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Roanoke Pinball Museum: Calling All Wizards

Jun 12, 2015

The Roanoke Pinball Museum will open next week in Roanoke. Lined wall to wall with pinball machines dating back to the 40s and into this century, visitors will travel through time, following the path of a small silver ball. Organizers hope the museum will become a popular site for field trips, saying pinball machines are more scientific than you might think.

There’s an old saying: Buy a girl a dress, and she looks pretty for one night; buy her boyfriend a pinball machine and she looks pretty for life.

Zune Lee

It’s been fifty years since a top official at the Labor Department released a report on African-American families, and now – as part of the Look3 Festival  in Charlottesville – a show called Father Figure disputes that report.  Andrea Douglas is Executive Director of the African-American Heritage Center.

Mountains of Music: The Landscape

Jun 11, 2015
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As the name suggests, the Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is about music. But the nine-day festival—opening June 12-- staged in nineteen counties and four cities across Southwest Virginia is about much more. 

You’re here to take in the music, but this place is so, so interesting so scenic that that’s a huge part of the overall experience that that’s a huge part of the overall experience, way beyond just a concert or even the festival, a sense," says Jack Hinshelwood, executive director of the Crooked Road.

Mountains of Music Homecoming

Jun 10, 2015

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is a nine-day festival staged in nineteen counties and four cities across Southwest Virginia. Events range from Barter Theatre performances to canoe and snorkeling trips to tours of an alpaca farm. But at its heart, the Homecoming is about music.

This weekend is a big one for horse-racing, with American Pharoah going for the Triple-Crown.  Here in Virginia, the horse has some special fans – people who know where he came from and hope he’ll bring new honor to the state. 

It’s been more than forty years since Secretariat stunned the racing world with a spectacular win at Belmont.

“He is moving like a tremendous machine.  Secretariat by 12.  Secretariat by 13 lengths on the turn.”

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