A local cellist recently went viral on TikTok for his classical covers of pop songs. Musician Andrew Savoia began posting TikToks under the username @savoiboi earlier this month. Each day, Savoia’s content continues to gain more traction. Arlingtonians may recognize several outdoor spaces around town as filming locations for the short-form music videos.

Savoia’s recent cello cover of the song “Come Get Her,” originally by hip-hop artist Rae Sremmurd, has more than 1.5 million views and counting. According to his profile, the page currently has roughly 92,000 followers and 646 “likes.”

In a post from July 12, which featured a cover of “Supalonely,” viewers can spot the Washington Monument and portions of Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston corridor in the background. Savoia said he and his friend filmed it on the rooftop of his mom’s apartment building in Ballston. Other filming locations include public open spaces around town and a bridge near Navy Yard in D.C.


The month of June for the regional housing market was marked by a significant increase in pending sales and a home supply trying to keep up. The result? Homebuyers across the city were competing for the same homes.

Leading the way in June in the District were Brentwood and Deanwood followed by AU Park, Forest Hills, Marshall Heights, Glover Park and Woodridge. There is less than a month’s supply of homes on the market. Other neighborhoods with a high contract ratio include Chevy Chase, Petworth, Shepherd Park, Anacostia and Capitol Hill.


(AN & UT)