We’re back with more news, views and reviews for Harrisonburg, and surrounding areas in the central Shenandoah Valley . . . These in our news department last week :
- Virginia Health Services to receive Affordable Care Act grant
- Students and city residents discuss community issues
- Increased Stormwater Fee Proposed in Harrisonburg
- Improvements Continuing In Downtown Harrisonburg
- Tracing History: Uncovering Urban Renewal
- Maurertown has perfect water for bourbon
- Public Weighs in On Hotel Madison
- City hall construction underway
- Promoting healthy communities
Explore More Discovery Museumand Arts Council of the Valley are teaming up to present award-winning children’s performer Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou on Saturday, November 8.
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News 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
… and more!
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…)
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.
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 . .
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.