Arts & Culture

Shenandoah Harmony: A New Four-Shape Tune Book
2:44 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Shape Note Singing

Credit Shenandoah Harmony

Since the mid 18th century, Americans throughout New England and the South have been gathering for shape note singing, a form of a capella sung mostly from a popular tune book called The Sacred Harp.

Now there's a new tune book that captures some of Virginia's musical past.

Click here for more information about Shenandoah Harmony.
 

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Arts & Culture
4:00 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Virginia Craft Beer Month

August is here—and that has some of us thinking about beer.

This is Craft Beer Month in Virginia, celebrating the more than 60 craft breweries in the state.

The Virginia Tourism Corporation is calling it “Love on Tap”— a nod to the state’s famous Virginia is for Lovers slogan.

The centerpiece of Craft Beer Month is the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival at Devils Backbone Brewery in Nelson County August 24.

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Plenty of Music to Be Heard
7:20 am
Fri July 26, 2013

A Preview of the Interlocken Music Festival

It’s been 44 years since 400,000 people descended on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in upstate New York, making history with the Woodstock Festival. 

Now, Virginia is preparing for its own outdoor rock event - one that could swamp rural Nelson County or charm visitors and locals alike. The Interlocken Festival set for September  5th through the 8th on an estate halfway between Charlottesville and Lynchburg.

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Musical Mission
3:16 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

The Infamous Stringdusters

One of the nation’s top music festivals gets underway in Floyd this weekend, and a Charlottesville-based band will use the event to launch an unusual tour – designed to entertain and raise awareness about one of America’s biggest environmental problems.

Some bands partner with tobacco or liquor companies, credit cards or energy drinks to provide the cash needed for their tours, but a Charlottesville group called the Infamous Stringdusters decided to make theirs a musical mission.  Bass player Travis Book, who hails from Nelson County, explains.

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Writers & Readers
5:01 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Castle Hill

Castle Hill

Summer vacation might mean a trip to the beach or the mountains, a few days at Disney World or a whirlwind tour of Europe, but two people who live near Charlottesville had another idea.  They invited the public to spend four days visiting with their neighbors.  

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