Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
5:54 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Natural Bridge: A New Chapter Begins

Natural Bridge, the geologic wonder that captivated early America, is heading toward a revival as a Virginia state park.  That will likely bring more hiking and biking to the famous 215-foot tall formation. But that means that some of the more unique sideshows, like the wax museum, are being pushed aside.  

On a recent visit, tourist Todd Artz from Pennsylvania emerged from the Museum calling it a 3-D history book.

“It was excellent. It tells the history of everything down here. And because I just found it’s losing the lease here, it should stay here.”

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Arts & Culture
8:21 am
Wed August 27, 2014

A Chat with "Good Morning Vietnam's" Adrian Cronauer

Credit Tab O'Neil

Listen to Tab O'Neal's full interview with Roanoke's Adrian Cronauer, the man behind Robin William's character on "Good Morning Vietnam".  

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Weddings & Dollars
7:04 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Size Does Matter... When It Comes to Weddings!

The National Marriage Project is out with new and surprising findings.  In a study of more than 400 couples, UVA social scientists concluded the size of your wedding matters.   

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Part 3 of 3
6:09 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Beer Buzz: A Look at "From Grain to Growler"

As Virginia Craft Beer Month continues, plans are also underway for this weekend’s third annual Virginia Craft Brewer’s Fest in Nelson County. This week, we’ve been talking about some of the regulatory challenges of opening a micro-brew in the state… and today, we look at a new documentary highlighting the state’s brew culture.

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Voting Ends Saturday
12:32 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

VA's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Kegley Family Buggy, 1900
Credit Historical Society of Western Virginia

Public online voting ends Saturday, to make a pick for some of the unique relics vying for the title of Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts.

The program is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums—and  while a designation doesn’t come with any award money, officials say it has helped in fundraising efforts and applying for grants.

Just a few of the items among the nominees: a tombstone of the founder of Virginia Tech, regalia of the Pamunkey Indian Trip, a 1930s German Box Car, a D-Day landing map….and a 1905 Steinway piano.

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