Personality: Avanti Kollaram Yamamoto

As the daughter of Indian immigrants, Avanti Kollaram Yamamoto didn’t always dream of becoming a teacher.

Juneteenth events highlight freedom, heritage

In recognition of the fourth official Juneteenth celebration on Wednesday, June 19, the following events are being held throughout the month to recognize and celebrate the holiday in a variety of ways.

Jubilation in June returns with music, fireworks

The city of Richmond will host the 3rd Annual Jubilation in June Weekend, a series of free public events featuring live music performances and community resources.

Virginia War Memorial opens new exhibit on D-Day Landings

A new Virginia War Memorial exhibit, “D+80: Virginians in the Normandy Invasion,” opens on June 6 the 80th anniversary of D-Day when American and Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in France in 1944 during World War II.

‘Dine Out for Pride’ Returns to Support LGBTQ Groups

For the second year, restaurants across the Richmond region are participating in “Dine Out for Pride” to raise funds for local LGBTQ organizations during the first week of June’s Pride Month celebrations.

Gardeners’ plant sale and festival in Henrico

The Henrico Master Gardener Association holds its annual Spring Plant Sale and Pollinator Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The free event will be held at the Recreation Center at Deep Run Park, at 9900 Ridgefield …

Artist talk to explore African-American ceramics, collaboration

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia will host an artist talk titled “Re(CLAY)mation of Collaboration Intersections” 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

Victory Church of God in Christ to offer free summer meals for children

Victory Church of God in Christ is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, providing free meals to children throughout the summer. The initiative aims to ensure that no child goes hungry during the school break.

Personality: Wilmer Matamoros-Menjivar

High school has had its ups and downs for Wilmer Mtr. Matamoros-Menjivar, a senior at Richmond High School for the Arts.

Richmond tunes up for summer concert season

As summer approaches, outdoor concert series are gearing up at two of the more picturesque venues around the city.

New Hampton Jazz and Music Festival plays up diverse lineup

Taking a cue from a popular Richmond event, the long-running Hampton Jazz Festival has changed its name. The 50-year-old festival, originally a celebration of Hampton University, is now the Hampton Jazz and Music Festival. Over the years, it has featured …

Personality: Xolani Sivunda

Xolani Sivunda doesn’t remember a time when he wasn’t honing his art skills. His joy of art strengthened at age 10 when he would replicate images of soccer players he saw in sports magazines. Ever since he hasn’tstopped pursuing his …

Richmond native named 2024 Presidential Scholar in the Arts

Christian Trimmingham, a senior from Richmond studying at Interlochen Arts Academy, has been selected as a 2024 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Awarded by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, this honor recognizes Christian as one of the top …

Richmond Jazz Festival announces 2024 lineup

Organizers of the Richmond Jazz and Music Festival recently unveiled the lineup for the 2024 event, set for Aug. 9-11 at Maymont. Hip-hop artist Ludacris, R&B singer Fantasia, and jazz pianist Bob James are among the headliners announced for the …

Fiber artist Lauri Jenkins wins Arts Center’s Master Teacher Award

Lauri Jenkins, a fiber artist whose journey with sewing began in her teenage years, was recognized for her contributions to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond with the 2024 Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award. Ms. Jenkins received the award May …