Moss Arts Center

Photo by Sachyn Mital

When Rockstar, David Bowie, died two years ago at the age of 69, he left behind a parting gift. He’d been secretly working on a new album, knowing it would be his last.  “Blackstar” is Bowie’s message from the great beyond. The singer’s death, and his last work, so moved a Boston based musician that he composed a symphonic homage to him. The group called, “The Ambient Orchestra,” will perform it Friday Night at the Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg. 

Virginia Tech

There is just a handful of music venues in the world where you can experience a still very new kind of audio known as ‘spatial music’ and Blacksburg is home to one of them.

Julie Snyder, credit Kirsten Luce

The murder conviction of Adnan Syed nearly 20 years ago, and possible mistakes in the case, has been made famous through the podcast, ‘Serial.’

The investigative work by Julie Snyder and colleague Sarah Koenig brought about a new kind of on-demand journalism when it was launched in 2014. 

Most of us learn by using our eyes. Whether it’s reading or poring over formulas, graphs and charts, it’s a mostly visual experience.  Now, professors at Virginia Tech are exploring a new way to add another dimension to teaching and learning by transforming data into sound.     

Opera Roanoke's Premier of Appalachian set "Susannah"

Apr 26, 2017
Dongsoo Choi

The only major American opera set in Appalachia will be performed this weekend at Opera Roanoke.  It’s called, “Susannah” and it evokes the beauty of the region in all its summer-time glory. Even though it was written in the 1950s, the story of its strong female lead facing down the establishment, resonates with the political power struggles of today.