Foundation for the Humanities to host Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase

The Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program, now in its seventh year, has drawn from a wide range of communities and traditional folkways to pair master artists and apprentices for a nine-month learning experience.

The Folklife Apprenticeship Program will help to ensure that Virginia’s treasured folkways not only continue, but receive new life and vibrancy, engage new learners and reinvigorate master practitioners. This year’s Apprenticeship Showcase, scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 1-5 p.m., will celebrate our sixth graduating class of apprentices, and publicly recognize our 2009-2010 Virginia Folk Masters.

There will be music and demonstrations by our master artists and apprentices.

Free Virginia Folklife food and drink, including real Brunswick stew and fried apple pies…and more!

The event will be held at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities office, 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville.Free and open to the public, rain or shine


– News Release


UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.

augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news