Saturday, April 6, 2013
The 3D enhancements make it worth seeing again on the big screen.
Once again we are at an old vs. new and purist vs. innovator crossroads. Why in the world would anyone go out to see Jurassic Park in the theater for $12+ when they can snuggle at home and watch it on their own 40-inch HDTV? What could make this release worth the time of movie fans out there when my own Siren spouse couldn't be cajoled into seeing it with me at the multiplex? It all comes down to the experience. We haven't seen Jurassic Park in the movie theaters since its release in 1993. They could have released it again without the new bells and whistles and I'd have been halfway there. With all the mediocre new 3D releases depending on the new technology to fill the gap of good story, I really wanted to see one of the favorites …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A list of shows this summer at the Bristow amphitheater, including Maroon 5, Depeche Mode, Rob Zombie, Tim McGraw, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band and more.
Spring isn't just a great time to get outside — it's a great time to get outside and enjoy a concert. The Jiffy Lube Live Bristow amphitheater has already announced more than a dozen shows this spring and summer. Here's a quick list with ticket information ("on sale" dates reference general admission, special advance ticket packages are sometimes available). Which show are you excited about? Already got tickets? Tell us in the comments section below!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Doll House opened in March in a business plaza off Balls Ford Road.
Doll House Pole Fitness will host an open house and grand opening on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Instructors will offer live demonstrations and performances at its location at 10969 Lute Court in Manassas which opened in early March. The event is free and interested ones are encouraged to bring a friend. For more information call, Doll House at 703-829-3655. Check out the Doll House Pole Fitness blog!
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in New York City.
The Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Orchestras of Prince William County's top ensemble, traveled to New York City this week for a trip that culminates in a performance at Carnegie Hall tonight at 7:30. “This performance is a landmark event for Youth Orchestras of Prince William and for the Youth Symphony Orchestra, “ music director John Devlin said in a press release. “The chance to perform at Carnegie Hall by itself is a signal moment for the ensemble, but we are especially thrilled at having the honor of presenting the world-premiere of an American work. The students will be exposed to the finest hall in the country and all of them will join in the history of the storied landmark.” After a rigorous auditioning process, the Youth…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Von Brianna, owner of Doll House Pole Fitness in the Manassas-area is one of Patch's newest bloggers and will explain what pole dancing is and isn't.
Pro pole dancer Von Brianna wants everyone to know the rules of pole dancing. Rule number one: stripping isn't the same as pole fitness. Von, owner of Doll House Pole Fitness in Manassas, breaks down the fundmentals of pole dancing in her first Patch blog: What is Pole Fitness? By the way, blogging is free on Patch, and you can blog about pretty much anything under the Sun. So if you are knowledgeable about a certain topic, or have a real passion you want to write about, you should start a Patch blog. The Patch newsletter. Read it and Reap.
Pole dancing expert Melissa Rose writes about embracing the craft in her 30s after having two children.
One of Manassas Park Patch's newest bloggers Melissa Rose writes about being an everyday woman who does extraordinary things. She embraced the art of pole dancing in her thirties— a time when many women feel their younger, more exciting days are behind them. Read Melissa's entire pole-dancing story on her blog, "For the Love of Pole (Dancing.) By the way, blogging is free on Patch, and you can blog about pretty much anything under the Sun. So if you are knowledgeable about a certain topic, or have a real passion you want to write about, you should start a Patch blog. Head to the homepage and look on the bottom right under, "Local Voices" to read more of our Patch blogs.
Manassas Patch blogger Cindy Brookshire fills us in on the latest and greatest happening on the local literary scene.
Manassas Patch blogger Cindy Brookshire writes about Saturday's book release event at Lion & Bull down in Haymarket in the western most stretches of Prince William County. There, Haymarket writer and resident Tamela J. Ritter signed copies of her book, "From These Ashes," in the presence of several of her fellow literary artists and admirers. Read the entire blog, "Book Release at Lion and Bull." By the way, blogging is free on Patch, and you can blog about pretty much anything under the Sun. So if you are knowledgeable about a certain topic, or have a real passion you want to write about, you should start a Patch blog. Head to the homepage and look on the bottom right under, "Local Voices" to read more of our Patch blogs.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Start your free Patch blog today and become the envy of your friends.
Manassas and Manassas Park Patch are looking for local voices to blog on our site. We want people who can riff on a variety of topics, share their personality and engage the community in discussions. Patch is more than a news site, it's an online conversation about your community. And we want to hear your voice. This isn't a reporting job. It's blogging. You write what you want to say when you want to say it and do it on your own schedule. You can post multiple times a day, once a week or several times a month. It's up to you! Patch won't own what you post, so you can repost your entries to and from your Wordpress and Tumblr account. Much like The Huffington Post has done, Patch is providing local bloggers an online platform to have their …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Aradia Fitness owner Melissa Rose and Doll House Pole Fitness owner Von Brianna demostrate some of their most advanced pole moves.
Two pole dancing studios opened in Manassas this month. Click on the video to check out moves by the owners of each studio. Read more: Doll House Pole Fitness Opens in Manassas-Area Pole Dancing Slides its Way into Manassas
Monday, March 4, 2013
Doesn't amount to a hill of beans; two out of 5 starfish.
By the time the bombastic yet tragic minor-keyed Lord of the Rings-type theme music swelled to accompany Jack The Giant Slayer's climactic battle scenes, I was tempted to flamboyantly roll my eyes in slow motion. I couldn't have cared less. This new release, that was slated for last summer and tellingly sat on the shelf until now, is exceedingly straight-ahead, uninventive and laden with special effects. It leaves the audience feeling like it spent an evening at an expensive restaurant expecting to taste some delicious, innovative dish, only to find themselves digesting a bland, flavorless Betty Crocker casserole. Not only is the cuisine uninspired, ultimately, it doesn't amount to a hill of beans. Something new? Not hardly. Jack buys …