Culture Connection 9/30-10/5

September 30 2013, 12:07pm
Categories: Culture Connection

On Tuesday, the nonprofit Richmond Ballet leaps into its 30th year with another world premier ballet choreographed by alumnus, Philip Neal and Caniparoli’s unconventional piece, Bow Out. It is often thought that men will dislike the ballet but I promise that once they go to a Sudio Series event at Richmond Ballet they will change their minds.

In Charlottesville on Friday, nonprofit Piedmont Council for the Arts presents the 2013 Rising Star Awards and Exhibition Opening, an elaborate awards presentation in which local high school juniors and seniors are recognized for their excellence in and commitment to the arts. There will be an art show and some performances to boot.

Saturday night, near-legendary Roanoke-based vocalist with a five octave range, Jane Powell, brings a mix of soul, jazz, reggae and blues to the Ellington in Lynchburg.

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Have fun!


Dancers performing at the Richmond Ballet

Dancers performing at the Richmond Ballet