Music

Music on Main Street in the Heart of Tech Country

Jun 2, 2017

In Blacksburg, Virginia you hear about new tech startups all the time.  But another thing the region is known for is music. A new venue opened there last month called Tempo Studios. It's a place where people can explore music on Main Street in the heart of tech country. Robbie Harris has more. 

Nancy Harder, an associate conductor at Opera Roanoke, had been giving private music lessons in her own home.

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If anyone ever doubted that Bob Dylan is a poet of the great American song tradition, the Nobel Prize Committee has confirmed it. The bard will be in concert at the Berglund Center in Roanoke Saturday night.  

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.

When a Songwriter Got Her First Song

May 12, 2016

 

We moved to Richmond maybe like the summer of 2004, and within maybe six months one of our neighbors who we hung out with was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was a horrible, painful thing—she had a young daughter, eight years old.

 

Gunfights. Car chases. A shady journalist. An artist on the edge. These are not the things you’d expect from a film about a jazz musician.

But with Miles Ahead, director and star Don Cheadle created a portrait of Miles Davis that the legendary trumpeter would have loved to be a part of. 

Josh Jackson hosts an hour of conversation with Don Cheadle, Miles' son Erin Davis, nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. and film score composer Robert Glasper. 

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