Music Music Music

By Chris Anderson   Ryan Adams: Prisoner One of the more prolific artists of his generation, Ryan Adams has been cranking out masterpiece after masterpiece ever since his Whiskeytown days, over twenty years ago. Prisoner is his sixteenth solo album and one that often evokes the feel of classic Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Mellencamp, that […]

The 3rd Annual Film Festival at Little Washington, VA

The 3rd Annual Film Festival at Little Washington, VA            Next month, on April 7 –9, The Film Festival at Little Washington, VA will once again light up Rappahannock County. The Festival has entries in many categories including features, shorts documentaries, student, animations, web series or episodes, and music videos. The Rappahannock Association for […]

St. Patricks Day Parade Day!

Saturday – March 4th   Classic Car Show North Pitt Street 9:00 AM   Fun Dog Show Market Square 10:30 PM   Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade On King Street in Old Town 12:30 PM   This is a day of fun and excitement for the whole family in Old Town Alexandria. Don’t miss the […]

This & That

By F. Lennox Campello Someone once said that the difference between good artists and great artists is that great artists learn how to use their mistakes. If you’re a watercolorist, then you know well the angst of separation lines, or when two colors dry at different speeds, or when your “wet on wet” fails to […]

Gallery Beat

By F. Lennox Campello   Bottom Line Up Front: A Congressman selects a painting from his district to hang in the U.S. Capitol building, and the painting depicts cops as animals. The painting, done by a student artist named David Pulphus, shows the protests and riots in Ferguson, Mo. after a police officer shot Michael […]

Alexandria February Calendar

Thousands will join in the revelry for the 285th anniversary of George Washington’s birth in his hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. The city celebrates the General’s birthday throughout the month of February with 16 festive events. 2017 Schedule of Events: PARADE George Washington Birthday Parade–February 20, 2017, 1-3 p.m. The nation’s largest George Washington Birthday parade […]

The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken   By Miriam R. Kramer    It is very difficult to write about love well. For every realistic, flawed love story, there are hundreds of well-meaning, gooey fabrications: kitschy stories that come neatly wrapped like a box of heart-shaped chocolates. Neither All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, by Bryn Greenwood, nor […]

Thirty Years Gone

By Chris Anderson   Thirty Years Gone   Easing into 2017, we’re still shocked at the losses the music world suffered in 2016, but still soaking in all the great music that came. As 2017 promises to be quite significant, with many anticipated album releases, I find myself thinking of other landmark years, many of […]

A Melting Pot of Comedy

A Melting Pot of Comedy   By Miriam R. Kramer     January is generally anticlimactic and dreary after the holidays, and the beginning of this year may feel particularly dreary in comparison with the ebullient atmosphere prevalent eight years ago. Yet it’s also a symbolic start. If we learn anything through reading about comedians’ […]

Gallery Beat

By F. Lennox Campello If you have read this column regularly over the years, then you know that around this time I am always harping about the importance for artists and art dealers/galleries to explore and then have a presence at one of the reputable fairs in Miami during Art Basel week (which is usually […]