Lol Tolhurst (Photo by Scott Witter)
Lol Tolhurst is a founding member of The Cure, and he played keyboards with Robert Smith and company until his departure from the band in 1989. Last fall, Lol published Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, a memoir of his life as a musician.
The book brings him to DC next week for special appearances at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477 18th St. NW, DC) on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar (1104 H St. NE, DC) on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Jeffrey Ryan in his 1985 Vanagon showcasing Appalachian Odyssey (Photo Credit: Sherry Moeller)
Author and avid hiker, Jeffrey Ryan discussed his new book, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike of America’s Trail, at Thos. Moser showroom (in Georgetown) on Tuesday, July 12th.
Over the course of 28 years, Ryan hiked all the segments of the Appalachian Trail and learned about setting goals, chasing dreams and achieving them. He finished hiking all sections of the trail in 2013. To a small but engaged group, he highlighted a few stories from the book and showed many photographs of his extensive time on the Appalachian Trail. Some stories were a bit unbelievable.
Thomas Dolby (Photo courtesy Conqueroo)
Thomas Dolby, the English musician best known for his ubiquitous new wave hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” now lives in Baltimore.
Dolby moved there earlier this year to accept a faculty position from Johns Hopkins University as its first Homewood Professor of the Arts.
The move, undoubtedly an intellectually stimulating endeavor for Dolby, also is proving fruitful for music enthusiasts like myself as he settles into the region and continues to experiment and expand upon his musical repertoire.
The professor makes one of his first appearances as a local tonight as a guest of Amanda Palmer during her The Art of Asking Book Tour at the Sixth&I historical synagogue in DC. Palmer’s book is described as, “Part manifesto, part revelation, The Art of Asking is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet.”