Arts & Culture

Aerial Dancing at W&L
11:59 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Arts in the Air

Washington & Lee University

Students across the country are celebrating graduation in a variety ways – but none quite like a troupe of dancers at Washington & Lee here in Virginia.  They’ll be dancing on air – literally, with a performance 40 feet above the ground. 

They dangle from ropes far above the theater floor, swinging and spinning, turning flips or hanging upside down, tapping their toes on the wall and flapping their arms as if to fly.  Aerial dancing is an art form pioneered in the 70s and taught at just one university in the nation. 

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Black student enrollment at UVA down 25%
11:13 am
Wed May 1, 2013

New Calls for Greater Student Diversity at UVA

University of Virginia
Credit virginia.edu

There are new calls for diversity at the University of Virginia where critics say the African American

population has dropped from 12 percent in 1995 to just 6 and a half percent today.  Critics say UVA must up its financial aid to compete as Sandy Hausman reports.

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Son of Norman Vincent Peale
1:56 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

John Peale Shares His Story

Recently, one of the nation’s best-known religious leaders announced that his 27-year-old son had committed suicide. 

Rick Warren , pastor of a mega-church in Southern California and author of the best-selling Purpose Driven Life said Matthew Warren had suffered from depression.  Here in Virginia, the son of another church superstar says he can relate.  

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Contemplative Practices
9:42 am
Mon April 29, 2013

The Sound of Silence

Virginia Tech

In recent years, there’s been growing interest in what are known as the ‘contemplative practices,’ pursuits such as, meditation, mindfulness, yoga and Chi Gong.  

Many say the increasing presence of technology in our daily lives makes it makes it more difficult to feel connected to our own humanity.

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Arts & Culture
4:57 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Hot Glass Festival

Thousands of people will converge on Staunton this week for what will, no doubt, be the hottest event in the nation.

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.

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. 

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