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Local NoVA Band, Crash Boom Bang, Films Music Video in Adams Morgan

Crash Boom Bang, a locally-based band, worked on filming a music video with 8112 Studios this past weekend at the District Underground. Crash Boom Bang produces a blend of rock and pop, and this particular music video is one of their biggest efforts to put them in the national spotlight thus far. The members of Crash Boom Bang are this week's Super NoVA for their musical talents and their ambitions to make it big.

"Our goal with this video is to literally have it everywhere. If it doesn't get on MTV or VH1 then somebody has not done their job," said Director Nicholas Cambata.

Local Family Photographer Refuses to Shoot Families in Matching Outfits

Local Family Photographer Refuses to Shoot Families in Matching Outfits

A Super NoVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Jennifer Burns is this week’s Super NoVA for her beautiful family and children’s photography.

“I’ve always been obsessed with photos,” said Burns.

Burns, who has a 4.5 year-old, a 3 year-old, and a 10 month old, first started her photography website about 2.5 years ago. Word of mouth has helped spread her business and she has snapped somewhere around 60 different families; she has numerous repeat families. 

Taking pictures of children can be quite a feat, so Burns tries to get to know the kids prior to the shoot.

“I always send the mother some questions beforehand so I can relate to the child. I want it to feel more like a play date,” said Burns.

Ridiculous Invention Comes from Super NOVA: Cans of Beer Delivered to Your Hand

Ridiculous Invention Comes from Super NOVA: Cans of Beer Delivered to Your Hand

A Super NOVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Ryan Rusnak of Falls Church is this week’s Super NOVA for being an inventor, more specifically, for his invention of The Beer Cannon.

“I don’t know if I have always been an inventor….I think throughout the years I have just started thinking ‘I can make that!’ more and more,” said Rusnak.

Last August Rusnak started building the infamous Beer Cannon, which shoots anything really. He recently gave a talk at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center and launched 2 cases of Dr. Pepper to the students.

This Week's Super NOVA Creates a New Platform for Non-Profit Organizations

This Week's Super NOVA Creates a New Platform for Non-Profit Organizations

A Super NOVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Nina Un of the McLean/Falls Church area is this week’s Super NOVA for her dedication to non-profit organizations. Un had a casual idea this past October that lead to the development of her organization, Care to Lunch.

Care to Lunch is a charity-focused lunch networking group, and a forum for non-profits to gain awareness, as well as new members. She wanted to do something that was easy and accessible for people because as a mother of 2 young boys she felt that she didn’t really have the time to go to all the happy hours and galas around town to give back. The lunches are bi-monthly and held in Tyson’s Corner.

This Week's Super NOVA is an Executive Chef with an On-Site Organic Garden

This Week's Super NOVA is an Executive Chef with an On-Site Organic Garden

A Super NOVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Executive Chef Thomas Elder is this week's Super NOVA for having an on-site sustainable garden right outside the door of his new restaurant. Do you know any restaurants that have a garden a few footsteps away from the kitchen? restaurant härth is now open and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Hilton McLean Tyson's Corner. The restaurant got it's name from the wood-burning oven that is at the center of the kitchen. härth's menu includes American comfort food with a modern twist. 

Executive Chef Tom Elder is excited about his on-site garden that will grow mint in the mint patch to make his signature mojitos, 2 beehives, and an area for hot peppers to name a few crops. Check out the video to see Chef Elder show us around his on-site garden.