The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) recently obtained a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts through their Cultural Tourism Marketing Program to produce a video and companion brochure showcasing the arts in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The main purpose of this promotion is to familiarize the out-of-town visitor with the vast array of visual and performing arts and cultural venues our area has to offer.
What might happen to your work if you replaced every single one of your raw materials, and your main production tools, in one fell swoop? As a surgeon, it might strike fear in the hearts of your clients, not to mention yourself. However, as an artist, taking those risks would put you in the “exciting, I’ve got to see this” category for the community. (more…)
The One Love Foundation has launched the One Love MyPlan mobile application for smartphones. The One Love MyPlan app, a safety decision aid for survivors of Relationship Violence, determines if a relationship is unsafe and helps to create the best action plan by weighing an individual’s unique characteristics and values. In addition, the MyPlan app provides a safety decision aid for friends who are concerned about the safety of a female friend’s relationship. The One Love MyPlan app comes in addition to the One Love Danger Assessment app launched in 2012, and is the latest tool in the One Love Foundation’s “Be 1 for Change” initiative, with a mission of ending Relationship Violence through education and technology. (more…)
Have your Valentine’s plans been snowed out? We have the perfect gift – $5 off tickets for next Friday’s concert. GRAMMY-award winner and six-time GRAMMY nominee, Peter Rowan, brings his Bluegrass Band to Court Square Theater for one night only, Friday February 21. (more…)
For the last several months, the House Judiciary Committee has conducted an ongoing review of our nation’s intelligence-gathering programs. Last summer’s unauthorized public release of these classified programs by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has sparked a national debate about the extent of the programs and whether they pose a threat to Americans’ civil liberties and privacy. Since then, there have been numerous proposals to significantly reform or end these programs operated under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA.
The ACME Swing Mfg. Co, an ecstatically fun band, will return to WTA’s Gateway with its unique version of hot swing on Saturday, January 18. Noted for their “jazz music that you can dance to!” ACME’s powerhouse lineup will provide the best hot jazz combo this side of The Cotton Club.
Thousands of people were appaled when they first saw the image — of an advertisement thanking NSA leaker Edward Snowden which supposedly appeared on the side of a Metrobus in downtown Washington, D.C., in November. This was in an article in both the New York Times and Guardian. Then the NPR Facebook entertained over 3,000,000 Facebook users with this photo and a newspaper story. But under close scrutiny, it looks very much like a Photoshop spoof.
Like most other places around the country, the fastest-growing segment on the American dining scene is mobile kitchens . . . or food trucks! Harrisonburg is not immune to this movement, and our food trucks are downright delicious. For desserts and coffee you won’t go wrong with any of these . . . try one today!
During the month of January, The Shenandoah Valley Art Center features the paintings and drawings by Bob Anderson.
HANK WILLIAMS was a consummate country songwriter, with hits that included “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “The Lovesick Blues” and “Jambalaya”. He died at the age of 29, on New Year’s 1953, leaving behind a legacy of songs and performances that will not be forgotten. You’ll see : CLAIRE LYNCH, CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER, ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS & THEIR FINE GROUP, RICKIE SIMPKINS, MARK SCHATZ (more…)