WMRA News

Pipeline Upside?
10:30 am
Thu March 5, 2015

For Some, The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Spells P-R-O-M-I-S-E

Buckingham County Supervisor Donnie Bryan, pictured in his classroom, hopes the pipeline will offer his community opportunity for new economic growth.
Andrew Jenner

Lots of media coverage of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has focused on the people fighting hard to stop it.

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WMRA News
3:41 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Bloody Knuckles and Poked Eyes: These Two Play Rough

Classical piano duo (Greg) Anderson & (Elizabeth) Roe
Credit Courtesy the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Some of their music videos have more than 1 million views on YouTube.  Not bad for a classical music piano duo.

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Arts in Charlottesville: Part 2
12:46 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Music: "A Crucial Pulse" in Charlottesville -- But How Diverse?

Ty Cooper is an entertainment manager in the Charlottesville area.
Credit Sefe Emokpae

Since the Dave Matthews Band and before, music is part of the beating heart of Charlottesville.

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Second Look
12:22 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Makerspaces; Fine Arts Education; Visual Arts in Charlottesville

What if there were a place that existed just to provide space to create?  In this space you could make almost anything you wanted and you could do it alongside other creative innovators. Such places, called "makerspaces," are beginning to crop up in cities all over the United States including Charlottesville and Staunton.

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Fine Arts Academy
10:47 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Harrisonburg Makes Fine Arts Education a Priority

Fine Arts Director J.R. Snow conducts a performance at Harrisonburg High School

Beginning in elementary school, arts education is often a hit-or-miss opportunity, available to some students, some of the time.

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Innovation Hubs
1:43 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Making Spaces for Innovation

Tinkersmiths, a makerspace in Charlottesville
Kara Lofton

What if there was a place that existed just to provide space to create?

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Second Look
1:39 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Visual Arts in Staunton, Arts Scene in the 'Burg, Meet the Livestock Judges

WMRA’s Luanne Austin takes us to Staunton, where, from tiny, out-of-the-way workshops to the better known art galleries, the visual arts play a big role in Staunton’s cultural life, and in the tourist experience....  And, in a replay from October 2014, it turns out that quite a few people have been working pretty hard at growing the arts in Harrisonburg, too, and that goes hand-in-hand with the effort to revitalize downtown....  The four high-schoolers on the championship-winning Rockingham County 4-H Livestock Judging Team are getting ready to compete in Scotland this summer - and developi

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Don't Judge... Unless You Know What You're Doing
1:28 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Teen 4-H Livestock Judges Win U.S., Head to Scotland

The team after the win in Denver. From left to right: Hannah Craun, Cayley Ellington, Bailey Carpenter and MaKayla Nesselrodt.
Western National Roundup photo

We all kind of know what physical characteristics makes people look fit and healthy.

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Play for Literacy
6:15 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Literacy Group Aims for "Triple Word Score" with Scrabble Funder

Executive Director of Skyline Literacy, Elizabeth Girvan
Credit Kara Lofton

On Sunday, March 1*, teams of three from all over the Shenandoah Valley will bring their wits, cunning, and friendly competitive edge to Skyline Middle School to compete in—a Scrabble Tournament.  WMRA's Kara Lofton reports.

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First in a series: The Arts in Staunton
11:42 am
Wed February 18, 2015

In Staunton, a Visual Feast of Art

Steve Kiser (second from right) and his three partners at the Dwell Collective
Luanne Austin

From tiny, out-of-the-way workshops to the better known art galleries, the visual arts play a big role in Staunton’s cultural life, and in the tourist experience.

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