Gallery Beat

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 5: A controversial painting by Missouri student David Pulphus depicting police as animals hangs in the tunnel connecting the U.S. Capitol to the Cannon House Office building as part of the annual student art exhibit on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. The painting was selected as the 2016 Congressional Art Competition winner from Rep. William Lacy Clay's district in the St. Louis area. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

2016: Don’t Let The Door Hit Ya…

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2016: Don’t Let The Door Hit Ya…   Well, well, well…that was a doozy of a year, wasn’t it? At least we can say that it brought a wealth of fantastic music. It was tough to keep up, and there are still many important albums I’ve yet to hear. But the ones that turned my […]

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

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The Twelve Dogs of Christmas   By Miriam R. Kramer   At this time of year Old Town glitters by night with tangles of twinkling lights in the trees lining King Street, as shops and restaurants brace themselves for the onslaught of visitors celebrating events such as the Scottish Christmas Walk. One of my favorite […]

One of Those Vinyl Nights….

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  By Chris Anderson   One Of Those Vinyl Nights…   After that big release day last month, things have slowed down a bit on the album front. A few things here and there but nothing really to report. So instead, this month we’re going to take a little journey through an evening in my […]

December Alexandria Events

2nd, 3rd & 10th   46th Annual Campagna Center Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade Admission: Free for parade, Heather and Green sales; $110-$290 for Taste of Scotland; $35 for Designer Tour of Homes; $20 for Deck the Halls with Santa Don’t miss Old Town Alexandria’s most spectacular holiday weekend. In 1749, the City of […]