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Roanoke holds ‘Color Your Corner Contest’

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Calling all artists!. The City of Roanoke is accepting submissions for the “Color Your Corner Contest.”. The contest is part of the 2021 Roanoke Pedestrian Safety Campaign, which aims to raise awareness of speeding as a pedestrian safety issue and reduce speeding and speed-related crashes. Five selected artists will have their artwork installed on a signal cabinet in Roanoke for the community to see.
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Blue Ridge Nightmares promises to be beyond scary at Halloween

ROANOKE, Va. – When people come to Blue Ridge Nightmares, they may not be ready for what they are about to experience. “We’re trying to use a Hollywood-quality set on a street in any town in America. That’s just a little wrong,” Anthony Giordano said, with a bit of a smile creeping onto his lips.
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Roanoke organization hosts Spanish music to recognize Latinx community

ROANOKE, Va. – Most radio stations in our region don’t play any Spanish tunes, but one Roanoke organization is changing that in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. NuFocus is an organization that helps raise the exposure and voices of underrepresented communities in Roanoke. Thomas Page, entrepreneur and founder of NuFocus,...
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Country music festival canceled

Country music fans who were preparing to spend the weekend at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater will have to wait until May of next year to enjoy the festivities. According to a statement from the organizers of the Blue Ridge Country Festival the outdoor country fest has been moved from October 1st-3rd to May 13th-15th, 2022, due to requests from local health officials amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
BLUE RIDGE, VA
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Roanoke According to ... Isha Devine

These days, the Star City is home to a wide array of entrepreneurs, creatives and community-builders from around the world … and right down the road. In each installment of our blog series, you’ll meet a new face who’ll share their spin on the Roanoke Valley – their favorite places to eat, drink, connect or get inspired. In this installment, we talked to local potter Isha Devine.
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Collegiate Times

Virginia Tech’s newest theater teacher takes stage

The Virginia Tech theater department cast its newest member to the troupe: meet Laura Epperson, a lifelong theater enthusiast and Post-MFA Fellow in Applied Performance. Epperson’s journey to a career in live theater started during her childhood after seeing a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a comedy by William Shakespeare that chronicles the journey of lovers, fairies and actors during one magical and crazy night in the woods.
BLACKSBURG, VA
Roanoke Times

Cornershot: Pining for a deep past retrospective

After a recent trip to the fossil exhibit at Big Bend National Park, and with a particular fondness for Ken Burns documentaries showcasing the history of baseball, jazz, etc., I found myself wishing for a series of one-hour videos showing the evolution of animals over each 100,000 year period since the dinosaurs' extinction, 65 million years ago.
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Roanoke Times

Live music in valleys' venues: September-October 2021

Sept. 24 - Billy Idol with Liz Cooper, at Elmwood Park. Sept. 25 - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, in theater. Oct. 3 - Gin Blossoms, with Uncle Kracker, Sister Hazel. Oct. 16 - Vintage Trouble at Elmwood Park, for Go Fest. Oct. 29 - Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Every Breath...
ROANOKE, VA
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WDBJ7 wins at Virginia Association of Broadcasters ceremony

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - WDBJ7 took home four trophies at the 2021 Virginia Association of Broadcasters awards in Virginia Beach. Best Newscast for its 6 p.m. show, produced by Catey Doss. Best Investigative Reporting, for “Broke for the Holidays,” reported by Katey Roshetko. Best Commercial, for The Davis Law Practice...
ROANOKE, VA
Roanoke Times

cutNscratch: Roanoke comics remember Norm Macdonald

Sometimes you don’t know how widely beloved someone was until they die. That was the case last week with comic Norm Macdonald’s death. Your columnist was a huge fan, frequently going down the rabbit hole for YouTube clips of his work that stretched back into the decades. The cliff-diver jokes. Kitchener Leslie. Being in the best shape of his life. Getting caught smoking by his dad. Jeffrey Dahmer seemed like a real jerk. So did Hitler. Why did the moth go to podiatrist’s office? Hours could pass.
ROANOKE, VA
Roanoke Times

Arts & Extras: Salem artist creates a different kind of Civil War memorial

SALEM — Robert Schultz leaned over one of his latest photographic prints and fired up a blowtorch. The print replicated a vintage photograph of 19th century American author Frederick Douglass, who escaped enslavement to become a federal marshal, newspaper publisher and abolitionist leader. The medium for the print was a leaf from a hosta plant.
SALEM, VA
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Celebrating Salem Academy And College At 250

This weekend, the Triad celebrates three milestones during An Evening for Salem: the 250th anniversary of Salem Academy and College, the Winston-Salem Symphony turning 75, and beloved Salem alumna and retired music professor Margaret Vardell Sandresky celebrating her 100th birthday. Sandresky, who graduated from the academy in 1938 and the...
SALEM, VA
Roanoke Times

Out & About: 'Legally Blonde The Musical' at Mill Mountain Theatre

Mill Mountain Theatre’s second main stage musical of 2021, “Legally Blonde The Musical,” has begun its run. The musical, based on the hit movie of the same name, is a “perky, poignant, and most importantly pink” presentation that follows “the world’s most iconic blonde on a journey of self-discovery from California to Harvard and beyond,” according to the theater.
ROANOKE, VA
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Altavista, Brookville bands compete in Salem

33 students made up Altavista’s band and honor guard at the competition. Their show was called “2020,” and was about how COVID-19 affected students, especially students. Katie Wood is Altavista Combined School’s new band director, and has been at the school for 1 year already as choir director. Altavista will play next in Danville.
SALEM, VA
Roanoke Times

Top Tickets — Billy Idol, Mick Flannery & Susan O'Neill, Funktoberfest, Sam Bush Band

Galax-based Honky-tonk guitar and vocal master Volkaert continues his Thursday residency in Floyd. Details: 6 p.m. The Floyd Country Store, Floyd. Venue encourages donations to performers. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, reddvolkaert.com. Party in Elmwood: Part Time Party Time Band. This beach music band will shag you like full-timers. Details: 5:30 p.m. Elmwood...
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