Arts & Culture

Stephen Jenkinson

An unusual theater performance examines what it means to die well.  "Night of Grief & Mystery" is an evening of wondering aloud, in music and spoken word, about longing, love and death. As part of its north American tour, the show will stop in Roanoke  October 17th.

Jesse Michener

What began nearly 25 years ago under the title ‘Your Radio Playhouse’ launched a different kind of radio journalism, with each episode centered on a basic theme.

The idea that became This American Life is now heard by roughly 5-million people each week, through NPR member stations and podcasts.  Host and Executive Producer Ira Glass wil present a stage version of the show at the Historic Academy Theatre in Lynchburg on October 12.

Virginia Film Festival

This year’s Virginia Film Festival promises to be bigger than ever with an extra day and more than 150 movies on the schedule. 


Real Estate in downtown Charlottesville is pricy, and that makes it hard for certain businesses to locate there – among them, art galleries.  Deborah McLeod has occupied eight different spaces in the last decade – moving from one to the next as landlords found wealthier tenants.  Now, however, she may be home – in a tiny, windowless room. 

Mallory Noe-Payne / RadioIQ

Richmond has a small but robust Armenian community,  and this weekend is their 61st annual Armenian Food Festival.