The Business of Art

F. Lennox Campello The Business of Art Since we hunkered down in reaction to the Covidian Age, the spectacular crash of the worldwide economy has had a well-documented impact on business. Art, as a commodity is a business, and the business end of art has suffered tremendously as a result of the draconian ruleset imposed […]

“The Marches: John Philip Sousa” by Classical Jockey

High Notes By Ron Powers “The Marches: John Philip Sousa” by Classical Jockey The other day I was rooting around for some good music to play this Independence Day. I’ve been in a traditional mood lately and was intent on finding some well-played pieces by the iconic American composer John Philip Sousa. Sousa is best […]

Carte Blanche in the Couture

Carte Blanche in the Couture By Miriam R. Kramer On furlough because of the impact of COVID-19, I have been trying to strike a balance between paying attention to the news and maintaining balance. This spring has been a brutal time for our country and the world. The unpredictable pandemic has thrown other societal fault-lines […]

Alexandria Farmers Market Listings

Alexandria Farmers Market Listings Old Town Farmers Market Market Square 301 King Street Saturdays, 7 am – 12 Noon Year Round The Old Town Market is thought to be the one of nation’s oldest continuing markets operating since 1753. It is said that George Washington sent his products from Mount Vernon to be sold here. […]

What Do You Know About Flag Day?

By Kathryn deBros What Do You Know About Flag Day? You may not know it, but June 14th is National Flag Day this year. Make this the year you can impress some of your friends with these little-known facts about this important day. Although this holiday doesn’t get a lot of attention, once you’ve given […]

Binging in the Time of Coronavirus

Last Word Binging in the Time of Coronavirus By Miriam R. Kramer As many of us happily imagine some of the old normal returning, we still need entertainment to ease us through the next weeks. This past month, what with endless depressing news, my furlough from work, and multiple restrictions on my activity, I have […]

Covidian? …Covidism? …Covidnineteenism?…Coronaism?

By F. Lennox Campello Covidian? …Covidism? …Covidnineteenism?…Coronaism? A couple of months ago I wrote about some help lines for artists as the Coronavirulization of the art world, another victim of the planetary infection in what I now call The Covidian Age, was in full attack. It is now June, and like everything else in the […]

Richest Man

By Ron Powers Richest Man I’m delighted to spread the word about a great new song called “Richest Man”. It’s my favorite single off Brendan Benson’s recently released LP, and I’d go so far as to say it’s the best work we’ve seen from the Michigan born songwriter since he first entered the music scene […]

A Father Figure

A Father Figure By: Caroline Simpson There is a myriad of females in my family.  Starting with my Mom; she has three sisters.  Out of my ten cousins, there are only two boys, and I am one of two daughters.  I love being from a female-full family.  The girl power factor is unbeatable.  There was […]

“Keep Your Distance and Wash Those Hands!”

“Keep Your Distance and Wash Those Hands!” By Lani Gering This is the first time since I started “helping” David and Bob with the Old Town Crier in November of 1994 that I have felt the need to editorially contribute something other than my normal assignments – ie Profiles, the Harbor section, etc. I have […]