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Lockn’ Festival returns to Arrington, Virginia September 4th through 7th. Acts already announced include Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Phil Lesh and Friends, The String Cheese Incident and Bob Weir & Ratdog. Get free parking when you buy your tickets by entering promo code “WNRN” when you get your tickets here.


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Culture Connection for April 21 – 27: Digi-Molten-Stella

April 21 2014, 12:20pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Digital Music, Hot Glass and a steamy Production of A Streetcar Named Desire help to fill this gorgeous Central Virginia week of Spring time Culture.

To learn more about the featured events click on the links provided.  To hear this week’s WNRN Culture Connection click on the podcast below.

Digitalis at UVA:

A Streetcar Named Desire:

Hot Glass Festival:


Remember to tune in to WNRN on May 4th for the Culture Connection Radio show at 11:00am when Matt and I will explore  the topic: The Business of Art. Then stay tuned at 11:30 when the pilot Radio Resource program culminates with a live broadcast of 30 Minute Throwdown, yep, that’s right, LIVE.  The kids from Tandem Friends School are so good we are letting them take over WNRN for 30 minutes and run the show in real time – a true test of the skills they’ve been learning all year.

Have a great week and be sure to get out there and get cultured.


The Culture Maven

* Photo: Lauren Marie Hafner as Stella Kowalski and Joseph Carlson as Stanley Kowalski in Firehouse Theatre Project’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Photos by WLS Photography.

Wake Up Call: Lee Channing Intuitive Analyst

April 20 2014, 12:20pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

On the Easter Sunday April 20th Wake Up Call,  Lee Channing returns to the show to talk with Rick about clairvoyance, energy and associated colors,  pets, various signs and omens, and do live reading and answer questions for callers.

Jim Hurst – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 3:00pm
Categories: In-Studios


Southern Belles – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:54pm
Categories: In-Studios

Southern Belles

Chamomile & Whiskey – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:48pm
Categories: In-Studios

chamomile & whisky

Missy Raines – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:43pm
Categories: In-Studios

missy raines

Fighting Jamesons – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:35pm
Categories: In-Studios

fighting jamisons

Nora Jane Struthers – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:24pm
Categories: In-Studios

Nora Jane Struthers

Infamous Stringdusters – Live @ WNRN

April 17 2014, 2:14pm
Categories: In-Studios


A Flea in Her Ear, UVA Dept. of Drama – 17 to 19 and 23 to 26 Apr.

April 17 2014, 12:30pm
Categories: Community Connection

UVa Drama crazy for youThe U.Va Department of Drama proudly presents A Flea in Her Ear, directed by Colleen Kelly.  Playing at the Ruth Caplin Theatre, April 17-19 and April 23-26 at 8pm.  A Flea in Her Ear is the hilarious French farce about a suspicious wife and the repercussions of her plan to prove her husband’s infidelity.  Tickets for A Flea in Her Ear are available now at our website.

DR100, 50 and 100 Bike Ride – 3 May

April 17 2014, 12:24pm
Categories: Community Connection

DR100The DR100 is an annual 50K and 100K bicycle ride throughout Rockingham county held in honor of Dr. Joseph Mirenda and other victims of dangerous cycling road conditions.  All proceeds go towards making the streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians in Harrisonburg and Rockingham county.  You’re invited to join us for this year’s event on May 3rd, and bring your family for our new free four and a half mile family fun ride.  For more information and to register visit our website.

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wily Wolf – 17 May

April 17 2014, 12:17pm
Categories: Community Connection

albemarle-balletThe Albemarle Ballet Theatre and Studio for The Performing Arts presents “Little Red Riding Hood & the Wily Wolf ”  for our 10th Anniversary Spring Dance Gala.  This event will be held at PVCC’s Main Stage on Saturday, May 17th at 6:30pm.  This family show will include Little Red’s forest friends as Red and company make their journey through the magic forest to grandma’s house.  Albemarle Ballet Theatre dancers, professional actors and dancers perform Nicky Hart Coelho’s and Veronica Hart’s witty interpretation of this favorite fairy tale. ABT celebrates their 10th anniversary by giving back to the community.  10 lucky dancers will win free classes this summer at ABT.  For more information and tickets, visit our website.

Haven Acoustic Showcase

April 17 2014, 12:11pm
Categories: Community Connection

The HavenThe Haven is proud to announce our Second Annual Haven Acoustic Showcase. This year’s event will be held at the Haven on Thursday, May 8th from seven to eleven pm.  You can enjoy performances from Chamomile & Whiskey, plus Kathryn Caine and The Small Band and The Get Rights. The Haven’s second annual concert to benefit the day shelter.  The Haven works to end homelessness by initiating creative solutions and coordinating regional resources and services.  The Second Annual Haven Acoustic Showcase is supported by Potter’s Cider, Champion Brewing company, Starr Hill and New City Arts.  For more information and including tickets, visit our website.

Kids’ Trail Race for Oakland School’s Scholarships – 4 May

April 17 2014, 12:04pm
Categories: Community Connection

oakland-logoYou are invited to our 3rd annual Kids’ Trail Race happening on Sunday, May 4th at 2 pm.  This is an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of exercise and fun.  There will be a 500 meter fun run for ages 4 to 8, a one mile trail race for ages 9 to 12 and a two mile trail race for ages 13 to 16.  Registration includes a race t-shirt and the opportunity to win a variety of prizes.  Proceeds from the race will support Oakland School’s scholarship program. For more information, visit our website.  You can enjoy this fun event and make some new friends at Oakland School Kids’ Trail Race.

Rivanna River Makeover

April 15 2014, 1:36pm
Categories: Community Connection


The Rivanna Conservation Society and its many partners are hosting a series of events designed to improve the health and quality of the Rivanna River.Volunteers  are needed for most of the events, so those interested in participating are encouraged to register at Events will be held throughout the month.


Culture Connection for April 14 – 20

April 14 2014, 3:13pm
Categories: Culture Connection

This week you can meet the Coaches of VCU and U of R, hear some New Chamber Music and learn about sheep sheering to stimulate you mind.

To learn more about each event click on the link below and to hear this week’s WNRN Culture Connection click on the podcast below.

Frontier Culture Museum Wool Days:

The New Music Ensemble:

Coaches Cook off:


Have a fabulous week!

Stay Cultured,


The Culture Maven

Sarah McLachlan Presale

April 14 2014, 10:57am
Categories: Concerts

Tickets for Sarah McLachlan at the Ntelos Wireless Pavilion on July 27th go on sale Friday at 10AM. Our pre-sale begins on Tuesday at 10AM! Head over here and use the presale code AFTERGLOW.

We are giving away tickets to the show in this week’s VIP Member Email as well. Become a member to have your chance to win tickets to see Sarah McLachlan and so much more.


Love Endures 5k & 10k

April 14 2014, 8:57am
Categories: Community Connection


Love Endures 5K/10K – Benefiting the Children of Haiti

The Love Endure 5K/10K is an officially timed 5K/10K benefiting the Hands and Feet Project.  The Hands and Feet Project is a non-profit organization committed to providing family-style, faith based care for Haiti’s orphaned and abandoned children. This event will be held at Percival’s Island Natural Area in Lynchburg, Virginia on April 19th 2014 at 9:00 am.

Location: Percival’s Island Natural Area

Dates: Saturday, Apr 19 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Address: 1600 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Wake Up Call:Protection of Free Expression

April 13 2014, 12:32pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

On the April 13th Wake Up Call, host Rick Moore talks to Josh Wheeler from Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of free Expression about the TJ center Muzzle awards. Over the hour, they will go over each of the 9 Muzzle award recipients and the stories of what actions qualified them for their titles. Groups awarded include The U.S Department of Justice, The White house Press Office, The Tennessee State Legislature, and More.



April 30 Minute Throwdown!!!

April 8 2014, 2:25pm
Categories: 30 Minute Throwdown

30 Minute Throwdown is a half-hour radio program created by students from Tandem Friends School through a program called Radio Resource, an audio broadcast education program resulting from a partnership between Music Resource Center and WNRN.

This month’s show is fantastic, a true testament to the dedication of the students involved and the amazing guidance of Damini Harrison.

Click on the podcast below to hear the show and be blown away by the quality level these kids have achieved in a few short months.

And be sure to tune in to WNRN at 11:30am on Sunday May 4th for the final version of the show produced by this group of teens.  As an extra bonus the show will be LIVE!!! That’s right, you read it correctly, The Radio Resource students will be broadcasting LIVE from the WNRN studios.

Anything could happen but you have to listen to find out what.