Arts & Culture

Oral Histories in "Revelations"
12:14 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

LGBTQ in Appalachia

Carrie and Michael Cline
Credit Virginia Tech

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.

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Go Outside Festival
10:56 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Branding Roanoke

Credit www.roanokegofest.com

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.

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
12:22 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

Credit Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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.

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Tickets on Sale October 10
9:21 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Virginia Film Festival 2014

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This year’s Virginia Film Festival will feature some very big names – directors and actors coming to Charlottesville to talk about their work.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs
12:57 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Sen. Kaine Pushes for Indian Recognition

Credit www.voicenewspaper.com

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.

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