Our Picks Music and Art

Artful heads up:  Don't miss Vanessa German, featured in the exhibition, the Art of Storytelling; Lies, Enchantment, Humor, Truth at the American Visionary Museum in Baltimore.  It is worth every penny of gas and admission.  This young women is fabulous.  Just listed in the huffington post as one of 30 contemporary art makers under 40 you should know!

American Visionary Museum exhibit:  http://www.avam.org/exhibitions/art-of-storytelling.shtml

Music Heads up: Don't miss the Plucker this weekend at the Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter Cabaret Fundrasier at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Bldg in Arlington. (4301 Wilson Blvd.  HEAR....BLUE POP MUSIC! SEE....PLUCKUS MAXIMUS! (AKA PLUCKER)... SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE!...Read on

Dr. Edwin B. Henderson Elected to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Edwin B. Henderson — who is known as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball” — has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame!  The announcement was announced yesterday!


In 2011, these five new committees were established to each directly elect one nominee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  This change was made to ensure that the Hall of Fame maintains a strong focus on presenting accurate historical information while utilizing voting specialist who are intimately familiar with the special category they have been assigned to evaluate.  These five directly elected individuals have officially been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame and will be a...Read on

Tinner Hill Part of James Lee Community Center Life & Legacy: Black History Celebration Feb 23, 2013

Please join the James Lee Community Center History Project on Saturday, Feb. 23 6-8 pm to recognize key historical figures and landmarks of its community along with commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.   This FREE program will take place in the theater followed by a soul food reception in the Monroe Gym.

James Lee Community Center Theater

2855 Annandale Rd.

Falls Church,  VA.  22042

For mor information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/news/ni2013/jlbh.htm


or contact 703-534-3387,  x200

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Don’t Miss the WAMA AWARDS SHOW in the Little City of Falls Church, Virginia at the State Theatre

Don't Miss the WAMA AWARDS SHOW in Falls Church at the State Theatre February 17, 2013       Washington Area Music Association

Sunday, 7:30 pm

State Theatre Falls Church, Virginia 220 North Washington Street Falls Church, Virginia 22046 http://www.wamadc.com/wama/


We've got great restaurants all within walking distance of the State, plan to eat before or after!  Clare & Don's Beach Shack (across the street from the State); the 4 P's; Dogwood Tavern; Famous Dave's BBQ; Mad Fox Brewing Company; Anthoney's; Pilin; Meat in a...Read on

Taj Mahal Trio Coming to the State Theatre in Falls Church

You don't want to miss some real blues on Saturday, Feb 9 at the State Theatre in the heart of Falls Church!  Why not have dinner at Clare and Don's Beach Shack then walk across the street to the State and enjoy the one and only TAJ MAHAL TRIO? Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all...Read on

A Day of Service, Saturday Jan 19 9am-noon

Looking for something meaningful to do tomorrow?  Join us for the National  Day of Service.  We will be cleaning out and organizing the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation storage trailer.

Meet us at 106 Tinner Hill Road in Falls Church, VA.  22046 from 9am - noon

We can promise the company of positive and inspiring people to spend a few hours with!  

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Happy New New Year 2013

One of the true joys of the season is the opportunity to say thank you to all our friends, supporters and volunteers and to wish you a happy holiday and a prosperous new year!

All the best to you and your family, Nikki Graves Henderson and Edwin B. Henderson, II and Tinner Hill Board of Directors

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Watch Night Celebration; 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation

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A Holiday Treat; Phil Wiggins & Corey Harris at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Corey Harris

Don't miss D. C. blues harmonica player Phil Wiggins along with Corey Harris, vocalist and virtuoso of Piedmont-style guitar.  The price is right (free) and the venue is one of the lovliest holiday spots in town.  Wiggins, one of the nicest guys in the music world, began his musical career with some of Washington’s leading blues artists including Archie Edwards and our beloved John Jackson.   Don't miss this one!! Wednesday, December 12th is the date and the time is 6 pm.  

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street, NW...Read on

A Reason to Give Thanks

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation has found many reasons to give thanks over the years.   We are most grantful for YOU!  You've been both kind and generous in both large and small ways, enabling us to fulfill our mission.  Using music, culture, art and history to share our inspiring history.   The festival, in particular brings together wonderful volunteers working both in front of and behind the stage at the Tinner Hill Blues Festival.  

Over the rest of the year volunteers help by supporting the Prelude to the Blues concert series.  Others help in historic research, sharing the history of Tinner Hill, the first rural branch of the NAACP in the nation and little known historic events...Read on

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