FIVE UP-AND-COMING EDM STARS TO WATCH IN 2020

By Ron Powers FIVE UP-AND-COMING EDM STARS TO WATCH IN 2020 I found myself listening to a lot of EDM last year and thought it would be fun to end 2019 by telling you about the top five up-and-coming artists to watch out for in 2020. There is so much great music coming from the […]

The Art Gallery…a Fragile Labor of Love

By F. Lennox Campello The Art Gallery…a Fragile Labor of Love Art galleries (according to the US Chamber of Commerce from the last time that I examined the subject) are the second most likely business in the USA to fail (first is restaurants). John Pancake, a good friend and a former Washington Post Arts editor […]

December 2019 Alexandria Events

Alexandria Events Dec 2019 FEATURED EVENTS 6TH & 7TH 49th Annual Campagna Center Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade  Parade is December 7th  at 11 a.m. Admission: Free for parade and Heather and Greens Sales; $180-$290 for Taste of Scotland; $40 for Holiday Home Tours Throughout Old Town 703-549-0111 Don’t miss Old Town Alexandria’s most spectacular holiday weekend. In 1749, the […]

Light It Up by Katelyn Macs

By Ron Powers Light It Up by Katelyn Macs I was recently talking to a friend of mine in the music business who knows I am always looking for outstanding new artists to review. He said, “Light It Up, Katelyn Macs, check it out”.  Well my friend is very successful and knowledgeable and a very […]

History of Veterans Day

History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, […]

December Alexandria Calendar of Events

Through December 31st “The Journey to be Free: Self-Emancipation and Alexandria’s Contraband Heritage” 10 am to 4 pm Admission: $3 Alexandria Black History Museum 902 Wythe Street 703-746-4356 alexandriava.gov/blackhistory Alexandria’s Black History Museum’s newest exhibition, The Journey to be Free: Self-Emancipation and Alexandria’s Contraband Heritage, highlights the history of Alexandria’s contraband population (those who escaped slavery) during […]

Mayflower Myths

Mayflower Myths “The reason that we have so many myths associated with Thanksgiving is that it is an invented tradition. It doesn’t originate in any one event. It is based on the New England puritan Thanksgiving, which is a religious Thanksgiving, and the traditional harvest celebrations of England and New England and maybe other ideas […]

A Pocketful of Mysteries

A Pocketful of Mysteries Miriam R. Kramer From the Vault Here are some classic mysteries that I recommended in November 2017. When working in a bookstore they were some of my go-to recommendations. Try these instead of the current crop of mysteries designed to sell with the keyword “Girl” in the title—you’ll be more engaged […]

Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves by The Ocean Blue

By Ron Powers Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves by The Ocean Blue The Ocean Blue’s eighth studio album, titled Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves, is made up of eleven well written and produced indie pop songs. It’s an outstanding addition to the band’s already impressive legacy and serves as yet another […]

An Art Non-Profit Discovers the 21st Century

By F. Lennox Campello This month this column is just going to re-address some thoughts about our DMV area non-profits – an idea which I’ve been venting on about for years. The Art League in Alexandria is not only one of our area’s largest artists’ organization, with over 1,200 members, but also a jewel in […]