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Art 180 opens residency applications

Young Richmond-area artists who want to polish their portfolios while in high school have a new opportunity to do so, courtesy of ART 180 and its Atlas Artist Residency. Applications for the nextAtlas Artists are now open for students in ...

Art meets dance in Carpenter Theatre ballet

Expect to see art in a whole new way when the James River Valley Chapter of The Links brings Columbia City Ballet’s “Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green” to Richmond’s Carpenter Theatre at ...

Angela Bassett, ‘Wakanda Forever’ top NAACP Image Awards

Angela Bassett won entertainer of the year at Saturday’s NAACP Image Awards on a night that also saw her take home an acting trophy for the television series “9-1-1.”

UPAL hosts dinner and gala

United Parents Against Lead will host a “Black Excellence Dinner and Gala” at its Peters- burg Community Resiliency Hub on March 4, from 5 to 9 p.m., 464 Byrne St.

Environmental Film Festival multiple showings, venues

The RVA Environmental Festival will feature 21 feature films during its upcoming two-week run, with all films free and open to the public.

UR’s Philip S. ‘Sam’ Deloria to discuss indigenous views of institutional racism

Sam Deloria, a 2022-23 Jepson Leader-in-Residence at the University of Richmond, is a Yankton Dakota descendant, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of Fort Yates, N.D., and a lifetime advocate for Native American peoples and politics.

Arts funding to support opera about Loving court case

The Virginia Commission for the Arts has announced a special recognition grant of $15,000 per year for three consecutive years that will support Virginia Opera and Richmond Symphony’s newly commissioned opera, “Loving v. Virginia.”

YWCA’s 2023 Outstanding Women Awards

Since 1980, YWCA Richmond has honored more than 300 women leaders for their achievements and contributions in the Greater Richmond area.

‘We’ve got to show up every year’

More than a dozen Black men gathered at TruFades Haircuts & Beards, 2010 E. Main St. in Shockoe Bottom on Feb. 18 to discuss to civic participation, voting, education and other issues crucial to them and their communities.

Pregnant Rihanna soars in Super Bowl halftime performance

Rihanna was above it all. And pregnant to boot.

Elegba Folklore Society offers film screening and book expo

The Elegba Folklore Society’s 3rd Saturday Documentaries will screen “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket” on Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. at Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E. Broad St.

Pharrell named new Louis Vuitton menswear creative director

Louis Vuitton has named multi-talented singer-songwriter-philanthropist Pharrell Williams creative director of its menswear division, replacing the late Virgil Abloh, the company said Tuesday.

National museum curator to discuss Black music’s dynamics

Dwandalyn Reece, associate director for curatorial affairs at the National Museum of African Americn History and Culture, will bring the story of Black music to Virginia Commonwealth University as the 2023 VCU Libraries Black History Month Lecturer.

Love and loss

Amanda Lynch’s 10th book as a self-published author is one that she wishes she’d only imagined. But the book’s core is the 43-year-old Richmond author’s ongoing nightmare, a family trauma she thought was one almost too gutting to live through, ...

Love Stories

The Free Press proudly presents its annual Valentine’s Day feature. It shares the Love Stories of five Richmond-area couples.