Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 / Dawn Of A New Age


While some may believe with the Mayan calendar ending on 21 December 2012 that today, 1 January 2012, marks the beginning of the end of the world I believe that today as well as this year's winter solstice is just the dawn of a new age and time.

And while many contemplate new year resolutions in tune with my practice for more than a decade my "mantra" vs resolutions for 2012 is "Dawn Of A New Age!" 

Happy 2012.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

My "Salvation" Uplifting Trance End of 2011 Mix

In celebration of the Christmas 2011 Into New Year 2012 Holiday Season this mix while featuring a few of my favorite uplifting trance tracks that I purchased during 2011 is excellent music for travelling as well as dancing.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Whitman Walker Health WORLD AIDS DAY 2011 Candlelight Vigil at Dupont Circle

Commemorating 30 years of the AIDS epidemic click the image to view my Whitman-Walker Health 23rd WORLD AIDS DAY Candlelight Vigil 2011 photo album which was held at Dupont Circle in NW Washington DC on Thursday night, 1 December 2011.

Here's an article by Edge Magazine with details regarding the event.

Monday, November 21, 2011

My Thanksgiving Weekend 2011 Mixes

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Weekend 2011 holiday I've put together two mixes.

The first, OCEAN OF HOPE, which is in celebration of the 27th Annual White Party Week / Miami 2011 event features an uplifting trance tracklist that is excellent for traveling to and from your destinations.

While the second, I GOT THE FEELING house / gay circuit mix will prep you for the various dance clubs that you may will party at over the weekend.

For more of my mixes visit the Elvert Barnes Mixology archives.

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Miss Pixie's 3rd Thursday November 2011 Extravaganza

At today's monthly 3rd Thursday event Miss Pixie's will not only unveil a fabulous collection of vintage Christmas ornaments at a 10% discount but will celebrate the grand opening of the Miss Pixie's Collective upstairs which feature MIMILAH modern and vintage clothing and accessories and paintings by David Amoroso and Laura Jane Hamilton.

Located at 1626 14th Street in NW Washington DC today's 3rd Thursday event will take place from 11 am until 8 pm with a movie and refreshments in the backroom from 6 until 8 pm.

Click the image to view my Miss Pixie's photo album.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

MGBW Co-founder Mitchell Gold Featured in November 2011 Elle Decor

Raise your glass to co-founder Mitchell Gold of MGBW furniture company who is featured in the November 2011 issue of Elle Decor in the "Unconventional Wisdom" column by Ingrid Abramovitch.

Taken during my 2 November 2011 walk along 14th Street in NW Washington DC click the image to view my ongoing Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams / Logan Circle photo album.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monarch Butterfly Waystation #4228 at Phil & Steve's Dupont Circle Garden

Seldom do I walk pass the Garden at Dupont Circle / East without taking a picture or two as was the case earlier today when, for the first time, that I observed a Monarch Watch Certificate of Apprection that had been awarded to gardeners Steve Aupperle and Phil Carney in September 2010 for the creation and maintenance of Monarch Butterfly Waystation #4228.

A nonprofit educational outreach program based at the University of Kansas that focuses on the monarch butterfly, its habitat, and its spectacular fall migration visit their website to learn more about Monarch Watch.

Click the image to view my Steve & Phil Dupont Circle / East Garden photo album.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My 36th Marine Corps Marathon Weekend 2011 Trance Running Mix

While it is true that the 36th Marine Corps Marathon takes place this Sunday, 30 October 2011 the 36th MCM Weekend actually kicks-off on Thursday, 27 October with a 3-day Health and Fitness Expo by GE at the DC Armory.

For a list of all the events visit the 36th MCM website.

And as I have done for several of the races and marathons in Washington DC over the past few years, click the cd cover to listen to my October 2011 NEVER LOOK BACK running music trance mix which in celebration of the 36th MCM features an uplifting trance tracklist.

And here is my 34th MCM 2009 docu-project which includes many never before seen images.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Special Olympics DC 26th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run New Fall Date

Having taken place in June for its first 25 years, this year, the Special Olympics / DC 26th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run 2011 debuted its new fall date as I captured its runners and walkers on 4th Street in SW Washington DC earlier today.

Though still under construction, click the image to view my 26th LETR 2011 photo album.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bittersweet Magazine Fall 2011 Issue Available NOW!

When last Saturday that I came across Bittersweet Magazine during my visit to the 7th Annual H Street Festival in NE Washington DC I thought first of the now defunct Washington Spark (which I was a contributor) and LiP: Informed Revolt! magazines and then of one year old Yes!.

Having published three quarterly pilot issues since last December 2010, Bittersweet's "Defending Human Rights in DC" Fall 2011 Edition, in full color, represents its first official (non-pilot) issue.

Available from many locations through the DC metro area as well as through subscription an official release party will be held on Thursday evening, 6 October 2011 at the Washington Project for the Arts Options 2011 Gallery (where they are exhibitors) at 629 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC on the 2nd floor.

For more information visit their website or facebook pages.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Last Weekend's 7th Annual H Street Festival 2011

First organized after the riots of 1968 last Saturday was my first visit to the H Street Festival in NE Washington DC.

My memories of the H Street, NE, Corridor date back to the fall of 1978 which was when I joined forces with a real estate developer who for many years was involved with the redevelopment of what is now known as Barracks Row along the 8th Street strip in SE Washington DC.

As major throughfares for the WMATA Metro bus system the two routes for many years exhibited haunting similaries which until a few years ago included a Murry's Steak. While the one at 419 8th Street, SE, is no longer on Barracks Row the Murry's at 610 H Street, NE, still remains as do the many businesses that sell wigs, discounted clothing and electronics.

When capturing street festivals I like to not only explore the changes but reflect on and learn of the neighborhood as well. Which may shed light on why I took pictures of the windows and signs along H Street during my 7th Annual H Street Festival documentation.

From which my favorite memories include the folk art and art cars exhibitors and the performance by BoomBox.

Friday, September 16, 2011

DC Bike Cop J.M. Perez performs "New York, New York" at 2011 Adams Morgan Day Peyote Karaoke Cafe

As a documentary photographer I absolutely love autumn in Washington DC as there are so many festivals going on that it is difficult to catch them all. However, one that I have captured for several years has been the Adams Morgan Day Festival.

One of my favorite memories from the 33rd Adams Morgan Day Festival 2011 event is DC Bike Cop J. M. Perez's rendition of Sinatra's "New York, New York" in front of the Peyote Karaoke Cafe.

I know a New Yorker when I see one and Officer Perez is definately a New Yorker.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

DC's 15th Street Bike Lane Considered Best Cycletrak

While I've enjoyed capturing bicyclists for several years its only been since April of this year that I've focused on official bike lanes.

My favorite spot to capture bicyclists is along the 15th Street Bike Lane at the intersection of 15th and P Streets in NW Washington DC.

In fact, in March 2011, the 15th Street Bike Lane was awarded the Best Cycletrack by Washington City Paper's Best of 2011 Competition.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Threshold #1 Represents Chas. Colburn's 2nd of 2 Sculptures on First Street in NoMa

Always on the look for interesting Public Art In Public Spaces I recently came across the second of two works by Sculptor Chas. Colburn in the 800 block of First Street in NE Washington DC.

Almost certain that the Threshold #1 painted steel sculpture was not there during my 29 April 2011 First Street / NoMa Walk a review of Colburn's resume indicates that the ribbon cutting was in June 2011.

While Threshold #1 is located in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at 888 First Street, NE, Colburn's Trigadilly situated in front of the CNN Building at 820 First Street, NE, and installed in 1991 was his first work in the Union Station/NOMA area.

Click the image to view my Threshold #1 / Chas. Colburn photo album.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

3rd Philly Naked Bike Ride - Sunday, 4 September 2011

If you are interested in participating in or capturing the 3rd Philly Naked Bike Ride (PNBR) which takes place on Sunday, 4 September 2011 since locations of the assemblance and ride route are still being determined visit the PNBR / Facebook Group for updates.

Assembling at 3 pm with ride step-off at 5 pm location details will be announced on and posted to the PNBR Facebook group at midnight on Friday, 2 September 2011.

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Stand Up!" In Celebration of the MLK National Memorial Dedication

In celebration of the 22 - 28 August 2011 Dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington DC click cover at left to listen to my STAND UP house / gay circuit mix which features this tracklist.

The image on the cover was taken on the steps of the Lincolm Memorial (which is were Dr. King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech) at the 29 April 2000 "Now More Than Ever" Gay Mass Wedding Ceremony during the April 2000 Millennium March on Washington for Equality.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dana Ellyn's New "Scrathboard Etchings" Series

Created by using sharp knives to scrape into a thin board of fine white china clay that is coated with an opaque black ink click the image to view Dana Ellyn's New Scratchboard Etchings series.

Learn more about Dana and her art at her website.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Dana Ellyn's "31 Days In July 2011" Project

The 2011 edition of Dana Ellyn's "31 Days in July" is complete! This is the 8th year of the project which totals 248 paintings - each one inspired by the news of the day. This July, the paintings were inspired by events such as the looming debt crisis, Ruppert Murdoch, the Fukushima nuclear tragedy, and the ongoing wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the US drone attacks on Libya, Somalia and Pakistan.

For more information click the collage.

Visit the Dana Ellyn website for more information regarding her art and upcoming exhibitions.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Charles O. Perry "Caligraphic Moebius" Sculpture In Crystal City

It's been since my August 2007 visit to Crystal City that I've searched for information regarding the sculpture at the Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive (Park Two) in Arlington VA.

And it was only today that I learned that the 20 foot aluminum sculpture entitled "Calligraphic Möbius" (1986) is the work Charles O. Perry who also created "Helix Möbius Mace" in Crystal City as well as the "Continuum" at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in SW Washington DC.

At 81, architect and sculptor Charles O. Perry died in February 2011.

Click the image to view my "Caligraphic Moebius" by Charles O. Perry photo album.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Call for Entry / 2011 FotoWeek DC - Deadline 12 September 2011

FotoWeek DC's fourth Annual International Awards Competition is looking for extraordinary images! The 2011 competition will honor professional and emerging photographers from our region and from around the world. We're looking for you!

•Entries will be accepted in 11 main categories
•Cash prizes totaling $20,000
•Winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of world-renowned judges
•Winners will be notified on or about October 5, 2011.
•Winning images will be exhibited and/or projected during FotoWeek DC, November 5-12 as well as on-line

Click banner to ENTER COMPETITION.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

24 July 2011: O' Happy Day for Gay Marriage in New York State!

While I had hoped to put together a special mix to celebrate today's 24 July 2011 effective date when gay couples can legally marry in New York State due to pressing issues I was not able to.

For now, click the cd cover to listen to and/or download my September 2010 BORN THIS WAY progressive / gay circuit mix in celebration of this oh so happy day!

For more high-energy and uplifting dance music visit my Elvert Barnes Mixology archives.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Corcoran's Summer In Colors Photo Contest

Taken on Friday morning, 15 July 2011 at the flower vendor stand at 13th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC this is one of the photos that I have submitted to the Corcoran Presents Summer in Color Photo Contest!

Requiring that submissions be uploaded via Facebook it was necessary that I launch a Facebook account which will not be about me reconnecting with folks from my past but will serve primarily as an avenue by which for me to contribute and submit my photography and bring attention to my music mixes to the various social media sites.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My "Got To Release" House Mix in Celebration of 21st DC Black Pride 2011

In celebration of the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend 21st Annual DC Black Pride click the cd cover to listen to and/or download my May 2011 GOT TO RELEASE house / gay circuit mix which featuring this tracklist launches my Gay Pride 2011 series.

Here is my I WILL SURVIVE 2010 DC Black Pride mix from the Elvert Barnes Mixology archives.

And here is info regarding my entire 2010 Gay Pride Mixes Collection.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Quiet Fire Soul Show Kicks off NoMa 2011 Summer Concert Series

The NoMa BID 2011 Free Summer Concert Series kicked-off yesterday when Quiet Fire (Soul Show) performed in front of Au Bon Pain at New York Avenue Metro Plaza at 2nd and N Streets in NE Washington DC.

Opening on 12 May and lasting through 11 August 2011, Rhythm In NoMa is a free lunchtime concert series that will feature a variety of local musicians and styles, from 11:30 am until 1;30 pm, at two different locations on Thursdays and Fridays.

The Thursday concerts at the New York Avenue Plaza which began yesterday, 12 May, will run through 11 August.

While the Friday (acoustic) concerts at Union Center Plaza (810 Frist Street, NE,) will run from 3 June through July 8.

Visit Rhythm In NoMa for details and schedule.

On fire for more than 15 years, Quiet Fire put on an excellent show during yesterday's concert.

Click the above image to view my 12 May 2011 Quiet Fire / Rhythm in NoMa photo album.

While my video clip #1/6 of their performance may be viewed at YouTube, the remaining 5 videos are on Flickr.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Outdoor Market at Union Station DC Runs From April Thru October

Taken on Thursday, 5 May 2011 of Vladimir's Good Morning Sunshine Kiosk who for many years could be found at Dupont Circle North the Outdoor Market returns to the West Carriage Porch at Union Station in NE Washington DC and will be in operation from April through October 2011.

Closed on Sundays, the hours are from Monday thru Saturday from 7 am until 7 pm.

Click the image to view my 2011 Outdoor Market / Union Station photo album.

My 29 April 2011 Crystal City 5K Friday Race Video

Though my 29 April 2011 Crystal City 5K Friday Run / Race #5 docu-project is stil under construction click the image to view my video compilation of the final race of the April 2011 Crystal City 5K Fridays Run series.

Here is my 2010 Crystal City 5K Fridays Run docu-project.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Room & Board Furnishings Included On ABC World News MADE IN AMERICA Map

Since my first viewing of Diane Sawyers' ABC World News MADE IN AMERICA series in late February 2011 and then again a few weeks later when the Appalachian Spring / Fine American Crafts store in Georgetown was featured on DC's Channel 7 ABC News I seldom now walk down any of the streets that I have documented for several years without wondering which stores may should be included on the Made In America Map.

One such furniture store on 14th Street in the Logan Circle area is Room & Board which having opened in June 2010 has supported American craftspeople and manufacturers for more than 25 years.

Located at 1840 T Street in NW Washington DC, click the above image to view my Room & Board / Logan Circle photo album which was just launched in May 2011.

Another furniture store on 14th in the Logan Circle area that should be included on the map is Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams whose upholstery is made in North Carolina and which I have captured since its Spring 2007 opening.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hitchhiking All 50 States, Ian Krammer Stops In At Dupont Cicle

Hitchhiking across America with hopes of visiting all 50 states and writing about his experiences, Colorado State University graduate Ian Krammer stops in at Dupont Circle during his recent stay in Washington DC.

In the September 2010 AOL Travel article "How to Travel for (Almost) Free" by Jordan Simon which explores couchsurfing, in paragraph four, Ian says "I make a new friend in every town".

As I prepare this blog posting I am reminded of Justin Sailor who in September 2006, kicked off his year long Hometown Invasion Tour by Jeep.

Taken in connection with my ongoing Street Musicians (Buskers) 2011 series at Dupont Circle on Thursday morning, 28 April 2011, click the image to view my Ian Krammer (Hitchhiking All 50 States) photo album

Friday, April 29, 2011

316 Names To Be Engraved at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

When on Friday, 13 May 2011 that the 23rd Annual Candlelight Vigil is held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC Kirk Bockman and James Lee of Great Panes Glass (Colorado) will have added an additional 316 names to the East Wall in commemoration of the National Police Week 2011 event.

While in years past names were added to both walls of the Memorial, this year, due to the Memorial Restoration Project new engravings will not occur on the West Wall. And during the engraving process the East Wall, from 20 April thru 1 May 2011, will not be accessible to the public.

Taken during my Thursday, 28 April 2011 visit to The Memorial click the image to view my 2011 National Police Week Engraving of the Names photo album which includes this video of Kirk Bockman.

Though still under construction, when completed, my National Police Week archival project will chronical my annual documentation of the event dating back to 1994.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

2011 Free Summer Saturdays Kicks Off at the Corcoran over Memorial Day Weekend

As reported in the Tuesday, 26 April 2011 ENews the Corcoran will kick-off its 2011 FREE SUMMER SATURDAYS on 28 May over Memorial Day Weekend and will last until 3 September of Labor Day Weekend.

Taken during my 19 June 2010 Free Summer Saturday visit click the image to view my Corcoran Gallery of Art 2010 photo album.

Friday, April 22, 2011

ROGER GASTMAN’s Spring Update! Where’s the Cake?

The much anticipated "The History of American Graffiti" by Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon was released on 5 April 2011 by

And curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Aaron Rose and Roger Gastman the "Art in the Streets" exhibition opened last weekend at MOCA in LA.

With much more other news, click the banner to read Gastman's 22 April 2011 R. Rock Enterprise Spring Update.

33rd Easter Sunrise Service 2011 at the Lincoln Memorial

The 33rd Annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Lincoln Memorial will take place this Sunday, 24 April 2011 at 6:30 am on the National Mall in Washington DC.

Hosted by the Capital Church of Vienna VA this year's event will feature Dove Award winner Sue Dodge and the Resurrection Choir and Orchestra.

Visit Capital Church / Easter for more information.

Click the image to view my 32nd Easter Sunrise Service / Lincoln Memorial 2010 photo album.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Niki de Saint Phalle Sculptures Return to New York Avenue Sculpture Project For A Second Time

After its first opening on 28 April 2010 as the debut installation of the National Womens Museum of the Arts New York Avenue Sculpture Project I first captured the four monumental Niki de Saint Phalle Sculptures in May of 2010.

As reported by Wendy's Wonderings & Wanderings blog, the first installment of the sculptures was on display through the end of October 2010.

I was pleased to learn in March 2011 from a Downtown DC BID Update that the sculptures had returned just in time for the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival event.

When reporting on their return for a second time in as many years, Afterhood blog, sheds light on the fact that decorated with thousands of tiny glass tiles the statues are too delicate to withstand winter’s freeze and thaw. And, therefore, like its first installment in 2010 the second installment which opened on 26 March 2011 will be on display through the end of October 2011.

Click the image to view my Niki de Saint Phalle Sculptures / New York Avenue Sculpture Project Installation #2 photo album.

Crystal City's RED DRESS 5K Friday Race Takes Place Tomorrow

The 4th installment of the April 2011 Crystal City 5K Fridays Run series takes place tomorrow, 22 April, rain or shine.

Stepping off at 6;30 pm from 2121 Crystal Drive (Park Two) in Arlington VA, tomorow's RED DRESS RUN is part of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest man and woman in a red dress, as well as the best dressed man and woman.

Taken during last year's Red Dress Race of Angela Fox, President/CEO of Crystal City BID just before she entered the courtyard and crossed the finish line, click the above image to view my 23 April 2010 Crystal City Red Dress 5K Friday Race photo album which is from my 23 April 2010 Red Dress Race docu-project.

And here is my April 2010 Crystal City 5K Fridays Run docu-project.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DC City Paper's 14 April 2011 article on Capital Bikeshare

Since picking my camera from Ritz Camera repair on 31 March 2011 one of my new foci has been of Capital Bikeshare which should not be confused with SmartBike DC which launched in the spring of 2008 and, according to 14 April 2011 City Paper / DC article by Lydia DePillis entitled Bikesharing is Bikecaring went defunct in October 2009.

After reading the article while waiting for my dentist to call me into his office this afternnon I now understand why so many Capital Bikeshare locations have popped up. While I will never be able to photograph them all it would be because I haven't tried.

Taken this afternoon at the P near 15th Street, NW, Washington DC location, next to Whole Foods Market, click the image to view my Capital Bikeshare photoset.

Miss Pixie's Third Thursday Sale, Dance Performances, and More!

Thursday, 21 April 2011 is the THIRD THURSDAY SALE at Miss Pixie's in Logan Circle at 1626 14th Street in NW Washington DC.

Open from 11 am until 7 pm all items are on sale at 10% off.

Click here to read the entire Wednesday, 20 April 2011 Miss Pixie's Newsletter.

Click the image to view my Miss Pixie's photoset at Flickr. And here is my Miss Pixie's album at Ipernity.

Works by Greg Minah, Mars Tokyo, and Andrew Wapinski at Gallery Plan B thru 15 May 2011

The works of three artists, described as process driven, will be on display at Gallery Plan B from 13 April thru 15 May 2011.

Greg Minah manipulates the flow of several layers of paint to create woven surfaces. Mars Tokyo offers a unique view of global coastlines in her works on paper. Andrew Wapinski layers pigment, resin, and gold leaf resulting in dazzling, monumental works.

With an opening reception held on Saturday, 16 April 2011, Gallery Plan B is located at 1530 14th Street, NW, Washington DC.

Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 noon until 7 pm and Sunday from 1 till 5 pm.

Taken on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 click the above image to view my Gallery Plan B photoset at Flickr. And here is my Gallery Plan B album at Ipernity.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Steve & Phil's GUERILLA GARDEN at Dupont Circle / East

Though I have captured Steve & Phil's Garden at Dupont Circle / East many times over the years it was not until today that I learned, according to Grown In The City blog, that it is form of guerilla gardening.

And according to the Prince of Petworth blog, so is the Sunflower Garden at the corner of 16th and P streets which along with Steve & Phil's Garden I have included in my ongoing community gardens series.

When I see Steve or Phil again I'll be sure ask if they regard themselves as guerilla gardeners.

Click the above image to view my 15 April 2011 Steve & Phil's Garden photos.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Renovated Skate Park Reopens at Shaw Recreation Center

After my first visit in April 2007 I had not been to the Shaw Skate Park at the Shaw Recreation Center until this past Friday, 15 April 2011 when during a ritual spring photo tour of the Shaw area that I noticed that the skate park had been renovated.

While the Thursday, 17 March 2011 ribbon cutting ceremony was postponed due to vandalism the Borderstan blog reports that skate park officially reopened on Friday, one week later.

Located at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and 11th Street in NW Washington DC the skate park is opened from dawn to dusk.

Here are my 15 April 2011 Shaw Skate Park photos.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

DC DPW Graffiti Removal Team

When last week that I was focusing on the graffiti tags on 14th Street in the Logan Circle area of NW Washington DC which has been one of my ongoing themes for many years I was delighted to happen upon two DC DPW Solid Waste Management employees in the process of removing graffiti from 1409 14th Street.

To request removal of graffiti from your property by the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) visit their website.

Click above image to view my 2011 Writing On The Walls Flickr album. And here is my 2011 WOTW at Ipernity.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Last week for FotoDC FLASH Photography Exhibit at Crystal City

This week is the last week to experience FLASH which opened on 17 March 2001. The month-long event created by FotoDC and sponsored by the Crystal City BID in the 12th and 13th penthouse floors of 2450 Crystal Drive in Arlington, VA. The show encompasses two curated photography exhibitions, a library of photography books, and a lounge for refreshments and discussion.

Gallery hours on Wednesday and Thursday are from 5 until 10 pm. On Friday from 5 pm until 12 midnight and Saturday from 12 noon until 11 pm.

In addition, two closing dance parties will take place this coming weekend. Featuring the wrap music of DJ Fatback the FLASH DANCE will take place on Friday night, 15 April 2011 from 9 pm until 12 midnight. At $20 per person click here to RSVP.

Hosted by Bisnow and featuring the music of DJ Adrian Loving the CLOSE OUT DANCE PARTY will take place on Saturday night, 16 April 2011 from 8 pm until 11 pm.

Taken during my Sunday, 10 April 2011 visit to Crystal City click the above image to view my April 2011 FotoDC FLASH Photography Exhibit / Crystal City photo album which is still under constructon.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My "Breathing!" Trance (Running Music) Mix In Celebration of Crystal City 5K Fridays Run 2011 Series

This Friday, 1 April 2011, Crystal BID and Pacers Running Stores will kick-off the 3rd Annual Crystal City 5K Fridays Run 2011 series which will take place each Friday during the month of April.

Having captured two runs from the April 2010 series and in celebration of the 2011 event click the cd cover to listen to my "Breathing!" trance (running music) mix which features this tracklist.

Hopefully, my camera will be back from Ritz Camera repair by Friday's race so that I can participate in the “Flickr Flash” photography contest that will feature the first two 5K Friday races.

Feel free to support this artist by purchasing my 2011 Photography Calendar featuring images from the April 2010 Crystal City 5K Fridays Run Series which is available from Elvert Barnes Photographic Creations at presents April's Art & Craft Festivals!

Click banner for Howard Alan Events / Art Festival Newsletter dated Tuesday, 29 March 2011.

Monday, March 28, 2011

My "I'm Coming Out!" House / Gay Circuit Mix In Celebration of Cherry Weekend 2011

Each year since 2003 I've made a point to revisit my documentation of the April 2000 Millennium March on Washington for Equality. Usually by developing unprocssed rolls of film from the event I have created never before seen virtual exhibitions that coincide with the anniversary of the historic event.

While never before seen images will not be featured this year and as I have done in the past two years in celebration of the 2011 Cherry Weekend event in Washington DC click the cd cover to listen to or download my "I'm Coming Out" house gay circuit mix which features this tracklist.

Though still under constructon my April 2000 MMOW project when completed will serve as a virtual exhibition of all the images that I took of the event.

My 2009 and 2010 Cherry Weekend mixes were Cherry Morning and Forever Young, respectively. For more of my gay circuit mixes visit the Elvert Barnes Mixology.

This year's Cherry event takes places from Thursday, 31 March and goes through Sunday, 3 April 2011.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My "Spring Breeze" Trance Springtime Mix in Celebration of the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival

The 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks-off this evening on Thursday, 24 March at 6:30 pm with the Stand With Japan Rally at the Washington Monument, followed by a walk around the Tidal Basin in the spirit of hope and rebuilding.

In celebration of the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival event whose theme is 'The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration' click the cd cover to listen to and/or download my March 2011 "Spring Breeze" trance mix which features this tracklist.