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Floyd Fest Rocks On Despite A Few Growing Pains

Yes, there were grumblings from some about the lack of paid-for electricity at their campsites and the long queuing time required for the shuttle bus on Sunday (closing day) but for the most part about 12,000 people a day seemed to have a pretty good time at the four days of Floyd Fest 11. Dubbed […]

Susan Geary to help launch NPR station

Susan Geary to help launch NPR station

Susan Geary, who produced the morning news program and hosted an on-air shift at Roanoke’s public radio station (WVTF) for almost three years, is leaving town to do some trailblazing. Geary, who also produced the Emmy-winning JobQuest program on Blue Ridge Public Television at one point, will help start up WDDE in Dover, Delaware, that […]

Roanoke Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant

Roanoke Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced 80 Our Town grant awards totaling $4.995 million and reaching 44 states and the District of Columbia. The City of Roanoke is one of the grantees and will receive $50,000 to implement a portion of the city’s Arts and Cultural Plan through a neighborhood arts initiative. […]

Local Artists Give Piano Makeover at Second Helpings

Local Artists Give Piano Makeover at Second Helpings

On Saturday, July 28, from 2 -4pm, Second Helpings will hold a special reception to celebrate the creative painting of their baby grand piano by six local artists known as the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge. “Recently, the Rescue Mission was given a baby grand piano to replace the larger grand we had in the gallery which […]

At The Museum Night To Feature Falconer

At The Museum Night To Feature Falconer

The Catholic Historical Museum will conduct “At the Museum Night” with Lee Chichester– Falconer, JULY 20, 2012 at 7PM at 400 Campbell Avenue.  There is a $2.00 DONATION – RSVP – 40 seats only. Lee began her active participation in falconry in 1992, and has been hunting with birds of prey for 20 years. In […]

Blue Ridge Bluegrass is Back

Blue Ridge Bluegrass is Back

The concert season has returned to The Blue Ridge Music Center and will begin with this week’s annual Friday night concert that is set to welcome The Wayne Henderson Festival to the area. Next week (Saturday night June 23rd) the center welcomes noted Bluegrass-gospel performers Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers as well as The […]

Locally Produced Movie Makes Official Roanoke Debut

Locally Produced Movie Makes Official Roanoke Debut

by Beverly Amsler Some good things, like Christmas and birthdays, are worth the wait.  And screenwriter, cinematographer, and director Vince Sweeney is hoping residents of the Roanoke Valley who have been waiting for nearly three years are ready to view his first independent film, “Blue Ridge.” The 90-minute drama was shot mainly in Craig County.  […]

Gibson Brothers, Wayne Henderson To Perform at the Blue Ridge Music Center

Gibson Brothers, Wayne Henderson  To Perform at the Blue Ridge Music Center

Friday, June 15th will be an unforgettable night of hot picking, down home stories and the best of American music.  As a prelude to the 18th annual Wayne C. Henderson Festival & Guitar Competition, Wayne Henderson & friends from as far afield as Texas will heat things up on the Music Center stage before turning […]

VT-Carilion Art Show Features Work by Faculty, Staff, and Their Families

VT-Carilion Art Show Features Work by Faculty, Staff, and Their Families

by Paula Byron A metallic, mirror-studded skeleton depicting a pop-culture icon, a collection of decades-old German expressionist sculptures, and a photograph capturing a scenic watermill. These are just a few of the pieces on display at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s upcoming art show. Though very different, the works share a common thread […]

“Spiritriders” Brings Back Covered Wagon Days

“Spiritriders” Brings Back  Covered Wagon Days

by Gene Marrano Contrary to what some might believe, Virginia’s Explore Park is not closed. Visitors to the former living history attraction, located off a spur to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Eastern Roanoke County, can hike, bike or run the miles of trails there. They can also fish, launch boats and learn more at […]


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