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WNRN VIP Member Offers – May 26, 2015

May 26 2015, 8:44am
Categories: Uncategorized

Supporting your favorite radio station is easy and only takes a few minutes. Each week we send you a list of offers for tickets to shows, movies, art, food, and more. We also provide exclusive access to member only events. Below is a list of offers our members can choose from this week. 

$5/Month or more will put you on the VIP list and support WNRN!

1. A pair of weekend passes to LOCKN’ Music Festival in Arrington, VA September 10-13. Lockn’ will feature Phil Lesh and Friends, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Widespread Panic and many more.

2. A pair of tickets to see Rusted Root and The Wailers at Innsbrook After Hours in Glen Allen on Sunday, May 31.

3. Tickets for you and a friend to the Charlottesville Derby Dame’s Double Header at the Main Street Arena in Charlottesville on Saturday, May 30.

4. A pair of tickets to see Striking Matches & Secret Sisters at the Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, VA onSunday, May 31.

5. Two tickets to see Butcher Brown at The Camel in Richmond on Friday, May 29.

6. Two tickets to see Skyward at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Saturday, May 30.

7. A pair of passes to see Other Lives at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Tuesday, June 2.

8. Two tickets to see The Janutee at The Camel in Richmond on Wednesday, June 3.

9. Two tickets to the Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Thursday, June 4.

10. A $10 gift certificate for Fardowners in Crozet.

11. A $10 gift certificate for Telegraph Gallery on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

WNRN Culture Connection: May 25th – May 31st

May 25 2015, 9:59am
Categories: Culture Connection

The Kluge Ruhe Museum in Charlottesville  opens a new exhibit on May 30th. Art and Country is a diverse selection of thirty-four works on canvas, paper and eucalyptus bark drawn from the Kluge-Ruhe’s permanent collection.

This is the last week to check out Howard Zehr’s exhibition “Autumn Leaves, Reflections of Again”. The work is featured at Spitzer Art Center in Downtown Harrisonburg

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton presents Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlow’s tale of the struggle between good and evil. The matinee is on May 31st at 2:00pm.

Catch Amy Sherald’s show, “Off the Chain: American Art Unfettered” at the Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville. Sherald’s large, compelling portraits deal with issues of race and social order.

McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville  shows two of their own in the Lower Hall South gallery.  Andy Faith and Nina Burke present some of their latest pieces.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at and let me share your WNRN culture Connection


WNRN Culture Connection: May 18th – 24th

May 18 2015, 10:11am
Categories: Culture Connection

UVA’s Fralin Museum in Charlottesville  presents  Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825. This exhibit features prints from the Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. Among the artists featured in this exhibition are Baccio Bandinelli, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Hogarth, and Goya. The selection of prints will be complemented by three painted self-portraits by Dutch artists, which will be on loan from The Leiden Collection in New York. The show runs through June 7, 2015

1708 Gallery in Richmond is showing Ira Equardovna: A thousand years, a video installation by New York-based artist, Ira Eduardovna. Largely informed by her upbringing in Uzbekistan in the 80s, Eduardovna’s work addresses ideas about family, memory, history, storytelling, and the human experience while appropriating common tropes from television and film.

The Central Virginia Watercolor Guild is presenting a Watercolor Workshop May 19 – 22  with Jan Ledetter entitled “Energize Your Paintings by Working on Gessoed Paper” at Zehmer Hall Conference Center in Charlottesville. More information is on their website.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at and let me share your WNRN culture Connection


Paint the Town Greene – Art Guild of Greene

May 14 2015, 4:36pm
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Deb Erickson from the Art Guild of Greene. We present a
Plein Air Paint Out, “Paint the Town Greene” on Saturday, June 13th in historic downtown Stanardsville.  Artists will paint, draw and sketch outdoors and the public will have the opportunity to observe and visit the artists as they create their chosen scene.  From 5:00 to 6:30 PM, the Guild will host a public reception, exhibit and art sale with food, drink and live music.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the reception. For more information on this non-juried event, including registration available online.

Monticello Area Community Action Agency – Escaping Zombie Debt

May 14 2015, 4:31pm
Categories: Community Connection

On Saturday, June 13th from 10am to 11:30am we present Escaping Zombie Debt, Featuring Legal Aid Justice Center Civil Advocacy Attorney, Brenda Castaneda and  myself, MACAA Steps to Success Director, Lindell Chavis. This presentation will focus on consumer rights especially in regards to debt collectors, court cases and garnishments. There will also be tips and methods that will help you be more in control of your money. Both Brenda and Lindell will be available for Q & A or individual questions after the talk. This presentation will be held at the Legal Aid Justice Center Library on Preston Avenue in Charlottesville. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required at 434-977-0553 ext. 149


Kid Pan Alley – Sherman the Peacemaker

May 14 2015, 4:28pm
Categories: Community Connection

On Saturday, June 6th the Stone Hill Players present the new play Sherman the Peacemaker. This show by James Reston Junior examines the aftermath of the Civil War. This play will be presented at that the Stone Hill Amphitheater in Rappahannock County. The gates will open at 5pm and the show will begin at 7pm. There will be a suggested donation at the gate with all proceeds benefiting the educational programs of Rappahannock-based Kid Pan Alley. More information about this program is available online.

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

May 12 2015, 7:15am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi, this is Victoria Hindley, Executive Director of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. I invite you to join us for a celebration of photographers June tenth through thirteenth on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Our line-up of events include artist talks at the Paramount Theater, evening projections at the Pavilion, and exhibitions in galleries, pop-up spaces and in the trees. There will be large-scale prints of insects by Piotr Naskrecki hanging from the trees  on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall starting on May 14th. Our mission is to celebrate the vision of photographers, begin conversations about issues, and foster the next generation of artists. More information and tickets. 

EMU’s Suzuki Strings Day Camp

May 12 2015, 7:13am
Categories: Community Connection

This summer we present the first Steel Wheels fiddle workshop in partnership with Red Wing Roots Music Festival, Tiller Strings and EMU’s Suzuki Strings Day Camp June 29th through July 2nd. During this camp, young musicians have daily group classes, recreation, and enrichment classes. This year will also feature daily Fiddle classes, culminating with a workshop and performance on Thursday with the Americana-Bluegrass band, The Steel Wheels. Participants will also be able to perform with The Steel Wheels at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival on July 10th. More Information.

WNRN Culture Connection: May 11th-17th

May 11 2015, 9:38am
Categories: Culture Connection

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton presents Much Ado About Nothing Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:30 In this powerful comedy full of sparkling wit, Shakespeare gives us the joy of love won and the ache of love lost.

The McCarthy Gallery at Washington and Lee University in Lexington presents Tania Karpowitz ‘s “Holding History”. “Holding History,” features portraits and still lifes. The paintings began with the painter’s memories of her grandfather. The objects and reflections tell stories about family relationships from the past and into the future.

May 15th is the deadline to apply for an artists residency at The VCCA in Amherst. The residency includes a quiet place to work for 3-4 weeks and a small stipend. More information is available on their website.

Warm Springs Gallery off the downtown Mall reopen this Spring with a full roster of new paintings by local and regional favorites. Check their website for schedules.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at and let me share your WNRN culture Connection



Shelter for Help in Emergency – SHE

May 7 2015, 11:38am
Categories: Community Connection

We are seeking women and men from all walks of life to participate in our Summer 2015 Volunteer Training to help victims of domestic violence.  Volunteers are needed to serve on the hotline as well as Court Monitors, Children’s Program Assistants, Office Assistants, and Spanish language interpreters. Internships and other opportunities are also available. The training runs from June 9th through June 23rd, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from six to nine pm. There will also be a full day session held on Saturday June 20th  for those interested in working the hotline.  For more information you can contact Robin Goldstein via email at

Charlottesville Derby Dames

May 7 2015, 11:35am
Categories: Community Connection

On Saturday, May 30th we present a double header featuring Charlottesville’s Derby Dames All Stars and the Belmont Bruisers. This bout will take place at Main Street on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. Doors open at 2pm, the first bout starts at 3pm. This is a family friendly event and tickets are available at Blue Moon Diner, Brown Paper Tickets, or from a Charlottesville Derby Dame. Proceeds from this event support the Derby Dames and Women in Math and Science. More information.



Common Ground: Sit-A-Thon

May 7 2015, 11:31am
Categories: Community Connection

On Saturday, June 13th we are holding our Sit-A-Thon for guided meditations on the hour, every hour, from 9:00 am until 6:00pm. There will be a celebration at the end of the event with a call-and-response musical meditation from India, called a kirtan. Like a walk-a-thon, Sit-a-Thon participants are gathering support for their team. Walk-ins are encouraged to participate as well, by attending a session and donations are suggested.  Common Ground offers massage and yoga in locations such as Friendship Court, the Westhaven Nursing Clinic, and the Fluvanna County Women’s prison or our studio in the Jefferson School City Center. More information.

Culture Connection – May 4th – May 10th, 2015

May 4 2015, 9:02am
Categories: Culture Connection

This is Beryl Solla, your culture monkey, with the WNRN Culture Connection for the week of May 4th- May 10th

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in Richmond, offers up “Organic: Photographs of the Natural World” From the scientific to the symbolic, these intimate studies are more like photographic portraits than landscapes. Much of this natural beauty will look familiar, as nearly a third of the photographers in this exhibition have roots in Virginia. The exhibit runs through Oct 12th.

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia presents “What is a line?” Inspired by the artist Paul Klee’s statement that “a line is a dot that went for a walk,” this exhibition will examine the diverse ways 20th- and 21st-century artists have used lines—both found and created—in their art.

The Kluge Ruge Museum in Charlottesville is featuring “New Narratives: Papunya Tjupi Prints with Cicada Press”. This selection of fourteen prints are the result of an eight year partnership between an art center in a remote aboriginal desert community , and the Cicada Press, a print workshop at the University of New South Wales Art & Design, in Sydney.
Sara Schneidman Gallery in Culpepper is showing recent paintings and sculpture by Patte Ormsby. The work is colorful and full of whimsy.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at and let me share your WNRN culture Connection

Spring Dance Gala at PVCC’s Dickinson Theatre

May 2 2015, 9:00am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Gary Hart from Albemarle Ballet Theatre (ABT) and the Studio for the Performing Arts (SFTPA). We present our 11th Spring Dance Gala at PVCC’s Dickinson Theatre on Saturday, May 16th at 6pm. The gala opens with “The Doll Shop,” a story about a little girl who discovers a German toy maker’s mechanical dolls are alive. The show finishes with classical and contemporary ballet, and a Jazz version of “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Co-sponsors include Charlottesville Self Storage at Crozet, Crozet Lions Club, Morning Glory Gardeners and The Paramount. Proceeds from this production support SFTPA’s need-based scholarship program. More information including tickets.

University of Virginia Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center – Mimi’s 5K Run

May 2 2015, 8:57am
Categories: Community Connection

On May 16th Trump Winery will host Mimi’s Run 5 K. The race begins at 8:30 am and will lead runners through the rolling hills of the vineyards. All proceeds from this event will go directly to support our efforts to discover new and better medications, therapies and treatments for cardiovascular diseases.  Information about registration and how money raised helps heart health research can be found online.

YMCA of Central Virginia – 6th Storming of Thunder Ridge

May 2 2015, 8:54am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Paula Dahl from the YMCA of the Central Virginia.. We, Centra, and Beacon Credit Union invite you to join your friends and fellow cyclists in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia on Sunday, May 17th for the sixth annual Storming of Thunder Ridge road ride. This event offers camaraderie and challenge for every rider’s ability with a choice of four routes lengths, to allow you to ride at your own pace along safe and well-marked country roads.  Registration helps fund the Annual Fund of the YMCA of Central Virginia. Click here for more information and to register. 

The Haven – The Run for Home 8k / 4k

April 28 2015, 4:47am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Eleis Lester from The Haven. The Haven is a safe and welcoming day shelter for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia. Serving over 85 people daily, The Haven provides respite for the weary and transformation for the ready. In this spirit of help we invite you to the Run for Home 8K Run or 4K Walk. Runners, walkers, families, baby joggers are all invited to participate in The Run for Home 8k run/ 4k walk to benefit The Haven, located in downtown Charlottesville. The race will kick off at 8am on Saturday, May 23rd on the Downtown Mall. All participants will receive a Haven fleece cap, a homemade breakfast will be served during an awards ceremony in The Haven’s sanctuary immediately following the race. This year’s race is sponsored by Virginia National Bank. For more information on the race including registration or volunteering, click here.

Main St. Lexington – Rock the Bridge

April 28 2015, 4:44am
Categories: Community Connection

On Sunday, May 17th, we present Rock the Bridge, 2015. This event is a one day open air music, food & arts festival happening on the Nelson Street Bridge in Downtown Lexington. Rock the Bridge is a party for the entire family featuring activities for children, regional foods, Virginia beers, and local merchants. There will also be a performance by DJ Williams Projekt. Rock the Bridge is sponsored by Kendal at Lexington, Atlantic Bay Mortgage, and other community partners.  More Information.

The International Rescue Committee

April 28 2015, 4:42am
Categories: Community Connection

The IRC Charlottesville office is hosting a citizenship information session for immigrants who are thinking about applying for U.S. citizenship. This information session, which begins at 6:30pm, on Wednesday, May 13th at the Northside Library, will include a presentation on citizenship services offered by the International Rescue Committee. These services are available to any legal permanent resident. There will also be a question and answer period.  IRC’s low-cost immigration services are accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals.  There will also be information on citizenship preparation classes in the area, which help people prepare for the naturalization interview and test. For more information you can contact Debbie Tuler, IRC’s Immigration Outreach Specialist, 434-979-7772, extension 119.

WNRN Culture Connection: April 27 – May 3

April 27 2015, 8:02am
Categories: Culture Connection

PVCC’s Graphic Design students present Graphics-Con at the Bridge in Charlottesville on Friday, May 1st 5-7pm. Activities include portfolio displays and a variety of hands-on interactive design events.

Woodberry Forest School presents a “Closing “ on May 3rd  2-4pm. The exhibit, “Russ Warren:Works” features a range of the artists work produced over the past 30 years.

The Light Well in Orange presents The “Tree of Life” and “Community: Our Common Thread”. The show is on display through May 31st.  These two collaborative pieces feature the work of Leslie Barham, Frances Lacy and Patricia Temples.

The Jefferson School in downtown Charlottesville features a photo installation entitled Vinegar Hill 1963: Life in the Neighborhood. The exhibit runs through May 30th.

The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville presents 4 different exhibitions including  Bolanie Adeboye and Polly Breckenridge in the Smith Gallery. Resident artists studios are also open during the week featuring a variety of media and styles.

Don’t for get to Check out First Fridays on the 1st.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at and let me share your WNRN culture Connection