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Two Virginia Students Earn Top Honors in International Aviation Art Contest

The Commonwealth’s art students are some of the finest in the world. That is not just the opinion of the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV), but also that of...

Ferrum Bluegrass Jam Performance to Be Broadcast on PBS

On Monday night during the weekly Bluegrass Jam at the Leo Scott Pavilion, Public Broadcasting...

Celebrate History and Culture Day at a Virginia State Park This Weekend

Virginia State Parks will celebrate History and Culture Day on June 15, 2024, and each...

Roanoke History & O. Winston Link Museums’ Announce Artists-In-Residency

Radford artists L.S. King and Ken Smith will be the Roanoke History & O. Winston...

250th Anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s Purchase of Natural Bridge To Be Celebrated

July 5 marks 250 years since Thomas Jefferson purchased the Natural Bridge, an act that...

FloydFest a Big Draw in its 8th Year

The 8th annual FloydFest featured dozens of bands, a few well-known, like Blues Travelers, but most only familiar to real music aficionados.  The thousands...

FiddleFest Returns to Hollins Campus Next Weekend

“I’m a player, ” explains Mike Conner in his office at Williamson Road Service Center in northeast Roanoke, recognizable for the giant Paul Bunyan...

Wanted: Input on Gainsboro Library Sculpture

The Roanoke Public Libraries and the Roanoke Arts Commission are inviting public input that will be used to enhance the sculptural installation titled, "Reading...

Ruth Waalkes Named Executive Director of Virginia Tech’s New Center for the Arts

Ruth Waalkes, director of artistic initiatives at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, has been named executive director...

“Floyd Fest 8 – Revival” Returns to Refresh, Renew and Recreate

Floyd Fest 8 – Revival, returns next weekend with four days of music, music, music, just off milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. ...

New Book Illustrates the Parallels Between Society and the Silver Screen

Melvin Matthews Jr. loves old movies. The Roanoker has written two non-fiction works that painstakingly detail the intersection of film and society. First, there...