Archive for the Category ‘Arts & Culture’

Author With Local Roots Adds to Appalachain Trail Series

Author With Local Roots Adds to Appalachain Trail Series

The Appalachian Trail Conference and Arcadia Publishing has announced the release of award-winning author and former Roanoke resident Leonard M. Adkins’ 20th book, Along the Appalachian Trail: West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. This is a companion book to his other ATC/Arcadia Press publications, Along Virginia’s Appalachian Trail; Along the Appalachian Trail: New Jersey, New York, […]

Roanoke County Accepts Award for Civil War Anniversary

Roanoke County Accepts Award for Civil War Anniversary

Regional Sesquicentennial Committee Honored at Virginia State Capitol In a ceremony at the Virginia State Capitol, Roanoke County Special Events Coordinator Wendi Schultz accepted a leadership award honoring efforts made by our region to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Over the past six years, hundreds of regional organizations have participated in events […]

“A.I.R. Art In Roanoke” Wows Elmwood Park Festival Crowd

“A.I.R. Art In Roanoke” Wows Elmwood Park Festival Crowd

Those visiting last weekend’s Festival in the Park activities in Elmwood Park were greeted by the latest installment of  “A.I.R. Art in Roanoke”, a collection of ten elaborate sculptures placed along the path beside the Roanoke City Main Library adjacent to the recently renovated Elmwood Park Amphitheater. Festival goers were encouraged to cast their vote […]

Anonymous Donor Challenges Opera Roanoke To Match 100k Gift By June 30

Anonymous Donor Challenges Opera Roanoke To Match 100k Gift By June 30

Opera Roanoke has been promised $100,000 if they can raise matching funds by the end of their fiscal year, which is June 30. An anonymous donor has committed to making the generous gift to the local opera company – about to celebrate its 40th anniversary season with Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” this coming October and Verdi’s […]

Jeff Center Aims For Major Cash Infusion

Jeff Center Aims For Major Cash Infusion

A silent phase has meant more than two million dollars towards a goal of four million that has already been raised for “Performance Beyond: the Campaign for Jefferson Center,” a fundraising campaign made public recently. Executive director Cyrus Pace, artistic director Dylan Locke and others spoke about what Jeff Center plans to do with that […]

2nd Helpings Gallery Hosts Local Photojournalist

2nd Helpings Gallery Hosts Local Photojournalist

“I decided to stop the aging process with a 12-gauge shotgun.” “The very first Project Hands interview was powerful, heartbreaking and inspiring – I’ll never forget meeting Rick.” Local photojournalist Laura Weeks is sharing Rick’s story and many others through “The Stories We Hold,” a special photography exhibit on May 15 from 6-8 pm, 2nd […]

Southwest Virginia Ballet To Present Cinderella

Southwest Virginia Ballet To Present Cinderella

Cinderella goes to the ball with the pre-professional dancers of Southwest Virginia Ballet. SVB brings the classic fairytale to life as Cinderella is transformed from a poor servant girl to a beautiful princess with the help of her fairy godmother, animal friends, glass slippers and a pumpkin carriage. She is whisked away to the Royal […]

‘ICAT Day’ Gives Access to “The Cube” and Other Innovative Arts and Tech Research

‘ICAT Day’ Gives Access to “The Cube” and Other Innovative Arts and Tech Research

From luminescent forests to laptop orchestras to 3D tornado visualizations, see how Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technologyis blazing a path between transdisciplinary research and artistic output, scientific and commercial discovery, and educational innovation during “ICAT Day” on Monday, May 4. Including interactive exhibits, workshops, panel discussions, tours, demonstrations, and performances, “ICAT Day” […]

Carilion Exhibit Seeks to Capture Power of Art in Fostering Empathy

Carilion Exhibit Seeks to Capture Power of Art in Fostering Empathy

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will present the newest installment in its art show series on April 21. The Art of Precision and Reach, curated by acclaimed artist Jane Lillian Vance, investigates the synaptic space between art and science. Dozens of exhibiting artists have used a range of mediums to capture the creativity, […]

Opera Roanoke Showcases Its Rising Singing Stars At Waldron Stage May 14 & 15

Opera Roanoke Showcases Its Rising Singing Stars At Waldron Stage May 14 & 15

“A Weekend in the County” – An Apprentice Artist Showcase of Sondheim and Weill Opera Roanoke concludes its Comedy Tonight season with “A Weekend in the Country,” An Apprentice Artist Showcase of Sondheim and Weill, May 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m., on the Waldron Stage at Center on Church. The “Broadway Operas” of Sondheim and […]



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