The tiny town of Singers Glen proudly proclaims itself The Birthplace of Sacred Music in the South. It celebrates every five years by putting on The Singers Glen Opera. Songs are sung in the historic "shaped note" style.
Inman Majors, who lives in Waynesboro and teaches creative writing at JMU, is a member of the fabled football Majors clan. His latest novel, Love’s Winning Plays is a comic riff on the culture of college football.
Charlottesville writer Jane Barnes worked on the PBS miniseries THE MORMONS. Jane, who describes herself as a quester, became enamored of the young and bumptious Joseph Smith. She talks about her near-conversion to the Mormon Church and the writing of her latest book, Falling in Love with Joseph Smith: My Search for the Real Prophet.
Professional musicians Kathleen Overfield-Zook, Lisa Wright, and Maria Lorcas are all mothers who had gotten tired of “driving for dollars” –driving long distances in order to play quality gigs. So Kathleen had the bright idea that the three of them should form their own trio. And so (ta-da!) the Bloom Trio was born.