2024-07-24 10:24 AM

Press Pass: Sara Watkins

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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.

Wrestling Mustangs Off to Salem State Tourney

George Mason High School’s famed wrestler, David Ray, easily captured his 152-pound weight class, Jake Schwind (171) came in second and Manuel Veiga-Diaz (189) placed third at the Group A Region B wrestling tournament last Saturday, Feb. 14 at Cumberland High School.

Press Pass with Sin Miedo

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The call has to be a quick one. Steven Falcon, a vocalist and percussionist for the acclaimed D.C.-based Sin Miedo Band, is on his usual tight schedule and he’s running late for an engagement.

School News & Notes

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Oakcrest School Presents Madeline’s Christmas Oakcrest Middle School is showcasing “Madeline’s Christmas,” a musical based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans.

Press Pass with Stellastarr*

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While Radiohead receives a ton of attention for its innovative sound and Death Cab for Cutie is constantly trumpeted for its profound lyrics, there may be no band out there with as much creative firepower as New York-based Stellastarr*.

Young Mason Runners Shine Under the Rain

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While other area Cross Country meets were canceled due to the effects of Tropical Storm Hanna, the George Mason High School team traveled to Gettysburg, Penn. for the annual Gettysburg Invitational Meet.

L.G. Shines at All-Star Swim

Lee Graham’s finest swimmers put a frustrating season behind them, and had a collectively solid day against some of the best competition in the area at the Northern Virginia All-Stars Swim Meet on Saturday. Lee Graham had a top-three finisher in nine of the 40 events, including two first place finishes.

High Point Pool Soars

After brushing aside a constant downpour followed by brutal heat, the best swimmers at High Point Pool in Falls Church held their own in a meet featuring the fastest from across the Northern Virginia region, posting numerous personal-best times in the All-Star Individual Meet at Little Rocky Run last Saturday.