The Spark

The Spark
3:37 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Steve White

Singers Glen resident and avid bird watcher, Steve White, worked for the CIA for a couple of decades as a Russian specialists.

Steve's bird group of choice: The Rockingham Bird Club

The Spark
11:51 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Elliot Majerczyk

By day, Elliot  Majerczyk is a producer for the public radio program,  With Good Reason. By night, he creates music out of found sounds.

The 2nd and 3rd sound files above are samples of Elliot's Music:
"Sway What"
"For Martha"

The Spark
11:50 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Dan Bonner

Staunton's Dan Bonner has been a college basketball analyst for over 2 decades. He works (or has worked) for CBS Sports, ESPN, RAYCOM Sports, and Fox Sports.

The 2nd audio clip above is a sample of Dan Bonner and Kevin Harlan announcing the thrilling 2010 NCAA tournament Kansas/ Northern Iowa upset.

The Spark
11:24 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Eye on Art : Camera Angle and "Like"

Students posing in the photo-op project. On the left, the "candidate" who got good camera treatment (and won the election). The bad angles candidate is on the right.

Terry Ward recalls teaching an art class about how camera angles and other visual techniques can make  viewers like or dislike the people pictured --whether actors or politicians.

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The Spark
11:42 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Anita Cooper

Anita Cooper is a late-blooming watercolorist who lives in the Staunton Area.

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The Spark
11:15 am
Fri November 11, 2011

A Lesson Learned From a Walk in the Park

An essay by Kim Johnson.

The Spark
12:08 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Eye on Art : A Gender-Bendy Exhibit

Terry Ward appreciates a show of Aaron McIntosh art and is pleasantly surprised to find it in Harrisonburg. 

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The Spark
12:06 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Elisabeth Gumnior

Harrisonburg's Elisabeth Gumnior waxes scholarly about Harry potter. Replacing Wands with Quills: A Harry Potter Symposium.

The Spark
12:05 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Huss and Dalton Guitars

Staunton's Jeff Huss takes on a tour of Huss and Dalton Guitars.

The Spark
12:05 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Physics with Shanil Virani

Shanil Virani holds a joint appointment in Physics and Astronomy at JMU.

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