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Mill Mt Theatre Receives Major Grant From Foundation for Roanoke Valley

Mill Mt Theatre Receives Major Grant From Foundation for Roanoke Valley

The Foundation for Roanoke Valley has announced it has awarded a $40,000 grant to Mill Mountain Theatre under the Foundation’s three year, $300,000 Arts & Culture Initiative.  The grant will underwrite Mill Mountain’s Summer Theatre Program in Roanoke’s Market Square. “Funding by Foundation for Roanoke Valley enables Mill Mountain Theatre to do two important things, said […]

SWVA Ballet to Offer Free Performance of MamLuft&Co. Dance

SWVA Ballet to Offer Free Performance of MamLuft&Co. Dance

On Saturday October 18, for one night only, at 7 pm the Southwest Virginia Ballet (SVB) is commemorating its 25th anniversary season by presenting a free performance for the residents of the Roanoke Valley at the Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage. MamLuft&Co. Dance features SVB alumnus, Susan Honer, as a performer and assistant choreographer. Recently […]

Roanoke Children’s Theatre Ready for New Season

Roanoke Children’s Theatre Ready for New Season

The new season for Roanoke Children’s Theatre – the company’s second at the Dumas Center on Henry Street – opens later this month with an all-time favorite that several generations will remember fondly. The Cat in the Hat, the Dr. Seuss favorite, runs from October 16-26, with 7 pm evening performances and weekend matinees. Later […]

Some Local History Not As Memorable As We Might Wish

Some Local History Not As Memorable As We Might Wish

As a young adult living in Richmond, I well remember the newspapers being full of the horrifying stories of the Lee Scott murder case. It put Roanoke on the map for several weeks in the summer of 1949, four years before my husband and I moved here to work for the daily afternoon paper. Recently […]

Science Museum’s “Time Traveler Pi Miler” To be Run at 1 AM

Science Museum’s “Time Traveler Pi Miler” To be Run at 1 AM

Dressed as Doc Brown from the “Back to the Future” movie series, Science Museum of Western Virginia executive director Jim Rollings roared up to the entrance of Center in the Square, staying in character, to announce a unique foot race on November 2. Well, not so unique: its been done elsewhere but for the first […]

Fantasy, Song, and Spectacle Blend for ‘The Three Feathers,’ A New Musical Work for Children

Fantasy, Song, and Spectacle Blend for ‘The Three Feathers,’ A New Musical Work for Children

“The Three Feathers,” a new children’s opera commissioned by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech from composer Lori Laitman, will make its world premiere on the Virginia Tech campus with four performances — on Friday Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Oct. 18 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. […]

Another Local Film Gets Ready To Roll

Another Local Film Gets Ready To Roll

The “Kicked by Grace” film wraps up its Roanoke shoot this week – the story of former Roanoke police officer Bryan Lawrence, ambushed while on a call and left partially disabled. But another small, independent movie production takes its place: “Where are you, Bobby Browning?” billed as a twenty-something romantic comedy has set up shop […]

Taubman Rolls Out Four New Exhibitions

Taubman Rolls Out Four New Exhibitions

“Things are going fantastically well at the Taubman [Museum of Art],” said Amy Moorefield, the deputy director of exhibitions, who came aboard about a year ago from the Wilson Museum on the Hollins University campus. Moorefield had help put that gallery on the Roanoke art world map. “We’re in the midst of working on our […]

First Ever Business Workshop For Artists To Be Offered

First Ever Business Workshop For Artists To Be Offered

Lets face it … some creative artists might be very adept at painting, sculpting or shooting photos, but they may not have a knack for the business part of their profession – the marketing aspect of their work. So the Roanoke Arts Commission and the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) […]

Roanoke Best-Selling Novelist Returns With Driftwood Tides

Roanoke Best-Selling Novelist Returns With Driftwood Tides

A best-selling author right from the get-go, Gina Holmes has just released her fourth novel, Driftwood Tides, which deals with a young woman searching for the birth mother that did not raise her. The book is set on the beach at Nags Head, where she doesn’t find her mother – but perhaps someone who could […]



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