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Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds: Soaring From The Start

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds: Soaring From The Start

Led by an explosive redhead with a voice to be reckoned with, a soul-filled rock band is flying high. By Steve Houk OK, let’s get all the bird references out of the way right at the beginning. I mean, with a band called Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, you gotta have some, right? So let’s make it fun for a sec, a cool modern folk tale of sorts. So the...

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Suzanne Vega – The Square Root of Wonderful

Suzanne Vega – The Square Root of Wonderful

A luminous folk/rock mainstay brings a lifelong project to its final stage. By Steve Houk She really wanted to be a dancer. Lucky for all those who think Suzanne Vega is one of the most brilliant musical voices of our time that she realized hoofing it just wasn’t for her. “I was going to be a dancer, all my training is in dance,” the soft spoken...

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The Krickets: Swamp Folk With Heart

The Krickets: Swamp Folk With Heart

Sheer talent, a love of home and some Muscle Shoals magic make beautiful music for The Krickets. By Steve Houk During just about any evening down on the Florida panhandle, if you listen closely, along with the sounds of lapping waves or a distant boat horn…you can hear it. Amidst the Gulf Coast’s swaying cypress trees and blowing palms, amidst the...

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Graham Nash:  The Roads Taken

Graham Nash: The Roads Taken

A two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer takes us down yet another extraordinary path. By Steve Houk “Where are we going?” Those four simple yet provocative words, set on top of a soft, pulsating yet haunting beat, begin Graham Nash‘s exceptional and most recent album, This Path Tonight. And like the bulk of Nash’s music since the early...

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Taiga Company

Taiga Company’s essence and inspiration comes from a love for our natural environment. The name “Taiga” comes from a biome that stretches across 11 percent northern hemisphere and makes up 27 percent of the world’s total forests. The taiga’s prodigious oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. The work that we do at Taiga Company...

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26th Annual Flower and Garden Festival

Saturday, April 16, 2016 10am-6pm Sunday, April 17, 2016 10am-5pm     The Flower and Garden Festival is not just about flowers—or gardening! The festival has many different parts and pieces and that’s what makes it great for the whole family!                 Sure, we have lots of great plant vendors with everything...

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TW Perry

Who We Are TW Perry is the largest, full-service independent pro-sales lumber and building materials dealer in the mid-Atlantic region. They credit their success to establishing loyal customers who understand the added value and partnership that their services and products bring their business, as well as maintaining enthusiastic, customer service focused employees....

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THE BLACK LILIES: DEEP ROOTS AND FULL BLOSSOMS

THE BLACK LILIES: DEEP ROOTS AND FULL BLOSSOMS

An alt-country band on the rise uses their roots and resiliency to keep moving forward. By Steve Houk The ground is fertile in Tennessee. A plethora of different kinds of vegetables thrive and grow lush in the rich Tennessee earth, and a myriad of flowers bloom plentifully. But the flora is not the only thing that blossoms in Tennessee. Music is an indigenous and...

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SUSAN TEDESCHI: MAMA’S FAMILY

SUSAN TEDESCHI: MAMA’S FAMILY

The leading lady of one of music’s hottest bands is one proud mama. By Steve Houk As if the music they make isn’t good enough, there also exists a tight, cohesive and some might say unique family vibe within the Tedeschi Trucks Band, a vibe that some other bands might even envy. Of course there’s a literal family thing afoot, what with the...

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JACKIE GREENE: A DEDICATED MAN

JACKIE GREENE: A DEDICATED MAN

Dedication and depth are cornerstones of a respected rock and roller’s success. By Steve Houk On one hand, Jackie Greene is clearly one of rock and roll’s most sought-after players, having done stints with many rock greats. The list is impressive: he was a temporary member of the Black Crowes, an occasional part of Bob Weir’s and Phil Lesh’s...

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Special Offers

Check out this month’s great deals and special offers available from some of your favorite retailers and businesses. Make sure to mention “Cerphe’s Up” when making your purchase to receive the special offers & discounts listed.   May is a great month at Best Rack Around. Join us on Friday, May 6th from 6-8pm for Leesburg First Friday...

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Leesburg Vintner

Located in the heart of historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia the Vintner has been providing a superior wine selection from around the globe and personalized client service since 1988. Owner Mike Carroll isn’t just a knowledgeable wine enthusiast; he’s also the owner of Carroll Vineyards located in Paeonian Springs, Virginia. The winery crafts unique...

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JOAN ARMATRADING

JOAN ARMATRADING

A musical legend puts herself out there in the latter part of her career. By Steve Houk Recently, a friend of mine told me that when he was in college back in the 80’s, he went to his school’s coffee house one evening to see an unknown artist he wasn’t very familiar with, a woman by the name of Joan Armatrading. In no time, she transformed that...

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Best Rack Around

Best Rack Around is a unique boutique offering exquisite, high quality lingerie, undergarments and unique use bras for bridal, maternity, nursing, athletic, mastectomy and post surgical clients. Best Rack Around knows that a bra fitting is very private and personal. Our knowledgeable and personable staff makes each appointment a positive experience by finding the...

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Volunteer Firefighter’s Fund

The Volunteer Firefighter’s Fund will benefit Leesburg & Loudoun County’s volunteer fire departments without whom many buildings on King Street in historic downtown Leesburg, Virigina would not be standing after the June 6th King Street Fire....

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