Say Farewell to “The Professah” at Blues & Brews 2016

WMRA is sponsoring the 8th Annual Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival, and the day’s festivities will have a very special emcee, our own Greg Versen a.k.a “The Professah”, host of Blues Valley. (more…)

July 26, 2016

Valley Fourth 2016: Many People, One Community


Here is what’s happening at Shenandoah Valley’s best Independence Day celebration!


June 22, 2016

Arts Council of the Valley Awards Grants to Local Artists & Arts Educators


The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) is pleased to announce the following Advancing the Arts grants awarded to local artists and educators for projects taking place between April and October 2016.


April 29, 2016

Blue Highway comes to Harrisonburg


Blue Highway Sun May 8th 7.00pm – 9.00pm

At the 20-year mark, Blue Highway is indisputably one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass. The band’s eleven exceptional albums and compelling live performances give proof to the stellar reviews, Grammy nominations, and numerous awards earned by the band since it first took the stage on December 31, 1994. That first performance featured the same musicians that comprise Blue Highway today, making their 20th anniversary all the more remarkable.


April 26, 2016

2016 Red Wing Roots Music Festival, IV


Red Wing Roots Music Festival IV

Coming this summer … and awesome festival of music and fun . . .

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April 14, 2016

Report finds HUD employees interfered with congressional investigation; Goodlatte, Chaffetz call for accountability

Department of HousingU.S. Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) called for accountability after Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) employees were found to have interfered with a congressional investigation.

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that two HUD employees had illegally interfered with a 2012 congressional investigation into an agreement brokered by former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Tom Perez.

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April 14, 2016

Goodlatte: Time for a New Tax Code

United States Congress There are very few certainties in life. One of those, however, is that Tax Day comes around each year. By the time the April 18th deadline passes to submit 2015 tax returns, millions of Americans will have experienced our broken tax code firsthand yet again. A very appropriate quote by an unknown author sums up the feelings of many during tax season:
      Quoting  begins People who complain about taxes can be divided
      into two classes: men and women. Quoting  ends


April 13, 2016

Kai Degner: Hemp in Harrisonburg!


Hemp can be the source for fuel oil, parachutes the save presidents, batteries – even paper that our Declaration of Independence was written upon.


April 12, 2016

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival, 2016

Rocktown Beer Fest


The 6th annual Rocktown Beer & Music Festival

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents Rocktown Beer & Music Festival. Every year, 3,000 people converge on Turner Pavilion & Park to attend the event (which often sells out in advance), celebrating good beer, good living, good music and a great community. Whether rain or shine, it;s always a mighty fine time.


April 12, 2016

Goodlatte criticizes embrace of ‘sanctuary city’ idea

Congressman_Bob_Goodlatte Congressman Bob Goodlatte blasted candidates for Roanoke City Council Friday following the candidates’ endorsement of making Roanoke a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants during a campaign forum.

“It may be April Fool’s Day, but this is no joking matter,” Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County, said in an unsolicited statement. “It is extremely alarming that anyone seeking elected office would support this wrongheaded policy.”

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Roanoke Times


April 12, 2016