The Floyd Country Store. Courtesy of the store.
The Floyd Country Store. Courtesy of the store.

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Here’s a roundup of entertainment briefs from around Southwest and Southside. Send yours for possible inclusion to

Floyd Country Store’s March lineup features John Hartford Project, Special Consensus

The Floyd Country Store has announced its March lineup of events. All shows are held at the country store at 206 S. Locust St., Floyd, unless otherwise noted. For more information on these shows, or to see the full March music schedule, visit

The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters: March 4, 7 p.m. Tickets $12, Friends & Fixtures cardholder tickets $8.

Special Consensus: March 11, 7 p.m. Tickets $25 general admission, $30 reserved.

The John Hartford Project Concert: 7 p.m. March 12. Tickets $20 general admission, $25 reserved.

Jesse Smathers & Friends: 5 p.m. March 14. Admission is free; $10 donation suggested.

The Unique Sound of the Mountains. Larry Sigmon & The Virginia Girls: 7 p.m. March 18. Tickets $12, Friends & Fixtures cardholder tickets $8.

Caroline Owens: 7 p.m. March 25. Tickets $15 general admission, $20 reserved.

Get Together Square Dance, presented by The Handmade Music School: 8 p.m. March 25. Tickets $15, 12 and under free. Show is at the Floyd Eco Village.

Foghorn Stringband: 7 p.m. March 26. Tickets $25.

Jesse Smathers & Friends: 5 p.m. March 28. Admission is free; $10 donation suggested.

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University of Lynchburg presents free concert: ‘On the West Side with Bernstein, Mozart and “Rudy”’

The University of Lynchburg will present “On the West Side with Bernstein, Mozart and ‘Rudy’” on March 24.

The free concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, will feature Lynchburg’s Wind Symphony and Orchestra, directed by Oeida Hatcher; the String Orchestra, directed by Joe Nigro; and the Community Big Band, directed by Chris Magee.

The one-hour concert will include music from “West Side Story,” “Amadeus,” “Rudy” and the forthcoming “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.”

Movie clips will accompany the musical selections.

Tickets are free but required and can be reserved by emailing the music department at

A reception, including popcorn, root beer and Coke floats, will follow the performance.

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NRCC Library holds book talk and Q&A with local author

New River Community College will host a book talk and Q&A with author Rick Van Noy at 6 p.m. March 14 on the school’s Dublin campus.

Rick Van Noy. Photo courtesy of New River Community College.

Van Noy will discuss his most recent book, “Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South.” The book is based on stories from his travels in the American South, as well as from conversations with government, geological and conservation experts. Van Noy is an author and professor of English at Radford University.

The event will include light refreshments and a few copies of the book to give away. The event will be held in 225A Martin Hall, inside the NRCC Library. For more information about the event, contact Sandy Smith in the NRCC Library at or 540-674-3600, ext. 4345.

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Taubman Museum hosts Roanoke Arts Pop!

The Taubman Museum of Art will host Roanoke Arts Pop!, a winter celebration of arts and culture in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, this weekend.

Nearly 30 arts and culture organizations from around the region will offer pop-up performances, talks, demos and interactive activities March 3-5 at the museum. Participating organizations include Mill Mountain Theatre, Local Colors, Grandin Theatre Film Lab and the Salem Museum.

The event is free and family-friendly. For a full schedule and list of participants, visit

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum launches exhibit on women in old-time music

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol later this month will open “I’ve Endured: Women in Old-Time Music,” an exhibit that will highlight the women who have been integral to old-time music and explore the challenges they’ve faced, the ways they have impacted the genre, and their vision for the future of old-time.

The exhibit opens March 23 and will run through the end of the year. Entry is included in full museum admission.