Archive for the Category ‘Arts & Culture’

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 […]

Wonderland to Feature Art Exhibit: “Frames of Steel, Rails of Fire”

Wonderland to Feature Art Exhibit: “Frames of Steel, Rails of Fire”

In October, Wonderland Gallery will display a series of oil paintings depicting the vibrant energy of today’s industrial Magic City. These paintings by Gerry Hubert are forged from the colorful, dynamic photographs of Jimmy Moore. A selection of Moore’s photographs will be on display at Wonderland in October as well. In addition to the artwork on sale, there […]

“A Life of Sorrow: The life and times of Carter Stanley” to be Performed at South County Library

“A Life of Sorrow: The life and times of Carter Stanley” to be Performed at South County Library

A lot of people assume that bluegrass is a genre of music that has been around for centuries. In truth, it came to widespread attention in the middle 1940’s under the leadership of a Kentuckian named Bill Monroe. One of the first musicians to come under the spell of Monroe’s music was a southwest Virginia […]

Radical Reels Promises Evening of Outdoor Socializing and Amazing Adventure Films

Radical Reels Promises Evening of Outdoor Socializing and Amazing Adventure Films

“Bike tough trails, paddle wild waters, and ski steep slopes.” The Radical Reels Film Festival Tour runs every fall and spans North America bringing a variety of mountain sport films to a wide range of viewers from hard-core outdoor adventurers to weekend warriors. Grab your seats and hang on as the world’s best action films […]

Local Organists Stay Busy Through Church and Guild Performances

Local Organists Stay Busy Through Church and Guild Performances

Consider the plight of the church musician. As a professional worship leader, this musician often has no colleagues – unless you count the pastor. So when the musician is an organist, you’ll often find him or her in the American Guild of Organists, AGO for short. Although a strong national organization with many local groups, […]



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