Critter Corner: Graham

October 31, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS GRAHAM, a Bichonpoo that’s just over a year old. My favorite things are napping with my parents, checking on them when they sneeze and licking everyone I meet!

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Press Pass: HalfNoise

October 28, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

Zac Farro, the ex-Paramore drummer and creator of the indie rock musical project HalfNoise, recently returned from Los Angeles to his home base in Nashville, where he is gearing up for a month-long tour, when he spoke to the News-Press. “I just got back from L.A. last Wednesday, so having […]

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‘Nobody’s Girl, A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern-Day Slavery and Transformation’ by Barbara Amaya

October 27, 2016 8:05 AM0 comments

By Janine Benton Barbara Amaya was, literally, nobody’s girl. Raised in the 1960s in Fairfax, Virginia by a father who worked at the Pentagon, and a stay-at-home, alcoholic mother, Amaya ran away to D.C. at 12 to escape her father’s sexual abuse. After finding “refuge” with a hippy couple, she […]

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Critter Corner: Lucca

October 24, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

While the humans of the house are just trying to relax on their front deck, Lucca decides to try his paws at the balance beam, aka second-story railing. He is more relaxed than his family is! As Lucca keeps watch over his Gresham Place neighborhood, he is thinking that this […]

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Press Pass: Magic Dick & Shun Ng

October 21, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

For harmonica player Magic Dick and guitarist and vocalist Shun Ng, it was about time they released a record together, so appropriately, the debut album from the duo is called About Time. They have been playing together for a couple of years and are now touring across the country in […]

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Review: ‘Ruthless!’ at Creative Cauldron

October 17, 2016 8:13 PM0 comments

“Ruthless! The Musical,” which opened the new season at Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron last week, is a raucous, laugh-a-minute hoot. The Cauldron’s producing director Laura Hull wrote in the program that she chose it for this time frame six months ago as she “suspected we might be in the throes […]

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Critter Corner: Sheru

10:06 AM0 comments

THIS IS SHERU, a 4-year-old Golden Retriever who has never met anyone he didn’t like…well except the squirrels and rabbits in his yard. He makes sure they know who’s the boss of the yard. Most of the days he spends time contemplating on mysteries of life, strolling his yard, taking […]

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Press Pass: Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

October 14, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are currently working on a new album that they are aiming to release in early summer 2017. But they are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy, the major label debut of Clyne when he was The Refreshments, the predecessor of […]

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Press Pass: Tommy Castro

October 11, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Tommy Castro, leader of Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, produced the group’s 2015 album, Method to My Madness, which was a first for the Bay Area-based blues, rock and R&B man. The album saw Castro and his band return to form after adding rock to their repertoire in earnest on […]

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Critter Corner: Boy

October 10, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Falls Church 4th grader Henry Behrens and his beloved beagle Boy pose for a photo on a dock. Henry found Boy two winters ago wandering the streets of Falls Church, starving and freezing. Boy hasn’t gone hungry for food or love since!

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