Auditions are scheduled (10/20/14) to cast volunteers to read oral histories in a performance at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg this Saturday.
The live theatrical presentation weaves a dozen oral histories into an artistic tapestry that focuses on resiliency in the LGBTQ Appalachian community. It’s the headliner for the 10th Annual Gay in Appalachia’ event, presented by the LGBTQ Caucus at Virginia Tech.
Roanoke officials have spent the past five years promoting the Star City as an outdoor community.
Pete Eshelman is the city’s Director of Outdoor Branding, and says Virginia Tech is seeing a trend for new graduates wanting to stay in the area particularly because of the variety of outdoor amenities.
This week, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will paint the town red, opening a massive new show from China. The Forbidden City offers a look inside the palace that two dozen Chinese emperors called home.
Chinese music, paintings, sculptures and calligraphy will take center stage at the Richmond museum when The Forbidden City show opens Saturday, October 18. Director Alex Nyerges has been to the real thing many times to marvel at 1.8 million works of art on its walls and grounds.
Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine is urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to loosen requirements for federal recognition because six Virginia tribes remain locked out.
Six Virginia tribes are recognized by the British government but not U-S officials. That’s why Kaine says the Bureau of Indian Affairs – or B-I-A – needs to revamp criteria in order to secure the benefits of being a Native American tribe for the Virginia tribes.