WNRN Culture Connection for Aug 22 – 28

September 24 2014, 12:55pm
Categories: Culture Connection

An awesome art exhibit, a play about a famous sex therapist and burlesque show will round out the WNRN Culture Connections for this week.  A good time regardless of your cultural take.

For information on the featured events, click on the links provided below.  To hear this week’s Culture Connection click on the podcast link below.

 

Back to School Shake-O-Rama:

http://www.valleyarts.org/performances/

 

Becoming Dr. Ruth:

http://va-rep.org/show_becoming_dr.html

 

Mary Ann Strandell’s Re-Material exhibit:

http://www.secondstreetgallery.org

 

Dr. Ruth

Dr. Ruth

 

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

Best,

The Culture Maven


Tech Art, Thriller Theatre and a 4tet featured on WNRN Culture Connection

September 15 2014, 6:26am
Categories: Culture Connection

Here are three really cool things to do this week to get your culture fix: Artist, Peter Traub’s Woodear exhibit, Firehouse Theatre Companies production of WAIT UNTIL DARK and a performance by the Sobel 4tet.  So get out there and get cultured, y’all.

To learn more about the featured events, click on the links below.  To listen to a podcast of this week’s CC, click on the podcast triangle below.

Woodear exhibit at UVA:

http://www.petertraub.net/2014/08/07/woodear-opening-at-uvas-ruffin-gallery-august-29-october-3rd-2014/

 

Sobel 4tet at Rockfish Lounge:

http://rockfishvalleycommunitycenter.memberlodge.com/music

 

Wait Until Dark:

http://www.firehousetheatre.org/wait-until-dark/

 

Have a fantastically cultured week!

Mary

The Culture Maven

Publicity photo for Wait Until Dark at Firehouse

Publicity photo for Wait Until Dark at Firehouse

 


Fest Up WNRN Culture Connection for September 8 – 14

September 8 2014, 2:05pm
Categories: Culture Connection

It is officially Festival season here is Central Virginia with another successful Lockin’ just ended, this week Monticello, Staunton Performing Arts Center and Charlottesville Chamber Music all have festivals that include a food and gardening, performing and fine arts and well, chamber music (as you may have guessed) themes.

For information about these events, click on the associated links below.  Click on the listening triangle to hear a podcast of this week’s Culture Connection.

Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:

http://2014.cvillechambermusic.org/shop/sp

 

Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello:

http://www.monticello.org/site/visit/heritage-harvest-festival-monticello

 

Pac’n the Streets Festival in Staunton:

http://www.stauntonperformingarts.org/news-and-events/2014-events/35-pacn-the-street-2014

So much fun to be had so have some and get out there and get cultured.

Mary

The Culture Maven

Heirloom foods available for tasting at the Heritage Harvest Festival

Heirloom foods available for tasting at the Heritage Harvest Festival


WNRN Culture Connection for September 2 – 7

September 2 2014, 11:30am
Categories: Culture Connection

Summer decided to make a serious hot, humid statement just when most swimming pools closed and we should all be thinking about fall. But what the heck, I found some fun ways to get the heat off your brain this week with a play called  H2O, a Mountain Music and Dance Festival and an informative walking tour (because only crazy people run in this sort of weather- though we love them too) of one of my favorite parts of Richmond.

To learn more about this week’s featured events, click on the links provided below.  To hear a podcast of the actual Culture Connection, click on the podcast triangle at the bottom of this page.

Walking tour of Byrd Park:

http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/programs-tours/walking-bus-tours

5th Wall Theatre’s production of  H2O:

http://www.5thwalltheatre.org/20142015-season/h2o-jane-martin/

Rockbridge Mountain Music and Dance Festival:

http://www.rockbridgefestival.org

 

Stay cool.

Mary

The Culture Maven


WNRN Culture Connection for August 25 – 30

August 25 2014, 10:00am
Categories: Culture Connection

Vacations are over and the calendar is beginning to fill up but this is a great week to get cultured in Central Virginia with a little Symphony, Cyrano and a grape harvest festival.

To learn more about these events, click on the links provided.  To hear this week’s Culture Connection, click on the podcast “start” triangle below.

Harvest Festival:

http://www.firstcolonywinery.com/events/2014/8/30/harvest-festival?view=calendar

 

Richmond Symphony Evening Concert:

http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=346

 

Cyrano de Bergerac:

http://www.americanshakespearecenter.com/v.php?pg=1735

 

John Harrell as Cyrano in ASC's Cyrano de Bergerac

John Harrell as Cyrano in ASC’s Cyrano de Bergerac

Read my Culturenuts blog post about Cyrano by clicking here.

Have a wonderful week and get out there and get cultured.

Best,

Mary

The Culture Maven


Natural Communitas: WNRN Culture Connection for August 18 – 24

August 18 2014, 2:37pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Back to nature for the week before back to school for many area students is what I am saying in this WNRN Culture Connection.  There is a natural plant dye workshop, a book discussion of Natural Virginia: Panoramic Photographs and a dance performance uniting a creative team from San Diego, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville.

For information on these events click on the links provided below. To hear this week’s Culture Connection, click on the podcast “start” triangle below.

Communitas – dance:

http://www.valleyarts.org/court-square-theater/

Natural dye workshop:

www.Bellairfarm.com

Book discussion:

http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/dayInfo.asp?calmonth=8&calyear=2014&calday=20

 

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It was great to see so many WNRN fans last night at the Old Crow Medicine Show Concert at Maymont in Richmond.  Thank you for your support.

Have a great week and remember to get out there and get cultured.

Mary

The Culture Maven


Culture Connection for August 11 – 17

August 12 2014, 2:03pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Oh my, what a week!  There is improv, a foodie tour of Shockoe Slip and a performance of the children’s classic introduction to classical music, Peter and the Wolf. To listen to this week’s Culture Connection via podcast click on the podcast triangle below.  To learn more about the featured events, click on the links provided under each.

Peter and the Wolf:

 

http://charlottesvillearts.org/calendars/all-events/
Bent Hunger Games Improv:

 

http://benttheatre.weebly.com

 

Capital of Cuisine food tour of Shockoe Slip:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/559615

 

I will be going to ASC this weekend to see Cyrano on Saturday then heading to Richmond on Sunday for Old Crow Medicine Show at Maymont. Let me know what you did this week to get Cultured.

Best,

The Culture Maven

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Gelato poetry, jazz and a play are featured in this week’s WNRN Culture Connection

August 4 2014, 2:40pm
Categories: Culture Connection

This week I picked a hodge podge of activities to share on WNRN’s Culture Connections including a fast poetry writing contest, some jazz from the Richmond Jazz Festival and an interesting play about a pregnant woman and a mentally disturbed man. To hear this week’s Culture Connection click on the podcast triangle below.  To learn more about the featured events click on the links provided.

Milli Joe Gelato poetry contest:

https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=M2o1ZDFxNHZ2M2NwbjRrYjFwMWFjNTBtZzhfMjAxNDA4MDVUMjIzMDAwWiBjaGFybG90dGVzdmlsbGVhcnRzLm9yZ18xbnZsc2tzOWtsbWUzZXZzZjFjcWhlMmk2NEBn&ctz=America/New_York&sf=true&output=xml

Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun:

www.valleyarts.org

Jazz at the Hippodrome:

http://jazzatmaymont.com/show/homegrown-hipp/

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Sean Jones coming to the Hippodrome with his Quartet

Have a great week and remember to get out there and get cultured.

Mary

The Culture Maven

PS:  I saw two shows this past weekend that I thought were great: The Comedy of Errors at the American Shakespeare Center and Ash Lawn Opera’s production of Fiddler on the Roof.  I am looking forward to catching ASC’s production Cyrano in the near future. caio, M

 

 

 


Opera, Dragon Boats & Patsy Cline make up this week’s WNRN Culture Connection

July 28 2014, 10:25am
Categories: Culture Connection

The second show of Ash Lawn Opera’s season and the Dragon Boat Festival at Rockett’s Landing are hallmarks of summer rolling right along.  Plus a tribute to Patsy Cline rounds out this week’s WNRN Culture Connection.

For information on these events, click on the links below.  To hear this week’s WNRN Culture Connection, click on the podcast triangle at the bottom of this post.

Always Patsy Cline in Lynchburg:

http://www.newsadvance.com/calendar/performing_arts/endstation-theatre-company-s-always-patsy-cline/event_7ca0f750-e115-11e3-a650-10604b9ffeb6.html

Fiddler on The Roof in Charlottesville:

http://www.ashlawnopera.com/summer/fiddler-on-the-roof/

Dragon Boat Races in Richmond:

http://www.gwndragonboat.com/Default.asp?id=161&l=1

FYI:  I saw Avenue Q (part of the Heritage Theatre Festival) over the weekend at it was very good.  If you like irreverent musicals you might want to check it out.

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

Mary

The Culture Maven

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Walgreens Richmond International Dragon Boat Race


WNRN Culture Connection for July 21 – 27

July 21 2014, 2:19pm
Categories: Culture Connection

One of my favorite musicals (that’s right, I said, “musical”) opens this week in Charlottesville while a different musical plays at one of my favorite summer venues in Richmond.  The weather is so nice right now, it is just great to be outside in general so two of my picks are night time outdoor events.  To learn more click on the podcast below.  For information about featured events, click on the corresponding link.

Lawn Chair Movies:

http://quirkgallery.com/events/lawn-chair-movie-series/

Avenue Q:

http://tickets.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=3846

42nd Street:

http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documents/BrochureDogwoodDell.pdf

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

Mary

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