Artmosphere

By F. Lennox Campello Artmosphere I’m one of those dwindling number of people who had a significant existence before Al Gore invented the Internet; was right there at the inception of it; bought Amazon at $5 a share (technically my wife did – I bought Commodore); and have developed right along the spectacular “spread” of […]

Intrigue and Enchantment

Intrigue and Enchantment By Miriam R. Kramer What’s next, a plague of locusts? Following a record rainfall and flash floods in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, temperatures and high humidity recently combined to create a heat wave up the East Coast with a real feel of about 110°F in DC and Old Town Alexandria. If […]

I’m Alive

By Ron Powers I’m Alive It’s been 7 years since the Hives have geared up for a major album release. Now they’re back and better than ever with a jaw dropping single called “I’m Alive.” A picture of triumphant resurrection is painted with “I’m Alive”. It’s the kind of song that makes you feel more […]

Alexandria August 2019 Events

Love Your Summer in Alexandria New this year, book the Love Your Summer in Alexandria hotel package in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Virginia is for Lovers tourism slogan. Already one of the most affordable times of the year to visit, a summer trip just became even more enticing with 17 Alexandria hotels offering rates starting as low […]

20th Annual Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

20th Annual Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, St. Mary’s County, Maryland This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Celebration on July 12-14, 2019 at the St. Clement’s Island Museum. The last 19 years has been a one day celebration at Colton Point between the Potomac River and St. Clements […]

Alexandria July 2019 Event Calendar

The Main Event – Happy Birthday Alexandria! July 13th USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: Free Oronoco Bay Park 100 Madison Street visitalexandriava.com/alexandria-birthday-celebration Celebrate America’s 243rd birthday and Alexandria’s 270th along the Potomac River waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park. Enjoy live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake, food vendors and a dazzling […]

Fun Summer Reads

Last Word By Miriam R. Kramer Fun Summer Reads As Old Town, Alexandria and the DC metropolitan area start getting sleepy, vacationers and “staycationers” are seeking reading to take them away. Here is a list of escapist possibilities, both recent releases and a few classics. After all the hype from this spring’s final season, we […]

The Theatre is The Thing and Blackbeard Is Rocking It

The Theatre is The Thing and Blackbeard Is Rocking It By EKG “Aye, tough mermaids are, the lot of them…” – Blackbeard It has been quite some time since the Old Town Crier has published a review of a local theatrical production. It seems to be a rare occasion when the show run dates are […]

Back to the Future: Queer Glass

Gallery Beat By F. Lennox Campello Back to the Future: Queer Glass For the last few years I’ve been hearing this “new” (at least new to me) art term “Queer Glass” all over the glass artmosphere of our art planet –  I am told and have learned that the term is used to describe fine art glass […]

Juke Box Jams

By Ron Powers Juke Box Jams Chance is a European DJ who recently moved to the US. She’s a skilled singer, songwriter, remixer, producer, keyboardist and percussionist. This formidable list of abilities shines bright on her latest EP “Juke Box Jams”. This EP is a fresh mix of EDM, Hip Hop and Pop music with […]