Tag: live music

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...

Port City Flavor: Easy on the ears

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] While some people like a quiet ambiance for their dining experience, others enjoy unobtrusive live background music with their evening...

The Four Bitchin’ Babes return to The Birchmere

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] A concert by the Four Bitchin’ Babes is equal parts folk festival, stand-up comedy revue and sleepover with your best friends....

Striking the right chord with the Alexandria Harmonizers

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Experiencing an Alexandria Harmonizers rehearsal is like experiencing the burst of energy that comes after that first sip of morning coffee:...

Musician Suzanne Vega on the pandemic, songwriting and her upcoming tour

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Few musicians are as strongly associated with New York City as Suzanne Vega, who grew up in the city and played...

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra prepares for grand return

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] After a year away from concert stages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra is finally preparing to raise...

Outdoor classical music concert series finds a way forward for live...

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Where did all the music go? When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Northern Virginia in March, it was followed by a deafening...

Council approves Urbano 116 take-out window, Charlie’s outdoor dining area

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] City council approved development special use permits from Augie’s, Urbano 116 and Charlie’s on the Avenue at its Saturday public...

King Street Corridor initiative secures private funding

By Michaela Gleeson | [email protected] The King Street Corridor initiative, led by Visit Alexandria, is well underway with 80 percent of its $175,000 goal raised,...