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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 […]

Radio Meets Comic Book in Live Graphic Novel Performance ‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’

Radio Meets Comic Book in Live Graphic Novel Performance ‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’

The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents two performances of a cult favorite, the first installment of the live-action graphic novel “The Intergalactic Nemesis” on Thursday, Sept. 25 and Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The performances will be held in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Moss Arts Center’s Street and […]

MMT To Stage Classic Drama “To Kill A Mockingbird”

MMT To Stage Classic Drama “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Mill Mountain Theatre in October stages an iconic work of American literature and drama, To Kill a Mockingbird.  And in collaboration with Roanoke College will provide unique opportunities for audiences and students to link the play’s relevance to contemporary society. A cast drawn from MMT’s New York auditions and Roanoke’s experienced actors will deliver a […]

Unique Miami Art Collection Comes to Roanoke

Unique Miami Art Collection Comes to Roanoke

Exclusive Mid-Atlantic Presentation “Beg, Borrow, Steal” will feature works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, Florida In 2005, Don and Mera Rubell, legendary collectors and founders of the Rubell Family Collection, had a series of conversations with artists about the nature of appropriation and mentorship in […]

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir Evokes Rhythms And Traditions Of Its Homeland

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir Evokes  Rhythms And Traditions Of Its Homeland

The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir will infuse the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech’s new season with the spirit-lifting sounds of West African gospel music during its performance on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The choir will perform in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Moss Arts Center’s Street and Davis Performance Hall […]

More Changes Coming to Center in Square With Sears Back at Helm

More Changes Coming to Center in Square With Sears Back at Helm

Six months after successor Barry Henderson left due to reasons not publicly expressed, 69-year-old Jim Sears was back as president and general manager at Center in the Square, declaring himself refreshed and invigorated. Sears left Center shortly after guiding the downtown cultural hub – home to several museums and Mill Mountain Theatre – through a […]



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