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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FIRSTfriday of Falls Church Returns March 3

March 2, 2017 5:46 PM0 comments

Come to FIRSTfriday of Falls Church and join in on the fun with dining specials and retail discounts. This month’s highlights include art exhibits, musical performances, tastings, and more. Irish Balladeer at Ireland’s Four Provinces and additional live music at Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. FIRSTfriday of Falls Church is […]

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J.E.B. Stuart High School Spring Play

February 28, 2017 8:27 AM0 comments

J.E.B. Stuart High School will be putting on the show “Holes” for its spring play. The schedule for the shows: Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 at 7pm; and Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and […]

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‘Blues in the Night’ Rocks F.C.’s Cauldron

February 23, 2017 12:48 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron, glowing from the four Helen Hayes Award nominations racked up earlier this month, has drawn sold out audiences for almost all its productions of the steamy, torchy, sexy and energetic musical ensemble production, “Blues in the Night,” at the ArtSpace Falls Church, which runs through March […]

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

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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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