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 events:jmuforbescenter.com


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 commonwealth@wnrn.org – Music starts at 7:00pm.

 Support your local musicians and local venues!

belezamusic


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.

 


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


Top 100 Albums of 2014 – Voted by WNRN Listeners

December 31 2014, 6:03pm
Categories: Uncategorized

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100. KONGOS - Lunatic
99. Paulo Nuttini - Caustic Love
98. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers
97. Chatham County Line - Tightrope
96. BANKS - Goddess
95. David Gray - Mutineers
94. Wye Oak - Shriek
93. Milky Chance - Sadnecessary
92. Johnny Cash - Out Among the Stars
91. Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
90. Johnny Marr - Playland
89. OK Go - Hungry Ghosts
88. John Butler Trio - Flesh & Blood
87. Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain
86. Cowbell - Beat Stampede
85. Elbow - The Takeoff and Landing of Everything
84. Trigger Hippy - Trigger Hippy
83. Roadkill Ghost Choir - In Tongues
82. The Last Bison - VA
81. John Hiatt - Terms of My Surrender
80. The Barr Brothers - Sleeping Operator

79. The Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast
78. Boy & Bear - Harlequin Dream
77. Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy
76. Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze
75. Hurray for the Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes
74. Keb’ Mo’ - Bluesamericana
73. King Tuff - Black Moon Spell
72. Chet Faker - Built on Glass
71. Bryan Ferry - Avonmore
70. Foster The People - Supermodel
69. PHOX - Phox
68. Annie Lennox - Nostalgia
67. London Grammar - If You Wait
66. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
65. Cold War Kids - Hold My Home
64. The Secret Sisters - Put The Needle Down
63. courtney barnett - The Double EP : A Sea of Split Peas
62. JOHNNYSWIM - Diamonds
61. The Shins - Wish I Was Here Soundtrack
60. Ásgeir- In the Silence

59. Trampled by Turtles - Wild Animals
58. Robert Plant - Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
57. U2 – Songs of Innocence
56. Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker
55. Steve Earle - Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited
54. The Infamous Stringdusters - Let Go
53. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive
52. Strand of Oaks - Heal
51. tune-yards - Nikki Nack
50. Bryan Elijah Smith - These American Hearts
49. SAM SMITH - In The Lonely Hour
48. Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers
47. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy
46. Real Estate - Atlas
45. The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams
44. Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes
43. Carl Anderson - Risk of Loss
42. Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away
41. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye
40. Jamestown Revival - Utah

39. Band of Horses - Acoustic at The Ryman
38. Drive-By Truckers - English Oceans
37. TV On The Radio - Seeds
36. Delta Spirit - Into The Wide
35. Shakey Graves - And The War Came
34. Future Islands - Singles
33. Rosanne Cash - The River and the Thread
32. Coldplay - Ghost Stories
31. The New Basement Tapes - Lost On the River
30. Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets the Bone
29. Tweedy - Sukierae
28. The Hill and Wood - Opener EP
27. Phantogram - Voices
26. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
25. Broken Bells - After The Disco
24. SLEEPWALKERS - Greenwood Shade
23. Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of Dancers
22. Sons Of Bill - Love & Logic
21. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Give the People What They Want
20. Ray LaMontagne - Supernova

19. Phish - Fuego
18. Jenny Lewis - Voyager
17. The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
16. Spoon - They Want My Soul
15. Shovels and Rope - Swimmin’ Time
14. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
13. The Black Keys - Turn Blue
12. First Aid Kit (SE) OFFICIAL - Stay Gold
11. Alt-J - This Is All Yours
10. Arctic Monkeys - AM
9. Avers - Empty Light
8. St. Paul and The Broken Bones - Half the City
7. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
6. Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line
5. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
4. Hozier - Hozier
3. Jack White - Lazaretto
2. Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits
1. Beck - Morning Phase


Top Albums of 2014 – WNRN Staff/Volunteer Picks

December 30 2014, 11:40am
Categories: Uncategorized

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Here are some of our staff and volunteer picks for best albums of the year. Be sure to tune in on New Year’s Eve for the Top 100 Albums of 2014 as chosen by our listeners beginning at 8am!

Melissa Goode -

10. TV On The Radio – Seeds

9. Chet Faker – Built on Glass

8. Roadkill Ghost Choir – In Tongues

7. Delta Spirit – Into the Wide

6. Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain

5. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

4. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

3. Beck – Morning Phase

2. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want

1. Hozier – Hozier

Tad Abbey -

10. Trigger Hippy – Trigger Hippy

9. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers

8. TV On The Radio – Seeds

7. The New Basement Tapes – Lost on the River

6. Arctic Monkeys – AM

5. Beck – Morning Phase

4. Avers – Empty Light

3. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

2. Phish – Fuego

1. St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Anne Williams -

10. Sean Rowe – Madman

9. Shakey Graves – And the War Came

8. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers

7. Robert Plant – Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar

6. John Fullbright – Songs

5. Ray LaMontagne – Supernova

4. Nickel Creek – A Dotted Line

3. Jamestown Revival – Utah

2. Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits

1. Rosanne Cash – The River and the Thread

Mark Keefe -

10. Phox – Phox

9. Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast

8. David Gray – Mutineers

7. St. Paul And The Broken Bones – Half The City

6. Horse Thief – Fear In Bliss

5. New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

4. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

3. Beck – Morning Phase

2. War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

1. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancer

Ian Solla-Yates -

10. Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time

9. Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers

8. Delta Spirit – Into the Wide

7.  Sons of Bill – Love & Logic

6. Tweedy - Sukierae

5. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

4. Shakey Graves – And the War Came

3. The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams

2. St. Paul & the Broken Bones – Half the City

1. Beck – Morning Phase

Jess Martin -

10. Jimi Goodwin – Odludek

9. The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream

8. Real Estate – Atlas

7. King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

6. Hollis Brown – Gets Loaded

5. Elbow – The Takeoff and Landing of Everything

4. Beck – Morning Phase

3. Curtis Harding – Soul Power

2. Avers – Empty Light

1. SLEEPWALKERS – Greenwood Shade

Steve Hamilton -

10. Mississippi Heat – Warning Shot

9. Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right

8. John Nemeth – Memphis Grease

7. Marcia Ball – The Tattooed Lady & The Alligator Man

6. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – Good News

5. The Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up & Ready

4. Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – The Devil You Know

3. Walter Trout – The Blues Came Callin’

2. The Knickerbocker All-Stars – Open Mic At The Knick

1. Jarekus Singleton – Refuse To Lose

Mike Nichols - 

10. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

9. Real Estate – Atlas

8. Phantogram – Voices

7. Cowbell – Beat Stampede

6. Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans

5. The War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream

4. Strand of Oaks – Heal

3. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

2. D’Angelo & the Vanguard – Black Messiah

1. Ghostface Killah – 36 Seasons

Daniel Krasnegor -

10. Thompson feat. Kami Thompson – Thompson Family

9. The Shins – Wish I Was Here Soundtrack

8. Beck – Morning Phase

7. Carl Anderson – Risk of Loss

6. Broken Bells – After The Disco

5. Falls – Into the Fire EP

4. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

3. Jeremy Messersmith – Heart Murmors

2. Amanda Shires – Down Fell The Doves

1. Ray LaMontagne – Supernova

Stephanie Cangin -

10. Otis Gibbs – Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth

9. Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals

8. Nickel Creek – A Dotted Line

7. The Secret Sisters – Put The Needle Down

6. The War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream

5. Johnny Marr – Playland

4. Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time

3. Sons of Bill – Love & Logic

2. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

1. Justin Townes Earle – Single Mothers

Bob Mosolgo -

10. Marty Stuart – Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

9. Billy Joe Shaver – Long in the Tooth

8. Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison – Our Year

7. Chuck Mead – Free State Serenade

6. Suzy Boggus – Lucky

5. Corb Lund and The Hurtin Albertans – Counterfeit Blues

4. Jim Lauderdale – I’m A Song

3. Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else

2. The Whiskey Gentry – Holly Grove

1. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

DJ Cadybug -

10. Primus – Primus & the Chocolate Factory w/ the Fungi Ensemble

9. The Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments to an Elegy

8. Swans – To Be Kind

7. Chromeo – White Women

6. Cibo Matto – Hotel Valentine

5. BANKS – Goddess

4. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun

3. Bella Morte – Exorcisms

2. Laibach – Spectre

1. The Birthday Massacre – Superstition

Sidney Sharp -

10. St. Vincent – St. Vincent

9. Ásgeir – In the Silence

8. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye

7. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

6. The Antlers – Familiars

5. courtney barnett – The Double EP – A Sea of Split Peas

4. The Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast

3. The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams

2. SLEEPWALKERS – Greenwood Shade

1. The War On Drugs – Lost in the Dream

 

 

 


Culture Connection December 8 – 14

December 8 2014, 3:28pm
Categories: Culture Connection + Uncategorized

Tiz the season of a hundred parties but if you can squeeze some other fun in I suggest :An interactive game of clue, Monticello after dark and We Three Lizas (an Oh, So FABULOUS spin on A Christmas Carol where the three ghosts are three versions of Liza Minnelli) – my picks for things to do in the WNRN listening area this week.

To learn more about these events click on the links provided below.  To hear a podcast of this week’s WNRN Culture Connection, click on the “play” button at the bottom of the page.

Interactive Clue Game:

http://threenotchdbrewing.com/events/

Monticello after dark tour:

http://www.monticello.org/site/visit/tours/holiday-evening-tours

We Three Lizas:

http://www.rtriangle.org/

 

A scene from We Three Lizas at Richmond Triangle Players

A scene from We Three Lizas at Richmond Triangle Players

Have a fantastic week!

Mary

The Culture Maven


WNRN VIP Member Offers – November 24, 2014

November 25 2014, 12:26pm
Categories: Uncategorized

Our weekly email has been sent to our members. Check out the list of offers available this week!

Not a WNRN VIP Member? Become one today!

1. Two tickets to see The Lone Bellow at Modlin Center for the Arts in Richmond on Saturday, December 6.

2. Two tickets to Bold as Love: A Birthday Tribute to Jimi Hendrix at the Jefferson Theater on Friday, November 28.

3. Two passes to Groove Train the Jefferson Theater on Saturday, November 29.

4. Tickets for you and a friend to see The Former Champions at The Camel in Richmond on Friday, November 28.

5. Two tickets to New Boss at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Friday, November 28.

6. Tickets for you and a friend to see The Floorboards at The Camel in Richmond on Saturday, November 29.

7. Two tickets to The Kings of Belmont at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Saturday, November 29.

8. Tickets for you and a friend to see Goat’s Head Soup, a Rolling Stones cover band, at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Thursday, December 4.

9. A pair of tickets to see Horrible Bosses 2 at any Regal Cinemas.

10. A $10 gift card to Quiznos Sub in Pantops.

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

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

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

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

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


WNRN VIP Member Offers – November 17, 2014

November 18 2014, 8:15am
Categories: Uncategorized

 

Here’s the list of offers our WNRN VIP’s can choose from this week.

You can get on the email list by joining our members in their support of WNRN today! 

1. Two tickets to see The Black Keys at the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday, December 6.

2. A pair of vouchers to see Mame, at the Virginia Reperatory Theater in Richmond, to be redeemed between November 21and January 11.

3. A pair of passes to the Shake it Off Dance Party at The Jefferson Theater on Friday, November 21.

4. Two tickets to The Revivalists at the Jefferson Theater on Saturday, November 22.

5. Two passes to The Hackensaw Boys the Jefferson Theater on Wednesday, November 26.

6. Tickets for you and a friend to see The Kings of Belmont at The Camel in Richmond on Friday, November 21.

7. Two tickets to JP Harris and the Tough Choices at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Friday, November 21.

8. Tickets for you and a friend to see The Flavor Project at The Camel in Richmond on Saturday, November 22.

9. Two tickets to Augustana at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Saturday, November 22.

10. Tickets for you and a friend to see Big Leg Emma at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Saturday, Novmeber 22.

11. A pair of tickets to The Black Lillies and Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Sunday, November 23.

12. Tickets for you and a friend to see Dr. How and the Reasons to Live at Clementine in Harrisonburg on Wednesday, November 26.

13. A pair of tickets to see Rosewater at any Regal Cinemas.

14. A $10 gift card to Quiznos Sub in Pantops.

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.


“The Gift of Great Radio”

November 17 2014, 8:20am
Categories: Uncategorized

One of our WNRN VIP’s shared his thoughts on the benefits of becoming an evergreen member. Supporting WNRN is easy and packed full of rewards. Become one today!

THE GIFT OF GREAT RADIO

wnrnradio has been a mainstay in Charlottesville since 1996. I recall discovering the station on a Saturday morning back then during their Grateful Dead show – two hours of live dead. It was love at first listen.

Years later I moved to Charlottesville and listened on a regular basis. I found out that NRN plays much more than the Dead. They play about everything you can imagine from acoustic to alternative to hip hop to 80s to bluegrass – music you won’t hear on commercial radio.

And that’s the other great thing about NRN – they don’t play commercials. They are listener-supported. Twice a year they do on-air fund drives. I started donating a few years ago, but this summer I signed up for their evergreen program. I donate 5 dollars a month for as long as I want. It’s a simple way to give. It’s also a simple way to get cool things too.

NRN has a VIP program for evergreen and other regular members. Every Monday we receive an email with an opportunity to win prizes or be included in special private events. Through the VIP program since Labor Day, I’ve seen Delta Spirit play a catered private show, had lunch with The Head and The Heart, and take my family for a catered dinner at First Colony Winery with a performance for kids by a local duo, Tom and Mary. I also won tickets to see Kings of a Belmont play at The Southern. I repeat – all since Labor Day and all for 5 bucks a month.

NRN is the best radio station that I’ve ever regularly listened to. That alone deserved my donation. Now they’ve raised the bar. Their staff and volunteers have done a wonderful job with these VIP events and giveaways. I plan to increase my donation and if you listen to NRN you should become a VIP member. If you haven’t listened to NRN before now is a good time. The Grateful Dead and Phriends show kicks off at 9 this morning.

- Todd Wickersty via Tumblr