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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 […]

Opera Roanoke’s “La Traviata” On Target To Sell Out

Opera Roanoke’s “La Traviata” On Target To Sell Out

Non-Profit Passes The 2/3 Point Of A 200 K Matching Challenge Grant Wrapping up its 40th anniversary season with aplomb, Opera Roanoke presents Verdi’s “La Traviata” April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 10 at 3:00 p.m. The lush, beautiful, and tragic classic of the operatic repertoire stars Amy Cofield Williamson, who has in the […]

15th Annual Sounds of the Mountains Festival Features Acclaimed Storytellers

15th Annual Sounds of the Mountains Festival Features Acclaimed Storytellers

Festival at Camp Bethel offers entertainment-filled weekend with storytelling, music and camping Following a decade of entertaining thousands of visitors from all over the East Coast, the annual Sounds of the Mountains Festival held at Camp Bethel is back for its 15th year, April 15-16. This year’s line-up features nationally-known professional storytellers, including Kevin Kling, […]

Carole Edwards and Friends To Perform At Glebe

Carole Edwards and Friends To Perform At Glebe

Carole Edwards and Friends,” the longest running piano ensemble in the country, will present its 43rd anniversary concerts on Saturday, April 2nd at 2 P.M. and Sunday, April 3rd at 4 P.M. at The Glebe in Daleville, Va. as part of The Glebe’s Music in the Mountains series. This popular piano ensemble began in New […]

PBS Series “Mercy Street” Will Return to Virginia

PBS Series “Mercy Street” Will Return to Virginia

The PBS Civil War drama series Mercy Street will be returning to Virginia for a second season of filming.  Season one filmed on location in Central Virginia and has been both a critical and popular success since premiering in January. The series is inspired by real events that took place at Mansion House, an Alexandria […]

Star City Playhouse On The Move

Star City Playhouse On The Move

About three years ago Marlowe Ferguson and Karen Semones brought their Star City Playhouse to the lower level at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge in Southeast Roanoke. Soon they could be headed back to the Williamson Road area where the couple first started producing plays – most often well-known classics – in […]



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