Our Mason District residents are known far and wide, apparently. Imagine my surprise when I made a quick trip to my Oregon hometown this past weekend, and my sister pointed out a front page article in the Sunday edition of the Eugene Register-Guard, the local paper. The article, a reprint […]
An Evening of Russian Music by the Choral Arts Society of Washington, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Sunday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Nicholas F. Benton: Loving Luciano
The death last week of Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) had a bigger impact on me than I expected. Through his CDs, videotapes and telecasts, this man filled my home with his immense, golden voice more times than I could ever count, and now each replay evokes a sense of […]
New Vienna Music School Features a Prerequisite of Rock and Roll On July 9, the Northern Virginia branch of the Paul Green School of Rock Music opened its doors to aspiring rock and roll stars. Like the 2003 movie “School of Rock,” starring Jack Black, which was inspired by […]
Fall Church Summertime! News
Dive Away The Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL) will begin its competitive diving season on June 26. Teams of divers come from more than 40 pools in Falls Church, Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at varying locations. Results will be available Wednesday on the […]
Driving one night, Victoria Patchen recalled seeing someone swerving on the road ahead of her. After slowing down to keep a safe distance, Patchen watched as the driver slammed into a guard rail. Patchen pulled over and rushed to the driver’s aid, eager to call for help. But the driver, […]
A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
What are you doing this summer? With high gas prices and limited time, many people are planning to stay closer to home this summer, and enjoy the wide variety of activities we have right here in Mason District and Fairfax County. One popular summer activity for all ages is the […]
National Symphony Orchestra’s Composer Portrait: Antonin Dvorak, Thursday through Saturday, May 3-5, Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
Falls Church Poet is Narrator in New Dominion Chorale Performance
As he cooks the evening meal, Falls Church author, singer and at-home-dad James Oglethorpe can be heard talking or singing to himself as he develops plots and characters for a new book or prepares for his next concert.
Our Man in Arlington
My wife, Jean, took me to the Barbara Cook-Audra McDonald concert at the Kennedy Center last Saturday for my birthday, along with my son, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Courtney, who was celebrating her birthday too.