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Candlelight Festival returns to UR

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Richmond’s annual “Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols” will return for its 49th year to ring in the Christmas holiday season.

‘Clash of the Cones’ Kamara is VCU’s graduation speaker

Virginia Commonwealth University graduate Rabia Kamara will deliver the fall commencement speech at her alma mater 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec.10, at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.

‘Black Panther’ sequel scores 2nd biggest debut of 2022

The Marvel “Black Panther” sequel earned $180 million in ticket sales from more than 4,396 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, according to estimates from The Walt Disney Co. on Sunday, making it the second biggest opening of the year ...

Artist Paul Rucker awarded $2M from the Mellon Foundation and Art for Justice Fund

The Mellon Foundation and Art for Justice Fund have awarded multimedia visual artist, composer and musician Paul Rucker $2 million to create Cary Forward — a multidisciplinary arts space, interpretive center, artist/re- searcher residency and archival lending library, according to ...

Beyoncé ties Grammy record after leading nominations with 9

Beyoncé has propelled herself into the highest Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a leading nine nominations Tuesday, making her tied — with her husband Jay-Z — as the most nominated music act in the history of the awards show.

Healing through humor

Every year millions of children are exposed to family and domestic violence in the United States. Domestic violence affects both physical and mental health, leaving emotional scars that have long-lasting effects on those who experience it directly and those who ...

Entrepreneurs host ‘Wakanda Weekend’ to support ‘Black Panther’ sequel, showcase Black excellence

Marvel Comics fans everywhere fell in love with “Black Panther,” the 2018 superhero film based on the character of the same name.

Author reaches back to family roots for children’s book

The Great Migration was an exodus of 6 million African-Americans from the rural South to the North and the West between 1910 and 1970. Desiree Cooper’s parents were children of the Great Depression, and her family was among those who ...

Award-winning author Dawnie Walton at VCU library

Author Dawnie Walton will read from and discuss her debut novel, “The Final Revival of Opal & Nev” on Nov.10 at 7p.m. at the James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303, 901 Park Ave.

Migos rapper Takeoff dead after Houston shooting, rep says

The rapper Takeoff, best known for his work with the Grammy-nominated trio Migos, is dead after a shooting early Tuesday outside a bowling al- ley in Houston, a representative confirmed. He was 28. Kirsnick Khari Ball, known as Takeoff, was ...

26th Beautillion to recognize area students

Six young men will be recognized for their educational accomplishments, Nov. 5 during the Professionals Reaching Out to the Community Foundation’s 26th Annual Beautillion.This year’s theme is “Unmasking Greatness.”

Reunion planned for RPS’ 1972 high school graduates

Fifty years ago, thousands of Richmond students were daily boarding school buses to carry out a federal court order to integrate the city’s public schools.

Community Harvest Festival returns after hiatus

Where can you find a safe place for your children to trick-or-treat on Halloween?

An eerie tour on Kanawha Canal

Richmonders looking for a spooky seaside treat on Halloween can do so courtesy of Riverfront Canal Cruises, host of a series of tours on Saturday, Oct. 29.

VCU to host conference dedicated to community partnerships

Preventing youth violence, reducing health disparities and improving academic achievement and maternal health are challenges increasingly faced by communities throughout the country. Organizers of an upcoming community engagement confer- ence hope to explore ways to form new partnerships to address ...

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