“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise!”
Yet again this month, on Feb. 15 the “Wammies,” the Washington Area Music Association’s annual awards bash, is coming to the State Theatre in downtown Falls Church.
Falls Church’s Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation folk have the right idea. They’ve decided to morph their annual festival into a weekend-long blues fete, not only to celebrate Afro-American culture and heritage, but to contribute to the economic vitality of Falls Church by drawing crowds from throughout the region.
Last month, the Washington City Paper, the most prominent “alternative weekly” in the nation’s capital, did its first “Best of D.C.” edition in 15 years. In addition to “bests” as voted on by its readers, it included a group of special categories made up and filled by its editors.
With sincere apologies to the late Dr. Seuss … I do not understand the French, When sitting idly on a bench, Or fighting in a muddy trench, Or berating a writer for being a mench.
There stood Miss Mask, with Midnight Special, the women’s quartet in which she sings, belting out “In the Still of the Night” before a crowd of more than 100 adoring fans. Her red sequin dress sparkled and shimmied along with the beat Saturday night in the ballroom of the Tysons […]
Falls Church News-Press owner-editor Nicholas F. Benton was the recipient of an extraordinary gift from a Falls Church attorney concluding a 53-year career last week. At the annual “Meet the Press” open house in the News-Press office, a large gathering witnessed the presentation by retiring attorney Lee Farnum Johnson, Jr.
“Stand fast. Stand firm. Stand sure. Stand true.” While these words are not some of the most famous or poetic in history, they do appear on a plaque attached to an imposing bronze statue planted on a large rock on the edge of Los Angeles’ McArthur Park. It is the […]
As the “big names” of Hollywood actor Ben Affleck and U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton headlined graduation ceremonies at neighboring high schools, there was no bigger name in the history of George Mason High School in Falls Church than the man who spoke its commencement last Thursday. English […]
Most years, January is a time for planning, not planting. However, warm January temperatures last week allowed many Mason District residents to catch up on late season yard work, including digging to put in liriope, nandina, and other shrubs. It’s also time to consider attending the all-day EcoSavvy Gardening Symposium […]