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Singing Alexandrias praises

Singing Alexandrias praises

A lifelong Alexandrian, musician Ray Parker recently penned an original tune singing the citys praises that he hopes local officials will use to trumpet his hometowns charm. [...]

Soundbites: One throne, two kings

Soundbites: One throne, two kings

No Church in the Wild, the opening track on Jay-Z and Kanye Wests Watch the Throne, is not so much a claim to their godliness as it is a manifesto to a new religion over which [...]

Takin’ it to the streets

Takin’ it to the streets

Old Town's buskers play for free, ask for little [...]

Singing in harmony once again

Audiences gave a standing ovation after the Alexandria Harmonizers delivered a bronze-medal performance at the 73rd Annual International Barbershop Harmony Society Competition the Olympics of a cappella in Kansas City on Friday. [...]

Hitting the right key

Hitting the right key

Teenager Keira Moran wins a songwriting contest and an opportunity [...]

Del Ray Sax

Del Ray Sax

Vaughn Ambrose, lead music teacher at Francis Hammond Middle School, moonlights as the bandleader of his self-named quartet at the Del Ray Music Festival Saturday. [...]

Music to their ears

Music to their ears

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra shattered their previous fundraising record after bringing in roughly $61,000 at their annual spring garden party. [...]

Bon Iver’s second album is a first

Bon Iver’s second album is a first

A depressed Justin Vernon first contented listeners back in 2007 with Bon Ivers debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, a sparse collection of soulful bawls and folksy strums. The tracks dripped with an achy dew springing [...]

Soundbites: Bon Iver’s second album is a first

Soundbites: Bon Iver’s second album is a first

A depressed Justin Vernon first contented listeners back in 2007 with Bon Ivers debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, a sparse collection of soulful bawls and folksy strums. The tracks dripped with an achy dew [...]

Soundbites: No place like home for My Morning Jacket

Soundbites: No place like home for My Morning Jacket

Sometimes it just makes sense to go back home, where everything started. In My Morning Jackets case thats Louisville, a town with enough country and folk-rock fodder to keep them honest, but with enough eccentricity [...]