Spring Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley

news from HarrisonburgNews of interest in the Centeral Shenandoah Valley of Virginia including Harrisonburg, Staunton, Rockingham County and surrounding areas. If you’ve got news or a story to tell, just let us know! Here’s to Mother’s Day Weekend, 2014 …
[*] Mrs. T’s hosts Shenandoah Valley students to learn workplace skills
[*] Local Project Works To Raise Awareness About Sexual Abuse
[*] American Shakespeare Award recipient brings words to life
[*] Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the State
[*] Valley leaders clash over Medicaid expansion
[*] 150th Anniversary Battle of New Market
[*] The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage
[*] Local Impact of Lifted Poultry Ban
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May 10, 2014

Stephen Bennett next up in the Music Series at Harrisonburg’s Court Square Theater

Stephen Bennett

Whether playing his great-grandfather’s harp guitar, his 1930 National Steel or a standard 6-string, Stephen Bennett is a musician to hear. His playing has won awards and critical praise. In live performance and on record, his diverse musical influences and interests are joined with a lifelong love affair with the sound of guitar strings. (more…)

April 4, 2014

National Arts Advocacy Day is March 24-25

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When we say “ARTS” it is important for us to specify that the arts include visual fine art, design, art education, music, dance, art history, theater and performance, literary art, new media, film, integrated media, and public works. The arts are designated as a “core academic subject” in federal law, which means the arts have the same importance as reading, math, social studies, language arts, and science. This federal designation is an acknowledgement of the relevance of the arts in a complete education and their rightful place in the main instructional day. However, a 2011 national survey of over 1,000 public schools found that schools are narrowing curriculum and shifting instructional time and resources away from visual art, music, foreign language, and social studies.

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March 24, 2014

Harrisonburg Arts for April

Upcoming arts events and happenings in the central Shenandoah Valley … make your plans to enhance your spring with art . Don’t miss the Progressive Party, and other special events . .

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March 24, 2014

Beyond Mountains: Photographs

inspired by the Poems of Nadine Pinede
February 5 – April 15 at Court Square Theater

The photographs in this exhibition are hanging in the Court Square Theater lobby and are based on Nadine Pinede’s poetry chapbook, An Invisible Geography.

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March 12, 2014

International Photographer Lalla Essadyi in Harrisonburg

Lalla Essadyi, Photographer

The James Madison University’s (JMU) School of Art, Design, and Art History will partner with the Arts Council of the Valley to bring the photography of internationally known artist, Lalla Essadyi, to the Darrin-McHone Gallery in the Smith House.

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March 7, 2014

February at Court Square Theater

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…)

February 13, 2014

Saturday, December 28: Hank Williams Tribute Show

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…)

December 18, 2013

Sunday Jan. 5: Downton Abbey Premiere Party

WVPT – Your Source for PBS and More and the Arts Council of the Valley are partnering to host a Premiere Party and live simulcast of the long awaited premiere episode of Downton Abbey Season 4 on MASTERPIECE.

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December 17, 2013

It’s a Wonderful Life

Your chance to see this classic on the big screen with digital projection!

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Rated PG 13.

Rotten Tomatoes writes :

Quoting  begins The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It’s a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing. Quoting  ends

Tickets for Dec. 23, 11am, 7pm

It's a Wonderful Life
For more information about any of these events, please visit
GO valleyarts.org or call 540.433.9189.

The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) champions diverse artistic expression and promotes the arts as fundamental to a vibrant community. ACV provides memorable arts experiences for individuals in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through our visual, literary, and performing arts programs, education opportunities, and grants.

41-F Court Square I Harrisonburg, VA 22801 I 540.433.9189 I www.valleyarts.org


December 14, 2013