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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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Jim Hurst – Live @ WNRN

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

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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

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Missy Raines – Live @ WNRN

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

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Fighting Jamesons – Live @ WNRN

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

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Nora Jane Struthers – Live @ WNRN

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

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Infamous Stringdusters – Live @ WNRN

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

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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

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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 www.rivannariver.org. 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: https://tickets.frontiermuseum.org/Info.aspx?EventID=9

The New Music Ensemble: http://music.virginia.edu/newmusic-sp14

Coaches Cook off: http://positiveviberva.com/the-coaches-cook-off/

 

Have a fabulous week!

Stay Cultured,

Mary

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.

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Love Endures 5k & 10k

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

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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.

 

 


WAS Run

April 8 2014, 8:47am
Categories: Community Connection

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WAS Run

Fundraiser to Benefit Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

Area runners will don their brightest neon colored clothing for the WAS Run on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM.  Hosted by Wintergreen Adaptive Sports (WAS), the 5k, 8k run fundraiser will start and finish at the Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Wintergreen (Nelson County), Virginia.

 

Both participants and volunteers can preregister online for the “WAS Run” through wintergreenadaptivesports.org/was-5k-8k-run/.  Packet pickup and late cash only registration is on race morning between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

 

The 5k is $20, the 8k is $25 and a “WAS running” t-shirt is $10. All proceeds from this event supports WAS in its mission to improve the lives of those with disabilities through outdoor sports and recreation.  At WAS, “all we see is possibility.” 

 

About Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports is a non-profit that offers adaptive instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and canoeing for participants of any age or disability level. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with a disability through outdoor sports and recreation.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, next to the slopes of Wintergreen Resort and adjacent to Wintergreen’s beautiful Lake Monocan, all we see is possibility. We have a wide array of adaptive sports equipment to meet individualized needs and our highly trained staff is skilled and compassionate. Participants in our programs include people with autism, developmental disabilities, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, visual impairments, wounded warriors, and more.

Adaptive sports provide people living with disabilities a way to break down barriers of participation and experience remarkable sporting achievement.


Levenson & Gordon talk about the State of Arts and Humanities on WNRN Culture Connection April 5, 2014

April 7 2014, 2:39pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Stanford University describes humanities as,

“the study of the myriad of ways in which people, from every period of history and from every corner of the globe, process and document the human experience.”

In tight economic times, the first cutbacks are always made around the Arts and Humanities. In recent years this trend has been named, the Humanities Crisis. On Today’s Culture Connections,  Michael Levenson, professor of English  and director of the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures and Bonnie Gordon associate professor in the McIntire department of music at the University of Virginia explore the supposed devaluation of creative thought in every day life and offer up a defense of how vital the arts and humanities are in everyday activities.

To hear a podcast of this discussion click on the link below.

Tune in to WNRN on May 4th when the topic of the show will be the Business of Art.

Thanks for listening.

Mary

The Culture Maven