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

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.


The Culture Maven

Music, Dance, Theatre: This week’s WNRN Culture Connection (April 7 – 13)

April 7 2014, 12:24pm
Categories: Culture Connection

A world renowned string quartet, Balinese dancers and some Fish Eyes make up this week’s Culture Connection.

For more information about the featured events, click on the corresponding links below.

To hear this week’s Culture Connection click on the podcast below.

Takacs Quartet at UVA:

Gamelan Raga Kusuma:

Fish Eyes:

More on Fish Eyes:


Remember if you missed Sunday’s Culture Connection you can check it out via podcast right here on the Culture Connection blog.

Have a great week and stay cultured.


The Culture Maven

Get Mental with this week’s Culture Connection (March 31 – April 6)

March 31 2014, 2:29pm
Categories: Culture Connection

This week match wits with Dr. Faustus and Reverend Martin Luther, eat oysters and BBQ and listen to some good music.

To hear this week’s WNRN Culture Connection click on the podcast below.

For more information about the individual events featured click on the links provided:



Rockbridge Bull and Oyster Fest:


Paul Reisler:

Have a fabulous week!


The Culture Maven

French Film and Surreal Collage for the March 24 – 30 WNRN Culture Connection

March 24 2014, 6:26am
Categories: Culture Connection












Bon Jour!  French Film and Surreal Collage Art are featured in this week’s Culture Connection.  Also- Hull’s Drive-In is open in Lexington if you want herold in spring by catching a movie in the great outdoors.

To hear this week’s featured events click on the podcast button below.  To learn more about the events, click on the associated links.

Joseph Cornell:

French Film Festival:

Have a great week and keep me posted on your upcoming events.


The Culture Maven


Islamic Art, Jazz and Biography make up WNRN’s Culture Connection for March 17 – 23

March 17 2014, 3:04pm
Categories: Culture Connection












You can learn about Islamic Art, how to write at biography and get into “tasting” some poetry and jazz this week in the WNRN listening area.

To hear this week’s Culture Connection, click on the podcast below.

To learn more about featured events click on the corresponding link.

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World:

Poetry and Jazz tasting:

Writing Biography Workshop:

Happy Spring on March 20th!


The Culture Maven

Velvet St. Patti’s Day Culture Connection for March 10 – 16

March 10 2014, 3:12pm
Categories: Culture Connection

This week gets fun with a musical, a classic film and a little of the Irish.

Click on the podcast below to hear this week’s featured WNRN Culture Connections then for the specifics click on the links associated with the event.

Patti Issues, a musical:


St. Patrick’s Day Beer Tasting:


National Velvet:











Have a fantastic week and enjoy the warmer weather.


The Culture Maven


Culture Connection for March 3 – 9

March 4 2014, 3:59pm
Categories: Culture Connection

Warm it up with some bird watching, some good Blues and a Circus type show.

To listen to this week’s Culture Connection click on the podcast below.

To learn more about the featured events click on the links provided below.

Bird watching 101:

Clarence “The Blues Man” Turner:

Cirque de la Symphony:







Have a great week!


The Culture Maven


Food as Art/Art as Food? Culture Connection

March 4 2014, 3:43pm
Categories: Culture Connection

This week Matt and I explore the similarities and uses of food in art and art in food with Executive Director of New City Arts, Maureen Brondyke and International Performance/Mulit Media Artist, Claude Wampler.

Click on the podcast below to listen to the show.

Tune in on April 6th at 11:00am to hear our take on Arts and the Humanities.

Take care and stay cultured.

30 Minute Throwdown #4

March 4 2014, 3:23pm
Categories: 30 Minute Throwdown + Culture Connection

The fourth ever 30 Minute Throwdown features lots of local music PLUS and interview with David Wax Museum!

Check it out by clicking on the Podcast below.

Be sure to tune in to WNRN or listen online at on April 6th at 11:30am for episode #5.

30 Minute Throwdown is an audio broadcast training program for teens made possible through a partnership with Music Resource Center, WNRN and The Tandem Friends School.