Arts & Culture

Behind the Curtain
4:00 am
Thu September 12, 2013

New Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech

Credit Virginia Tech

The curtain rises next month in Blacksburg on a new ‘state of the art,’ Center For the Arts at Virginia Tech.  They’re busy putting on the finishing touches and getting ready for opening night. 

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono
4:00 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Imagine Peace: Virginia Exhibits

Yoko Ono - Cut Piece 1964 Performed by the artist on March 21, 1965 Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, NY Photo by Minoru Niizuma, Courtesy of Yoko Ono

Many people remember Yoko Ono for her connection to the Beatles.  But a Virginia Tech Professor says she’s always been a major contemporary artist in her own right, whose groundbreaking work is still relevant today. 

Two Exhibitions on Ono’s long career open next week at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke and the Armory Gallery at Virginia Tech. 

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The Latest in the Series
9:01 am
Fri August 30, 2013

A Look at Abraham's Novel: "War, West Virginia"

Blacksburg Writer Michael Abraham has written a number of books about the Virginias.  His newest is called, “War, West Virginia.” 

It’s a fictional tale set in the real life town by that name….  a “what might have been” take on actual events after a dam-break devastates a coal town.

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Moving a Library
4:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

The Book Brigade

It may not be easy to get friends to help you move, but hundreds of people showed up  in the summer heat to do just that. 

Residents of Crozet, Virginia – Charlottesville’s fastest growing suburb – stood in line to help the community’s tiny public library move to its new home.

The excitement was audible as books began to move from Crozet’s original library – which once served as a train station – to a new, much bigger building nearby.

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In the Tower: Kerry James Marshall
9:49 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Exhibit Spotlights Virginia's Slavery History

National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art is running an exhibit connected with the anniversary of the March on Washington.

When you walk into The Tower of the National Gallery you're confronted with two of Americas most lauded presidents overseeing their sprawling Virginia plantations...dotted with little black specks. Those indistinguishable dots mark the hundreds of slaves George Washington and Thomas Jefferson "owned."

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