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Movie Starring Adrian Grenier / Mimi Rogers to Film in Virginia

Movie Starring Adrian Grenier / Mimi Rogers to Film in Virginia

Producers of the upcoming political thriller Public Affairs have selected Norfolk, Virginia as their filming location. The project will star Adrian Grenier (Entourage) and Mimi Rogers (Hope Springs), and will be directed by Sundance alum and DGA-award winner Eric Bross (Restaurant). The film was written by Tom Cudworth (Restaurant). Adrian Grenier is known for his […]

New P. Buckley Moss Print Commemorates 35th Anniversary Of Life-Guard

New P. Buckley Moss Print Commemorates 35th Anniversary Of Life-Guard

Renowned artist P. Buckley Moss has created a new painting titled “Guardians of Life”, which will be released as a limited edition giclée on paper during Apple Barn II’s “Show Without Moss” June 11-12 in Troutville. Ms. Moss created the painting and print edition to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of The Carilion Clinic Life-Guard. Show […]

Wilson Museum to Present Women Working with Clay Exhibition

Wilson Museum to Present Women Working with Clay Exhibition

In conjunction with the Hollins University Women Working with Clay Symposium, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum presents this exhibition of work by the program’s Director and organizer, Donna Polseno, and presenters Syd Carpenter, Michelle Erickson, Silvie Granatelli, Liz Quackenbush, and Tara Wilson. T The symposium emphasizes the creative process – from inspiration and ideas to actual […]

Annual Sidewalk Art Show To Feature Original Work By Nearly 130 Artists

Annual Sidewalk Art Show To Feature Original Work By Nearly 130 Artists

The Taubman Museum of Art will present the 58th annual Sidewalk Art Show June 4-5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  The show is one of Southwest Virginia’s most anticipated summer traditions, infusing downtown Roanoke with energy, excitement and creativity. The annual event, which occurs the weekend after Memorial Day, is a premier […]

Diverse Voices, Fresh Works, and Timeless Classics Punctuate New Season at Moss

Diverse Voices, Fresh Works, and Timeless Classics Punctuate New Season at Moss

The Moss Arts Center’s newest season of performances welcomes curiosity with a rich mix of programs that highlight diverse voices and viewpoints, fresh new works and artists, inspired global expressions, and continued opportunities for learning and engagement. The Moss Arts Center’s 2016-17 season will feature the reverie of timeless classics, deeper encounters with history and […]

Student Written, Produced Film Premieres Saturday at Roanoke College

Student Written, Produced Film Premieres Saturday at Roanoke College

Stephanie Spector could not get the image of a day-lily out of her mind. About a year ago, she penned her first screenplay for a contest at Roanoke College. But she needed a central image The day-lily dawned on her. She and her father often take walks together in parks in their New Jersey town. […]

MMT Begins 2016 Season With Award Winning Musical Revue 

MMT Begins 2016 Season With Award Winning Musical Revue 

Mill Mountain Theatre will officially unveil the 2016 season with Smokey Joe’s Cafe, a tribute to songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Renowned national performers will entertain local audiences for twelve consecutive nights beginning on April 27 and running through May 8. As the longest-running musical revue on Broadway, the Roanoke Valley will have the […]

Roanoke Author Writes About Women In War And Its Aftermath

Roanoke Author Writes About Women In War And Its Aftermath

Now living in Roanoke, Richmond native Heath Hardage Lee is hard at work on a second book due next year, a look at the wives of Vietnam War POW’s  (The Reluctant Sorority is the working title) and how they dealt with their husbands being locked up by the North Vietnamese. Lee recently traveled to Washington […]

Carla Dirlikov Canales to Reprise the Role of Flora in Opera Roanoke’s La Traviata

Carla Dirlikov Canales to Reprise the Role of Flora in Opera Roanoke’s La Traviata

Beloved Mezzo-Soprano Carla Dirlikov Canales will play the role of Flora in Opera Roanoke’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata on Friday, April 8th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 10th at 3pm to conclude their 40th anniversary season. The production will take place in Shaftman Performance Hall at The Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Canales […]

Blue Ridge Literacy To Adopt Roanoke Valley Reads 

Blue Ridge Literacy To Adopt Roanoke Valley Reads 

Blue Ridge Literacy (BRL) will adopt Roanoke Valley Reads (RVR).  BRL, whose mission is to support achievement of life goals by providing opportunities to strengthen literacy skills to area adults, will take over the operation of the project immediately.  “The project has outgrown its ‘kitchen table’ roots and needs a larger umbrella under which to […]



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