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    Finding a Good Way Home

    Sid Kingsley has a voice that will stop you in your tracks. And he’s just getting started. Kingsley grew up in a small town in Southeast Virginia called Branchville. “Nothing to do except start fires and play music,’’ he recalled. “I’m grateful... more

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    Juggling Darkness and Light

    Seventeenth century essayist Owen Feltham wrote “Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass.” Looking inwardly can be especially beneficial if you’re interested in making art that pushes into unexplored creative territory... more

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    Harmony and Balance: An Interview with Daniel Radin of the Novel Ideas

    The Boston-based five-piece folk group, The Novel Ideas, will be playing at Capital Ale House this Wednesday, September 13. Our own Davy Jones spoke with vocalist Daniel Radin. more

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    Golden Devotion

    Listening to Afro-Zen Allstars means being transported to a different place, to a different time. It means joining a sublime, multicultural vision conceived by George M. Lowe, a warm, devoted autodidact I had the pleasure of speaking with recently. more

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    The Most Positive Energy: An Interview with Reggie Pace of No BS! Brass Band

    I can so distinctly remember the first time I saw No BS! Brass Band. I've seen them a number of times since – at The Broadberry, Balliceaux and The Hippodrome ... more

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    A Lasting Impact: Perpetual Groove and the Green Music Scene

    Being conscious and protective of one’s environment means appreciating endurance. It means believing in something bigger than yourself. Among bands who take seriously the challenge of making their profession more environmentally friendly ... more

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    Paying Tribute: Kelli Strawbridge and Richmond’s Salute to James Brown

    Unknown ObjectArt gives us a chance to taste immortality. Artists can die knowing their creations will live on, and even centuries later fans can connect with the genius inherent in those creations. But unlike sculptors or filmmakers, musicians ... more

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    A Toast to Outdoor Music

    Speaking means believing when you’re speaking with Stephen Lecky, festival manager for the local non-profit organization, Venture Richmond. Lecky’s enthusiasm is so contagious, and his love for live music is so apparent. It’s as if those qualities... more

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    Backstage with Clair Morgan

    There’s a proverb that I think applies beautifully to Clair Morgan. It says that if you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together. Morgan, who fronts the band that bears his first and last names ... more

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    Making Music for the River City: Two Richmond Favorites

    Now more than ever, with revenue growing more and more elusive, music is a labor of love. But for the lucky few musicians who have earned a longtime following in the Richmond community – whether they’ve made performing a successful ... more

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