Arts / Events Etc.

Ferrum College Hosts Gospel Explosion Featuring Local and National Musicians

Ferrum College Campus Ministry and Office of the Chaplain hosted a spring concert on the lawn on Monday, April 15th featuring praise bands and individual artists from Franklin County...

Music Therapy Hits High Note With Community Choir

Every Thursday evening for an hour and a half, the performance hall at Virginia Tech’s...

Adventure Saturday at Explore Park is Saturday, April 27

Roanoke County’s Explore Park will host a full day of expanded family activities on Saturday,...

Your Guide to Kyrgyzstan’s Alpine Ala Kul Lake Hiking Trail

Ala Kul Lake, a jewel of the Terskey Alatau Mountain range in Kyrgyzstan, sits over...

Adventure Into The Great Outdoors on Greenways and Trails in The Salem Area

The Roanoke Valley abounds in rich, natural settings. Fortunately, the area hosts a robust system...

Late in Life, Eddie Maxwell Finds Solace in Painting

Eddie Maxwell has enjoyed the titles of army veteran, retired railroad pensioner,  and hair salon owner. He is also the survivor of a...

FloydFest a Big Draw in its 8th Year

The 8th annual FloydFest featured dozens of bands, a few well-known, like Blues Travelers, but most only familiar to real music aficionados.  The thousands...

FiddleFest Returns to Hollins Campus Next Weekend

“I’m a player, ” explains Mike Conner in his office at Williamson Road Service Center in northeast Roanoke, recognizable for the giant Paul Bunyan...

Wanted: Input on Gainsboro Library Sculpture

The Roanoke Public Libraries and the Roanoke Arts Commission are inviting public input that will be used to enhance the sculptural installation titled, "Reading...

Ruth Waalkes Named Executive Director of Virginia Tech’s New Center for the Arts

Ruth Waalkes, director of artistic initiatives at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, has been named executive director...

“Floyd Fest 8 – Revival” Returns to Refresh, Renew and Recreate

Floyd Fest 8 – Revival, returns next weekend with four days of music, music, music, just off milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. ...