Tag: music

Alexandria Choral Society opens new season, celebrates 50 years

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Choral Society is celebrating 50 years with the opening of its fall season program “The Spheres” on Oct....

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...

Taste of Old Town North to celebrate neighborhood’s past, present, future

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The annual Taste of Old Town North will return on Sept. 19 and will celebrate the neighborhood and its place...

Ballyshaners to hold 2019 Irish Festival on Saturday

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Ballyshaners, Alexandria’s nonprofit Irish heritage organization, is holding its 2019 Irish Festival at Waterfront Park on Saturday. The Irish Festival...

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...

School of Rock brings the noise to Alexandria

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Most businesses herald their grand openings with a simple ribbon cutting. The team behind the new School of Rock in...

All things Rachmaninoff

By Eileen Abbott Based on the long lines of attendees and palpable excitement when the doors opened for the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s season finale Saturday...

Drew and Ellie Holcomb to perform at the Birchmere for “You...

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Nashville based husband-and-wife duo Drew and Ellie Holcomb bring their February family tour to The Birchmere on Feb. 6. In...

Real Estate: Del Ray home embraces a touch of madness

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Ellen and John Patrick’s home on the 400 block of East Duncan Avenue has had a variety of themes and...