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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

    Jan 17, 2017

    7:55 AM

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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

    Sep 12, 2016

    8:08 AM

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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

    Jul 13, 2016

    7:00 AM

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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

    May 3, 2016

    9:15 AM

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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

    Jan 14, 2016

    7:30 AM

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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

    Nov 30, 2015

    1:12 PM

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    Jonathan Edwards

    Folk Icon Brings Music to Richmond

    Jonathan Edwards, singer-songwriter who spent part of his childhood in Virginia, performs at The Tin Pan, introducing songs from his new album, Tomorrow's Child. more

    Nov 5, 2015

    12:32 PM

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    Steve Bassett (left) and Robbin Thompson (right) sitting on the Floyd Avenue porch where "Sweet Virginia Breeze" was written. Photo by Lisa Antonelli Bacon

    Backstage with the “Sweet Virginia Breeze”

    As a native Virginian, I can remember having to memorize facts about the commonwealth in school. The state bird? The cardinal. The state tree and flower? The dogwood. To a child, these are words on flashcards. But as you grow to care deeply about... more

    Jul 9, 2015

    2:01 PM

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    Clockwise from top left: Charlie Glenn, Chris Smith, Joe Ferguson, and Robbie King of The Trillions. Photo by Nick Ghobashi

    Backstage with The Trillions

    Having snaked our way through the crowded front of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s warehouse, the four members of The Trillions and I entered a massive back room, where rows of barrels sat aging and infusing especially potent beers. We found... more

    May 1, 2015

    12:06 PM

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