Archive for the Category ‘Arts & Culture’

Virginia Rail Trails Book Showcases 45 Paths

Virginia Rail Trails Book Showcases 45 Paths

Few Virginians probably realize how rich the state has become in its rail trail offerings. Joe Tennis, who has been writing about trails since 1992 for such publications as “Blue Ridge Country” and “Kingsport Times-News,” has gathered histories, personal stories, and trail access information into the first comprehensive guide for rail trail users in Virginia. […]

VT Carilion School of Medicine Art Exhibit to Feature Medical Avatars

VT Carilion School of Medicine Art Exhibit to Feature Medical Avatars

The powerful effects of habit on health will come to life in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s newest art exhibit, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine. In ancient times, avatars were supreme beings that descended to Earth for a specific purpose. In pop culture, the avatar concept – often the graphical representation of […]

Tech and Taubman Offer Students First-Hand Experience Researching Art

Tech and Taubman Offer Students First-Hand Experience Researching Art

Students from Virginia Tech’s School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies are receiving hands-on research experience through a partnership with the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. The work is part of a capstone art history course that provides students with direct experience researching art objects in a museum collection as […]

Museum Announces Exhibition Celebrating 100th Birthday of O. Winston Link

Museum Announces Exhibition Celebrating 100th Birthday of O. Winston Link

The O. Winston Link Museum has announced the release of a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of O. Winston Link. The exhibition will feature materials sourced from the Link Vault as well as artifacts and prints never before placed on public view including examples of Link’s commercial, industrial, personal, advertising, & rail photography. Participants will learn about […]

Local Colors Passes the Baton

Local Colors Passes the Baton

After more than 20 years at the helm, Pearl Fu has stepped down as executive director for Local Colors, the non-profit that celebrates Roanoke’s diversity. More than 100 nations are typically represented at the annual Local Colors celebration every May – indicative of people of all those ethnic backgrounds that live in the valley. Parkinson’s […]

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Program to Feature New Work by Local Composer

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks Program to Feature New Work by Local Composer

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra brings an evening of music that includes classical works from Bizet and Beethoven, as well as the premiere of a concerto created by a local composer that infuses classical music with the sounds of bluegrass. Presented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, the program will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11 […]

Musical Performance Recounts Remarkable World War I Christmas Truce in No Man’s Land

Musical Performance Recounts Remarkable World War I Christmas Truce in No Man’s Land

A vocal ensemble and theatre company come together to  bring a holiday story celebrating an extraordinary night during World War I when thousands of men put down their weapons to meet their enemies in no man’s land on Christmas Eve. The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” […]

Vinton Mayor Aces His Lines in “Bobby Browning” Movie

Vinton Mayor Aces His Lines in “Bobby Browning” Movie

Vinton Mayor Brad Grose presides over Town Council meetings, cuts ribbons and runs his own electronics business – now he can add “actor” to his resume. Grose was persuaded to be typecast – playing himself in the low-budget feature film, “Where Are You, Bobby Browning?” that has been shot in Vinton and surrounding locales over […]

Grandin Theatre Stretches Out With Non-Movie Events

Grandin Theatre Stretches Out With Non-Movie Events

Ian Fortier, the new executive director for the Grandin Theatre Foundation since early September, came aboard with at least one mission: the former director of patron services at Jefferson Center wanted to grow the number of events at the Grandin – besides showing first run films, its bread and butter – in order to improve […]

Market Gallery to Feature Artists: Rod Adams, Winn Ballenger, Virginia Klute

Market Gallery to Feature Artists: Rod Adams, Winn Ballenger, Virginia Klute

Market Gallery Featured Artists for November are Rod Adams, Winn Ballenger and Virginia Klute. The public is invited to meet and chat with the artists at their Art by Night opening reception on Friday, November 7, 5:30 to 9 p.m. The featured artists will discuss their work between 6:15 and 7 p.m. Rod Adams notes, […]



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