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    Congo Masks: Masterpieces From Central Africa

    And so, the day begins with me standing in the middle of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, right next to the legendary Marc Leo Felix. Felix, a jovial man who wears a blue leather suit with matching blue leather hat and shoes, is the director of... more

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    EVENT PICK: Kamasi Washington at the National

    Kamasi Washington has a lot to give, and I wouldn’t recommend missing a single moment. He’s famous for stepping into the spotlight with a groundbreaking 2015 long player entitled The Epic, which stretches out over nearly 175 minutes of luxuriously... more

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    This Is Family

    Blues music is deeply rooted in the past, but its present and future are as wide open as the imagination of those who love it. It’s like jazz in that way. Reinvention is always around the corner, thanks to the uniqueness and devotion of its... more

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    Les Miz - As Dazzling As Ever

    You have through Sunday (October 28) to catch an outstanding production of what may be (IMHO) the greatest stage play of all time. more

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    A Conversation with Uilleann Piper Jarlath Henderson

    For the world’s most exciting practitioners of traditional music, playing means looking backward and forward at the same time…diligently embracing and re-exposing musical roots while following artistic instincts that break new sonic ground. more

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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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