Floyd, Virginia is better known for Mountain music than for classical concerts, but a new Music Festival will bring the two together for eleven days this spring --- all over town.
David Stewart Wiley is the artistic director and conductor of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival. He says Floyd is an ideal setting for the festival; its variety of venues for a full schedule of performances and workshops, its scenic backdrops, and because of a certain resonance between classical and mountain music.
It’s that time of year again in Charlottesville. The Center for the Protection of Free Expression has issued its annual Muzzle Awards – also known as the Muzzies, and – as always – there are some incredible accounts of free speech repressed.