The Spark

The Spark
11:35 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Filmmaker Mike Grundmann

Mike Grundmann and his wife, Tara.

The unstoppable coach Tom Moran turns his own struggle with cerebral palsy into opportunities for disabled children to excel through sports.  Filmmaker Mike Grundmann tells the story in his documentary "Why Me? Tom Moran’s Long Walk" screening Fri 23 March at 7pm at downtown Harrisonburg's Court Square Theater (tix for free-will offerings to Overcoming Barriers).

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The Spark
11:33 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Tattoo Artist Chris Porter

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Getting up close and reeeeeeally personal with other people's skin.  Electric needles.  Nitrile gloves.  All in a day's work for Chris Porter of Alley Cat Tattoos.  Among the things we find out: what will he do when every last inch of his own body is inked?

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The Spark
11:47 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Eye on Art : Why Is Art So Pricy?

Terry Ward explains art prices from Van Gogh and big city galleries to regional art events like the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival, Staunton Art In The Park, and Waynesboro Fall Foliage Art Show.

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The Spark
11:32 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Poet Nathaniel Perry

One of his book's poems is called "Sewage Disposal."  Need we say more?

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The Spark
10:32 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Trent Wagler of "The Steel Wheels"

We'll hear music and get the inside skinny on how The Steel Wheels' new CD “Lay Down Lay Low” came into being.

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The Spark
12:23 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Jefferson Park Press founder Hilary Holladay

Charlottesville’s Hilary Holladay undertakes one bodacious literary enterprise by starting her own publishing house.

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The Spark
11:34 am
Fri March 9, 2012

The Rockbridge Advocate tsar, Doug Harwood

Doug Harwood edits the feisty one-person news magazine The Rockbridge Advocate. He came to Lexington 40 years ago to attend Washington & Lee and could never quite tear himself away again from Rockbridge County.

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The Spark
11:47 am
Fri February 24, 2012

"Woody" the Musical

Staunton’s Richard Adams talks about writing musicals in general and "Woody," his musical rendition of the life of Woodrow Wilson, in particular.

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The Spark
11:39 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Making Shoes

Gabe and Peggy Leasure with the late Glen Leasure.

Gabe and Peggy Leasure of Rockbridge County talk about shoemaking and their late shoemaking father/husband Glen Leasure.

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The Spark
11:31 am
Fri February 24, 2012

In the End

Eric LaFreniere with his mother

An essay by Eric LaFreniere.

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