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“We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all we love each other!” exclaimed Tina and the Vitale family at the convincing wedding reception on the stage of Herndon High School. 

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Q: What is the TV show from a few decades ago that had supernatural elements and was set in a small Southern town? It only lasted one season. I feel like it would do really well if it had come out today instead. -- C.W.

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Ryan Gosling began his career on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” but we’d never have expected him to play “Ken” to the sexy Margot Robbie’s “Barbie.” Now that Disney owns Mattel, he’ll be back in the “club.” His last film, “First Man” (2018), barely broke even, but he’s since filmed Netflix’s most-…

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Welcome fellow wizards to the famous school of magic for the Smarts, Braves, Snakes, and the Puffs. South County High School’s production of “Puffs (Two Act Edition for Young Wizards)” shows what it means to be a part of the Puff house and the joy of their famous Puff “Hi!!!”. “Puffs (Two Ac…

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Singer Sarah Borges burst onto the music scene in 2005, leading her band, Broken Singles, to quick critical success. Although she was known more as a rocker in those early days, Borges transitioned closer to a country sound, creating a fun hybrid of alt-country rock with her recordings.

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A narrator sits down, opens a book, and begins to tell a story - one where Little Red Riding Hood lives in the same world as Cinderella. The fate of a baker and his wife rests in the hands of Mother Gothel, and Jack’s beanstalk might inadvertently cause Rapunzel’s death. Rewind - don’t these…

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Valeria Peterson and Daniel Azcarate

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A young couple, a foreigner, an eccentric young man, an army major, a couple of mysterious women, and a murderer on the loose. Together with a peculiar band, they made up the characters of The Mousetrap, produced by Justice High School. 

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“What Happened, Brittany Murphy?” 

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“The Theory of Everything” Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne has completed “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” with Mads Mikkelsen and Jude Law, due April 15. He’s currently shooting Netflix’s “The Good Nurse,” with Jessica Chastain, about a caregiver tied to the deaths of hundreds of p…

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NextStop Theatre’s latest production, “Fully Committed” has approximately 40 characters in the show. But audiences don’t need to worry that there’s too many people on stage, because one person is playing them all!

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It’s been approximately one year since Paula Poundstone braved the pandemic and decided to do a few gigs to wake up her comedy chops and do what she loves most—perform live on stage. One of the places she chose at the time was The Birchmere, which she named one of her all-time favorite place…

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When Zach Person comes to Jammin Java November 23, he’ll be touring in what he’s labeling his “Let’s Get Loud” tour. 

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Have you ever wondered what happened to the side characters in your favorite stories? Fairfax High School answered this question in a magical way with, “Puffs”, a satirical spoof of a series about a certain well-known wizard.

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James Bond looks pretty good for a 58 year old. Bond first appeared on May 8, 1963 in the guise of Sean Connery in “To Russia With Love.” Daniel Craig, 53, the sixth actor to embody Bond, has gotten people back into movie theaters and broken box-office records worldwide with his latest and l…

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A lot can change over 40 years, both on the levels of the individual and society. This theme and more were explored in Lake Braddock Secondary School’s production of “The Heidi Chronicles,” an in-depth look at the life of one woman advocating for feminism as the roles of women evolve. 

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Hot on the heels of the release of her chart-topping debut album, “You Ain’t Unlucky,” 18-year-old Veronica Lewis is quickly becoming a name to know in the music world. 

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The Steep Canyon Rangers rose to fame when they collaborated with fellow-banjo enthusiast—and mega movie star, Steve Martin for the 2012 bluegrass album, “Rare Bird Alert,” and the band won a Grammy Award the following year with “Nobody Knows You” taking the Best Bluegrass Album prize in 2013.

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Aaron Lee Tasjan has been making a name for himself in the music biz for more than 15 years, and though he’s never been shy about talking about his love life in dating both men and women, his song repertoire has never really embraced his identity.

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The search for a new James Bond begins in 2022, says producer Barbara Broccoli, who admitted, “We want Daniel Craig to have his time of celebration after his fifth and final James Bond film, ‘No Time to Die’” (which opened Oct. 8). Craig didn’t wait around to bask in the spotlight, however; …

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Known best for his work as keyboardist extraordinaire for the band Yes, Rick Wakeman is considered one of the most renowned musicians ever to tickle the ivories. 

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Q: How is “NCIS: Hawai’i” doing in the ratings so far? I hope it doesn’t get canceled, but it seems like these network spinoff shows do well. -- K.K.

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Q:Is it true that Lori Loughlin is returning to “When Calls the Heart”? I’m really surprised she’s getting her career back after the college admissions scandal. -- P.M.

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October reminds us that the seasons are changing, and it feels good to have a slight nip in the air. The hardships facing so many in our community remain present in our minds. As we move forward, acknowledging those facing difficulties, we must also celebrate our traditions and culture. It i…

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Where have I seen the lead actor in the new NBC show “Ordinary Joe”? Did he used to be on “ER”? -- J.G.

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Visit Fairfax, the official tourism organization for Fairfax County, Virginia today announced the launch of Fairfax County’s Locally Poured Field Guide, a new mobile-exclusive passport that aims to cross-promote and drive visitation to Fairfax County’s craft breweries and wineries in a fun a…

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Woofs! Camping is a pawsome adventure with your human. I have been pawing a few articles about preparing to go camping and what to pack so you don’t overpack these past few weeks. Pawlease read our previous articles at https://bit.ly/3Bgdez3. Paws, this week, we share a few more tips for you…

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Benedict Cumberbatch lost his 2014 Oscar bid (for “The Imitation Game”) to “The Theory of Everything” star Eddie Redmayne. If the four-minute standing ovation at The Venice Film Festival for “The Power of the Dog” (due Nov. 17) is any indication, he’ll be in the running for an Oscar again. T…

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Q: I see actress Megan Fox being photographed with her boyfriend a lot, but I don’t see anything new about her ex, Brian Austin Green. Does he have a girlfriend? -- P.O.

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Francis Ford Coppola won five Oscars before he was 36 and is now 82 years young. He intends to “put my money where my mouth is” in making his next film, “Megalopolis.” He’s even willing to put up whatever he can’t raise of the $120 million budget, vowing, “I’m prepared to match outside financing.”

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This weekend the 13th annual Vienna Oktoberfest comes back to Church Street. Following its hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s festival promises to bring the local community out like never before, with plenty of bratwurst, beer and activities for the whole family.