This week, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will paint the town red, opening a massive new show from China. The Forbidden City offers a look inside the palace that two dozen Chinese emperors called home.
Chinese music, paintings, sculptures and calligraphy will take center stage at the Richmond museum when The Forbidden City show opens Saturday, October 18. Director Alex Nyerges has been to the real thing many times to marvel at 1.8 million works of art on its walls and grounds.
Hard economic times sometimes give rise to remarkable products, and here in Virginia one of them is making a comeback.
The cigar box guitar was especially popular during the Great Depression, and these days you’ll find YouTube videos showing how to make your own.
We talked with a retired plumber who’s devoting his life to the instrument.
Steve Armstrong has been many things in his life – a Marine who served in Vietnam, a biker with heavy tattoos, a plumber who supported a wife and kids, and a musician who was well-known in Richmond, Virginia.