Press Pass: Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

July 28, 2016 10:45 AM0 comments

by Alana Noelle Black & Drew Costley Nigerian musician Femi Kuti said that it was always expected that he would go into music. The eldest son of music legend Fela Kuti, Femi said that “it was just a question of how and when.” “Fortunately my father…wanted me to grow up […]

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Critter Corner: Trio of Deer on Greenway Boulevard

July 25, 2016 10:04 AM0 comments

THIS TRIO OF DEER paraded down Greenway Boulevard on the morning of Saturday, June 11.

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Press Pass: Concerts in the Park

July 21, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

by Grace Hodgman The 24th annual Summer Concerts in the Park series, produced by the Village Preservation and Improvement Society, is a series of performances with bands and musicians somehow affiliated to Falls Church. The concerts occur each Thursday until August 4 in Cherry Hill Park at 312 Park Avenue. […]

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Critter Corner: Wilkerson

July 18, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS WILKERSON, an 11-year-old Golden Retriever, who moved to Falls Church with his family in October 2015. He is originally from Austin, Texas. and knows lots of tricks, including barking along with “Hail to the Redskins.”

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Press Pass: Jack & Amanda Palmer

July 14, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer and her father Jack Palmer, a semi-professional choral singer in the Washington, D.C. area, have spent more than a year working on an album called You Got Me Singing, which is set to be released on Friday, July 15. And a day after the album, a collection […]

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Critter Corner: Taz

July 11, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

This is Taz, a 4-year-old English Bull Terrier, who was adopted in March from Friends of Homeless Animals. Taz enjoys long walks around the West End of Falls Church, playing fetch, resting comfortably and keeping squirrels out of his yard and off his fence line.

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Sawatdee’s Laid Back Thai Eatery is Tops in Courthouse

July 8, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Sawatdee is barely visible from Clarendon Boulevard, where it resides, but it is one of the best restaurants in the Courthouse neighborhood where it’s located. Although the storefront isn’t much to look at, which is a result of it being in the gray strip mall-esque shopping center that also houses […]

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Press Pass: Toronzo Cannon

July 7, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Blues guitarist Toronzo Cannon’s life has changed a lot in the year that’s passed since he announced he was signing to Alligator Records and proceeded to steal the show at the Chicago Blues Festival in June 2015. With his show-stealing performance, Cannon won the praise of local media and has […]

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Critter Corner: Owls on Gresham Place

July 5, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS ONE OF MANY OWLS that were hanging around Crossman Park and the backyard of Bob Davidson on Gresham Place during the month of May. Davidson said that he and his neighbors enjoyed the extra company.

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Press Pass: Roosevelt Dime

July 1, 2016 12:24 PM0 comments

Americana Rhythm & Blues band Roosevelt Dime just wants you to put on your red shoes (or otherwise fancy shoes) and “hide away” your blues, as they profess in their new single “Red Shoes,” the title track of their new EP that’s due out on Tuesday, July 5. The song, […]

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