Book Review: “Murder Between the Lines”

May 5, 2017 1:58 PM0 comments

By J. Roslyn In her second Kitty Weeks novel, Murder Between The Lines, Rhada Vatsal again takes us back to the 1910s, a tumultuous time in U.S. history, where women are demanding the long promised right to vote, and, as World War I bloodies Europe, the American government and defense industries […]

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Book Review: “Papaya Sunset”

May 3, 2017 12:24 PM0 comments

By J. Roslyn Robert E. Schiller, a life-long and highly sought-after public education administrator now serving as the interim superintendent of the Falls Church, Virginia, public schools, knows basketball, and in “Papaya Sunset,” he manages to draw the reader into the excitement of a close game, a last minute basket, […]

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Kelly AuCoin of “The Americans” Reflects on Local History

April 20, 2017 3:42 PM0 comments

By Lois Elfman One of the hottest shows on television today, The Americans, has a distinct connection to the city of Falls Church. Set in the 1980s during the Reagan era, the drama follows the lives and intrigues of KGB spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, who “the center” placed in […]

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Creative Cauldron Presents “Kaleidoscope”

April 11, 2017 10:43 AM0 comments

Creative Cauldron announced the world premiere of “Kaleidoscope,” a new musical written by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith, starring Broadway’s Florence Lacey. The production is Conner and Smith’s third installment in Creative Cauldron’s “Bold New Works for Intimate Stages” five-year commissioning project, following Helen Hayes Awards recommended productions of […]

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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

12:52 AM0 comments

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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