Coverage of local music, as well as artists visiting Alexandria music venues.

Music lessons for adults and kids

By Hannah Williams  Are you thinking of starting music lessons for you or your child? Playing an instrument is a lifelong gift, and starting lessons...

Tom Paxton reflects on songwriting and a decades-spanning career

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] When he was 15 years old, Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter Tom Paxton pulled a guitar out of his aunt’s closet in...

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra prepares for 2019-2020 season

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will open its 2019-2020 season on Oct. 5 with a diverse set of programs that will...

Alexandria Harmonizers head to Scotland

By Heather Hartzell | [email protected]  The Alexandria Harmonizers, an Alexandria-based men’s barbershop chorus, are touring in the United Kingdom until Aug. 12. The tour includes...

With local jam band duo, the song never remains the same

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] To call the Free Flowing Musical Experience a cover band is to deny the thought and talent that goes into...

Amanda Anne Platt charts her own course in country-folk

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] When Amanda Anne Platt opened last week for Amy Ray of Indigo Girls fame, nine years had passed since she...