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Bryson Bruce goes deep to play Thomas Jefferson in 'Hamilton'

The last thing on a black actor’s bucket list is to be cast as a white slave owner and Founding Father in a Broadway hit play. But that’s exactly what Bryson Bruce is doing.

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VSU grads receive uplifting messages at 2 commencement ceremonies

Sen. Jennifer McClellan ‘Accomplish your goals without being afraid to fail’

State Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan literally returned home when she delivered the address at the first of two separate commencement exercises Sunday at Virginia State University.

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Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016 and VSU alumna, keeps it real for VSU fall graduates

Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber, a Virginia State University alumna and captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, provided some valuable life lessons during VSU’s fall commencement, which was held last Saturday at the school’s Multi-Purpose Center.

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker energizes Dems in Richmond for upcoming election

U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker said the Democratic Party must continue being the party for all people, especially in today’s political climate where American values and virtues are under assault.

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‘Integrity is what you do when no one is watching,’ actress tells VUU grads

Virginia Union University graduates were encouraged to focus on a life of substance, and not one of superficiality, during the school’s 119th commencement last Saturday at Hovey Field on the campus.

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Telling the Story

Black History Museum & Cultural Center opens in new Jackson Ward home

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia opens this week in its newly renovated space, featuring exhibitions and a photography display telling the story of African-Americans in Virginia.

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Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ opens April 19 at Altria Theater

Disney’s “The Lion King” roars back into Richmond next week, with all the enjoyable and familiar characters, costumes and songs.

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Va. pioneer to receive Medal of Freedom

97-year-old NASA mathematician headed to White House for highest civilian honor

Former NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson could not have calculated her trajectory to the White House.  The 97-year-old Newport News resident will be among 17 Americans receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — at the White House on Tuesday, Nov. 24. 

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Cirque du Soleil to bring new show to Richmond

Entertainment giant Cirque du Soleil is just days away from premiering its newest creation, “TORUK – The First Flight,” a groundbreaking visual spectacle inspired by James Cameron’s award-winning 2009 motion picture “AVATAR.” “TORUK” is coming to the Richmond Coliseum Nov. 27 through 29, and will enthrall and engage local audiences with its integration of art and technology.

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Stellar cast leads Sunday production at Altria Theater

Make no mistake about it — Je’Caryous Johnson is trying to reach you. The award-winning writer, director and producer’s latest play, “Things Your Man Won’t Do,” features a potent cast of familiar faces whose characters delicately weave drama, humor and the salaciousness of a love triangle against a backstory with a much stronger social message.

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