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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, […]

The Brentano String Quartet Performs Classical Works by Mozart, Bartók, and Schubert

The Brentano String Quartet Performs Classical Works by Mozart, Bartók, and Schubert

The Brentano String Quartet will present a program of classical music that highlights the ensemble’s ability to mesh virtuosic sounds perfectly, yet showcase the individual personalities of the musicians, on Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m. Presented by Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, the performance will be held in the Anne and Ellen […]

Mill Mt Theatre Receives Major Grant From Foundation for Roanoke Valley

Mill Mt Theatre Receives Major Grant From Foundation for Roanoke Valley

The Foundation for Roanoke Valley has announced it has awarded a $40,000 grant to Mill Mountain Theatre under the Foundation’s three year, $300,000 Arts & Culture Initiative.  The grant will underwrite Mill Mountain’s Summer Theatre Program in Roanoke’s Market Square. “Funding by Foundation for Roanoke Valley enables Mill Mountain Theatre to do two important things, said […]

SWVA Ballet to Offer Free Performance of MamLuft&Co. Dance

SWVA Ballet to Offer Free Performance of MamLuft&Co. Dance

On Saturday October 18, for one night only, at 7 pm the Southwest Virginia Ballet (SVB) is commemorating its 25th anniversary season by presenting a free performance for the residents of the Roanoke Valley at the Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage. MamLuft&Co. Dance features SVB alumnus, Susan Honer, as a performer and assistant choreographer. Recently […]

Roanoke Children’s Theatre Ready for New Season

Roanoke Children’s Theatre Ready for New Season

The new season for Roanoke Children’s Theatre – the company’s second at the Dumas Center on Henry Street – opens later this month with an all-time favorite that several generations will remember fondly. The Cat in the Hat, the Dr. Seuss favorite, runs from October 16-26, with 7 pm evening performances and weekend matinees. Later […]

Some Local History Not As Memorable As We Might Wish

Some Local History Not As Memorable As We Might Wish

As a young adult living in Richmond, I well remember the newspapers being full of the horrifying stories of the Lee Scott murder case. It put Roanoke on the map for several weeks in the summer of 1949, four years before my husband and I moved here to work for the daily afternoon paper. Recently […]

Science Museum’s “Time Traveler Pi Miler” To be Run at 1 AM

Science Museum’s “Time Traveler Pi Miler” To be Run at 1 AM

Dressed as Doc Brown from the “Back to the Future” movie series, Science Museum of Western Virginia executive director Jim Rollings roared up to the entrance of Center in the Square, staying in character, to announce a unique foot race on November 2. Well, not so unique: its been done elsewhere but for the first […]

Fantasy, Song, and Spectacle Blend for ‘The Three Feathers,’ A New Musical Work for Children

Fantasy, Song, and Spectacle Blend for ‘The Three Feathers,’ A New Musical Work for Children

“The Three Feathers,” a new children’s opera commissioned by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech from composer Lori Laitman, will make its world premiere on the Virginia Tech campus with four performances — on Friday Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Oct. 18 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. […]

Another Local Film Gets Ready To Roll

Another Local Film Gets Ready To Roll

The “Kicked by Grace” film wraps up its Roanoke shoot this week – the story of former Roanoke police officer Bryan Lawrence, ambushed while on a call and left partially disabled. But another small, independent movie production takes its place: “Where are you, Bobby Browning?” billed as a twenty-something romantic comedy has set up shop […]



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