The tragedy in Charleston brings to mind other, similar events; Mass shootings, which have afflicted communities and the wider world, resonating beyond state and national boundaries. Therapists are developing strategies for healing that go beyond words.
The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is a nine-day festival staged in 19 counties and four cities across Southwest Virginia. But for some people, including Ralph Stanley Museum director Tammy Hill, the work of preserving mountain music and mountain culture goes on all the time.
As the name suggests, the Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is about music. But the nine-day festival—opening June 12-- staged in nineteen counties and four cities across Southwest Virginia is about much more.
You’re here to take in the music, but this place is so, so interesting so scenic that that’s a huge part of the overall experience that that’s a huge part of the overall experience, way beyond just a concert or even the festival, a sense," says Jack Hinshelwood, executive director of the Crooked Road.
The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is a nine-day festival staged in nineteen counties and four cities across Southwest Virginia. Events range from Barter Theatre performances to canoe and snorkeling trips to tours of an alpaca farm. But at its heart, the Homecoming is about music.
This year, Charlottesville will celebrate the 20th anniversary of a unique after-school program – a place where poor kids can master a musical instrument and the workings of a recording studio, learn to distribute their work and launch a career. The Music Resource Center’s latest success story is a kid who arrived with too little luck but plenty of drive.
Bernard Talburtt is a tall, skinny guy with a sweet disposition. He lived with his mother and brother in Charlottesville’s public housing, and despite frequent exposure to violence, he has remarkable manners.