Reimagined

High Notes By Ron Powers   Reimagined DJ cMellow   Dj cMellow’s two-track EP ‘Reimagined’ offers a complete representation of what it is to reimagine or recreate something from scratch. The original idea or essence is what remains, the sound in this case though appears as that of a down-tempo EDM project, ‘Quartettsatz’ as an […]

Art Gallery People Watching

By F. Lennox Campello I’m always harping in this column about how 21st century artists and galleries must go to art fairs. And one of the more eye-opening things in attending an art fair is seeing the dynamics that go onto the decision to buy a piece of art.  Put together a few thousand people, […]

The Great Alone

The Great Alone by Miriam R. Kramer   In March 2018 the New York Times ran a much-discussed article called “The Man Who Knew Too Little” about Erik Hagerman, an Ohio man who decided to avoid learning anything that happened in American culture after the November 8, 2016 election.[*] To this day he knows nothing […]

April Alexandria Events Calendar

April Main Attractions 85th Annual Alexandria Historic Homes & Garden Tour April 21, 2018 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $45 in advance; $55 day of; $25 for single-site admission Various locations throughout Old Town Alexandria 703-838-5005 http://www.VAGardenWeek.org On April 21st, five of Old Town Alexandria’s finest private homes and gardens will open to the public as […]

The Kremlin’s Candidate

The Kremlin’s Candidate Miriam R. Kramer By recently gobbling up Jason Matthew’s long-awaited new release The Kremlin’s Candidate, I finally finished his fascinating Red Sparrow trilogy: a spy novel trifecta focused on an intelligent, beautiful Russian double agent and her American CIA handler. While I had a few issues with this recent book, I can […]

The Lords of Easton & Stan Medley

By Ron Powers The Lords of Easton & Stan Medley I got a preview of a new EP entitled “Love” by The Lords of Easton & Stan Medley. I must say this EP has wonderful vocal duets by The Lords of Easton’s Raven Kane and Sy Gorieb and just as impressive musical arrangement. The Wedding […]

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Syndrome

By F. Lennox Campello The Quilts of Gee’s Bend Syndrome In the rarefied artmosphere (not a misspelled word – I’m using the word “art” and thus instead of “atmosphere” … get it?) of the art world, there is a curious case of the PC review that many years ago I dubbed the “Quilts of Gee’s […]

St. Patricks Day Parade 2018!!!!

Alexandria’s 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 3 is the First in the DC Region  Classic Car Show and Fun Dog Show Round Out a Day of Festivities   WHAT: 37th Annual Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Classic Car Show and Fun Dog Show Visitors and residents are invited to don their green and line King Street in […]

Delta Ghosts

Delta Ghosts Miriam R. Kramer Jesmyn Ward’s complex National Book award winner, Sing, Unburied, Sing, lends itself to an alternative form of book review. She pens a tale that offers the reader rich treasures of myth, symbol, and folklore while building its story. Its plainspoken cast of characters, bedeviled by love and suffering, stumble along […]

Music review for “Follow My Heart”

By Ron Powers Music review for “Follow My Heart” Music & Lyrics by Pauline Frechette Arranged and produced by David Campbell vocal version written & performed by Pauline Frechette Instrumental version features Stewart Cole on trumpet With her latest EP release, “Follow My Heart”, Pauline Frechette creates emotional music that is simple and melodic with […]