Tag: concert

The Zappa Band plays The Birchmere

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] One word to describe the late musician Frank Zappa is eccentric. Another might be irreverent, avant-garde or even kooky. But...

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...

An overture to a historic season

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Saturday marks the start of a momentous season for the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. Not only is the organization celebrating its...

Tying the knot: Thirty years, five children and a stand-in blind...

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] In 1988, Susan Pantzer Hyre had recently moved from the Midwest to the D.C. area to work in politics. That summer,...