Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun by Miriam R. Kramer Whether ancient Greeks who believed in Helios riding his chariot across the sky, or Egyptians worshipping Ra, king of the Egyptian gods, humans have drawn inspiration and attempted to increase the fertility of crops and animals by venerating different gods of the sun since our beginning as […]

Earth Day 2021- “Restore Our Earth”

Earth Day 2021 -“Restore Our Earth!” We believe that most of you who are reading this will agree with us here at the Old Town Crier that EVERY day should be Earth Day, however, April 22nd of each year since 1970 has been the designated day to pay extra homage to our beautiful planet. We […]

“Don’t Walk Away” by The Heavy Hours

By Ron Powers “Don’t Walk Away” by The Heavy Hours Every month I try to talk about music that I love. Sometimes the pickings are slim and sometimes not. This month I’m happy to say that a band called The Heavy Hours have made my job very easy. In July of last year, they released […]

I Wanna Go to an Art Fair!

By F. Lennox Campello I Wanna Go to an Art Fair! Last month I wrote how the Covidian monster still had us in its grip, and art galleries were still mostly online, etc.  Since then, although I’m not so sure the monster has changed, and although the President is still wearing two masks and tripping […]

The History of the Holiday

The History of the Holiday St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish […]

More Than Just St. Patrick’s Day – March Holidays and Observances

More Than Just St. Patrick’s Day – March Holidays and Observances By Carol Bainbridge March is the month when spring officially begins and Daylight Savings takes root typically the second Sunday in the month. It can be a dramatic month with sometimes wild and shifting weather as Mother Nature tries to shed her winter coat. […]

Alexandria Events March 2021

Alexandria Events March 2021   March 13th – April 3rd   11th Annual March150: Special Exhibition and Art Sale Torpedo Factory Art Center Studio 2 – Target Gallery 703-746-4590 Torpedofactory.org   March150, Target Gallery’s annual special exhibition and art sale, returns with a VIP viewing on Saturday, March 13! All proceeds will support new exhibitions […]

The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half by Miriam R. Kramer President Barack Obama put Brit Bennett’s thoughtful, complex novel about identity, The Vanishing Half, on his list of favorite books from 2020. Her book follows the lives of Stella and Desiree Vignes, identical light-skinned African-American twins growing up in a small, self-segregating Louisiana community, from the 1950s to […]

Covid Casualties Continue

By F. Lennox Campello Covid Casualties Continue One of the art casualties of the Covidian Age has been a good and proper art review.  After all, reviewing an art show strictly online, while saving gas and also apparently saving the planet, is just not the same. But as of the writing of this article, the […]

Piano Jam 3 (Ode to Kygo)

By Ron Powers Piano Jam 3 (Ode to Kygo) I was so excited when I heard the news that G.H. Hat–one of my all-time favorite artists–was coming out with a new single called “Piano Jam 3 (Ode to Kygo)”. We haven’t heard new material from this twice-Billboard-charting artist since 2018, so I was very excited […]