Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
6:41 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Local Groups Pin Hopes on Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter is a website that allows people to raise money for their favorite cause, and two Virginia groups have gone online, hoping to save historic art forms using this 21st century tool. 

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore. “

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100+ Films in 4 Days
9:43 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film Festival is underway, offering the public more than a hundred films and lectures over the weekend.  Friday night's show promises to be a thriller for many fans of Alfred Hitchcock, with a film that was released 50 years ago, and events are planned in Richmond and Charlottesville to mark the occasion.

The 1963 trailer for The Birds begins with a mild mannered introduction.

“How do you do?  My name is Alfred Hitchcock, and I would like to tell you about my forthcoming lectures.  It is about the birds, and their age-long relationship with man.”

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Blacksburg Children's Chorale
3:23 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Opening Night at Moss Arts Center

Credit Virginia Tech

The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech held its first ever performance on Friday in the new ‘Street –Davis Theater.’

The Philip Glass Ensemble played live as a powerful film, Powaqquatsi,  flickered across a large screen.  Joining the ensemble at the arts center’s debut was a children’s  from Blacksburg. 

Artistic Director Patrice Yearwood prepared the singers in Blacksburg Children’s Choral for their big night.

They practiced to accompany the renowned Philip Glass ensemble known for ambitious cutting edge productions.

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Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Meet Guinevere, Fundraiser Extraordinaire

Guinevere on a New York runway, Fall 2011

Many people dress up their kids-and animals-for Halloween.  But one Southwest Virginia dog wears her “costume” all year round.

When you meet Guinevere the Poodle, she doesn’t bark or jump up.  Rather, the elderly canine waits for you to go to her.  

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Documentary from Scotland
6:57 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

"You've Been Trumped"

The company headed by Donald Trump is pressing ahead with plans for a golf course in Central Virginia, despite strong objections from environmentalists.  Next week, they hope to mobilize the public with a movie about the golf course trump built in Scotland.

Richard Finney made an award-winning documentary about Donald Trump’s decision to build a golf course on environmentally sensitive land in northern Scotland.

“Essentially it’s untouched coastal dunes land, and there’s very little of that left in Great Britain, so it  essentially was a kind of wilderness area.”

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