Fun Summer Reads

Last Word By Miriam R. Kramer Fun Summer Reads As Old Town, Alexandria and the DC metropolitan area start getting sleepy, vacationers and “staycationers” are seeking reading to take them away. Here is a list of escapist possibilities, both recent releases and a few classics. After all the hype from this spring’s final season, we […]

The Theatre is The Thing and Blackbeard Is Rocking It

The Theatre is The Thing and Blackbeard Is Rocking It By EKG “Aye, tough mermaids are, the lot of them…” – Blackbeard It has been quite some time since the Old Town Crier has published a review of a local theatrical production. It seems to be a rare occasion when the show run dates are […]

Back to the Future: Queer Glass

Gallery Beat By F. Lennox Campello Back to the Future: Queer Glass For the last few years I’ve been hearing this “new” (at least new to me) art term “Queer Glass” all over the glass artmosphere of our art planet –  I am told and have learned that the term is used to describe fine art glass […]

Juke Box Jams

By Ron Powers Juke Box Jams Chance is a European DJ who recently moved to the US. She’s a skilled singer, songwriter, remixer, producer, keyboardist and percussionist. This formidable list of abilities shines bright on her latest EP “Juke Box Jams”. This EP is a fresh mix of EDM, Hip Hop and Pop music with […]

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 […]