Duo of Local Plays Offer Holiday Theatrics for Youth

December 14, 2016 7:12 PM0 comments

Two youth-centric holiday theatrical offerings are tempting area folks this season, both unique enough, on the one hand, but traditional enough, on the other, to enhance the warmth of these special days. One is more funny and the other more poignant and both are into their last week. They are […]

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Critter Corner: Bella

December 12, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS BELLA, a 9-year-old German Shepherd mix who lives in Falls Church, but is originally from Charleston, SC. Bella loved chasing birds on the beach, but, since moving to Va., has graduated to squirrels and bunnies.

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Press Pass: John Gorka

December 8, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

58-year-old folk musician John Gorka offered music fans a chance to step inside a time machine with his latest release, Before Beginning: The Unreleased I Know – Nashville, 1985. The album, which was released in July 2016 with Red House Records, consists of recordings from when Gorka was 25 years […]

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Critter Corner: Monkey Paw

December 5, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

This is Monkey Paw an 8.5-year-old Tibetan Spaniel. She enjoys eating, watching her humans eat and casting a sorrowful glance at her humans when food is around. When she’s not eating she can be heard crying for more dog treats. She also enjoys sleeping and bopping her tennis ball under […]

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Book Review: ‘The Other Einstein’ by Mileva Marić

December 2, 2016 12:54 PM0 comments

by J. Rosalyn The “other Einstein” is Mileva Marić, Albert Einstein’s first wife, a brilliant physicist who met Einstein when both were students at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich, Switzerland in the late 1890s. Not much is known about Marić, but Marie Benedict, in this fictional account, has done […]

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Press Pass: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

December 1, 2016 12:04 PM0 comments

The swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have been playing holiday shows for at least a decade now. The group has released three albums of Christmas originals and covers – Whatchu’ Want for Christmas in 1997, Everything You Want for Christmas in 2004 and It Feels Like Christmas Time […]

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Critter Corner: Zoja

November 28, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Zoja is a 4-year-old Dutch Shepherd girl who was adopted from a friend of her owner at six months old. She has become a big talker, usually demanding cuddles or telling her owner about someone walking by. She is fond of ear rubs, swimming, running, frisbee and stalking squirrels.

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Press Pass: Chely Wright

November 24, 2016 1:07 PM0 comments

Singer-songwriter Chely Wright said that if her last two albums The Metropolitan Hotel and Lifted Off the Ground were taking a few steps in the direction of Americana music, that her latest album, I Am the Rain, which was released in September, is a “marathon sprint” in that direction. “I […]

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Cappies Review: George Mason HS Goes to Urinetown

November 21, 2016 2:17 PM0 comments

by Maille Smith – James Madison High School Today, we are free to pee without paying a penny. But what if such was not the case? What if every individual was subject to a stringent and ever-rising urination tax? Throw in a bleak dystopian set, an energetic ensemble clad in rags, […]

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Critter Corner: Cowboy Pup

10:00 AM0 comments

THIS PUP PLAYED COWBOY at the 2nd Annual Halloween Pup Parade, which marched through Greenway Downs in Falls Church. The parade culminated at Jefferson Village Park, where there were vendors with freebies and merchandise.

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