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    Back Home & Paying Homage

    Kari Smith has a toolkit most musicians would kill for. She performs solo gigs playing original music, at private events and weddings covering favorites and at public events singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for thousands. She also teaches... more

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    Virtual Reality Invades Uptown Alley

    Virtual Reality (VR), long a topic of science fiction, has arrived in the world of video games. For the uninitiated, VR allows the user to enter a simulated environment through a headset. Rather than the usual experience of playing a game on a... more

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    Virginia Is For Music Lovers

    Get ready to dance to the sounds of your favorite genre of music as Music Festival Season is finally here. From Smooth Jazz to Rock & Roll, there will be something for you to enjoy. Here’s a list of some upcoming festivals that you won’t want to... more

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    Central Virginia Connection

    Will Marsh has seen his fair share of Virginia’s I-64 corridor. Marsh’s Central Virginian journey started when he was seven years old and his family followed his father’s teaching career from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore to the... more

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    A Different Frequency

    “I am music and it is me. We arrived here together.” So reads part of the conclusion of Steve Bassett’s 2013 autobiography, Sing Loud. It contains the earned wisdom of a singer-songwriter and master of the Hammond B-3 organ who has truly been... more

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    The Richmond Navigator Guide to Springtime Fun

    With spring upon us, warmer weather and longer days are just around the corner. That means it’s time to break out of winter hibernation and go enjoy some of the area’s many festivals. So, if you’re in or around the Richmond area, we’ve compiled a... more

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    PHOTOS – The Flaming Lips at The National

    Psychedelic rock band, The Flaming Lips, showcased an unforgettable performance for a sold out audience at The National in Richmond, Virginia on March 10, 2018. Check out photos from the event via Joey Wharton. more

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    Loving the Search

    Music sits at a fascinating intersection, connecting the calculable world of physics and the boundless realm of the human imagination. And you’d be hard pressed to find a band that embodies that intersection as impressively as Atlanta-based Little... more

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    Thalia Tymowski, a junior at James River High School, joined the Midlothian School of Rock in the fall of 2015. Photo/School of Rock

    Rockin' it at School of Rock

    We’ve all heard about the benefits of music for babies, toddlers and young children and how it can brighten their mood, benefit their brain, and boost early language and math skills. But did you know it can also help older children and teens... more

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    Connecting & Reflecting: An Interview with John Moreland

    John Moreland, who’s scheduled to perform a Jan. 14th headlining set at the Camel, writes folk rock songs that are arresting and powerfully affecting — the kind that command your attention and open doors to emotional worlds you didn’t know were... more

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