Archive for the Category ‘Arts & Culture’

Fairytale Classic Comes Alive in Mill MT’s Main Stage Summer Production

Fairytale Classic Comes Alive in Mill MT’s Main Stage Summer Production

A classic fairytale popularized by Walt Disney’s animated feature film will come alive next month in Mill Mountain Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. The play’s junior version will feature many Roanoke area youth in cameo roles. “We picked this show especially to show off our community’s most talented young actors, many […]

6th District Art Competition Winner Honored in Washington

6th District Art Competition Winner Honored in Washington

Congressman Bob Goodlatte welcomed Kayla Prillaman, winner of the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia’s 2015 Congressional Art Competition, to Washington this week. Her photograph, Autumn Trails, was taken at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve in Roanoke County. Kayla is a 2015 graduate of William Fleming High School in Roanoke. To view Autumn Trails, please click here.  “A […]

North Cross School’s Fishwick a Standout in Arts and Athletics

North Cross School’s Fishwick a Standout in Arts and Athletics

No matter how great a spring you had this year, chances are Jack Fishwick has you beat. Not only did he earn a spot in the All-Virginia Chorus – the only boy from Roanoke to do so and only the second North Cross student in school history to manage the achievement – but he was […]

Local Artist is Right on Track with New Exhibit

Local Artist is Right on Track with New Exhibit

“To me a good piece of art is something that the artist is willing to share with the world and that people respond to.” Phillip Barrett, Jr. should have no trouble getting plenty of positive response to his new photography assemblage, ‘Class J 611 Collection’, which he will share exclusively at 2nd helpings Gallery next […]

“Crossing Streets” Is Big Hit At The Grandin

“Crossing Streets” Is Big Hit At The Grandin

A small-budget, independent movie shot in Roanoke last year debuted at a sold-out Grandin Theatre recently, as the film’s producers continue to look for wider distribution. “Crossing Streets” – described as a buddy-cop drama – was produced by Alexander Films, which is based in the valley. The Straight Streets ministry on Luck Avenue figures prominently […]

Author With Local Roots Adds to Appalachain Trail Series

Author With Local Roots Adds to Appalachain Trail Series

The Appalachian Trail Conference and Arcadia Publishing has announced the release of award-winning author and former Roanoke resident Leonard M. Adkins’ 20th book, Along the Appalachian Trail: West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. This is a companion book to his other ATC/Arcadia Press publications, Along Virginia’s Appalachian Trail; Along the Appalachian Trail: New Jersey, New York, […]

Roanoke County Accepts Award for Civil War Anniversary

Roanoke County Accepts Award for Civil War Anniversary

Regional Sesquicentennial Committee Honored at Virginia State Capitol In a ceremony at the Virginia State Capitol, Roanoke County Special Events Coordinator Wendi Schultz accepted a leadership award honoring efforts made by our region to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Over the past six years, hundreds of regional organizations have participated in events […]

Ask The Fish 2.0 Wins Festival People’s Choice Award

Ask The Fish 2.0 Wins Festival People’s Choice Award

The City of Roanoke and Roanoke Arts Commission have announced the Winner of the People’s Choice Award in the temporary exhibition AIR (Art in Roanoke) at Elmwood Park. Voters chose “Ask the Fish 2.0″ by Stephen Fairfield as their favorite sculpture in the exhibit with the theme The Natural City.  Fairfield will receive a $1,000 honorarium. During the weekend of […]

“A.I.R. Art In Roanoke” Wows Elmwood Park Festival Crowd

“A.I.R. Art In Roanoke” Wows Elmwood Park Festival Crowd

Those visiting last weekend’s Festival in the Park activities in Elmwood Park were greeted by the latest installment of  “A.I.R. Art in Roanoke”, a collection of ten elaborate sculptures placed along the path beside the Roanoke City Main Library adjacent to the recently renovated Elmwood Park Amphitheater. Festival goers were encouraged to cast their vote […]

Anonymous Donor Challenges Opera Roanoke To Match 100k Gift By June 30

Anonymous Donor Challenges Opera Roanoke To Match 100k Gift By June 30

Opera Roanoke has been promised $100,000 if they can raise matching funds by the end of their fiscal year, which is June 30. An anonymous donor has committed to making the generous gift to the local opera company – about to celebrate its 40th anniversary season with Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” this coming October and Verdi’s […]



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