Virginia Renaissance Faire, April 28 & 29, Belvedere Plantation, Fredericksburg, VA
Mike Hume Searches through his mailbag for hope for the Hoya’s, Stanley Cup playoffs and some shelter from this cold.
Take a wild guess as to the first-ever musical influence of Norwegian 25-year-old singer-songwriter Thomas Dybdahl. Nope, it’s not Tom Waits, though that answer would fit Dybdahl’s weighty baritone vocals on tracks like “B A Part.” It isn’t Jeff Buckley either, though Dybdahl mirrors that legendary crooner’s high-octave falsetto with […]
He’s been called a taste maker, trend setter and a bellwether, but KCRW DJ Nic Harcourt says there is really just one term that defines him. It’s been 11 days since Nic Harcourt has been at his office and he’s deathly afraid of opening the door. Since he took […]
NCAA Sweet 16 and Elite 8, March 22 -25, Broad Street Tavern, Falls Church
The album artwork for Dave Barnes’ latest release Chasing Mississippi, paints an interesting picture of the Nashville-based troubadour. Sure, there are the liner notes and the thank yous, but there is also a series of pictures depicting Barnes in a number of martial arts poses. On a tour poster, Barnes […]
Columnist Mike Hume delves into his mailbag to discuss abysmal hockey ratings and Eddie Sutton’s likeness to a plastic-faced mascot.
The first track sounds like the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. The third track is modern radio pop, the sixth tune is a country song and the 10th reminds of rhythm and blues. The vast gamut of sounds (you can find an Irish ballad and some Spanish-sounding strings) found on […]
“I couldn’t have asked for a better final moment at Nationals,” said Derrick Delmore, who skated his final competitive performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on the night of Jan. 27 in Spokane, Wash. “I can count on one hand the number of performances I’ve had that were that […]
It’s Friday afternoon and the Washington Nationals’ series of community relations events, dubbed the Winter Caravan, is entering the homestretch. Newly-minted manager Manny Acta, centerfielder Nook Logan and pitcher Mike O’Connor sit inside the bustling Red Cross Blood Donor Center in Fairfax, Va., signing baseballs for kids both young and […]