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‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’ is coming to Richmond Ballet

As a 14-year-old in Toronto, Canada, Jennifer Archibald was determined to get the autograph of Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Judith Jamison after seeing her with the world-famous troupe.

Missy Elliott gets Portsmouth street named in her honor

Portsmouth native and hip-hop star Missy Elliott returned to her alma mater, Manor High School, Monday afternoon for the dedication ceremony of “Missy Elliott Boulevard.”

Ye to buy conservative social media platform Parler

The rapper formerly known as Kanye West is offering to buy right-wing friendly social network Parler shortly after getting locked out of Twitter and Instagram for antisemitic posts.

Family celebrates matriarch’s centennial birthday

Six generations of Rose Ann Perry Parker’s family celebrated her centennial birthday Oct. 15 at A Touch of Class Event Hall in Henrico County.

Byron Allen buys $100 million home

Media mogul ByronAllen just became the first African-American to pay $100 million for a home in the United States.

2 Va. poets awarded the Ruth Lilly Prize

Rita Dove, the Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and Nikki Giovanni, recently retired professor of English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, are two of 11 poets who have been awarded the Ruth ...

Tight-knit bond keeps ‘Trojan Explosion’ strong

When you attend a football game at an HBCU, the halftime show is not the time to use the restroom or grab refreshments.

Jackson Ward tour Oct.15

The Richmond community is invited to take a tour of Jackson Ward this Saturday, Oct. 15, as part of an event to raise public awareness and support for Coming Together Virginia, a nonprofit organization.

Bright Minds RVA offers chess classes

Enrollment is now open for free Saturday chess classes for Richmond youths ages 13 to 16, it has been announced.

Project Yoga Richmond closes its doors

After 12 years, Project Yoga Richmond is closing its doors. The nonprofit hosted its last classes in September, including the final Saturday Salutations at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Sep. 24.

Richmond Folk Festival kicks off this weekend

Sunny, cool weather is being forecast for this weekend when one of virginia’s largest free events returns: The Richmond Folk Festival.

Art in Literature award recognizes civil rights activist

Erin I. Kelly and Winfred Rembert are the latest winners of the annual Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award, for their book “Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South.”

Virginia’s Center for the Book names new director

Writer, educator and arts collaborator Kalela Williams is returning to Virginia as the new director of the Virginia Center for the Book.

School opens for students recovering from addiction

High school students in Central Virginia recovering from alcohol and substance abuse now have a school designed to meet their academic, emotional and social support needs as they work toward earning a diploma.

Maymont’s annual Garden Glow promises to shine brighter than before

Dramatic and colorful lighting will once again transform portions of Maymont’s gardens and historic architecture after sunset beginning next Thursday, Oct. 13, and continuing through Saturday, Nov. 6, it has been announced.