This week’s Culture Connection features dance, fine art and music for a well rounded arts experience in the WNRN listening area.
Tuesday, the nonprofit Richmond Ballet leaps into its 30th year with another world premier ballet choreographed by alum, Philip Neal and Caniparoli’s unconventional piece, Bow Out. It is often thought that men will dislike the ballet but I promise that once they go to a Sudio Series event at Richmond Ballet they will change their minds. As one male patron said to me at a Studio Series intermission, “What guy doesn’t appreciate half naked, really hot women dancing in front of him?”
Then in Charlottesville on Friday, nonprofit Piedmont Council for the Arts presents the 2013 Rising Star Awards and Exhibition Opening, an elaborate awards presentation in which local high school juniors and seniors are recognized for their excellence in and commitment to the arts. There will be an art show and some performances to boot.
Saturday night, near-legendary Roanoke-based vocalist with a five octave range, Jane Powell, brings a mix of soul, jazz, reggae and blues to the Ellington in Lynchburg.
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If you want to read about my cultural adventures from this past week check out my blog at culturenuts.wordpress.com.