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Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

January 26 2015, 2:58pm
Categories: Community Connection + Uncategorized

On Wednesday, February Fourth at 8 pm we present the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico in the Forbes Center Concert Hall. Direct from Mexico City, the Orchestra was founded in 1971 by Maestro Enrique Bátiz and the State Government of Mexico with the aim of promoting music as a means of union and identification among Mexicans. This once-in-a-lifetime performance features Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with Mexican guitar soloist Alfonso Moreno, Joaquín Turina’s Danzas Fantásticas Op 22, and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E Minor Op. 98.

On Friday, March Sixth at 8 pm we present Anderson & Roe Piano Duo in the Forbes Center Concert Hall. Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Their recent album, When Words Fade, topped the Billboard Classical Charts in 2012. Graduates of The Juilliard School, Anderson and Roe have appeared on NPR and MTV, and have performed to critical acclaim across the globe, including recent tours in North America, Asia and South Africa.

On Monday, March Thirtieth and Tuesday, March Thirty-First at 8pm, we present Ailey II  at the Forbes Center Main stage Theater. Ailey II is a popular dance company that merges the spirit and energy of young dance talent with creative choreographers. With a distinctive repertory, Ailey II presents performances by Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison and Robert Battle.

For more information on these and other

The LocalMotive – January 25, 2015

January 26 2015, 1:30pm
Categories: The Localmotive


Commonwealth of Music with Beleza at Glass House Winery

January 26 2015, 9:11am
Categories: Uncategorized

Our next Commonwealth of Music will be recorded this Saturday, January 31 at Glass House Winery with Beleza Music! The show is free but to guarantee entry you must RSVP by emailing – Music starts at 7:00pm.

 Support your local musicians and local venues!


Fralin Museum of Art at UVA

January 26 2015, 9:07am
Categories: Community Connection

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia presents three new exhibitions. You can experience our presentation of Lucian Freud’s etchings. Lucian Freud is an artist of the postwar period and is the grandson of Sigmund Freud.

Also we present, Albrecht Dürer, Etchings and Figures for the soul. You can also view A Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825. This exhibition presents a selection of prints from the collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation dating from the 16th to the early 19th century.

More details on these exhibits and other museum events available on our website.

Wake-Up Call: Bigs and Kids with Jackie Bright

January 25 2015, 12:36pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

Rick Moore is joined by Jackie Bright, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge. Rick and Jackie discuss the process of matching a kid and a Big by interviewing the child, their family and also doing background checks and then spending time finding the right pairing.

The purpose of Big Brothers Big Sisters, creating individualized support for children that are likely living in poverty so that they can get experiences outside of their communities.

A new pilot program has begun with the Alliance for Black Male Achievement where black male teens are paired with Bigs for mentoring and for workshops which include Soft Scale development, hygiene, conflict resolution.

Hear the program below and find out more about Big Brothers Big Sisters by calling at 434-244-0882 or at

The International Rescue Committee – Charlottesville

January 24 2015, 9:03am
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 February 11th 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, 434-979-77-72, extension 119.

Blue Ridge Medical Center

January 24 2015, 9:02am
Categories: Community Connection

Blue Ridge Medical Center in Nelson County wants you to Get Healthy, Get Covered, and Stay Covered. If you do not have health insurance, you may have to pay a fine on your 2015 tax return.  You can sign up by February 15th for a plan that fits your needs and budget.  Blue Ridge Medical Center invites you to attend our health insurance information and enrollment events throughout the month of January and February. For more information about the event or if you have health insurance questions,  434-263-4000.

New Rock Now on WNRN

January 21 2015, 11:25am
Categories: New Rock Now

Airing on 1.17.15 & 1.18.15

8:00 P.M.
Houndmouth | “Sedona” | TBD
Jeff The Brotherhood | “Coat Check Girl” | Wasted on the Dream | Listen to Coat Check Girl
Honeymilk | “Let’s Talk About Compassion” | Sanguine Skies EP
Bully | “Milkman” | Bully
Brika | “Expectations”| Voice Memos | Listen to Expectations
Pond | “Elvis’ Flaming Star” | Man, It Feels like Space Again
The Wombats | “Greek Tragedy” (edit) | Glitterbug | View Greek Tradegy
The Districts | “4th and Roebling” | A Flourish and a Spoil
Rokkurro | “Hunger” | Innra
Kristin Diable | “I’ll Make Time For You” | Create Your Own Mythology
Mark Ronson | “Daffodils” feat Kevin Parker of Tame Impala | Uptown Special
Panda Bear | “Boys Latin” | Meets The Grim Reaper
Lia Mice | “Saint-Malo” | I Love You
Dodos | “Competition” | Individ
Holychild | “Running Behind” | TBD debut album

9:00 P.M.
Laura Marling | “Short Movie” | Short Movie
Belle & Sebastian | “Allie” | Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance
The Amazing | “Picture You” | Picture You | Listen to Picture You
Night Riots | “Contagious” | Howl
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings | “Little Boys With Shiny Toys” | single | Listen to Little Boys With Shiny Toys
Milo Greene | “Lonely Eyes” | Control
Gang of Four | “Broken Talk” feat Alison Mosshart of The Kills | What Happens Next | Listen to Broken Talk
Hanni El Khatib | “Melt Me” | Moonlight
D’ Angelo and the Vanguards | “The Charade” | Black Messiah
Yawn | “Flytrap” | Love Chills
Prodigy | “Nasty” | The Day Is My Enemy
Suburban Living | “Dazed” | Suburban Living
Sleater Kinney | “A New Wave” | No Cities To Love | Laugh with No Cities To Love
Aurora | “Under Stars” | single
Lord Raja | “Darwin” | A Constant Moth

  • Hey Rosetta | “Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)” | Second Sight

WNRN VIP Member Offers – January 19, 2015

January 20 2015, 11:01am
Categories: Uncategorized

Want offers for tickets to shows, movies, art, and more sent to your inbox each week?

Become a VIP today by making a pledge of support to WNRN.

 1. Two tickets to Ryan Adams at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Sunday, May 3.

2. Tickets for you and a friend to Belle and Sebastian at Echostage in Washington DC on Thursday, June 11.

3. A pair of passes to Dr. Dog at The Jefferson Theater on Saturday, January 24.

4. Tickets for you and a friend to Cherub at The Jefferson Theater on Tuesday, January 27.

5. A pair of passes to Kap Slap at The Jefferson Theater on Thursday, January 29.

6. A pair of passes to The Trongone Band at The Camel in Richmond on Friday, January 23.

7. Two tickets to Sam Cregger at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Friday, January 23.

8. Tickets for you and a friend to see Evan Barlow at The Camel in Richmond on Saturday, January 24.

9. A pair of passes to the U Up? Dance Party at Clementine in Harrisonburg .

10. Two tickets to Parquet Courts at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Sunday, January 25.

11. Tickets for you and a friend to see The Dawn Drapes, Girl Choir & Madly Backwards at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Wednesday, January 28.

12. A pair of passes to Charlie Mars at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Wednesday, January 28.

13. Two tickets to Reverend Billy C Wirtz at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Thursday, January 29.

14. A pair of tickets to see Mortdecai at any Regal Cinemas.

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

16. A $10 gift certificate to Pasture in Charlottesville.

17. A $10 gift certificate to McGrady’s Irish Pub in Charlottesville.

18. A $10 gift card for lunch at Threepenny Cafe in Charlottesville.

19. A $10 Gift Certificate for Telegraph Gallery on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.


Culture Connection for Jan 19 – 25

January 20 2015, 8:14am
Categories: Culture Connection

Its January and loosing weight is on many people’s minds so now is a great time to learn about GMO’s via a film at the Central Branch of the Library, work off some calories biting your nails at Arena Racing or give it up altogether and have a great meal and watch a funny play.

For more information on the featured events, click on the links provided. To hear a podcast of this week’s Culture Connection, click on the “play” triangle at the bottom of the page.

Arena Racing:

The Drowsy Chaperon Dinner Theater:

GMO-OMG: Film at the Library:


Arena Racing Champion

Arena Racing Champion

If you know of a cool event coming up, shoot me an email at

Also, on Saturday you can witness the production of seven, ten-minute plays created less than 24 hours earlier when Live Arts presents: 24/7.  More at

Have a culturally fabulous week!


The Culture Maven

The LocalMotive – January 18, 2015

January 19 2015, 11:59am
Categories: The Localmotive


Wake-Up Call: Community Investment Collaborative

January 18 2015, 12:16pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

On the January 18th Wake-Up Call, Rick talks about the Community Investment Collaborative with CIC president Stephen Davis and two CIC graduates: Jessica Hogan of FARMacy, a home-based super food smoothie delivery service, and Mike Cantwell of Cloud Cabin Arts, an independent woodworking business that specializes in handmade furniture and cabinetry using local lumber. Throughout the hour, the group discusses the origins of their businesses, the greatest rewards and challenges of being a business owner, and how CIC helped make their small businesses possible.

Red Wing Roots III : July 10-12, 2015

January 18 2015, 8:13am
Categories: Uncategorized


The first round of artists have been announced for the next Red Wing Roots Music Festival.

Pick up your tickets today!redwinground1

Charlottesville Symphony

January 18 2015, 8:10am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Kate Tamarkin, Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony.  We’re celebrating our Fortieth Anniversary Season, and you’re invited. This year the orchestra presents masterworks concerts, free Youth Concerts for area school children, Family Holiday Concerts, Symphony Under the Stars and musical instrument petting zoos for kids of all ages. We will include works from the symphonic repertoire, new discoveries, commissioned world premieres and an array of guest artists. For information about pops, classical, holiday and youth concerts, and more, you can visit us online.

New Rock Now on WNRN

January 14 2015, 1:39pm
Categories: New Rock Now

Airing on 1.10.15 & 1.11.15

8:00 P.M.
Laura Marling | “Short Movie” | Short Movie | View Short Movie
The Amazing| “Picture You” | Picture You
Aurora | “Under Stars” | single
Night Riots | “Contagious” | single
Milo Greene | “Lonely Eyes” | Control
Lord Raja | “Darwin” | A Constant Moth
Hanni El Khatib | “Melt Me” | Moonlight
Purity Ring | “Push Pull” | single
Dan Deacon | “Feel the Lightning” | Gliss Riffer
D’Angelo and the Vanguards | “The Charade” | Black Messiah
Dan Bodan | “Soft As Rain” | Soft
Lillie Mae Rische | “Nobody’s” | Nobody’s single
Suburban Living | “Dazed” | Suburban Living
Sleater Kinney | “Surface Envy” | No Cities To Love
Hey Rosetta | “Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)” | Second Sight
The Decemberists | “The Wrong Year” | What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

9:00 P.M.
Marianne Faithfull | “Mother Wolf” | Give My Love to London | View Mother Wolf
Little May | “Hide” | Little May EP
Honeymilk | “Let’s Talk About Compassion” | Sanguine Skies EP
Houndmouth | “Sedona” | TBD
Tor Miller | “Headlights” | Headlights EP
Lia Mice | “Saint-Malo” | I Love You
Bully | “Milkman”| Bully
Empires | “Please Don’t Tell My Lover” | Orphan
From Indian Lakes | “Am I Alive” | Absent Sounds
Holychild | “Running Behind” | TBD debut album
Pond | “Elvis’ Flaming Star” | Man It Feels Like Space Again
Mark Ronson | “Daffodils” feat Kevin Parker of Tame Impala | Uptown Special
Magic Bronson | “Clouds” | Wildlife
The Districts | “4th and Roebling” | A Flourish and a Spoil
Rokkurro | “Hunger” | Innra
Oh Land | “Head Up High” | Earth Sick


The LocalMotive – January 11, 2015

January 12 2015, 9:52am
Categories: The Localmotive


WNRN Culture Connection for January 12 – 18

January 12 2015, 9:11am
Categories: Culture Connection

Photographic portraits of Middle Eastern women, Pianist Adam Golka, and the VCCA open house are on this week’s cultural radar as winter keeps us indoors for the most part.  But the days are getting longer and before you know it little green leaves will appear on trees, flowers will bloom and birds will be making a racket in the wee hours of the morning.

If you would like more information on the featured events, click on the links below.  To hear a podcast of this week’s Culture Connection, click on the “play” triangle at the bottom of the page.

Adam Golka plays with the Richmond Symphony:

VCCA open house:

Beyond Western Borders at W& L:


Adam Golka on the piano

Adam Golka on the piano


Note: Over the weekend I went to see Taming of the Shrew at ASC in Staunton and it was a hoot.  I totally recommend it.

Stay warm and get some indoor culture in this week.


The Culture Maven

Wake-Up Call: Affordable Care Act conversation with Carolyn Engelhard

January 11 2015, 12:40pm
Categories: Sunday Morning Wake Up Call

Speaking this week about the Affordable Care Act, Rick Moore is joined by Carolyn Engelhard, Director, Health Policy Program, Department of Public Health Sciences at University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Commonly called Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act has reached its one year anniversary and Rick and Carolyn discuss how the major goals of coverage for more Americans and reducing overall health care costs are coming to pass.

The choices don’t have to be limited to For Profit versus Socialized Medicine.

Risk Pools more sick individuals mean escalating costs. A moderate pool means getting individuals who are not sick to purchase insurance, is that preventive care? Carolyn Engelhard mentions Philosophical care, where older and younger individuals are paying nearly the same amount with the expectation that the younger insured will one day be old have others to pay for them.

The LocalMotive – January 4, 2015

January 5 2015, 9:55am
Categories: The Localmotive

jan 5

WNRN Culture Connection January 5 – 11

January 5 2015, 6:06am
Categories: Culture Connection

January is the time to make resolutions and try new things.  This week is all about creative energy including making glass art, writing and/or sharing poetry and learning life lessons from Mame Dennis, the mistress of avant gaurd, in the musical, MAME.

To get details on this week’s featured events, click on the links provided below.  To hear this week’s WNRN Culture Connection, click on the  ”play” triangle at the bottom of the page.

MAME at Va Rep:

Live Poets Society:

Glass making class:


Mame at Va Rep

Mame at Va Rep

Have a great week and get out there and get cultured!


The Culture Maven



Note: Emily Skinner was a dancer in The Byrd Theater Christmas Celebration when I produced the shows back in the mid- 19890′s.  She has come a long way from the Byrdettes Chorus Line!