Tag: music

ASO attracts national recognition for pandemic programming

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra was recently featured in Symphony Magazine, a national trade publication in the classical music industry, for...

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...

Review: Bob Dylan’s ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’

By Andy Dunbar “Today, tomorrow, and yesterday too / The flowers are dyin’ like all things do” Bob Dylan croons in “I Contain Multitudes,” the...

Council approves new waterfront features

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] At its March public hearing, council approved several plans geared toward enhancing the vibrancy of Old Town’s waterfront. The area has...

A tale of ‘Perseverance’ : Student composer Nathan Pereda debuts new...

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Composing music isn’t an easy way to make a living, but Northern Virginia Community College student Nathan Pereda might just...

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...