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Thanks to a blend of powerful, sultry vocals with an Ian Anderson-esque rock flute sound, alt rocker Courtney King is becoming the next big thing in the music world.

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After a year of being locked away at home, the world is eager to reopen and experience the things we love again, like going to restaurants, on playdates and even sharing the social dynamics of the office. One unexpected revelation during this time is that many of the activities that took us …

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Q:  I just finished watching the first installment of “True Detective” with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. I’ve heard that the subsequent seasons with a different cast and mystery are not as good, so I might just skip those. Will there be a fourth season, and is there any chance th…

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Superstar stand-up comic Sebastian Maniscalco, who made his film debut in the Oscar-winning picture “The Green Book” (as Johnny Venere) and then played “Crazy Joe” Gallo opposite Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” will now STAR opposite De Niro in “A…

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June is here, and it is officially time to kick off the summer! The arts are everywhere in Fairfax.  You can take an art class on the lawn, attend summer camps, and don’t forget to check your local theatre listings for upcoming shows. 

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts another surging storm season for 2021, with a whopping 13-20 named storms and three to five major hurricanes in the Gulf and Atlantic. The hurricane season started officially on June 1, although we’ve already had a named storm in t…

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“Gandhi” Oscar-winner Sir Ben Kingsley was last seen in the rom-com “Locked Down,” with Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mindy Kaling, in January via HBO Max. Now he has completed director Terrence Malick’s film “The Way of the Wind,” with “Bridge of Spies” Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, and …

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It’s never too early to plan ahead, especially when you are expecting guests in your home. Your family and friends know and might love your style, but it can be important to spice things up now and again to impress your visitors. Factors such as lights, music and food can affect your guests …

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I saw the Disney cartoon “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” when I was 10. I do not remember it. Many years later, between 1996 and 2000, I saw Disney’s live-action remake, and its sequel, “101 Dalmatians” and “102 Dalmatians.” I do remember those, and I recall referring to them as pretty good…

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When A.J. Finn’s debut novel “The Woman in the Window” was published in January 2018, it rocketed to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. Before the year was over, the author’s name was revealed to be a pseudonym for Dan Mallory, film rights had been secured and - hard to believe …

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In the tradition of notable organ trios led by Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff and Big John Patton, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio is a Seattle-based soul-jazz trio that is bringing back this popular ’60s sound. 

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“Together Together” is a sweet little movie that’s as much a drama with comic edges as it is a comedy with dramatic edges. Though its focus never veers away from the storyline of a single man who so profoundly wants to be a dad, he hires a surrogate to carry his baby, it’s equally a characte…

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In 1981, Paul Theroux’s novel “The Mosquito Coast” was published. Positive reviews, multiple awards, and a widespread reading audience soon followed. It’s a great book. An idealistic dreamer who believes the excessive American way of life and its blatant consumerism is all wrong, takes himse…

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A long black and white credits sequence presents the highlights of a police officer’s celebrated career, from his rookie days to his tenure as an undercover cop to when he was gunned down and relegated to life in a wheelchair ... and promoted to police commissioner for his troubles.

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Of all the superhero movies that have flooded our screens in recent years, the one that still stands out as the most fun is 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” a film that was serious about not taking itself seriously. Even though “Thunder Force” is not up at the same budget - or star power-level as a …

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ArtsFairfax and inaugural Fairfax Poet Laureate Nicole Tong invite you to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff C. McKay kicked off the month by proclaiming April 2021 as Poetry Month in Fairfax County and read a poem writt…

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ArtsFairfax and inaugural Fairfax Poet Laureate Nicole Tong invite you to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff C. McKay kicked off the month by proclaiming April 2021 as Poetry Month in Fairfax County and read a poem writt…

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Sometimes, filmmakers just pack too much stuff into their movies, hoping to attract viewers by offering a little something for everyone. If it’s good stuff, that pushes the plot(s) along, all power to it. Think of “Pulp Fiction,” “Boogie Nights,” “Nashville,” “Snatch.” They worked well, with…

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Spring is finally here. We are excited to get outdoors and experience life beyond four walls. We feel optimistic and crave fun opportunities. Life is starting to look familiar as school busses return to the roads and businesses open their doors to more patrons.  

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A co-founder of Dark Star Orchestra, the DC-based singer will play a solo show on Friday

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Daryl Davis is a 40-year veteran pianist who has played with some of the greats in rhythm and blues and rock n’ roll. Names that he has accompanied such as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard are among the names that he’s not only played with but who he credits with his love and…

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It was back in 2013 that a group of musicians connected at the University of Virginia and began playing late-night jam sessions, blending rock and jazz, and attracting the attention of many in Charlottesville. 

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Spring is finally arriving in Fairfax. After some messy snowy days and a continuous yearning to get outside, we feel hopeful that soon we will be out of our homes celebrating and engaging in the arts. The last year has forced us to pause and re-examine how we live, how we work, and how we sh…

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Larry Keel’s American Dream recording is reminding people why the singer has endured for more than four decades

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The U.S. has experienced a great deal of division this past year, with news headlines about differences and arguments dominating headlines. In an effort to bring people together, the Kennedy Center is hosting a free outdoor art installation called UNITY | PEACE | FORWARD.

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Thanks to his unique delivery and distinctive voice, comedian Rod Man is definitely one of a kind. With a southern charm combined with a laid-back style, fast wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life, he’s been making people laugh since he was a youngster.

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Looking for a chance to give theater fans something to enjoy this winter, Signature Theatre will stream Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, through March 26 on Marquee TV, an on-demand streaming platform dedicated to global arts and culture. 

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Fans of “The Matrix” trilogy will recognize, early on, that there are some similarities between those films and “Bliss.” Both are about certain people having choices of living in two different existences. Both involve ingesting special drugs to go from one “place” to the other. Both feature …

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As far back as he can remember, Josh Allen has been singing. For most of his life, the Reston, Va.-based musician has found it hard not to break out in song when someone just mentions a word or phrase that’s a lyric in a favorite song. 

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Washington D.C. five-piece band Bongo District brought their mix of reggae, ska, Latin, and funk music to Vienna to play their second show at Jammin’ Java last weekend. Bongo District has been one of the few bands to play live shows since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and has had…

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When the Nields began in 1991 in McLean, Va., the five-piece folk band found success touring throughout the U.S., performing with artists such as Dar Williams, 10,000 Maniacs and Ani DiFranco.