Living Her Hollywood Dream

Keith Loria Art & Culture

Bellina Lambdin is a long time Beauty Consultant for Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Vienna, Va. She loves her job and is dedicated to making her clients happy providing skin care and make up tips. On her days off she works as a background actor in movies and television.

A Journey Towards Photography

Ramon Mejia Art & Culture, Arts

Life’s journey doesn’t always turn out the way we expect. In an era where individuals are focused on choosing a career path based on a degree or certificate, others may choose instinct over logic. Choosing a career can often originate from the most unlikely places.

Great Scott!

Keith Loria Music Scene

It was back in 2003 when Reston’s own Jennifer Scott decided to take a break from practicing law to teach piano. She stumbled upon a waiting list of people looking for instruction in other instruments, which led her to hiring other teachers and getting more students, and eventually opening her very own music school—Studio Papillon, which brings lessons to the …

JV’s Turns 69

Keith Loria Music Scene

In 2017, JV’s in Falls Church is celebrating its 69th year in business. Over that time, the popular restaurant has grown from a place to stop in for a quick bite of food to a friendly hangout where you can experience great music and wonderful food items off the menu.

Piano: The Original DMV Bars

TysonsToday Staff Music Scene

On a warm night in June, 50+ people crowded into Maplewood Grill to listen to Sharon Springer sing a showcase of songs, and then have their turn on the open mic with Reinhardt Liebig at the keyboard. Sharon has a “day job,” and no one paid to hear her sing, but everyone in the restaurant and at the bar were …

Enriching Our Community Through Art: The Katibeh Art Center

Elaine Watt Art & Culture, Arts

The Katibeh Art Center, established to exhibit, sell, teach and promote Middle Eastern Art, is now home to the vision of Iranian artist, Ebrahim Emad. Mr. Emad is a highly trained artist and a proponent of art as the connecting bridge between cultures for a beautiful expression of the depths of human emotion and experience. He wants the gallery to …