Storytelling en Big Blue Door <p></p><p>Story-telling is an ancient art, but it’s getting a modern makeover in Charlottesville where two refugees from the theater world in New York are offering classes and promoting regular story-telling competitions.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:14:01 +0000 Sandy Hausman 21385 at Big Blue Door Barnum of the Blue Ridge <p>Some call him Virginia’s own P.T. Barnum.</p><p>Mark Cline and his towering roadside attractions are known throughout the state. Maybe you recall his April Fool’s Day Foamhenge Project….or Dinosaur Land in White Post, Virginia.&nbsp; There’s 75-hundred pound “lady in the lake” now living in Alabama….., and a 9-11 tribute in Waynesboro.</p><p></p><p>Cline has hundreds of foam and fiberglass figures and characters, many live in Natural Bridge, where his Enchanted Castle studio is located.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:59:50 +0000 Connie Stevens 19838 at Barnum of the Blue Ridge The Sounds of the Mountains Festival <p>This weekend marks the annual Sounds of the Mountains Music and Story Festival in Fincastle at Camp Bethel.</p><p>Here's an excerpt past performances by headliners Donna Washington, Andy Offutt Irwin, and Ed Stivender.</p><p><br /><br />For more information on the April 11 &amp; 12 schedule and tickets visit <a href="">Sounds of the Mountains.</a><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:16:43 +0000 Connie Stevens 19768 at The Sounds of the Mountains Festival Sounds of the Mountains <p>We continue our look this week at just a handful of the springtime events scheduled throughout the listening area.&nbsp;</p><p>The Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival is an annual event at Camp Bethel in Fincastle.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>When&nbsp; Storytellers Alan Hoal and Geraldine Buckley visited WVTF/RADIO IQ, we surprised them by asking them to create a sort-of storytelling duet.</p><p></p><p>Visit <a href="">Sounds of the Mountains</a> for more information about Camp Bethel and the festival, which runs April 19-20th, 2013.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:47:50 +0000 Connie Stevens 3063 at Sounds of the Mountains Forty Thorns, a Story of Survival. <p>We hear a lot of questions about today’s unsettled world.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:14:26 +0000 Judy Light Ayyildiz 920 at Forty Thorns, a Story of Survival.