“Broken” by lovelytheband

By Ron Powers “Broken” by lovelytheband   What a lovely band – “lovelytheband” consists of vocalist Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald and drummer Sam Price. After meeting in a nightclub in West Hollywood in 2016, they formed lovelytheband, an Indie Rock band, and soon after had their hit single “Broken” released in April 2017. With […]

The Rules of Civility

The Rules of Civility Miriam R. Kramer As we enter fall, I decided to snuggle with my sleepy pug and a lyrical story of young New Yorkers set in a moneyed, elite world at the end of the Great Depression. Amor Towles, also known for his celebrated A Gentleman in Moscow, has constructed an alternately […]

October Alexandria Events

FESTIVALS 5th – 7th Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: Friday, October 5: $42; Saturday, October 6: $48; Sunday, October 7: $38 George Washington’s Mount Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. 703-780-2000 http://www.MountVernon.org Celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances […]

“Brightside Of The Moon” by Hot fUSs

By Ron Powers “Brightside Of The Moon” by Hot fUSs In my quest for the new, exciting, unique and interesting, I recently flew to London to see what its scene was contributing to music. It was there where I ironically discovered, not in a London Club, but on a streaming platform, a London based band […]

September National Harbor Events

Harbor Events September 2018 Ongoing through October Fitness on the Potomac On the Plaza Participate in FREE fitness classes on the Plaza. All classes run from 7-8 pm with Saturday morning Yoga that runs from 10-11 am. Mondays – Cardio Blast Tuesdays – Kickboxing Wednesdays – Zumba Saturdays – Yoga Farmers Market Returns American Way […]

September Alexandria Events Calendar

1st The Alexandria Black History Museum Presents: Story Time for Little Historians 11 a.m. Free; $3 suggested donation Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria, VA 22314 703-746-4356 alexandriava.gov/blackhistory Bring your little learners to the Alexandria Black History Museum for cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore. Story time will […]

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra 2018-19 Season

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra 2018-19 Season   BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 7 James Ross, Music Director Alexander Kerr, violinist TORKE: Javelin DVOŘÁK: Romance in F minor SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major Saturday, September 29 th at 8:00 p.m. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall Sunday, September 30th at 3:00 p.m. George Washington Masonic Memorial UPCOMING CONCERTS: MENDELSSOHN’S SCOTTISH […]

Clock Dance

Clock Dance Miriam R. Kramer Anne Tyler has had a weighty influence on American letters with her prolific collection of novels, which include the excellent Breathing Lessons, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, and her twentieth book, A Spool of Blue Thread, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2015. Her latest work, Clock Dance, […]

Who the #$%& Is Jackson Pollock?”

By F Lennox Campello “Who the #$%& Is Jackson Pollock?” Has anyone seen the documentary about the lady truck driver who has found an alleged Jackson Pollock painting in a thrift shop? It is titled “Who The #$&% Is Jackson Pollock”, and was made about a decade ago. If you haven’t seen it – look […]

Zoran Madzirov- The Bottleman

Zoran Madzirov – The Bottleman   As those of you who read my columns know, I am always looking to discover amazing music and performers. I have found such in a Macedonian percussionist, composer, and inventor, Zoran Madzirov. Affectionately known to his fans as “Zoran the Bottleman”, Zoran unfortunately recently passed away in 2017. But […]