Archive for the Category ‘Arts & Culture’

WVTF’s Charlie Perkinson and Steve Brown Signing Off Public Radio

WVTF’s Charlie Perkinson and Steve Brown Signing Off Public Radio

WVTF Public Radio’s music hosts will both retire this month. Charlie Perkinson, former host of the nightly “Jazz Tonight” and the weekend “All That Jazz”, and Steve Brown, music director and former host of “Morning Classics” and “Afternoon Classics” have both announced their retirements from the station after many years of public radio service. Perkinson […]

Blue Ridge Land Conservancy Honors Conservation Heroes

Blue Ridge Land Conservancy Honors Conservation Heroes

The Blue Ridge Land Conservancy will honor local conservation heroes Betty and Liza Field and Jim Woltz at its annual Conservation Celebration dinner on September 13 from 4-7 p.m. at On the Glen at Glenburn Farms in Roanoke County. These “regular folks” are responsible for preserving Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Big Survey in Wytheville County, […]

Individual Tickets Now Available for Center for The Arts 2015-16 Performances

Individual Tickets Now Available for Center for The Arts 2015-16 Performances

Patrons now can purchase tickets to individual performances for the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech’s 2015-16 season. Choose from a season full of events featuring performers who will bring stories from around the world to campus. Three exhibitions that highlight the intersections of nature and culture, as well as a collection of exciting […]

Hodgin Returns to Mill Mountain Theatre

Hodgin Returns to Mill Mountain Theatre

Jere Hodgin spent twenty years as the producing artistic director at Mill Mountain Theatre before he left a decade ago for the Rocky Mountain west. Now on staff teaching theater at the University of Montana, Hodgin was back in Roanoke last month to direct one of six mini-plays at Overnight Sensations, wherein six short original […]

Smaller Floyd Fest 14 May Be “Best Ever” Says Co-Founder

Smaller Floyd Fest 14 May Be “Best Ever” Says Co-Founder

Kris Hodges is an eternal optimist by nature it seems and towards the tail end of this year’s late July four-day music festival in the hills near the Floyd-Patrick County line the Floyd Fest co-founder was as upbeat as ever: “epic, one for the books,” is how Hodges described Floyd Fest 14 – Fire on […]

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum to Host Scott Noel Exhibit

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum to Host Scott Noel Exhibit

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Philadelphia artist Scott Noel, “Scott Noel – Mythologies, Paintings from 1995-2015″ that will be open to the public Thursday, August 6, 2015 through Saturday, November 14, 2015. Scott Noel is a prolific painter of cityscapes, still lifes, portraits, figures, and elaborate mythological […]

“Local-Eyes” Youth Art Exhibit to Showcase Work of Local Students

“Local-Eyes” Youth Art Exhibit to Showcase Work of Local Students

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) and Project: Real Talk (P:RT) in partnership with the O. Winston Link Museum, have joined together to provide a 6-week photography workshop for local youth. The resulting exhibition, “Local-Eyes,” will showcase the work of the students at a public opening to be held on August 4, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at […]

Tour Roanoke Announces “Blue Ridge Wine Tour”

Tour Roanoke Announces “Blue Ridge Wine Tour”

Tour Roanoke, which hosts the Roanoke Food Tour and the Roanoke Craft Beer Tour, recently launched the Blue Ridge Wine Tour. The Blue Ridge Wine Tour is all about supporting, discovering, and enjoying the work of the region’s local wine makers. On this tour, guests are transported to two or three local wineries for tours […]

MMT Brings Beauty and Beast to Life!

MMT Brings Beauty and Beast to Life!

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 […]

Southwest Virginia Ballet Honored in Europe

Southwest Virginia Ballet Honored in Europe

Seventeen dancers from Southwest Virginia Ballet have returned from their third appearance at the New Prague Dance Festival and Competition 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.  The ballet company received the following international recognition at the festival: 2nd place – Classical Ballet 2nd place – Pedagogy – Pedro Szalay, SVB Artistic Director Grishko International Award (financial […]



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