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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

Thalia Tymowski, a junior at James River High School, joined the Midlothian School of Rock in the fall of 2015. Photo/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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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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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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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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Richmond has often drawn comparisons to New York City for its appeal to artists. VCU, the cities epicenter for aspiring artists, stands as the first-ranked public university for art, according to U.S. News & World Report. However, if gallery ... more

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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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In my weekend condtion, I'm always looking for something fun to do. Here is our TasteBudz guide to the cool weekend events. more

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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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Want more than a meal? How about live music, a feature film, or a live stage production? They’re all available in your area or nearby. Check out these favorite spots that offer dining plus entertainment. more

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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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Place matters when it comes to music. Playing old-time music in Virginia means joining a long tradition, all the way back to the mountain music that preceded country. The Hot Seats preceded the current wave of old-time revival, having formed in ... more

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For a state as steeped in history as Virginia is, the past is like a natural resource. And as important as the Revolutionary and Civil wars have been to the commonwealth’s tourism industry, another historical resource is gaining attention in ... more

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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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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond presents five Grammy-nominated performers during the spring 2016 season: Christian McBride, Robert Glasper, Patty Griffin, Takács Quartet and eighth blackbird, the University’s ... more

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It was a pleasant mid-fall afternoon when I turned off Interstate 85 near Staunton. I was heading towards Bath County. While I had grown up in the mountains of Virginia, in Franklin County, I had never spent any time in this neck of the woods. more

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There’s more to ease the soul than the easy, rhythmic sounds of The Wilhelm Brothers. The lyrics nurture hope and light hearts as well. On Jan. 28, 7 p.m., the Asheville, North Carolina-based duo will bring their inspirational folk rock to ... more

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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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Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards

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

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When entertainer Tony Sands brings his tribute to Frank Sinatra to CenterStage, in Downtown Richmond next Friday (November 6th), you’re not going to see some guy doing a Frank Sinatra impression. Nor is the performance merely a ... more

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