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TURN: Washington’s Spies will return to Virginia for third season

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that the AMC television series TURN: Washington’s Spies will be returning to Virginia for a third season.


Doah Fest announces lineup

Doah Fest Music and Arts Festival has announced its official full lineup and activities list. Doah prides itself on the diversity of its bands and this year is no different: bluegrass, reggae, jam, hip hop, brass, gypsy jazz, rock, soul, world beats and more will be represented on The Farm at Doah 2015.


Red Wing Roots Music Festival set for July 10-12

The third annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival takes place next week, July 10-‐12, at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon.


UVA student radio station WXTJ to begin broadcasting on FM

WXTJ, a radio station run entirely by University of Virginia students, is slated to begin broadcasting at 100.1 FM – supplementing its continuing online broadcast – sometime within the coming months.


Come on down! The Price is Right Live! is Coming to Richmond’s Altria Theater

Altria Theater will host The Price is Right Live!™ on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 pm. The Price is Right Live!™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win.


Bach Festival, in its 23rd year, draws appreciative crowd for diverse classical repertoire

In his 23rd year as artistic director and conductor of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, Kenneth J. Nafziger just laughs when asked if he is most looking forward to conducting any one particular piece.


At the Movies: Big Stone Gap to open nationwide Oct. 9

Picturehouse has acquired all U.S. rights to Big Stone Gap from Altar Identity Studios and will release the film nationwide on Oct. 9.


NPR’s ‘Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me’ Paula Poundstone at The Paramount Theater on Dec. 4

The Paramount Theater announced Tuesday that Paula Poundstone will be performing in Charlottesville on Friday, December 4th at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $32.50 and are available this week.


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A Memoir of Place: Sue Eisenfeld and Shenandoah National Park

When and how does a place become the subject of a memoir? Author Sue Eisenfeld will discuss with C-ville Weekly writer Elizabeth Derby how a form of writing that is usually focused on the author’s personal experience can expand to encompass place and history.


Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd headlining 2015 Rockingham County Fair

The Rockingham County Fair has announced two of its three big concerts for the 2015 Fair, with Alabama and Lynyrd Skynyrd headlining concert dates on Tuesday, Aug. 18, and Wednesday, Aug. 19.


Podcast: Tammy Rogers of The SteelDrivers talks upcoming Harrisonburg appearance

CGI host Chris Graham interviews Tammy Rogers of The SteelDrivers, who will be performing at Clementine Cafe in Harrisonburg, Va., on Thursday, May 28.


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New State Fair attraction blends ag education, entertainment

The State Fair of Virginia’s mission is to increase agricultural awareness in a fun, family-friendly setting. One of this year’s new attractions means mission accomplished.


CGI Podcast: Breaking down Daily Show, WrestleMania news

CGI host Chris Graham breaks down the news that Comedy Central has hired South African comic Trevor Noah as the next anchor of The Daily Show, then shifts attention to a recap of the wild night that was WrestleMania 31.


Comedian Brian Regan to perform at Paramount in October

Comedian Brian Regan was seen in the Chris Rock movie, Top Five, and he was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. In February 2014, Regan performed two sold-out shows at the 12,500-seat EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, and in August of 2013, Regan sold out the legendary, 8,600-seat Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver.


No-budget filmmaking seminar set for Jan. 8

Join the Shenandoah Valley District of the Virginia Production Alliance and special guest John Johnson of Darkstone Entertainment for an illuminating evening about no-budget filmmaking.


Live entertainment lineup for Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain, recently ranked top ten lodging & après ski resort by SKI Magazine, today announces its schedule for the 2015 winter entertainment season.


Statement game: UVA puts college basketball on notice

Top-ranked Kentucky put up a 24-0 run and led 41-7 at the half in beating UCLA 83-44 on Saturday. On Sunday, #6 UVA came out of the gate against Harvard up 30-4, led 39-8 at the break and won 76-27.


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Annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony at Augusta Health on Dec. 7

The annual Lights of Love Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, benefitting the Gifted Care Program at the Shenandoah House and the Nursing Scholarship Program, will be Sunday at 4:30 pm in the Augusta Health Atrium Lobby.


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Tickets for Opening Day of 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament on sale Friday

Ttickets for “Opening Day Presented By Food Lion” of the 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Tuesday, March 10) will go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m.


TNA Impact Wrestling leaving Spike for Destination America

TNA Impact Wrestling will make the move from its long-time home on Spike TV to Destination America, an offshoot of Discovery Communications that reaches roughly half the homes that Spike TV is in currently.


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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine art exhibit to feature medical avatars

The powerful effects of habit on health will come to life in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s newest art exhibit, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine.


Author Bruce Holsinger to read from thriller at W&L

Author and scholar Bruce Holsinger, professor of English at the University of Virginia, will give a Glasgow reading at Washington and Lee University on Monday.


Reserve space now in Augusta Free Press: The Magazine

Augusta Free Press: The Magazine will hit newstands in January 2015 and will be offered bimonthly. AugustaFreePress.com launched in 2002 to provide news and information to people throughout the region online.


Downtown Safe Halloween returns to nTelos Wireless Pavilion

The annual “Downtown Safe Halloween” event will take place Saturday, October 25, from 2 – 5 pm at the Ntelos Wireless Pavilion located on the Downtown Mall.


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Harlem Globetrotters coming to Richmond Coliseum Jan. 4

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Richmond Coliseum on January 4, 2015 at 3PM during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.


Emma Leigh inks deal with Lee Cherry Entertainment

Emma Leigh and Lee Cherry Entertainment have made a deal to promote and service “Daddy’s Gonna Kill Him” the new single from the Virginia-based country artist to Global Radio.


Jim Ross gets us thinking: CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31?

With Roman Reigns on the shelf following surgery, WWE world champ Brock Lesnar needs an opponent for WrestleMania 31. Jim Ross blogged this week on an intriguing possible fill-in for Reigns: CM Punk.


WWE apologizes for Russian flag incident

Interesting move today from WWE, which issued an apology for an angle on this week’s Monday Night Raw in which Big Show ripped down a Russian flag flying over the ring to further his beef with Rusev.


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Signature craft beer Virginia Midway to be tapped at State Fair

There will be lots to celebrate at the 2014 State Fair of Virginia, including exciting rides, cuddly animals, great foods and exhilarating entertainment.


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Black Tie & Boots guests will ‘Mingle at The Meadow’ Sept. 26

Black Tie & Boots, the State Fair of Virginia’s opening-night benefit gala, will return to the fair this year after a two-year hiatus.


Richmond Raiders 2015 season tickets on sale

Season tickets for the Richmond Raiders’ 2015 season are now on sale, the team announced today.


Augusta Free Press produces informational video for Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc.

Augusta Free Press has produced an informational video for Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. promoting a WDDI effort to locate an informational kiosk in the heart of the downtown business district.


JMU Fan Zone gets a facelift

Fans that make the JMU University Outpost Fan Zone part of their game day tradition will be in for a surprise this Saturday, as JMU Athletics will unveil its new and improved University Outpost Fan Zone on Godwin Field.


Sexism: The Killer Elephant in the Room

Sexism is socially-constructed gender bias, creating a culture that objectifies females as mere collections of body parts. Sexism ensures a climate in which women are viewed as possessions, as property, as somehow inferior by definition, with the result that male domination of females is sanctioned.


WVPT Public Television opens new Harrisonburg studio location

WVPT Public Television, serving the Shenandoah Valley and Central and Northern Virginia, welcomes visitors to the opening of the new location for its studio and business offices on Thursday, September 11th from noon until 8:30 p.m.


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Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum’s fourth annual GermanFest

GermanFest, an Oktoberfest-like event to be hosted by the Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum, is set for Saturday September 13 from 10 am – 6 pm.


NASCAR back at Richmond International Raceway twice in 2015

What’s better than a single scoop? A double dip! That’s what race fans in Richmond will get in 2015, as NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway twice next season, and it will be on our traditional dates.


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UVA claims 2014 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Achievement Award

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to honor the University of Virginia as the recipient of the 2014 Division I Achievement Award. The Cavaliers have now won the award ten times in the 19 years of its existence.


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Pro wrestling business model shows flaws

Wrestling, like a cockroach in an abandoned building, has proven itself hearty enough to survive anything, but whether sports entertainment as we know it now can survive in its present form is very much at question. I’d recommend enjoying what we have while we still have it, because change is coming, and the changes that I see coming aren’t good.


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Feeling entrepreneurial? Better think through your marketing

Whatever your business ideas may be, you need to remember to pay attention to the market for what you are hoping to be able to offer, and along with that the marketing.


SummerSlam Preview: Lesnar-Cena, Wyatt-Jericho, Stephanie-Brie, more

It’s the summer WrestleMania. That’s one way to think of SummerSlam, arguably, with apologies to Royal Rumble, the second-biggest WWE pay-per-view of the year, if only because of its timing.


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Douthat State Park seeks demonstrators for Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair

Douthat State Park is seeking heritage-themed demonstrators for their annual Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair, Oct. 11, 2014, at Douthat State Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Up with People headed to Harrisonburg

Up with People, which has toured to 38 countries around the world during the last 49-years, has announced that Harrisonburg will be a stop on their 2014 tour.


Saltwater cowboys ready for 89th annual Pony Penning at Chincoteague

Excitement is in the air in this small island off the northeast coast of Virginia now recognized as the Happiest Seaside Town in America according to Coastal Living®. It’s Pony Penning time, also known as “homecoming” to ‘teaguers.


Waynesboro Summer Extravaganza set for July 13

Don’t miss the 35th annual Waynesboro Summer Extravaganza, set for Saturday, July 13. Bring the whole family to Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro for a day full of good, family fun.


Skyland Resort, Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park offer summer activities

Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park are ready to welcome families this summer with an activity rich experience.


It’s official: Louisville joins the ACC

The University Louisville’s long-awaited entry into the Atlantic Coast Conference becomes official today. “We have looked forward to this day since November of 2012, when our Council of Presidents voted to accept Louisville as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford.


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Web series Farm Story pilot to start shooting in Staunton in September

Going to Tahiti Productions and The Writer, Ink will shoot the 45-minute Farm Story pilot in Staunton and surrounding areas September 8, 2014 through September 17, 2014.


Liz Barnes and Barbara Martin Return to WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway, labeled “the best intimate musical venue in the Valley,” has scheduled an engagement with Barbara Martin and Liz Barnes. The Friday, June 13 performance will begin at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main St., downtown Waynesboro.


Skyland Resort, Big Meadows Lodge offer mid-week military discount

Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park are proud to welcome military personnel and their families during the summer season with a special 20% mid-week lodging discount as a thank you for their outstanding courage and dedication to our country.