Tag: entertainment

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.


WVPT Festival of Family Fun set for June 7

WVPT, the PBS station that serves the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia, announced that the Festival of Family Fun will be at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Saturday, June 7th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Somebody cue up Wade Barrett: More bad news for WWE

WWE needs to heed the old adage about dancing with the one that brung you. It’s a wrestling company, not a movie company, not an entertainment conglomerate.


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Staunton theatre company celebrates a decade of mystery

This month, Staunton’s Clever by Half Productions (which produces 100% original and portable murder mystery dinner theatre) kicks off its 10th anniversary celebration with a brand-new show, HINT.


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Beach Party Brunch N Bid to benefit Adult Care Center

The Adult Care Center in Winchester will host a “Beach Party Brunch n Bid” Sunday, June 1st at the Winchester Moose Lodge.


WWE renews TV deal with NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced a multi-year strategic partnership for WWE’s flagship programming Monday Night Raw® for a three-hour block on USA Network and the top-rated Friday Night Smackdown® on Syfy.


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Virginia Screenwriting Competition deadline May 23

The deadline for the 26th Virginia Screenwriting Competition sponsored by the Virginia Film Office is Friday, May 23, at midnight. The annual Virginia Screenwriting Competition is created to provide Virginia screenwriters with a forum for their work.


WWE reports $8 million net loss in first quarter of 2014

WWE today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014, with the highlight of the news being that the company is reporting a net loss of $8 million in the quarter that saw the ballyhooed launch of the WWE Network.


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Health Beat: Upcoming events at Augusta Health

The annual free Skin Cancer Screening at Augusta Health Cancer Center. Providers from both Augusta Health Dermatology and Blue Ridge Dermatology participate collaboratively.


Stone Cold Steve Austin on gay marriage: He supports it

When you see a headline promising you details on Stone Cold Steve Austin and his position on gay marriage, you don’t expect to read about how he supports it. But that is the case, as Austin revealed on his podcast this week.


Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls headline Rockingham County Fair

The Rockingham County Fair is pleased to announce this summary of Pepsi Grandstand entertainment for 2014.