Molly Venter of Goodnight Moonshine + Concert Ticket Giveaway

I am so excited to have the opportunity to interview Molly Venter of Goodnight Moonshine, a band she and her husband, Eben Pariser, started together. Of course I had heard Molly sing with Red Molly, but Goodnight Moonshine was new to me and it was time to sit down and listen to some inspirational new music. I got a chance to listen to their latest album at work during my lunch [...]

Living With Models Season 3, Better Then Ever

Living With  Models (LWM) is back for Season 3 and it’s better than ever! This season comes with relationship drama, special guest stars, and most importantly a spoof of LOST (which if you know me, you know is my #1 favorite show of all time) along with a parody of The Hunger Games to round out the season. I had a chance to interview Lauren Reeder who plays “Lauren” and [...]

The Bumper Jacksons: Bringing Old Music into the New Age

Visual Victoria (VV): Who are the Bumper Jacksons and how did they come to form a band together? How do the instruments each member plays fit into the mix? Jess Myhre (JM): The Bumper Jacksons are a ragtag crew of Washingtonians and Baltimorians that love early sounds and getting people riled up to boogie! Chris Ousley and I (Jess Eliot Myhre) formed the band in 2012 as a duo, playing jazz [...]

Save Yourself Sometime To Go Smoothies

A few weeks ago I posted some pictures on Instagram of to go smoothies I whipped up and a lot of people have been asking me about them so I thought why not write a blog post? I haven’t written a cooking related post in a while so this was a great excuse to get back to it. I have had a lot of early days lately so I thought about experimenting with frozen homemade smoothies. I got some [...]

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble’s Founder/Director Catches Up

I caught up with Eileen Carson Schatz, founder and director of the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. This past year Footworks celebrated their 35th Anniversary and coming up on April 30th is their semi-annual hometown show at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland. Eileen talked about the history of Footworks, their past accomplishments and what the future holds for the [...]

The Buzzing Melbourne Restaurant Scene

The wonderful city of Melbourne is a melting pot of nations, cultures and culinary diversity. Once you get there you will easily become enchanted with its mysterious laneways paved with narrow cobblestone and vivid atmosphere created by street jazz performance. Buskers are not the only special thing about this city. Its restaurant scene will leave everyone speechless. Even for a Sydney girl [...]

Catching Up With Christian Lopez

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Christian Lopez of the Christian Lopez Band, and upcoming artist in the Americana scene. We talked about songwriting, how he came to having his own band and being a full time touring musician, and the exciting news of headlining this year’s Shepherdstown Street Fest. Visual Victoria (VV): How did you get into playing country music and whose styles [...]

My Story with The Blues

I’ll be seventy soon, and with the acceleration of culture change, I’m my own history. I was born into a world where my father wrote legal documents in pencil on lined paper and my aunt typed them. The mail chute was right outside the office door. I learned to type by ear. My dad bought an electric typewriter for the office and brought the acoustic one home. I listened first to 78s of the [...]

Off The Beaten Path: 5 Western Ireland Experiences

Unforgettable Hikes. Raw Traditional Culture. Epic Landscapes. Highlights from my June 2015 trip to Western Ireland. 1. The Doolin Cliff Walk at the Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare Any trip to Western Ireland should include a visit to County Clare’s spectacular Cliffs of Moher (aka, Cliffs of Insanity), traditionally observed only from the top of the visitor center, or the nearby town of Doolin.  [...]

Cream of Corn + Pea Soup, Yum!

I have to say that this was a pretty successful first attempt at making soup completely from scratch. In my normal fashion I didn’t follow a recipe, just experimented and came up with a great new easy, fast recipe. As with all of my other recipes I say use the ingredients to your preferred taste, for example I only like a little bit of salt but you might like a lot (but don’t over do [...]
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