Z-TV is a division of the popular local news site and newspaper, The Zebra Press, LLC in Alexandria, VA, and is meant to serve as a community resource for news, discussion and feature interviews.

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Public Invited: Alexandria Appraisal Show Looking for Culinary Items, Saturday November 14

Filming will take place for Z-TV’s Thanksgiving episode of ‘Trash or Treasure?’ Alexandria, VA – Thanksgiving is in two weeks! Let the planning, shopping, and indulging begin. And right around the corner, over the river and through the woods, the holiday season beckons with sweets, treats, and feasts. Annual traditions have us reaching for our […]


Hear About Her Collaborating With Jimi Hendrix’ Family And More On Z-TV’s Living On Music ALEXANDRIA, VA – For Seattle-based musician Annie O’ Neill, her career has had a host of wondrous highlights — even during the pandemic, she was able to still release her excellent EP Wild Card, produced by her nephew — but […]

First Africans in Virginia: Alexandria Author Ric Murphy Writes About His Ancestors

‘I think it’s really important that we find out who our people are, but more importantly how our people contributed to making America what it is today.’ ALEXANDRIA, VA – On the Nov. 3 edition of “Reading, Writing and Ralph,” The Zebra’s literary critic Ralph Peluso spoke with Alexandria resident Ric Murphy about his book, […]

The Pandemic Hasn’t Stifled This Rising Musician

Z-TV’s Living On Music Talks to Local Standout Bobby Thompson By now, seven months into this pandemic, we know that if there is one segment of the population that is suffering as much or more than others, it is musicians. With most venues closed and their ability to play live — which is their lifeblood […]

Video Interview: Paula Green Recounts the Great Virginia Flood

ALEXANDRIA, VA – In the latest livestreaming episode of “Reading, Writing and Ralph” on Z-TV–Zebra’s video network, the guest was librarian Paula F. Green who culled her love of obscure historical chapters into her debut book “The Great Virginia Flood of 1870.” “It’s a history book but it’s written as if it’s a novel, and […]

The Birchmere Interview: On Camera and Intimate, Discussing Their Past, Present and Future

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Located in Del Ray, The Birchmere is widely known as one of the DC area’s most prominent music venues. Living on Music host Steve Houk interviewed the venue’s founder Gary Oelze and booking maestro Michael Jaworek, both sitting in the famed poster-laden hallway at the Birchmere itself. The interview was an opportunity […]

Sol Roots: Preserving The Blues and Bringing it to The Next Generation

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Living on Music Host Steve Houk returned to his “ soul roots” in an interview with revered local musician Sol Roots that was taped on October 9th and released this past week. Houk counts an interview with Buddy Guy as one of his favorite journalistic moments ever and is an avid blues fan, […]

Absentee Ballots Up Almost 500% in Alexandria Over 2016 Election

Alexandria’s General Voter Registrar Angela Maniglia-Turner guests on ‘The Virginia Amos Show’ ALEXANDRIA, VA – Throughout the 45-day absentee voting period of 2016, Alexandria sent  ballots by e-mail. This year, as of Oct. 15, 36,336 ballots have been delivered to residents by the U.S. Postal Service. The registrar’s office has exceeded in-person voting numbers from […]

Tuesday on Z-TV LIVE! — Alexandria Tutoring Consortium

Meet Yvonne Folkerts and Lisa Jacobs of the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium, a nonprofit designed to get ACPS kids reading on level by the end of first grade. As with just about everyone else, their job got a LOT harder due to the pandemic. Tune into Z-TV LIVE! Tuesday evening at 7 and hear how they’re […]

Recovering Alcoholic Turns Her Journaling into Two Humorous and Insightful Books

Martha Carucci Triumphs with Second Installment, Sobrietease 2 ALEXANDRIA, VA – On the October 8 edition of Reading, Writing and Ralph with Zebra Literary Critic Ralph Peluso, the guest was Martha Carucci, author of Sobrietease, who has released her second collection of essays centering around her journey to sobriety. Sobrietease 2: Make it a Double […]