominations racked up this past week, drew a sold out audience for the opening night of its steamy, torchy, sexy and energetic musical ensemble production, “Blues in the Night,” at the ArtSpace Falls Church on Saturday night. The show, […]

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Eden Center Addition Fuses Bubble Tea & EDM

February 9, 2017 1:04 PM0 comments

At five o’clock every morning, Jay Tran roused himself out of bed to cook bubble tea in his Annandale condo. Working out of his tiny home kitchen, Tran brewed 50 cups a day of the popular Asian drink to sell at local nail salons. His customers loved it and they […]

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F.C.’s Creative Cauldron Scores Helen Hayes Award Nominations

February 6, 2017 9:16 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron theater program took another big leap toward a proud regional profile with Monday night’s release of nominations for the annual D.C.-area Helen Hayes awards that included nominations for best actor and best actress in a musical and best supporting actor and actress in a musical. Sam […]

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Critter Corner: It’s Bennett!

February 3, 2017 11:43 AM0 comments

When temperatures hit 70 in Falls Church last month, Bennett Kimmel went for a leisurely winter-time stroll through The Little City. When walking on Great Falls St., the heat proved too much for Bennett that he had to take a breather.

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Press Pass: The Michael Clem Band

January 5, 2017 2:23 PM0 comments

Michael Clem of The Michael Clem Band moved away from Northern Virginia nearly a decade ago, but he hasn’t been a stranger to the region since relocating to Charlottesville in 2008. And he will be coming back to his old hometown on Saturday, Jan. 7 for a special birthday show […]

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Critter Corner: Winston

January 2, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS WINSTON. He’s a 9 year old Doxiepoo. He loves to lay around and bark at every single noise or movement he hears. He is most definitely a momma’s boy and is one of the most stubborn dogs you will ever meet.

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