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Juneteenth events and weekend activities

Richmond area residents who plan to participate in events and activities that will commemorate Virginia’s Juneteenth holiday have several choices. The federal holiday is on June 20.

Personality: Walter M. Dotts III

For Walter Maxwell Dotts III, the preservation and improvement of architecture and design in Virginia’s capital has always been a family affair.

Sidney DuPont finds a ‘powerful, dynamic and necessary’ role

Sidney DuPont knew he’d made the right career decision when musical theater icon Chita Rivera not only threw a shoe at him but also slapped his face.

Film festival to offer showings at Byrd Theatre and Bowtie Cinema

The Richmond International Film Festival, one of the largest competitive film festivals in the Mid-Atlantic, returns to Richmond June 7 through 12.

Pinkett Smith talks hair loss ‘shame,’ outcome of Oscars slap

Jada Pinkett Smith turned her husband’s Oscar-night blowup into a teachable moment about alopecia areata, the hair loss disorder affecting her and millions of others that, in some cases, can impact a person’s sense of identity.

’Collective Rage’ features 5 Betties

Richmond Triangle Players will close its 2021-22 season with “Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties,” which has been described as “one of Broadway’s wildest and wackiest comedies.”

Personality: The Rev. Shay W. Auerbach

From the doors of the church to the streets of Richmond and beyond, the Rev. Shay W. Auerbach has been a tireless advocate for the city’s Latino community for more than a decade.

2 artistic directors join Virginia Repertory Theatre

Todd D. Norris and Rick Hammerly will join Desirée Roots, a Richmond-based jazz singer and actress, as artistic directors for the Virginia Repertory Theatre.

Memorial Day service at Fort Harrison Cemetery

The Richmond National Battlefield Park, in cooperation with the National Cemetery Administration, will host a Memorial Day program and wreath-laying ceremony 12 p.m. Monday, May 30, at the Fort Harrison National Cemetery, 8620 Varina Road. The event is free and ...

12 debut at Cotillion

“Virtual Elegance and Grace Redefined” was the theme of this year’s Wives of Beaux-Twenty Debutante Alumnae Association’s 44th Debutante Cotillion on May 21.

Personality: Kiara Thompson

It was a typical Friday at school for Kiara Thompson — until it wasn’t.

VSU’s 2022 graduates heralded for hard work, sacrifices and technological savvy

Cheering family, friends and loved ones celebrated the achievements of Virginia State University’s nearly 500 graduates on May 14 at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.

VMFA names new curator for African Art

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has named Dr. Ndubuisi C. Ezeluomba as its new curator to efforts to “re-imagine” VMFA’s African Art collection.

VCU graduates praised for their resolve to not lose focus during pandemic

With graduates hailing from 43 countries and diverse cultural backgrounds, the sheer scale of accomplishment was immense during Virginia Commonwealth University’s graduation ceremony last Saturday.

Personality: Dr. Kate Hoof

Dr. Kate Hoof is helping Richmond kids put the pedal to the metal.