Easter Fun!

EASTER BUNNY The Bible makes no mention of a long-eared, short-tailed creature who delivers decorated eggs to well-behaved children on Easter Sunday; nevertheless, the Easter bunny has become a prominent symbol of Christianity’s most important holiday. The exact origins of this mythical mammal are unclear, but rabbits, known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient […]

The Stranger in the Woods

The Stranger in the Woods By Miriam Kramer   Those of us who live in Washington, DC’s political tangle or even in the bustling historic environment of Old Town, Alexandria might take a long weekend or week-long trip glamping near the Grand Canyon, hiking in the Shenandoah Valley, or sailing the Potomac to reconnect with […]

Peeps Day!

Peeps Day! April 8th   Diorama Contest Kicking Off Festivities at Second Annual Peeps Day   Washington City Paper and National Harbor are holding their own Peeps Diorama Contest. The finalists from the diorama contest, made popular for years by The Washington Post, will be featured in Washington City Paper and be on display at […]

Just Say Yes!

By Chris Anderson   Just Say Yes!   The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has always given the shaft to prog-rock. In 1996, Pink Floyd got in, because of course they did. It took fourteen years before Genesis made it in and Rush was finally inducted in 2013….and that’s it. However, this April it […]

April Alexandria Events!

84th Annual Alexandria Historic Homes & Garden Tour April 22, 2017 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $45 in advance; $55 day of; $25 for single site admission Various locations throughout Old Town Alexandria 703-838-5005 http://www.VAGardenWeek.org On April 22nd, five of Old Town Alexandria’s finest private homes and gardens will open to the public as part […]

High School Talent Shines!

By F. Lennox Campello Last month I had the honor and pleasure to jury The Friends of The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery’s 18th Annual High School Student Art Exhibition. This art competition is an annual event for all high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from Montgomery County, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC. To […]

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 […]