The United States Navy Sea Chanters 6-17-2017 Workhouse Arts Center Lorton, VA. FULL SHOW
The United States Navy Sea Chanters
Workhouse Arts Center
The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus is the official chorus of the United States Navy. The Sea Chanters perform music ranging from traditional choral music, including the sea chantey, to Broadway musicals. They are one of the most dynamic vocal ensembles in the country, frequently found at the center of our most important national events, including the 55th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony in 2005.
Celebrating 10 Years of Renovation at the Workhouse Arts Center
From prison site to performing arts and art making of all mediums, the Workhouse is celebrating of 10 years of providing unique arts experiences to the community. More information at
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The Trongone Band 8-2--2016 Workhouse Arts Center Lorton, VA. (Part 1 of 2)
The Trongone Band
Workhouse Arts Center
(Part 1 of 2)
Rapidly gaining momentum with a sound that falls perfectly between southern Rock n Soul and Americana Jam, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the East Coast music scene. Formed as a family and by brothers Andrew and Johnny with father John Sr. on bass, The Trongone Band enlisted much sought-after keyboardist Ben Wolfe White and quickly began packing various venues around Richmond, VA. With the addition of Wolfe, they entrenched their footprint on the city with a Thursday night residency at Cary Street Cafe, pushing the popular music room to maximum capacity for two straight years.
Local History at the Lorton Prison Museum (Lorton, VA)
Interview with Laura McKie of the Lorton Prison Museum on some of the fascinating history behind the Occoquan Workhouse/ Lorton Reformatory, now the Workhouse Arts Center. We discussed the prison's overall timeline, then focused on the 1917 suffragist protesters who were imprisoned here. Note that this is a very abbreviated account of these events. More detail can be found on various sites, including in the Library of Congress (LOC) article on the NWP's tactics ( as well as here Also note that some of the photos are used out of chronological sequence in order to illustrate what is being discussed, as there are only a few photos from certain parts of the timeline, especially of the Occoquan Workhouse itself during the fall of 1917 in the Night of Terror section.
-Our interviewee may have misspoken at one point (or this section was cut oddly), as the Silent Sentinels first began picketing in front of the White House in January of 1917 after their meeting with President Wilson. Although things escalated in the fall, it should also be noted prisoners were sent to the Occoquan Workhouse during the summer as well.
-Two photos in particular used out of chronological seq. (for full context): The photo at 7:53 was taken at the jail in DC in summer 1917 according to LOC, but is used when discussing suffragists in Occoquan Workhouse cells in November. The photo at 9:26 is of former Occouan Workhouse prisoners and is from 1919 (LOC suggests during the Prison Special Tour) rather than after the Night of Terror in Nov. 1917. These photographs serve to illustrate how the suffragist prisoners appeared (female prison uniforms and in cells) at this time.
Crew: Matt Godino, Lin Gen, Ryan Crowe
Royalty Free Music by: Kevin Macleod (Lone Harvest, A Little Faith - Bitter Suite, Laendler in C Minor Hess
Research and Public Domain Archival Photos from: Library of Congress, workhousearts.org/history, tamurpress.com, bridgeman images, pinterest, flickr
Produced through the equipment and facilities of Arlington Independent Media.
Originally from Uniquely NoVa 003, Oct. 2018. Shot in Lorton, VA Spring/Summer 2018.
Governor McDonnell at the Workhouse Arts Center
Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell talks to Dennis Sobin, Director of the Safe Streets Arts Foundation, at the groundbreaking ceremony of phase two of the ongoing efforts to fully convert Lorton Prison in Lorton, Virginia, into an arts and education center called the Workhouse Arts Center. Arrangements are being made between the Safe Streets Arts Foundation and Sharon Mason, CEO of the Lorton Arts Foundation, to display and sell prisoner-created art at the Workhouse Arts Center from the the collection of Prison Art Gallery. For further information, please contact staff@SafeStreetsArts.info,
RTL PARANORMAL PRESENTS: The Workhouse Arts Center (Former Lorton Reformatory)
The Workhouse Arts Center, located in Lorton, Va. is formerly known as the Lorton Reformatory or Lorton Prison. Established in 1910 for the District of Columbia, it began as a prison for non-violent offenders. In 1936 a Penitentiary was added to house more violent offenders. Closed in 2001 and now houses art studios and classrooms. Music during history is Touch by composer Mattia Cupelli ( ). Music during investigation is He is moving closer Taboo by Co.AG Music ( ).
Cha Wa 06-16-2018 Lorton, VA Workhouse Art Center FULL SHOW
06-16-2018 Lorton, VA
Workhouse Art Center
From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. “Spyboy” was produced by Galactic’s Ben Ellman and features special guests Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (The Wild Magnolias, HBO’s Treme), Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Nth Power), and Danica Hart.
Cha Wa’s debut, “Funk N Feathers,” explored contemporary riffs on the traditional music Boudreaux grew up singing alongside his grandfather, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, in the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe. Now “Spyboy” ups the ante by digging deeper into the sound of New Orleans culture and giving it a modern twist. The disc’s largely original material takes advantage of the band’s new horn section to highlight the musicians’ personal ties to the street music of their hometown. “We wanted to take the roots of what we love about New Orleans brass band music and Mardi Gras Indian music and then voice it in our own way,” says the group’s drummer and founder, Joe Gelini.
Dating back to the late 1800s, the Mardi Gras Indian tradition began when African-American men first marched in Native American dress through the streets of New Orleans on Mardi Gras day. The tradition, which includes a host of songs shared among the various tribes, has been kept alive for over a century and today is as vital as ever. Mardi Gras Indians have influenced the biggest names in New Orleans music: The Meters, Dr. John, the Marsalis family, the Neville Brothers, Trombone Shorty and others. The most prominent Mardi Gras Indian today is Monk Boudreaux, the Big Chief of the Golden Eagles tribe, and his grandson J’Wan Boudreaux (who holds the position of Spyboy in the tribe) is stepping up with Cha Wa to propel their culture forward.
J’Wan joined the group when he was still in high school. At the time, Gelini, then a recent Berklee School of Music grad, had been playing drums for Boudreaux’s grandfather, having learned the traditional Mardi Gras Indian beats from original Wild Magnolias bass drummer Norwood “Geechie” Johnson at Sunday night Indian practices in Uptown New Orleans. As the band evolved, J’Wan emerged as the front man. On “Spyboy,” Boudreaux’s vocals (with support from Thaddeus “Peanut” Ramsey’s smooth-voiced Indian style), the booming, funked-up sound of the band’s new four-part horn section, and Gelini’s mix of second line grooves and soulful Indian rhythms have all combined to kindle a new fire in Cha Wa’s ever-developing sound.
Although “cha wa” means “we’re comin’ for ya” in Indian vernacular, Boudreaux says the album “Spyboy” is “Cha Wa all around” for a different reason. With songwriting contributions to “Spyboy” from band members Joe Maize, Thaddeus ‘Peanut’ Ramsey, Ari Teitel and Clifton ‘Spug’ Smith, along with J’Wan and Gelini, Cha Wa ignites an entire new generation with contemporary anthems set ablaze by its high-flying ensemble. Says Boudreaux, “Everyone put their minds together to make this music. Everyone had input on at least one song. And the whole band has a different type of connection these days. Everybody’s bonded now. Everybody’s just having fun”.
The track “Get On Out the Way” -- with its loose, ‘70s funk rhythm, tight horn parts and deep, bouncing sousaphone -- brings that celebratory vibe to life by spiking a traditional Indian phrase with a fast-moving brass band twist.
There’s also a more serious, social message at work in Cha Wa’s music. Gelini and Monk wrote “Visible Means Of Support” about Monk’s experience with the ‘50s-era Jim Crow vagrancy law used primarily to arrest African-American men. On the J’Wan-penned, big beat-centric “Chapters,” the singer tackles more contemporary issues, in this case, the internal struggles he faced while being raised by a single mom.
The mellow, piano and vocals-only “J’Wan’s story” sees him taking a different approach to bridging the gap between beauty and harsh reality in New Orleans when he explains, spoken word-style, the basics about how and why Mardi Gras Indian culture developed.
“We dress up in the Indian suits to pay homage to the Native American Indians, because around the time of slavery, they were the first ones to take us in,” he says, elaborating on the song. “Everything on our suits is handmade -- the beads, the patterns, we sew together pieces of fabric and make the panels, we make the boots -- everything.”
Not that you need a firm understanding of Indian or brass band culture to feel the dance-ready vibrations of Cha Wa’s new music. “It’s dance music so I think people are attracted to it. Even if people have no idea what the history is, it’s automatically infectious,” Gelini explains. “J’wan’s the next generation,” the drummer adds. “He’s keeping this flame lit.”
Orquesta Nfuzion 6-10-2017 Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA. FULL SHOW
Workhouse Arts Center
Orquesta Nfuzion plays a variety of Latin styles: Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata, Rock, including Latin Jazz and some American hits that will certainly make feel your American guests at home, too. Depending on the type of the event (Wedding, Corporate, Small Party) we can bring a Trio up to a 11 piece band. We can also provide lighting, dancers, DJ, stage, and sound equipment as part of our package. Just ask for a quote and we will be more than happy to assist you. There is nothing better than working with a band that knows the best vendors in the area and that will make your party a memorable event for you and all your guests.
Mahaunters Madhouse Lorton VA Social Media Post and Share
The Madhaunters Madhouse in Lorton Virginia is LIT UP! Test footage from filming last week.
Lorton Reformatory (Lorton,va)
i went to check out the Lorton reformatory, was hoping to get inside but unfortunately it is off limits so that was disappointing but still had a great experience. more info about the facility in the link below. enjoy.
Also Known As:Lorton Federal Prison, Occoquan Facility
Genre:State / Federal Penitentiary
Built:1910 , Opened:1916, Age:107 years, Closed:2001.
Decaying for:16 years
Lorton Prison - Fairfax County Virginia
Lorton Prison (built about 1910) was a District of Columbia prison located in Fairfax County Virginia. It was closed in 2001 but instead of demolishing the prison many of its buildings are being put to use while the county grows up around it.
This is the longest video that I've uploaded so far. It was shot at 3 separate locations that were part of the sprawling prison. The first location is the old Workhouse that's been converted into an Art Center. The second location appears to have been a maximum security walled compound which is now in the middle of a townhome community that grew up around it. The third location is on Furnace Rd and... I don't know... Might have been medium or even minimum security but is now locked up with a big sign out front indicating that it’s managed by the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department and or USAID.
This video was shot on 5/17/2015 with a Q500 Typhoon from Yuneec.
Lunch Box: Jesus, Judas and Me - Variety Arts Center 9/24/88
Variety Arts Center
Los Angeles, California
9/24/88 w/ Stiff Little Fingers
Tareq Tim Swenson, vocals, guitar
Tracy Stevens, bass
Jim Novak, guitar
London May, drums
Lorton Prison please excuse the language
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This is one selection from The U.S. Navy's Sea Chanters Chorus. The Sea Chanters are a branch of The Navy Band. They conducted concerts in New England
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Inner wall walk of Maximum Security
Entire inner wall of Maximum Security at Lorton Prison. Documents the entire state of the wall as of 4.11.15
The Lorton Reformatory is a former prison built in 1910 for the District of Columbia, that closed in 2001, and is now being repurposed.
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New Horizons: Coastal Paintings Artist's Gallery Talk
An artist's talk in the gallery of New Horizons: Coastal Paintings by Kathleen Best Gillmann at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center in December 2011. Some of these paintings are at the Truro Church Art Gallery (Fairfax, VA) until March 3, 2012 and Ebb Season will be in an exhibit at the Loft Gallery, Occoquan, VA, from March 6 to April 1, 2012. Videography by Ron Planting.