Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning by Miriam R. Kramer Winter is coming, or at least the midterms and Thanksgiving soon after. No wonder everyone is stressed, angry, and barking furiously at the TV like Buzz, my pug. (Thank God he can’t see the news alerts on my phone.) In the immortal words of Rupert Hines in “The […]

November Alexandria Events Calendar

2nd   Art on Tap 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission: $45 The Art League Gallery Torpedo Factory Art Cent 105 N. Union St. 703-683-2323 http://www.TheArtLeague.org Enjoy local craft beers, original artwork and amazing food at The Art League’s annual Art on Tap! Craft beers from local breweries have been artfully paired with a work […]

“Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

By Ron Powers “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper “Shallow” is the unofficial theme song from the film, A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper not only as the stars of this film, but as the singers behind this exceptional track. This song has a nearly uninterrupted run at #1 on […]

The Curious Case of the DMV and Art Fairs

By F. Lennox Campello The Curious Case of the DMV and Art Fairs By the time that you read this column, an international art fair will have come and gone to the DMV. This is important and a key arts event for our area, as art fairs in cities across the world continue to remain […]

“Broken” by lovelytheband

By Ron Powers “Broken” by lovelytheband   What a lovely band – “lovelytheband” consists of vocalist Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald and drummer Sam Price. After meeting in a nightclub in West Hollywood in 2016, they formed lovelytheband, an Indie Rock band, and soon after had their hit single “Broken” released in April 2017. With […]

The Rules of Civility

The Rules of Civility Miriam R. Kramer As we enter fall, I decided to snuggle with my sleepy pug and a lyrical story of young New Yorkers set in a moneyed, elite world at the end of the Great Depression. Amor Towles, also known for his celebrated A Gentleman in Moscow, has constructed an alternately […]

October Alexandria Events

FESTIVALS 5th – 7th Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: Friday, October 5: $42; Saturday, October 6: $48; Sunday, October 7: $38 George Washington’s Mount Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. 703-780-2000 http://www.MountVernon.org Celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances […]

“Brightside Of The Moon” by Hot fUSs

By Ron Powers “Brightside Of The Moon” by Hot fUSs In my quest for the new, exciting, unique and interesting, I recently flew to London to see what its scene was contributing to music. It was there where I ironically discovered, not in a London Club, but on a streaming platform, a London based band […]

September National Harbor Events

Harbor Events September 2018 Ongoing through October Fitness on the Potomac On the Plaza Participate in FREE fitness classes on the Plaza. All classes run from 7-8 pm with Saturday morning Yoga that runs from 10-11 am. Mondays – Cardio Blast Tuesdays – Kickboxing Wednesdays – Zumba Saturdays – Yoga Farmers Market Returns American Way […]

September Alexandria Events Calendar

1st The Alexandria Black History Museum Presents: Story Time for Little Historians 11 a.m. Free; $3 suggested donation Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria, VA 22314 703-746-4356 alexandriava.gov/blackhistory Bring your little learners to the Alexandria Black History Museum for cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore. Story time will […]