Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WETA video on the Columbia Pike Documentary Project

There is a really fine short video on WETA's blog about our presentation to the Arlington Historical Society at Arlington Central Library.

Watch it here:

Thanks to Mark Jones and his crew at WETA for their sensitive and well-crafted piece on the project.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Rick Franklin, Piedmont bluesman

Columbia Pike-based Piedmont style blues guitarist and vocalist Rick Franklin recently performed at the dedication of a historical marker to Leonard "Doc" Muse at Green Valley Pharmacy in Arlington.

Rick proudly and ably carries on our regional Piedmont blues tradition pioneered by Blind Blake, Cephas and Wiggins, Archie Edwards, John Jackson, Reverend Gary Davis, and other greats. He regularly performs locally and internationally as an ambassador of this distinctive and lively form of the blues.

In addition to playing a mean guitar and wailin' the blues, he's a great guy.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Monday, November 3, 2014

Claudia Salazar / Cafe Sazon

Claudia Salazar, the co-owner and manager of Cafe Sazon, was recently interviewed for the Columbia Pike Documentary Project, and photographed with her staff.
Cafe Sazon, located at 4704 Columbia Pike, specializes in Bolivian cuisine and baked treats, with numerous Central American and Mexican dishes also available.

The cafe staff, standing left to right behind Ms. Salazar, is  Ottoniel Portillo, Nuvia Lopez, Immer Garcia, Gladis Cardona, Ingry Hernandez, and Delmis Argueta.

Photography by Xang Mimi Ho.