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State of Emergency Declared in Virginia Ahead of Tropical Storm Michael
10/11/2018 12:30pm

Tropical Storm Michael will bring high winds and heavy rains to much of the region starting this afternoon.Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam at 1 p.m. declared a state of emergency for the state. North Carolina was already in a state of emergency.Located this afternoon in southern North Carolina, Michael was packing winds of 50 mph as it headed to the northeast at 21 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in its 1 p.m. update.The storms eye was forecast to move north of South Hampton Roads at approximately 8 p.m., with most of the weather out of the area before sunrise Friday morning.Wind warnings have been issued for the region.Winds will start out from the southeast and quickly turn to the northwest as the storm gets caught up in an approaching cold front as it exits the coast, according to Mike Montefusco, senior forecaster at the National Weather Services Wakefield office. Winds could be in the 30-mph range, with gusts between 50 and 60 mph along the coast.Its going to get pretty windy after midnight, said Jeff Orrock, the chief meteorologist at Wakefield.Rainfall will be worst to the north of the storm, with the Richmond area expecting 4 to 6 inches and more in localized downpours. At 5 a.m. the weather service said approximately 2 to 3 inches of rain is expected in South Hampton Roads, with less in northeastern North Carolina. There could be some flash flooding in prone areas during heavy downpours, prompting the weather service to issue a flash flood watch.Montefusco also said there is a concern for isolated tornadoes across the region through this evening.Michael is the 13th named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season and became the strongest cyclone in history to hit the Florida panhandle when it made landfall Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 system with winds of 155 mph.

The Broadberry and Trigger System Merge Booking Efforts
10/10/2018 11:20pm

The new Broadberry Entertainment Group will also book renovated Ashland Theatre. On Tuesday, it was announced that the Broadberry music venue is merging its booking agency with local booker Jessica Gordons Trigger System to create one of the most diverse booking partnerships in town, the Broadberry Entertainment Group.Broadberry owner Lucas Fritz and Gordon had been booking shows at the Broadberry, the Camel and the versatile Capital Ale Houses Richmond Music Hall while partnering some over the last four years. Matt McDonald is also a co-founder of the Broadberry Entertainment Group. We figured if we put our efforts together, compound all that effort, we will be able to get even better shows, says Fritz. Additionally, they will be booking the new Ashland Theatre, capacity 300, when that renovation is complete, possibly in December. The pair say theyll be booking a mixture of genres there including folk, country and indie rock. Fritz says that the Broadberry website is being updated and will be a central location to see concerts booked by the new agency at all the various venues. It was getting confusing seeing Broadberry Presents at the Downtown Music Hall, says Gordon. So that was another impetus to join forces.Gordon, who is also an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Focused Inquiry, notes that when she first started booking shows 16 years ago, there were far fewer venues in Richmond.Its been a major shift in the music scene, she says. Fritz adds that the addition of new clubs of varying sizes allows us to put the right show in the right room which helps the music scene overall when shows are successful. The success of bands from Richmond: No BS, Lucy Dacus, Sleepwalkers, having them out touring, sharing their thoughts, makes Richmond even more attractive for touring acts, Fritz adds. Gordon believes that the city could use one more venue that is sized between Broadberry about 500 people to National 1,500 but shes not complaining thanks to the improved landscape for music. The Broadberry Entertainment Group will not be limited to live entertainment but will offer consultation services in a number of areas including corporate events, weddings, production sound/lights/staging and festivals.Fritz says hes been doing some day festivals at Broadberry over the last few years and is looking to expand that and partner with other cities including D.C., Virginia Beach and Harrisonburg.Were both good at booking mid-sized venues, but in the future wed like to keep growing and do larger stuff as well, Gordon says.

Byrd Theatre Holding Big LeBYRDski Festival Nov. 2-3
10/10/2018 1:45pm

The Byrd Theatre Foundation has announced the Big LeBYRDski Festival, in honor of the 20th anniversary of that most miraculously goofy film by the Coen brothers, The Big Lebowski, to be held Nov. 23.The event, a major fundraiser for the Byrd Theatre Foundation, will include bowling events at River City Roll, a bathrobe bar crawl, a screening of the film and a live performance by the Lebowski cover band, the Royal We, at Citizen Burger Bar. Presenting sponsor Center of the Universe Brewing Company in Ashland, which makes the white stout, El Duderino, will host the event. Heres a few hastily edited excerpts from when I spoke with Jeff Bridges a few years ago, partly about his famous role as the Dude -- and also let him know about COTUs Lebowski-inspired beer. Heres more about the upcoming Byrd fest from a press release:Our Big LeBYRDski planning committee has put in many hours of incredibly creative work to make this the most exciting event in the theaters recent history. This comprehensive Dude-themed weekend will benefit every member of the theaters growing audience for the best of current and classic films like The Big Lebowski. says Foundation boards immediate-past president Gibson Worsham.This years elevated Big LeBYRDski Festival features two days of activities celebrating all things Dude, the character Jeff Bridges plays in the movie. Festivities start on Friday, November 2, 7-9 p.m., with a Bowling Party at River City Roll, the new boutique bowling alley off the Boulevard adjacent to Scotts Addition a significant addition in keeping with one of the movies major themes. The Festival continues on Saturday, November 3 with a Bathrobe Bar Crawl bathrobes are another movie reference through Carytown starting at 5 p.m. at Burger Bach, 3426 W. Cary Street. Next, the 20th Anniversary screening of The Big Lebowski at the Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street, at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. The evening wraps up with an After Party at Citizen Burger Bar, across from the theater, starting at 10 p.m. and featuring The Big Lebowski cover band The Royal We. Festivalgoers can enjoy COTUs specially crafted brews El Duderino and Donnie, created in honor of the film.Teams of six can compete for fun and prizes at the Bowling Party and will receive free tickets to the movie, the Bathrobe Bar Crawl and After Party and will receive free t-shirts and other swag. A Film Festival package includes spectator tickets to the Bowling Party and the other benefits above. Movie-themed costumes are encouraged at all festival events. Prizes will be awarded.All proceeds support the mission of the Byrd Theatre Foundation: to expand the big screen experience, celebrate the art of cinema, and preserve Virginias grand motion picture palace. A full schedule, festival packages and tickets are available at www.byrdtheatre.org.

North Carolina Declares State of Emergency as 150-mph Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall on Florida Panhandle
10/10/2018 12:30pm

As Gulf Coast Floridians brace themselves for their worst-ever hurricane strike, residents of Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina are preparing for tropical storm-force winds and heavy rains when Hurricane Michael exits the East Coast overnight Thursday.At 10:30 a.m., Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina, with portions of the coast from Surf City to Duck now under a tropical storm warning.Michael overnight grew into an impressive Category 4 storm that is expected to ravage the Florida Panhandle and portions of the states west coast later today. As of the National Hurricane Centers noon advisory, Michael was making landfall between St. Vincent Island and Panama City with sustained winds of 150 mph winds and a movement to the north-northeast at 14 mph.This is the 13th named storm and seventh hurricane of the season. It is projected to work its way through the southeast sometime Thursday evening and exit the coast to the south of Hampton Roads.Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Wakefield said that the worst rains will be to the storms north. Three to 6 inches are expected for the Hampton Roads region, with some localized higher amounts. Wind gusts up to 45 mph are expected.Rain and wind should start to pick up in the area Thursday afternoon, with the height of what will then be Tropical Storm Michael passing by overnight or early Friday, making the morning commute a potential mess.The good news is that Michael is supposed to speed up as it approaches the region, as the storm gets caught up in an approaching cold front.A tropical storm warning is in effect for the North Carolina coast from Surf City to Duck, including the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds. Watches are expected for South Hampton Roads sometime today.In Florida, forecasters are predicting devastating storm surges up to 13 feet, and life-threatening winds, according to the hurricane center.The storm will affect a large portion of the southeast over the next few days. Hurricane-force winds extend 45 miles from Michaels eye, and tropical storm-force winds range out to nearly 200 miles from the center.Elsewhere in the tropics, Tropical Storm Nadine has become the seasons 14th named storm of the season. The cyclone has winds of 50 mph and is located off the coast of West Africa, moving to the north-northwest at 6 mph.Leslie regained hurricane status late Tuesday night. The storm was packing 75 mph winds and was moving to the south at 9 mph in the eastern Atlantic.

Interview: Virginia record collector Chris King talks about his debut book about ancient Greek music.
10/09/2018 12:00am

Chris King lives in a charming 19th century farmhouse in Faber in Nelson County where he gives the impression, through his surroundings and his world-weary mannerisms, that he shouldve been born during a much earlier era. As one of the countrys best-known collectors of vintage 78 records, King had a whole chapter, Do Not Sell at Any Price, about him in a book about obsessive record collectors by New Yorker music critic Amanda Petrusich. His day job as a sound engineer and owner of Long Gone Sound Productions has earned him six Grammy nominations, including a win in 2002 for best historical album with Charlie Pattons Screamin and Hollerin. Hes befriended and worked with folks such as Robert Crumb, Jack White and Tom Waits. And now he can add acclaimed author to his list of accomplishments. His debut book, Lament from Epirus from W.W. Norton & Co. chronicles his latest obsession: the rural music of northwest Greece, some of Europes oldest surviving folk music. Equal parts music criticism, philosophy and travelogue, the book has garnered praise from the New York Times and the Oxford American and film directors such as Jim Jarmusch and Terry Zwigoff. Petrusich correctly notes in a jacket blurb that what King does best is listen and were lucky to have him as an exceptionally informed member of the programming board for the Richmond Folk Festival.Style Weekly: What spoke to you about this musicEverything. But if I had to pick one thing, this music is so emotionally unhinged that I thought the 78 capture of it could not possibly compare, whatsoever, with what it was like in a live context where its meant to be heard. When I found out it still existed there, I couldnt believe it. Nothing this intense could still exist. Its like seeing a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil and hearing, If you go to this island, they still exist. So you discovered a few rare Greek 78s in an Istanbul market, then you were able to track more down through your connectionsYeah, it took me three to four years to acquire the collection I now have, which is about 99 percent complete in terms of music from Epirus. Its kind of strange that in the middle of central Virginia in a wooded studio is the largest and best collection of music from northwestern Greece. Its roughly 350 to 375 discs, or 600 sides total, spanning from 1915 to 1958. How did you get artist Robert Crumb to do the art for the book Did you turn him on to the musicYeah, he didnt have a single Epirotic 78, and now he probably has the second best collection, because he gets all my duplicates. I got a few letters from Robert about the music of Epirus where he describes it as so otherworldly and so intense that he just doesnt understand whats in the peoples minds when they play. He had the same visceral reaction I did, so he was on board pretty early. What do you hope people take away from this bookThat if we allow ourselves to drop pretensions about what we think music is, we will be quite surprised at what its true nature could be: that it has therapeutic healing value. The worst way to write about music is to write about it as if its music. There is a point where words express emotions and other points where they dont quite correspond and the cement crumbles. Its that necessary balancing act trying to describe something with words that cannot be described with words: You have to pull tricks and cheat with language. So its better to talk about what it can do for you, its function. Theres some interesting history in the book as well as a memorable scene where you watch a family make the Greek brandy, tsipouro, at home.Yeah, most of the research I did was through oral histories in Greece. The making of tsipouro has a parallel with the social context of the creation of the music. I cant conceive of a good panegyria, or music event, without copious amounts of high quality tsipouro. Its the most psychotropic alcoholic compound -- beyond any state of inebriation one could acquire drinking whiskey, vodka or moonshine even. Literally, pure essence of alcohol with a nice sugar molecule attached to it. It invigorates you, enhances and amplifies your surroundings and allows these religious community festivals to go on forever. Are you trying to bring this music to RichmondYeah, Ive been trying for three years to bring really good Greek musicians to tour the U.S. -- musicians from Karpathos, Crete, Epirus. The problem is the way the bureaucracy is set up in the U.S., the burden is placed on the artist to provide X number of Visas and X number of taxes. It would impoverish an artist from Greece to perform here for a month. There would have to be a significant amount of money to pay them, and thats not really the way the Folk Fest works. At the end of the day, everybody gets paid pretty much on an equal basis. I guess you need a benefactor proud of Greek culture who wants to sponsor the musicExactly, right. You need to find just the right combination of elements. I dont know any traditional Epirotic musicians in the U.S. people are learning from computers now. There are a handful in Boston who are good, but they just dont have the glue to hold them together that the real organic thing does. Chris King will appear at Steady Sounds on Friday, Oct. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. He will be playing 78s, reading from his book and selling copies of the book.

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WCVE-TV

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Richmond, VA 23235   Directions

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Richmond, VA 23236   Directions

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Richmond, VA 23230   Directions

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Richmond, VA 23230   Directions

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Why some Dominion customers may not have power until Tuesday
10/14/2018 10:21pm

While weve made significant progress, we still have a lot of difficult work ahead of us.

Special Agent Mike Walter’s widow says judge’s decision is ‘devastating’
10/14/2018 9:51pm

Travis never apologized... sat in the courtroom smiling , laughing and making many gestures at me. There were many statements about second chances , Mike doesnt get that, my children and I dont get that.

Is Harvard fair? Historic affirmative action trial begins Monday
10/14/2018 8:40pm

Parties on both sides expect the Supreme Court to eventually resolve the issue.

Trump: Mattis is ‘sort of a Democrat,’ ‘don’t know’ if he plans to leave admin
10/14/2018 8:36pm

I think hes sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth, Trump said in the interview slated to air Sunday night. But General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very well. He may leave. I mean, at some point, everybody leaves. Everybody. People leave. Thats Washington.

7-hour standoff in Mineral ends with suspected gunman in custody
10/14/2018 6:51pm

Nobody here wants to hurt you. Were here to help, officers could be heard saying through a megaphone from outside the home. We need you to come to the front door.

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