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Folk Festival Poster Art Revealed

Tuesday evening, the poster for the 2014 Richmond Folk Festival, designed by Leslie Herman, was unveiled at Glavé Kocen Gallery in a single-night exhibition of posters from 2005 to the present. more »

Oct 1, 2014 The Hat

Tull for the Troops

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull comes to The National on Oct. 5 to raise money and awareness for veterans who have been hurt by Improvised Explosive Devices (or IEDs) during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Datebook

Photo by Peter Yang

Girl Talk

Since her debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing back in 2007, Amy Schumer has won over audiences with her blunt yet relatable stand-up, as well as appearances on shows such as 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Adult Swim’s Delocated. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Datebook

'Auto-Biography' The Life of A '57 Chevy

It’s been a road of fortuitous twists and turns that brought writer Earl Swift to his fifth book of narrative nonfiction, "Auto Biography." He’ll be at the Fountain Bookstore in Shockoe Slip on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to read selections. more »

Sep 30, 2014 The Hat

“Emperor Qianlong Enjoying Antiques,” Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736–95) hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

Photo courtesy of The Palace Museum

Keys to the Kingdom

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is pulling open the massive doors of the Forbidden City in Beijing and allowing us to visit. The exhibition “Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures From the Palace Museum, Beijing,” opens Oct. 18. more »

Sep 30, 2014 Arts & Culture

Illustration by Terrence Sullivan

17th Annual Theresa Pollak Prizes for Excellence in the Arts

Our annual awards for excellence in the arts recognize creators who carry forward the spirit of Theresa Pollak, ones of Virginia's best known artists and art educators. more »

Sep 30, 2014 Arts & Culture

Morgan Yacoe

Photo by Chris Smith

Art Innovator: Morgan Yacoe

Yacoe’s collaboration with the VCU Medical Center demonstrates a truly innovative direction for the application of fine-art skills outside the proverbial white cube of the exhibition space. more »

Sep 30, 2014 Arts & Culture

Sonya Clark

Photo by Sarah Walor

Visual Arts: Sonya Clark

An internationally recognized artist in her field, Sonya has been engaged in an ongoing exploration of African-American hair and identity. more »

Sep 30, 2014 Arts & Culture

Melissa Johnston Price

Photo by Chris Smith

Theater: Melissa Johnston Price

As an actor, Melissa Johnston Price has won countless accolades. As a theater entrepreneur, she co-created a thriving children’s theater company. As a theater parent and colleague, she supports all endeavors that strengthen the community. more »

Sep 30, 2014 Arts & Culture

Brian Jones

Photo by Sarah Walor

Music: Brian Jones

Brian Jones has helped local musicians reach international success, from lending his talents on Jason Mraz’s first major album to recommending pianist Daniel Clarke for a recording gig with Mandy Moore. more »

Sep 30, 2014 Arts & Culture

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