Thursday, August 28, 2014

for green meetings go to Artisphere

Artisphere's living wall is flourishing with lush greenery.  For getting together with family, friends, or colleagues to talk about environmental sustainability and going green, there's no better place than Artisphere for a creative, environmentally aware meeting.

dangerous intersections for leaving Rosslyn

About 6pm this evening, a car leaving Rosslyn at the intersection of Marshall Dr. and Rt. 110 collided with another car.  That's a hazardous intersection because cars are coming fast around the corner of Rt. 110.  The exit ramp from Meade St. into Rt. 50 is similarly treacherous. 

To avoid bad situations, stay in Rosslyn as much as you can.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

new bike path to Rosslyn now open

A new bike path is now bringing bikes and other human-powered transit from the intersection of Rt. 50 and N. Pershing Dr. to the intersection of Queen St. and Arlington Blvd. in Rosslyn.  Now you can take N. Pershing Dr. to the Henry Gate of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, and then zip down into Rosslyn to enjoy events such as the Rosslyn Jazz Festival, art exhibits at Artisphere, and Rosslyn's unique Potomac-shore eateries such as Heavy Seas Alehouse and the Quarterdeck.

The path currently has a fair amount of debris on it, including some small rocks. So use some caution.  The exit into Rosslyn is also currently a bit bumpy.  But a few bumps are nothing comparing to the thrill and joy of getting into Rosslyn.

Monday, August 25, 2014

journalist refuses to work on Saint Monday's Day

The Ode Street Tribune's journalist has informed management that today is St. Monday's Day.  The journalist stated that he cannot work on St. Monday's Day.  Therefore no Tribune will be published today.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Rosslyn offering more personal ambassador services

Rosslyn is a golden place beckoning to persons worldwide.  Intensifying its outreach to the rest of the world, the Rosslyn BID is expanding Rosslyn's personal street ambassador services to evening hours.  Purple-shirted Rosslyn ambassadors will now be working Rosslyn's streets weekdays until 7:30pm.  As all ambassadors should be, the Rosslyn street ambassadors are friendly, diplomatic, and eager to help.  They will be equipped with a mobile information cart to provide free literature on Rosslyn's customs, traditions, culture, and tourist attractions.  That literature unfortunately will not include the Ode Street Tribune due to budgetary constraints.  Victor Carcamo, who established a high reputation for Rosslyn ambassadors, will oversees this expansion of the Rosslyn embassy outreach as the new Rosslyn operations manager.  The extended personal ambassador services should further enhance Rosslyn's standing and reputation among the many persons traveling to Rosslyn from the rest of the world.

Along with improved transportation to Rosslyn, new restaurants in Rosslyn are likely to increase the flow of visitors to Rosslyn.   In a recent article on the Rosslyn restaurant scene, Rosslyn BID President Mary-Claire Burick noted that Sip Wine Tasting and Tapas, Secret Chopsticks, and SpinFire Pizza have all announced that they are coming to Rosslyn.  In addition, Burick stated that "an exciting new concept from North Carolina is planning on opening in Rosslyn and is in the final stages of negotiations."  The Ode Street Tribune is working its network of covert informants to get more information on this development.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Melanie Kehoss' Glow Tableaux worth a go

Melanie Kehoss' wonderful exhibit, Glow Tableaux, will be in the Artisphere's Terrace Gallery only for a few more days.  The exhibit closes this Saturday, August 23.  If you haven't yet seen Glow Tableaux, it's definitely worth a go.

These daedal, filigreed boxes glow preternaturally.  They tell multi-layered stories.  One of the most intricate pieces conceptually is entitled "How to Embarrass Your Date 2010."  The artist has depicted her date taking a picture of his shrimp cocktail at a fancy restaurant.  He then posted the photo on Facebook.  That guy surely would be very embarrassed to see this tableau hanging in Artisphere.  But embarrassment is temporary.  These tableaux make the mundane glow with eternal beauty.

Army Band's 1812 Overture Concert this Saturday night

The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” will perform its renowned 1812 Overture Concert this Saturday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 pm at Rosslyn's Ft. Myer, now part of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.  The program is spectacular and concludes with cannon fire:
Alongside patriotic favorites by John Philip Sousa, the program includes dance-inspired music by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Alexander Borodin. Also featured on Saturday’s program will be Arlington, Where Giants Lie Sleeping, by “Pershing’s Own” composer/arranger Sgt. Major Paul Murtha. Written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery, this powerful and emotional work pays tribute to generations of American servicemen and women buried in Arlington.

The concert concludes with a bang – literally. Tchaikovsky’s inimitable 1812 Overture was written to commemorate the Russian defeat of Napolean’s Grande Armée. Perhaps one of the finest examples of storytelling through music, Tchaikovsky calls specifically for live cannon fire to musically fight off the advancing Napoleonic army, symbolized by the French anthem La Marseillaise. Church bells, chimes, and the chorus of Russia’s God Save the Czar celebrate the Russian victory. The Presidential Salute Battery of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) lends their special talents to the performance with four 5,775-pound WWII-era anti-tank guns. 
 A ticket isn't needed for this not-to-be-missed concert.  Admission is free.  The family-friendly event even features a special kids' activity sheet.  Bring the whole family (except for non-human pets) and enjoy another great free concert in Rosslyn.