Concerts and Festivals en A Preview of the Interlocken Music Festival <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>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&nbsp; 5th through the 8th on an estate halfway between Charlottesville and Lynchburg.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:20:47 +0000 Sandy Hausman 8118 at A Preview of the Interlocken Music Festival Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy <p>When the weather gets warmer, some people start thinking of higher elevations - like the ski resort Wintergreen which is now hosting a festival of music, art, wine and food.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>Wintergreen Performing Arts will offer 232 events in 28 days, including Saturday and Sunday concerts by the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, conducted by Mei-Ann Chen and Joseph Caballe-Domenech. &nbsp;<br>There will also be 24 pop-up concerts by 31 young musicians who will play outside Chroma on Charlottesville’s downtown mall -- and in the produce department.<br> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:50:17 +0000 Sandy Hausman 7580 at Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy Opera in the Spotlight <p>It’s no secret that opera in America is struggling.&nbsp; In 2008, only eight percent of adults said they liked opera, and only two percent had been to one in the past year, but here in Virginia that could be changing thanks to summer programs designed to build the base for opera.</p><p>It’s not unusual for opera goers to give long and enthusiastic ovations – for cast members to take bow after bow, but people who love this complex art form fear their audience may not always be there.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:06:31 +0000 Sandy Hausman 7222 at Opera in the Spotlight D-Day Memorial in Bedford Plans Memorial Day Tribute <p></p><p>Many Virginians will enjoy picnics and getting together with friends and family this holiday weekend.&nbsp; And some will find the time to remember the true meaning behind Memorial Day.&nbsp;</p><p>The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will begin its Memorial Weekend festivities with a patriotic concert Saturday night.&nbsp; April Cheek-Messier is Co-president of the memorial.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 20:45:09 +0000 Beverly Amsler 4872 at D-Day Memorial in Bedford Plans Memorial Day Tribute Hot Glass Festival <p>Thousands of people will converge on Staunton this week for what will, no doubt, be the hottest event in the nation.</p><p>Thirteen years ago, Caroline Sheridan and her husband Doug opened a glass blowing studio in an old Staunton warehouse, and despite a lengthy recession that bankrupted many a business, their enterprise – called Sunspots Glass Studios – has grown steadily as tourists ventured off the highway.</p><p>Up to 5,000 visitors are expected during this weekend’s Hot Glass Festival – a free event that will showcase two dozen glass artists from around the country.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:57:07 +0000 Sandy Hausman 3409 at Hot Glass Festival