Friday, March 29, 2013

Virginia Living: Anything Goes

The March/April edition of Virginia Living  includes "Anything Goes," my feature article on art deco in Virginia. Get it now at your favorite magazine retailer!

The piece explores the incredible collection of vintage art deco artifacts and decorative items found at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and takes you to a retro "jazz ball" sponsored by the Art Deco Society of Virginia.

"Anything Goes" is not online, but my web extra on Virginia's deco architecture is a nice teaser. You can read it here. (Photo by the mighty Jay Paul.)

Hampton Roads Magazine: The Virginia Arts Festival

On the stands now, Hampton Roads Magazine's March/April issue includes my overview of this year's Virginia Arts Festival, including a profile of director/founder Robert Cross, a percussionist for the Virginia Symphony. 

(Imagine that: Having actual artists run arts events. Is anyone taking notes?)

Check out the Robert Cross interview right here  and read about some of the entertainment featured at the festival, which has grown into one of the largest and best-attended arts events on the East Coast, right here

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Radio Wowsville Tonight: Listening Pleasures Await!

The Radio Wowsville research team (see left) is currently "busting it" in preparation for tonight's big broadcast tonight at 11PM on

Join Uncle Beatdown as he provides two hours of rancorous swamp funk, claustrophobic ghost country, semi-sweet power pop morsels, and a side-set of music from selected dream worlds. Oh, and Neil Young and the Santa Monica Flyers come to you live from Miami Beach even though they're in England.

Confused? Don't be. It's Radio Wowsville and our Wurlitzer-winning team is here to help make sense of it. That's because your listening pleasure is our business. 

(And if you miss the big broadcast tonight, you can always travel through time and listen to a stream of the show. Just go to and click on "Radio Wowsville." And don't stop clicking -- there are many other fine WTJU shows there doing vital sonic research.)