They, too, are Americans

Raising their right hand, 46 people from 29 countries stand before U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory as he administers the Oath of Allegiance on July 4 during a naturalization ceremony at the Virginia Museum ...

Rita Dove to speak at Library of Virginia

Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove will discuss her 2021 volume of poems, “Playlist for the Apocalyse,” at 6 p.m. on July 28 at the Library of Virginia’s Lecture Hall.

Dawnie Walton wins VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

Dawnie Walton, a Jacksonville, Fla. native and former man- aging editor of Essence Magazine and Entertainment Weekly, is the 2022 Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award recipient for her debut novel “The Final Revival of Opal & Nev.”

VHEF lends helping hand to students heading to college

More than 300 guests stepped up for “Jazz Inside Out” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on July 2 for the Virginia Higher Education Fund’s annual gala to raise funds to help underserved college students.

Personality: Taylor Thornley Keeney

In December 2018, inspiration led Taylor Thornley Keeney to reshape community child care in the Richmond region.

If it’s June, it must be Black Music Month

While Juneteenth has been a primary focus for many Black Americans throughout June, another observance — Black Music Month — has also captured their attention.

City’s Legendary Ingramettes earn NEA award

The Legendary Ingramettes, a gospel group that has performed more than 60 years, has received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. They are the first group from Richmond to earn the distinction, and one of ...

Meadow Farm hosts lights celebration on July 4

Henrico County will present its annual Red, White and Lights community celebration of Independence Day on Monday, July 4 at Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road.

Citizenship ceremony Monday at Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Along with fireworks and other festivities, Richmond will mark Independence Day with a ceremony at which more than 50 people from around the globe will be sworn in as citizens of this country.

Dogwood Dell Fourth of July festivities

Independence Day activities return to the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater with a celebration hosted by the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, as part of the 65th annual Festival of Arts.

Triangle Players bring Broadway to Richmond

An ensemble of Broadway performers will appear in “Arts Ignite Richmond: A Broadway Spectacular” at the Richmond Triangle Players’ Robert B. Moss Theatre on July 9 at 7:30 p.m. The theatre is located at 1300 Altamont Ave. Conceived by Dr. ...

(RE)Framing exhibit tells a story of community

When George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police in 2020, the world erupted in protest. As far away as Pretoria, South Africa, and Sydney, Australia, millions took to the streets demanding justice for Mr. Floyd, and other Black Americans and ...

Personality: Dr. Monroe E. Harris Jr.

When it comes to charitable, arts or education-related events that take place in Richmond, it’s not uncommon to see Dr. Monroe E. Harris Jr.’s name listed as a donor, participant or leader.

Jefferson Davis rises again at The Valentine

The Jefferson Davis statue, erected in 1907 on Monument Avenue and pulled down by protesters on June 10, 2020, was recently unveiled at the Valentine Museum.

VCUarts Theatre receives $5M gift to create empathetic culture

The Department of Theatre in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUarts Theatre) has received a $5 million gift to create three endowed funds to promote education and social awareness. The funds will help explore social justice ...