In an emergency, some people turn to drink, while others rely on prayer, but for a small and committed group at the University of Virginia, there’s nothing better in a crisis than poetry.
It was a warm spring night on the University of Virginia campus, and dozens of students and faculty members had gathered outside to celebrate Humanities Week and the power of poetry to soothe and console in a crisis.
Professors Lisa Russ Spaar, Michael Levinson , Clare Kinney and Stephen Cushman organized the event and offered personal definitions of the emergency poem.
The historic, Giles County resort known as the Mountain Lake Hotel, will soon re-open as the new Mountain Lake Lodge.
A multi-million dollar renovation of the property and the lake, which had all but disappeared, are underway. A new restaurant and a host of new activities will mark the next chapter in the story of the famous mountain resort.
Robbie Harris reports on a new chapter in the storied history of this mountain retreat.
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.