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Press Pass: Sara Watkins


Over the entirety of her 14-track solo debut album, Sara Watkins illustrates an eloquence as a songwriter that reflects her some 20-year career as a member of the Grammy-winning group, Nickel Creek.

School News & Notes


Falls Church H.S. Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year Francis “Buck” Payne, a social studies teacher and program coordinator of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID) at Falls Church High School has been named the Fairfax County Public Schools 2009 Teacher of the Year.

Press Pass: Juliana Hatfield


With over 20 years spent performing in the music industry, Juliana Hatfield has seen just about everything. She’s seen two-inch tape decks give way to the digital recording revolution.

Community, Scholars Recall Basketball’s John Isaacs, 93


Visitors to the Falls Church Community Center last week commemorated Black History Month at the fourth annual Black History Celebration and Celebrity Basketball Game, sponsored by Falls Church’s Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation.

Press Pass with Here We Go Magic


There are two misconceptions about his music career that Luke Temple would like to clear up. The first is his past career painting murals in New York apartments.

Press Pass with Eric Scott


For D.C.-based songsmith Eric Scott, it’s all about the groove. Maybe it’s the fact that his musical career was born and bred with a bass in his hands. Maybe it’s a deeper inner craving that’s only pacified by a head-bobbing, booty-shaking bass-line. Maybe it’s just about the ladies …

Newscaster Gary Reals Takes WUSA9 Buyout


Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Falls Church’s resident television celebrity, newscaster Gary Reals accepted a Dec. 23 buyout from WUSA Channel 9 where he’s worked as an on-camera reporter since 1980.

Press Pass with Jackopierce


When the men of acoustic rock duo Jackopierce decided to part ways in 1997 it was a fairly familiar story from the music world: Successful band splits up to pursue different directions individually.

Press Pass with Matthew Ryan


There are some artists who emerge into the public eye fully-formed, pre-packaged and primed to perform their one and only trick before fading into the background.

Parsons Balances Teaching, Coaching and Pro Soccer

Venturing to the end of the science wing at George Mason High School, tucked neatly up a short flight of stairs, one comes across a classroom plastered with stoichiometry equipment, glass beakers and periodic tables. Sitting towards the rear at her computer is a teacher, mindfully glancing at an e-mail and deliberately pondering the outcome […]