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RVA Magazine
RVA Magazine

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Richmond, VA

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Richmond Free Press
Richmond Free Press

(804) 644-0496

422 E Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23219   Directions

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Richmond Times-Dispatch
Richmond Times-Dispatch

(804) 649-6000

300 E Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23219   Directions

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Style Weekly
Style Weekly

(804) 358-0825

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Village of the Sun
01/15/2021 3:00am

Doc Some Kind of Heaven is worth seeing if you plan on growing old. Some of my favorite documentaries share a common trait: They immerse you into a different culture than your own and you come out of it feeling a little wiser and more appreciative of life. Especially if the director has a good eye for detail and can get out of the way of his most interesting material. This certainly can be said of Some Kind of Heaven, which opens at the Bow Tie on Friday, a gorgeously shot film that explores life at Americas largest retirement community, the massive, Disneyworld-like utopia known as the Villages in Central Florida. Its a manicured, gated community where 120,000-plus lucky senior citizens enjoy their final years by staying active, playing sports, partying, finding love, falling apart, dying, basically all the things people do at other stages of life. This is director Lance Oppenheims debut feature film and it was produced by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky Black Swan and The New York Times, one of the papers first full-length productions. The Times was familiar with Oppenheims work since accepting his short films for its Op-docs section while he was studying at Harvard under legendary documentarian Ross McElwee Shermans March. At first, Heaven seems like a well-composed, somewhat surreal profile of a retirement community built as a kind of conservative, All-American, 50s suburban dreamscape. But Oppenheim is quickly drawn to struggling characters at the margins of this pre-packaged consumer fantasy. Or in the directors own words:I rented an Airbnb from retired rodeo clowns. Over two months, while getting to know their friends, I began to understand the social fabric of the place. I began to observe this overwhelming sense of pressure that some felt in the community to have fun all of the time. There was almost an unspoken social contract that dictated life there, tied into the idea that as you grow older, time runs out, and as time runs out, every moment has to be great. It honestly stressed me out So I became drawn to finding people who felt something similar, residents who didnt find meaning in synchronized golf cart routines or guzzling margaritas at the Jimmy Buffett Parrothead Club.Cinematographer David Bolen does a wonderful job capturing the candy-colored, sun-drenched, almost Pop Art feel of the place, wide shots of sprinklers or the lazy glow of palm trees at sunset. But its the individual characters that make this film memorable, inspiring viewers to question their own stereotypes about aging and elderhood. Characters like Dennis Dean, a former handyman to the stars from California who has been in and out of relationships his entire life. He moves to the Villages in hopes of meeting a retired woman with money, while living out of his van. When a girlfriend finally invites him in, he has the same issue of comfort vs. independence that has plagued his entire life: Comfort or freedom, you cant have it both ways, he says. Or theres Ann and Reggie Kincer, who have been married for 47 years, but whose relationship takes a turn for the worse after Reggie starts to experiment with illegal drugs and yoga in search of a spiritual breakthrough he even gets busted for cocaine. Or the more reserved Barbara Lochiatto, who loses her husband and financial security and has to start working at the Villages, while trying to date a golf cart salesman named Lynn who is way into Jimmy Buffet and margaritas. Barbara delivers a heart-wrenching monologue in an acting class that mesmerizes the room. Due in part to its own consumerist nature, America worships youth and often turns a blind eye to the elderly. So many American films feature young beautiful actors with vacuous gazes, but the faces at the Villages are all unique, all interesting and marked with life. In some cases, you get a sense theyve grown the face they deserve. Audience reactions to the film will likely run the gamut: Some could be envious or annoyed by these mostly white individuals whove been able to live out their days in such comfort and safety. Others may discover a certain wonder through the spirit of folks who even in their twilight years, refuse to give up on finding love or living an active life. There are universal takeaways: Everybody has problems, even in utopia. But its good to be reminded that senior citizens lead lives every bit as complicated, wondrous and strange as people half their age, probably more so, given what theyve learned.

PICK: Scott Clark at Firehouse Theatre on Friday, Jan. 15
01/13/2021 3:00am

For most of the past decade, drummer Scott Clark has become one of the most innovative and creative musicians on the RVA scene. His last two albums are Bury My Heart about historical injustices against Native Americans and ToNow updating the atrocities to Standing Rocks standoff. You get to hear highly focused, parsed improvisations on Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower by early 20th Century poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The song titles come from the opening stanzas of the sonnet: Quiet friend/Who/ Has come so far/Let this darkness be a bell tower/And you the bell. This weeks performance is streaming from the Firehouse Theater on Friday at 7 p.m. and opens with a solo bass set from Brooklyn transplant Adam Hopkins. An afternoon performance of the set is being filmed by Channel 6 CBS as a potential pilot for a local music show.Tickets are available for the live stream here. Registration for the event is $10.

Week of Janurary 13
01/13/2021 3:00am

ARIES March 21-April 19 As you ripen into a more fully embodied version of yourself, you will summon ever-greater discrimination about where to seek your inspiration. I trust that you will increasingly divest yourself of any tendency you might have to play around with just any old mediocre fire. More and more, you will be drawn to high-quality blazes that provide just the right amount of heat and lightneither too much nor too little. And you will steadfastly refrain from jumping into the flames, as glamorously dramatic as that might seemand instead be a master of deft maneuvers that enable you to get the exact energy you need. TAURUS April 20-May 20 Denstu is a major Japanese advertising agency headquartered in Tokyo. Annually since 1925, its new employees and freshly promoted executives have carried out a company ritual: climbing 12,388-foot-high Mount Fuji, Japans tallest peak. The theme of the strenuous workout is this: We are going to conquer the symbol that represents Japan more than anything else. And, once we do that, it will signify that we can do anything. In anticipation of what I suspect will be a year of career gains for you, Taurus, I invite you to do the following: Sometime in the next six weeks, go out in nature and perform an equivalent feat.GEMINI May 21-June 20Today I received a new email from a Gemini friend who lives in London. It was date-stamped January 15, 2015. Weird In it, she talked about applying for a new job at a publishing company. That was double weird, because February 2015 was in fact the time she had gotten the editing job that she still has. Her email also conveyed other details about her life that I knew to be old history. So why did it arrive now, six years late I called her on the phone to see if we could unravel the mystery. In the end we concluded that her email had time-traveled in some inexplicable way. I predict that a comparable event or two will soon happen in your life, Gemini. Blasts from the past will pop in as if yesterday were today.CANCER June 21-July 22 Eugene Sue 18041857 was a popular French author whose stories often offered sympathetic portrayals of the harsh living conditions endured by people of the lower economic class. Writing generously about those downtrodden folks made him quite wealthy. Id love to see you employ a comparable strategy in the coming year. What services might you perform that would increase your access to money and resources How could you benefit yourself by helping and uplifting othersLEO July 23-Aug. 22The beautiful and luxurious fabric known as silk comes from cocoons spun by insect larvae. Sadly for the creatures that provide the raw material, theyre usually killed by humans harvesting their handiworkeither by being stabbed or boiled alive. However, there is a special kind of silk in which manufacturers spare the lives of their benefactors. The insects are allowed to mature into moths and escape. I propose that we make them your spirit creatures in the coming weeks. Its an excellent time for you to take an inventory of everything you do, and evaluate how well it upholds the noble principle of Do no harm.VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22Any time that is not spent on love is wasted, declared the Italian poet Torquato Tasso. Although I am sympathetic with his sentiment, I cant agree that acts of love are the only things ever worth doing. Sometimes its healthy to be motivated by anger or sadness or skepticism, for example. But I do suspect the coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to be in intense devotion to Tassos counsel. All the important successes you achieve will be rooted in an intention to express love and compassion.LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22I heard a story about how a music aficionado took a Zen Buddhist monk to a performance of Beethovens Symphony No. 5. The monk wasnt impressed. Not enough silence he complained. Im puzzled by that response. If the monk were referring to a busy intersection in a major city, I might agree with him, or the cacophony of a political argument among fanatics on Facebook. But to want more silence in one of historys greatest pieces of music Thats perverse. With this in mind, Libra, and in accordance with astrological omens, I encourage you to seek extra protection from useless noise and commotion during the coming weekseven as you hungrily seek out rich sources of beautiful information, sound, and art.SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21Some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal, wrote Scorpio author Albert Camus. If youre one of those folks, Im happy to inform you that you have cosmic permission to relax. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to explore the pleasures of NOT being conventional, standard, ordinary, average, routine, prosaic, or common. As you expansively practice non-normalcy, you will enhance your health, sharpen your wits, and clarify your decisions. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21Our lives tend to be shaped by the stories about ourselves that we create and harbor in our imaginations. The adventures we actually experience, the problems we actually face, are often not always in alignment with the tales we tell ourselves about our epic fates. And heres the crux of the matter: We can change the stories we tell ourselves. We can discard tales that reinforce our pain, and dream up revised tales that are more meaningful and pleasurable. I believe 2021 will be an excellent time for you to attend to this fun work. Your assignment: Be a self-nurturing storyteller.CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19Capricorn author Edgar Allen Poe named four conditions for happiness: life in the open air love of another human being freedom from all ambition creation. Im accomplished in three of those categories, but a failure in being free of all ambitions. In fact, Im eternally delighted by all the exciting creative projects Im working on. Im VERY ambitious. What about you, Capricorn Im going to contradict Poe and speculate that your happiness in the coming months will require you to be at least somewhat ambitious. Thats what the planetary omens are telling me. So what are the best goals and dreams for you to be ambitious aboutAQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18Its time to launch Operation Supple Watchdog. That means you should be tenderly vigilant as you take extra good care of everyone and everything that provide you with meaning and sustenance. It means you should exercise rigorous but good-humored discernment about any oppressive or demeaning ideas that are flying around. You should protect and preserve the vulnerable parts of your life, but do so with tough-minded compassion, not ornery overreactions. Be skeptical, but warm breezily resilient but always ready to stand up for whats right. P.S. The better you shield yourself against weird surprises, the more likely it is youll attract interesting surprises.PISCES Feb. 19-March 20The atoms that compose your body have existed for billions of years. Originally created by a star, they have been part of many forms before you. But they are exactly the same in structure as they have ever been. So in a very real sense, you are billions of years old. Now that you know that, how do you feel Any different Stronger More expansive More eternal I bring these thoughts to your attention, Pisces, because 2021 will be an excellent year for you to come to a more profound and detailed understanding of your true nature. I hope you will regularly meditate on the possibility that your soul is immortal, that your identity is not confined to this historical era, that you have been alive and will be alive for far longer than youve been taught to believe.

For Your Health
01/12/2021 12:00am

These Richmond food concepts are here to help you reset in 2021. From the time he was 14 years old, Danny Sterling dreamed of working in a Michelin-starred restaurant. He paid his dues manning a McDonalds cash register, working the line at a Maryland restaurant at 16, apprenticing at West Virginias illustrious Greenbrier resort before hed reached legal drinking age. By the time he was 23, Sterling had landed a job at Chicagos two-Michelin-starred 42 Grams. The now-shuttered, high-end spot served 14-20 courses a night to a total of 18 people, with Sterling on the clock from 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Its not what I expected, Sterling says. My whole life was about getting into Michelin-star cooking, but when I got there I realized the workload compared to what we were producing didnt add up. We were working so much, everything else was unimportant. I started to think I want to do something more accessible to people, I want to reach more people with high-quality food.Its the first month of a new year and millions of people are looking for a reset button. Unlike Januarys past, where the primary focus was getting fit and eating clean, this new year is all about restoring the soul. Everyone wants to feel sharper, more productive, more hopeful. Better. Sterling who started his natural food service company Elya in October joins a fleet of health-forward food concepts sweeping the city, from Old Town Manchester to Short Pump.Located in a suburban strip mall, the Short Pump Organic Krush location opened fall 2019 with an incredibly customizable menu featuring made-to-order organic and sustainably sourced items think fish taco, coconut shrimp and spicy Korean barbecue bowls. It also offers breakfast all day, cold-pressed juices, gluten-free bakery items and smoothies. The lifestyle eatery was founded in New York five years ago by Michelle Walwrath and Fran Panniccia. Now with a half-dozen locations in New York and Connecticut, the business partners decided to expand South because of Walwraths ties to Richmond: Shes a University of Richmond grad and her twin sister lives in town. The timing has been a little challenging only being open four or five months pre-pandemic, Walwrath says. Weve been wading through those murky waters with all the other restaurants.Walwrath says the mission is to provide people with the least burdensome food to eat no pesticides or chemicals. All its juicing is done in glass bottles, and it has cleanses and vegan meal plans that not only help folks detox but also help them establish new habits. With the three-day vegan meal plan, you learn how easy it is to follow vegan eating, says Walwrath says. We want to empower people to feel educated and to go and do it themselves. Across town at The Beet Box, co-owner Ashley Lewis is wrangling customers on a busy Thursday afternoon. The smoothie and juice bar opened in the fall, and, despite a global pandemic, has been buzzing with activity ever since. Weve been getting a lot of love from the neighborhood. There are families and students and small kids its a great spot, Lewis says. She and business partner Antoine Roc Meredith met in 2017 when Meredith was Lewis trainer at ReDefineRVA. He had the juicing expertise, I had more of the business background, Lewis says. Lewis, like Walwrath, says that she hopes to impart wisdom to her patrons. People come in here and want to know about how to get more vitamin C, how to help allergies, all kinds of things. Theyre craving that information.For Shannon and Chris Sheey, their curiosity and eventual conversion to veganism has been a yearslong process. Weve been plant-based for more than five years, Chris says. The entrepreneurial couple say when their daughter Corri came to them with an idea for opening her own bakery, they decided to make it a family affair. The all-vegan Minglewood Bakery and Deli is set to open in the old Guitar Works space in Carytown hopefully this March, the Sheeys say. Were part of a Richmond vegan Facebook group and on a daily basis people are trying to hunt down various vegan things, like Where can I get a vegan wedding cake Shannon says. One-hundred percent vegan places become destinations.The Sheeys have employed a gluten-free baker, so theyll have a whole array of gluten-free and vegan scones, cookies and cakes. Theyll also have vegan scones, muffins, breakfast items, and, eventually, vegan deli meats and cheeses. According to the American Dietetic Association, Appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.Of course, many people pursue a vegan lifestyle for humanitarian reasons, too. The Sheeys are inveterate animal lovers and plan to host adoption events in front of their bakery. Weve been volunteering with our kids since they were young at the Richmond Animal League, Shannon says. Weve probably fostered 250 puppies over the past seven or eight years its something that is really dear to our hearts, and we hope we will be able to incorporate that into the business.Theres a ripple effect associated with these sustainably focused concepts. From raising money for animal sanctuaries to making a persons stay in a hospital just a little bit kinder, the people cooking and serving these fulfilling meals want to fulfill the community, too. Five years ago, Elya owner Sterling was diagnosed with cancer, and had to spend a week and a half in the hospital after undergoing major surgery. Without insurance, his bill would have been astronomical. I like to look at the line items for food and hospitality and the number was something ridiculous, laughs Sterling. My thought process is in hospitals, people are sometimes getting the best news of their lives but most people are getting life-changing, terrible news. So why does the food have to be so badPart of Sterlings 2021 business plan for Elya is to set up fridges with pre-made meals at area office complexes, schools and hospitals so people can have access to nutritious, delicious meals no matter their circumstances. The ElyaFridge allows customers to choose their meals it offers items like overnight oats, mushroom burgers and sustainably sourced Autumn Olive Farms pork shoulder bowls from a screen, swipe their cards and grab the item from the fridge. Wellness isnt just about nutrition its about making people feel good, says Sterling.The Beet Box is open at 2611 W. Cary St. Mondays-Saturdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Elya is open at 7 E. Third St. Mondays-Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Organic Krush is open at 3406 Pump Road Unit 4 Mondays-Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Minglewood plans to be open daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Social Network
01/12/2021 12:00am

Facebook group RVA Dine & Drink supports hospitality industry. Popular hospitality-focused Facebook group RVA Dine & Drink has grown from zero to more than 29,000 members since its March 26 launch. The group came out of us thinking, What can we do for free to help restaurants market themselves during this time says Kevin Clay, the pages founder and president of marketing agency Big Spoon Co. Our clients were hit really hard.During the early days of the pandemic, the pages primary purpose was to highlight restaurants that were offering takeout and delivery. The original page name was RVA Dine Takeout & Delivery Options. It wasnt until June 8 around the same time that Virginia entered Phase 2that the page officially became RVA Dine & Drink. Since that transition, the page has spurred a bevvy of positive movements, from followers transferring money to unemployed servers Venmo accounts to restaurants supporting other restaurants by participating in weekly food swaps.The page has also, like all social media forums, had its fair share of drama, with commenters arguing about what can and cannot be posted and whether restaurants should even be promoting their business during the pandemic.Clay says he and the pages five moderators try to keep the discourse positive, a rule for a long time was positive posts only, says Clay. That tactic didnt sit well with everyone, and there have been a couple of offshoot pages like RVA Dine the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly that have formed as a response to Clays positivity rule. Clay understands the desire to voice your opinion, no matter the tenor. People need an outlet. They want to be connected and feel heard. This need to feel connected even if it means screaming through your keyboard is a primal urge. People are social animals, we are not hermits, says media psychologist Pamela Rutledge. Whats happened during the pandemic is weve been really cut off from the bulk of social interactions, she says. This online platform plays a very valuable role. We are now in a position where everyone is looking to make a meaningful connection, and some people are looking for kindred spirits. RVA Dine & Drink has morphed into a highly engaging hybrid page, part hype squad, part chamber of commerce. Business owners post updated hours and daily specials, while happy customers post pictures of their latest foodie finds, and pose queries Where can I find the best Recent shout-outs have included Mantus chicken koobideh, Franks Ristorante Italianos mozzarella sticks, and Moore Street Cafes hot mess. These posts applauding the hard work of chefs, servers, managers and bartenders around the city will sometimes receive hundreds and hundreds of likes. A Dec. 11 post asking servers to share their Venmo accounts so followers could send them money received almost 400 comments. When youre talking about these Facebook groups, youre allowing people to become emotionally involved in some area theyre passionate about, Rutledge says. For Helen Holmes, owner of soul food restaurant Ms. Girlees Kitchen, that passion manifested as a restaurant-restaurant food swap. We opened March 4 and my brother joined the group and started posting all of our specials, she says. If it wasnt for the group I dont even know if wed be in business right now.Holmes said she came up with the idea for a food swap one day this past fall when she and her team were hungry We are always hungry, she says. And we dont want to eat our own food, so we decided to support a small business. The Ms. Girlees crew has swapped meals with Pie314, Hopcraft Pizza, the Stables at Belmont, Smohk BBQ, Moore Street Cafe and the Pitts BBQ Joint. Once the meals have been swapped, the restaurants share rave reviews about their favorite dishes Holmes post about the Pitts included, Omg its so good I thought the staff was gonna eat the damn boxes. Ultimately its to get other customers to support us as well as other restaurants, she says. We really depend on our community to help us survive. The Pitts owner Lisa Ann Peters says that while shes not as active on the groups page, she appreciates the attention its garnered. Ms. Girlees has a very concentrated amount of momentum on that page, and you know good for them, theyre really consistent with messaging and pictures, Peters says. I have to give them credit I think theyre made geniuses over there.Theres something to be said for this practice of lifting up other businesses in a time when restaurants seem to be shuttering daily. The rising tide still lifts all boats, even during a global pandemic. Holmes, her brother Frank Crump, and another page member, Jennett Cenname, have recently started a trend of highlighting randomly chosen local restaurants each week they call it the RVAFoodieMob. They encourage members to patronize these places and post photos and comments about their meals. Meaningful connections support our well-being, Rutledge says. Now that we are isolated, digital technology creates a new importance and new relevance.Thats not to say that humans on these platforms are not also drawn to the dark side. When people are scrolling online and spot a potentially controversial or snarky post, they get sucked in like a moth to light. Consider the difference from a biological point of view, Rutledge says. Negative posts trigger our flight or fight. Its why we rubberneck. Anything that is sensational we have to assess and make sure we are safe.While these negative posts are initially engaging and often go viral ultimately, Rutledge says, its the positive content that gets shared the most. Theres a level of trust and intimacy in this online environment.

WCVE-TV
WCVE-TV

(804) 320-1301

23 Sesame St
Richmond, VA 23235   Directions

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WRIC-TV
WRIC-TV

(804) 330-8888

301 Arboretum Pl
Richmond, VA 23236   Directions

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Thousands receive link for COVID-19 vaccine event at Richmond Raceway by mistake, registrations canceled
01/15/2021 4:18pm

Thousands of registrations for the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine event at Richmond Raceway have been canceled after people who were not eligible for the event received a signup link in error and used it to register for the vaccine.

DRONE VIDEO: Virginia State Capitol closed and boarded up, Supreme Court evacuated for bomb threat
01/15/2021 4:13pm

The grounds around Virginias Capitol Building are empty as the Commonwealth prepares for any potential unrest leading up to Inaguration Day. Outside of the grounds, fences block anyone from entering the area and police cars sit in the streets.

Downtown City of Richmond offices will be closed to the public through Wednesday
01/15/2021 4:42pm

The downtown offices were already going to be closed on Monday in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but a city official said the Tuesday and Wednesday closures were added out of an abundance of caution in light of recent events in our nations capital.

Police investigating Virginia teen Samantha Clarke's 2010 disappearance as a homicide
01/15/2021 4:07pm

More than 10 years after Samantha Clarke went missing from her home in Orange County, investigators are reclassifying the case as an abduction and murder investigation.

House Democrats demand removal of Republican chosen for Virginia's new redistricting commission for 'rigged' election tweet
01/15/2021 5:56pm

Virginia House Democrats believe a Republican from Fredericksburg selected to be on the states new redistricting commission should be taken off the panel before its first meeting, calling for the removal of Jose A. Feliciano, Jr. after he tweeted that the only way President Trump could lose the election is if the election is rigged.

WRLH-TV
WRLH-TV

(804) 358-3535

1925 Westmoreland St
Richmond, VA 23230   Directions

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WTVR-TV
WTVR-TV

(804) 254-3600

3301 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230   Directions

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WWBT
WWBT

(804) 230-1212

5710 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23225   Directions

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