Well, it all began four years ago, writing for Examiner.com. The DC Performing Arts Examiner originally birthed as 'The Kennedy Center Examiner.' There began to be implications of confusion around the title because it could be easily be assumed that it was a product of the actual Kennedy Center. The column simply meant that the writer went to The Kennedy Center and wrote about their events. To end any further confusion, the name change has occurred and so many other things.
This column on Examiner.com has given extraordinary rise to the career of a Washington, D. C. journalist and what would this special anniversary be without expressing profound gratitude. Several pieces read here have perhaps contributed the ascent of its writer, who is now sought after to cover virtually every arts event in the Nation's Capitol, now as the performing arts columnist for Washington Life Magazine!
One of the first important pieces for the column's early beginning was a review of soprano Kiri Te Kanawa's farewell recital at Kennedy Center presented by WPAS and interviews with famed Metropolitan Opera singers Samuel Ramey and Eric Owens. Perhaps the musical aggregation that gave early attention to the column was The Washington Chorus. Because they would share the reviews written far and wide on social media and with their fan base, the column quickly gained momentum and the word was out about the new writer on the block.
Others soon began to send information about concerts this way, expanding our coverage to reach the audiences of the National Chamber Ensemble, National Philharmonic and Chorale, Choral Arts Society of Washington, Vocal Arts Society (now Vocal Arts DC) and The Washington Bach Consort.
This all has culminated into many of these organizations and musical activities being transferred to the arts beat of Washington Life Magazine, for which this columnist now is the Performing Arts Columnist.
Again, many thanks to all of the supporters and especially Examiner.com for this opportunity to advance and grow.
Here's to four years! And please continue to follow the DC Performing Arts Examiner, as well as his new work with Washington Life Magazine at www.washingtonlife.com.