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 ...

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 ...

Juneteenth events had something for everyone

Richmonders celebrated the second official Juneteenth holiday with a four-day weekend of dancing, music, marches and several family-oriented activities.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to receive lifetime honor at BET Awards

Sean “Diddy” Combs built one of hip-hop’s biggest empires, blazing a trail with his own music television network and fashion line, and now his decorated career has earned him one of the highest honors at the BET Awards this month.

Mariah Carey, Neptunes join Songwriters Hall of Fame

After a glittering career of No. 1 hits Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 16, but not before challenging her new fellow members to do better by women.

Juneteenth events offer exhibits, music, storytelling and more

From storytelling to festivals and fireworks, a bevy of Richmond-area activities are planned to mark Juneteenth, the national holiday celebrating the end of slavery.

Exhibit features works of Free Press photographers

The summer of 2020 was a turning point in the history of Richmond and the nation. Richmond activists joined others across the country and around the world to protest the murder of George Floyd and amplify the Black Lives Matter ...

Richmond Folk Festival announces dates, first group of artists

The Richmond Folk Festival will return Oct. 7-9 to Richmond’s downtown riverfront to showcase more than 30 local, national and global acts that will perform music and dance across six stages. The free, three-day event attracts some 200,000 people over ...

Dance, jazz, theater and Prince highlight Festival of the Arts

Two popular local bands will launch Richmond’s largest lineup of free summer entertainment, including the annual Fourth of July festival and fireworks.

Six ‘Strong Men & Women’ recognized for leadership and lasting impact

A union leader who fought for Black railroad workers, a self-trained civil rights attorney, and an advocate for women in science and technology are among six African Americans whose work will be honored by Dominion Energy and the Library of ...