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WDBJ7 Reporter/AnchorAfter 34 years of representing artists and the arts in the Roanoke Valley, The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge is closing its doors. The council was an advocate for the opera, ballet, private artists, among other groups in the area. The decision to...
Tags: Artists, Fine Artists, Arts and Culture, Arts
ReporterOpera Roanoke and Patrick Henry High School team up to honor a special tradition and a special man today. It was all part of the Joe Green Tree Project. The family of legendary opera composer Giuseppe Verdi would plant a tree for each of his operas,...
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WDBJ7 ReporterIt's a show hundreds of years in the making. Sunday night, ghoulish drama, music and dance made its way to Roanoke. Opera Roanoke continued it's performance series of The Masques of Orpheus. The opera featured scenes from popular classic composers....
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reporterIt's traditionally a word of praise for a great performance, now a Roanoke arts group is hoping "BRAVO" will take on another meaning. "BRAVO" in this instance stands for "Blue Ridge Advocates for the Valley's Opera." The group is trying to educate,...
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August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
ReporterFans of Bold and the Beautiful will notice a familiar face at the Miss Virginia pageant. Bobbie Eakes played Macy on the hit CBS daytime drama and this week she's in Roanoke to emcee and perform during the pageant. Eakes was Miss Georgia back in...
The opera world is remembering a groundbreaking star who grew up singing in church in Danville. Camilla Williams died yesterday. She was 92. Born in Danville in 19-19, she became the first African-American woman to sing with a major U.S. opera...
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Young, fresh, rising music stars from around the world are in Blacksburg for a two-week music festival. These musicians are hoping to spark new interest in a centuries old art. “It catches a lot of people off guard,” said Philip...
ReporterOpera Roanoke is celebrating its 35th season. One of the feature productions this year is Madama Butterfly. The opera will be performed twice this weekend. Friday, March 18 the show will begin at 8pm, Sunday, March 20 the performance is at 2:...
Tags: Music Theater, Human Interest
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