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Northern Virginia Art Beat


FCA-palooza Illumination, the Falls Church Arts (FCA) show and sale, now at the Pearson Square facility (410 South Maple Ave., Falls Church).

PHOTO GALLERY: 150 at 19th Annual News-Press Holiday Party


The 19th Annual Falls Church News-Press Holiday Party drew another festive crowd on Dec. 15, continuing a tradition of live music, great catering and good company at the fellowship hall of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, formerly the Falls Church Congregational Church, the Falls Church City Hall and the Women’s Club.

Movie Review: ‘Milk’

Biopics are tricky things. Filmmakers who undertake them are required to balance narrative flow with documented real-life experiences.

Gas Prices Make Road Trips Tough for Bands


When the price of fuel started its monumental climb a few months ago, The Influence, a Virginia Beach-based band, started looking for alternative ways to travel. Their solution: a tour bus converted to run on waste vegetable oil.

David Brooks: The Segmented Society

On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles played on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Or as Steven Van Zandt remembers the moment: "It was the beginning of my life."

Film Fest Winners Featured Tuesday

A flurry of late entries led to some stiff competition for honors at the 2nd Annual Falls Church Film Festival that will be presented along with the screening of the winning films Tuesday at the State Theatre.

Press Pass: Matt Mays & El Torpedo

Matt Mays describes the sound of Matt Mays & El Torpedo as down the middle, a balance between deep meaning and easily-digestible being the trademark of their songwriting catalogue. For fans of the band, that might not come as much of a surprise. Listening to Mays and his group, one can discern elements that remind […]

F.C. Father and Daughter Put Falls Church Online

Peter Van Buren and daughter, Sarah Van Buren

Upon first look, local website mywinterhill.com appears to be a detailed guide of the Falls Church area. Get to know the websites’ creators, Peter Van Buren and his daughter Sarah, however, and it seems it has also been a kind of diary for them, chronicling the family’s adaptation to life in Falls Church.

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