The Class Clown of Radio

The Class Clown of Radio By Miriam R. Kramer Ever since I was aware that he existed, Howard Stern has turned me off. As an avid fan of Late Night with David Letterman in the 80s, I’d see him come on the show as an edgy, juvenile loudmouth. In the early 90s I had a […]

Hero

Hero By Ron Powers Award Winning Director Jantonio Turner and Multi-Genre Billboard Charting Musician Stan Medley recently came together to show their gratitude, respect, and admiration for firefighters. Their collaboration has resulted in a powerful video called “Hero” based on Stan Medley’s song by the same name, “Hero”. The video was made in honor of […]

Alexandria July Events 2019

June Events 6th ALX Pride 2019 Mix & Mingle 7 to 9 p.m. Admission: Free Torpedo Factory Art Center 105 N. Union Street 703-746-4570 torpedofactory.org Celebrate D.C.’s Capital Pride with a special mix-and-mingle evening in Alexandria. Enjoy the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s studios as you get to know others from the local LGBTQIA community. 6th […]

Santiago Is My Pick

By F. Lennox Campello Santiago Is My Pick In 2005, the Bethesda Painting Awards were established by local DMV business owner and art collector Carol Trawick. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda and established The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation in 2007. She is the […]

The Flowers of Yesteryear

The Flowers of Yesteryear By Miriam R. Kramer In her debut novel, Lilac Girls, and its recently released prequel, Lost Roses, author Martha Hall Kelly tells the story of resilient women torn apart by the conflicts and revolutions in twentieth-century Europe, and how they unite to flower together in an unexpected fashion. When the winds […]

Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 by Todd Snider

High Notes By Ron Powers Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 by Todd Snider On Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 Todd Snider employs the great forms of Folk, Blues, and Country to frame his views on life, love, and politics. Using bare-bone arrangements, Snider continues in the centuries-old tradition of American Roots music and brings us […]

Va Va Voom by Bangups

By Ron Powers Va Va Voom by Bangups I was visiting a friend a few days ago and while we chatted, my friend’s son was in the living room playing a snowboarding game called “Steep”. One of the songs on the game’s soundtrack grabbed my attention so I naturally “shazamed” it. The band I discovered […]

Alexandria April Calendar of Events

Premier Events Cherry Blossom Pop-Up History Tours TBA – see below Two pop-up tours to occur during peak bloom weekend Admission: $12 per adults; $5 per child Tour departs from the Alexandria Visitor Center 221 King Street http://www.discoveralexva.com Discover Alexandria will be offering a Cherry Blossom Pop-Up History Tour in April. The tour will occur […]

Out with the Old, In with the New

By F Lennox Campello In the thousand years or so that I’ve been writing this column, I’ve discussed the various types of galleries that make up a city’s art tapestry: commercial, non-profits and collectives. There was a halcyon time a decade plus ago when the streets of Alexandria, Bethesda, and even the District were paved […]

The Border

The Border By Miriam R. Kramer Despite weighing in at a walloping 716 pages, Don Winslow’s The Border explodes off the mark like a doped-up Olympic sprinter. The final installment in a trilogy covering the United States’ War on Drugs, The Border picks up where The Cartel and The Power of the Dog leave off […]