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The renaissance of the ukulele

The renaissance of the ukulele

Constantly overshadowed by its bigger, louder cousin the guitar, the ukulele doesn’t get much love. But Jake Shimabukuro is trying to change that. The uke virtuoso takes a pioneering approach to his art — he covers [...]

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 [...]