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Archive for the Category ‘Arts & Culture’

“Dream Boy” Young Adult Novel Will Debut At Museum

“Dream Boy” Young Adult Novel Will Debut At Museum

Two long time friends have collaborated on a new book written for young adults – although one of the authors says people of any age may enjoy reading it. Dream Boy is a novel revolving around a teenage girl, a small town dreamer. Then the boy of her dreams shows up and all sorts of […]

Foundation for Roanoke Valley Awards Second Year Grants from “Educate – Inspire – Create”

Foundation for Roanoke Valley Awards Second Year Grants from “Educate – Inspire – Create”

The Foundation for Roanoke Valley has announced that it has awarded $60,000 in grants as part of its three-year Arts & Culture Initiative.  This initiative, funded through the Foundation’s Community Catalyst Funds, provides grants to non-profit organizations or local school districts based on two objectives: 1) Educate. Inspire. Create. and 2) Arts at Work.  The […]

Virginia Chosen as Location For Meg Ryan Film Produced by Tom Hanks

Virginia Chosen as Location For Meg Ryan Film Produced by Tom Hanks

Ryan will direct and star in an adaptation of William Saroyan novel Officials have announced that the upcoming movie “Ithaca” will be filmed in Virginia this June and July. Actress Meg Ryan will direct and play a role in the movie along with Sam Shepard and Ms. Ryan’s son, Jack Quaid. Tom Hanks and his […]

“Friends” Present The Blue Ridge Parkway – A Most Visionary Thing!

“Friends” Present The Blue Ridge Parkway – A Most Visionary Thing!

FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway begins its Summer 2014 Saturday Workshops on the Parkway with a presentation on parkway history by Peter Givens, a National Park Service interpretive specialist. “The Blue Ridge Parkway – A Most Visionary Thing!” delves into the minds of the parkway’s original planners as we examine the elements that guided […]

Taubman Exhibit Explores Myth of Regionalism, Southern Stereotypes

Taubman Exhibit Explores Myth of Regionalism, Southern Stereotypes

With family roots both in Virginia and New York, artist Bill Rutherfoord is striving to prove that you don’t need to reside in the Big Apple any longer if you’re an artist. In fact Rutherfoord, whose exhibit, The Allegory of No Region, just opened at the Taubman Museum of Art, says many artists outside of […]

Roanoke Designated As “Most Livable” City

Roanoke Designated As “Most Livable” City

Certainly this is better than being identified as number one on the list of cities with the highest crime rate in Virginia – that’s according to a real estate website and the unsuccessful GOP candidates in May’s municipal election. That is, Roanoke was selected as one of the most livable cities in America at the […]

Southwest Virginia Ballet Announces 25th Anniversary

Southwest Virginia Ballet Announces 25th Anniversary

The Southwest Virginia Ballet has announced its 25th Anniversary Season. A gathering of SVB supporters, board members, alumni and others joined Vice-Mayor David Trinkle at the Roanoke Performing Arts Special Events Center to announce the 2014-2015 full-length productions of The Nutcracker, Cinderella as well as other special performances and events. The 25th Anniversary Season will […]

Sierra Hull and Seldom Scene Headline Benefit Concert for Schools

Sierra Hull and Seldom Scene Headline Benefit Concert for Schools

The Ridgeview Riders ATV Club, a local group of ATV enthusiasts, will present an outdoor concert to benefit Floyd County Public Schools on Saturday, June 21 from 2pm to 10pm at Chantilly Farm in Floyd. The one day event will feature two nationally known Bluegrass artists, The Seldom Scene and Sierra Hull, along with local favorites […]

“Orthophonic Joy: 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited” Recording Project and Contest Announced

“Orthophonic Joy: 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited” Recording Project and Contest Announced

Tourism and music industry representatives have announced the August 2 grand opening of The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA and the creation of “Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited.”  It was further announced that a national search is underway for a new band to perform the last track on the “Orthophonic […]

Area Native, Arts Management Professional, Crane Appointed New Executive Leader of RSO

Area Native, Arts Management Professional, Crane Appointed New Executive Leader of RSO

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors has appointed management professional, and Roanoke area native, David Crane as their new Executive Director. Currently serving as General Manager of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Crane will take his position at the helm of the RSO’s administrative staff beginning June 30, 2014. Crane comes to the RSO with […]


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