Arts & Culture

The Grandin Theatre

Since it opened in the 1930s, Roanoke’s historic Grandin Theatre has offered both entertaining and educational moviegoing experiences. Now the theater is giving budding filmmakers a shot at a more active role.

Ninja Librarians Fight for Your Right to Read

Aug 3, 2016

This is a busy time for the nation’s libraries, as kids out of school for the summer discover just how entertaining books can be.  Two popular volumes for teens and pre-teens were written by a Virginia woman, and they feature some unlikely super heroes – librarians.

CubeFest to Crank the Sound Way Beyond '11'

Aug 1, 2016

“Spatial Music” is an immersive roomful of sound that is so new it can be heard in only a few places on the planet. One of them is Blacksburg, Virginia, where you’ll find a venue called "The Cube” at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.  This week, a three-day "spatial music festival" will explore the new medium with a concert series and workshops. Robbie Harris has more on what this new venue, and its 2 tons of audio equipment, can do.

Richmond’s Public Library is hosting its sixth annual “Girls of Summer” event Wednesday. It’s the kick-off for an empowering summer reading list, put together by two local authors.

Olivia Bee Dazzles Festival of the Photograph

Jun 24, 2016

When photography was new -- more than 150 years ago -- some people thought photographers were magicians.  Today, with the advent of camera phones, almost anyone can be a photographer, but one young woman still understands the magic of taking pictures, and at the age of 14 she turned her obsession with the camera into a wildly successful career.