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Is there anything Mayim Bialik cannot do? She was TV’s “Blossom” from 1991-1995 and guested on many sitcoms. In 2007, she enrolled at UCLA and earned her doctorate in neuroscience. In 2010, she joined “The Big Bang Theory” and became a regular in season four, as Amy Farrah Fowler, until its …

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A four-time Grammy Award winner, and a total of 22 noms to his credit, Chris Thile has accomplished a great deal in the music world over the last three decades as an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist.

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Irish-American singer Aoife O’Donovan is a beloved performer who has found critical success as the lead singer for the string band Crooked Still and as co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning female folk trio, I’m with Her.

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“The Movies That Made Us, Season 2” -- There was a time when the phrase “Run, Forrest, Run!” meant nothing, and the idea of a time machine built out of a DeLorean seemed a ridiculous notion. But for GenX viewers, it is hard to remember life before these big-screen gems that were so much a pa…

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Q: I really miss the original “Sopranos” series on HBO, and I’m very excited there’s going to be a new one -- a prequel, they say. Who is going to be in it, and when will it air? -- B.V.

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Trouble Funk has been one of the forerunners in the growth and development of the Washington D.C. Go-Go scene since 1978. Along with Chuck Brown, Rare Essence, the Junkyard Band and others they have provided a musical identity that has permeated the city to the point that the Washington Wiza…

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“McCartney 3,2,1” -- Six decades’ worth of footage of Paul McCartney singing is not enough. There will never be enough. But somehow producer Rick Rubin has managed to compile his life’s work into a six-episode docuseries that begins Friday, July 16. Covering every chapter of Sir Paul’s caree…

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Pile O’ Rocks plays tribute to the Brit band with a gig at State Theatre

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Summer is well underway, and everyone is happy to get out and enjoy the opportunities in the community. As we take steps forward, it is essential to celebrate the arts organizations that have helped shape our community. 

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“Monsters at Work” -- Ever wondered what becomes of graduates of Monsters University? Like many of us, recent grad Tylor Tuskmon finds out the work world isn’t always what we anticipate. Starting his new job as a mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. facilities team, he finds that instead of scares…

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Q: What happened to Lucas Black on “NCIS: New Orleans”? I miss him and Shalita Grant. The show isn’t as good now. -– K.R.H.

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As a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E. Street Band, drummer Max Weinberg has a long history of playing song requests—as the Boss always devotes time in his set to look at into the audience for signs that fans have written songs on.

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"In the Heights" (PG-13) -- If you pick just one movie to see in 2021, this much-anticipated musical is THE highlight of summer films. Its high-energy music-and-dance numbers tell stories of love, family, community and dreams in the predominantly Dominican New York City neighborhood of Washi…

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On June 26, Arena Stage will present “Waiting Room,” a film highlighting the stories of more than 100 student artists, exploring how remote learning and social isolation have impacted students and young professionals both physically and mentally over the last year.

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How long should someone charged with the alleged sexual assault of 20 young men be ostracized? Kevin Spacey -- best supporting actor Oscar winner (for “The Usual Suspects” 1995) and best actor Oscar (for “American Beauty,” 1999) -- watched his world crash down in 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp…

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Q: I’m really enjoying the new comedy “Hacks” on HBO Max. It’s yet another brilliant performance by Jean Smart, whom I’ve watched since her “Designing Women” days. Has she ever won an Emmy or Oscar? She certainly deserves one. -- P.W.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken two years and the pandemic to plan his next move. His last film, “Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019), cost $190 million and earned only $261 million. With no bids for his movie services, he’s chosen to finally accept Netflix’s offer to do a series for it. Arnold si…

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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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There’s something for everyone this week from adult animated comedy, to music, art and sports documentaries to a Biblical treasure hunt. On the drama side, HBO brings back a series that offers plenty of emotional fireworks.

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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…