Two weekends ago, Jean and I trekked down to New Orleans to attend the first week of its fabulous annual Jazz Fest.
School News & Notes
Stuart H.S. to Perform Custom Mackey Piece On Friday, May 8, the J.E.B. Stuart High School (3301 Peace Valley Ln., Falls Church) Wind Ensemble will play the world premiere of a new composition at 7:30 p.m.
Local F.C. Teens Pass on Rock Band, Form Orchestra Instead
Falls Church’s Matthew Martz was 5 years old when he began tickling the ivories and humming beat for beat songs he’d only heard once before.
Press Pass: The Alternate Routes
As should probably be expected for a group named The Alternate Routes, the climb through the musical landscape hasn’t been a direct one.
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.
Press Pass: Tom O’Connor
Inspiration is a fickle and fleeting customer. You never know when the urge will strike to change your destiny, to follow your passion to take a path few are brave enough to tread.
School News & Notes
McLean Highlander Dances at White House ReceptionMcLean High School freshman Erin Howard was honored to perform for President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Prime Minister of Ireland Brian Cowen at a White House reception held this St. Patrick’s Day.
Press Pass: Honor By August
The road to riches in the music industry is never easy, just look at D.C.-based band Honor By August.
Mason H.S. Senior Accepted to Music Conservatory
George Mason High School senior Mariagracia Rivas Berger said living in Falls Church for three years, where she was highly exposed to music and arts through teachers and mentors, convinced her to accept an invitation to study vocal performance at the prestigious Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Va. However, the seed […]
Restaurant Spotlight of the Week: JV’s Restaurant
JV’s Restaurant of Falls Church has been a timeless favorite for live, local tunes since 1947.