Arts & Culture

Virginia Tech
4:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Adam Gopnik Speaks on Science & the Humanities

Adam Gopnik

It’s no secret that being a Tech ‘nerd’ is the hot thing now.  Schools like Virginia Tech have been at that for a long time.  But Tech has long been working to connect the study of science with the humanities and break down the barriers between the two disciplines.

The ensemble called “Junk DNA,” is made up of a couple of arts professors with a technical side and a sense of humor. They know how to take two seemingly disparate things and blend them together to make something interesting.

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A Conversation with Martha Woodroof
8:55 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Small Blessings

Plenty of people toy with the idea of writing a book, but few will actually get published, and by the time we reach our mid-60s, those dreams have faded. 

Not so for Martha Woodroof, a local public radio personality who has published her first novel at the age of 67.  It’s called Small Blessings, and it’s getting rave reviews.

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The Modern Treasure Hunt
8:16 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Geocaching: The New Family Adventure

Getting outdoors as a family with something that engages all ages is not too difficult with a hobby called geocaching. Tab O'Neal talks with a couple he met while they were out on their family adventure. 

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Celebrating the Wilderness Act
4:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Swimming Pool Art

The Shenandoah National Park made a surprising announcement last week - inviting people to apply for an artist-in-residence program. 

During this - the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act - the park wanted to celebrate its year-round residents and invite artists to record the natural beauty of the place. 

The winner will have two weeks in September, all expenses paid, to live and work in the Shenandoah.
Near Charlottesville, another artistic happening is underway. 

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Arts & Culture
6:20 am
Fri August 29, 2014

The Return of the Lockn' Music Festival

Credit http://www.locknfestival.com/

Organizers of the Lockn’ Music Festival are gearing up for this year’s event, despite complaints from ABC agents who videotaped illegal drug buys and one young woman sunbathing topless. The four-day fest will feature some big names, including Willie Nelson playing - for the first time - in Nelson County.  

Lockn’ 2014 is expected to outdraw last year’s crowd of 25,000, with a long list of popular bands.

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