Robin and Linda Williams will bring their blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country to St. Paul next week. Photo courtesy of Pro-Art.

Robin and Linda Williams coming to St. Paul

Robin and Linda Williams will bring their blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic
country to St. Paul for a March 31 performance.

The duo will take the Lyric Theater stage at 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 at the door, and children and students are admitted free.

This performance is part of Pro-Art’s 46th season and the W. Campbell Edmonds Concert Series. For more information and to make reservations, visit

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Lime Kiln 2023 lineup features Sam Bush, Dan Tyminski, Garrison Keillor

Tickets are on sale now for Lime Kiln Theater’s 2023 concert series, with a lineup that includes Dan Tyminski, Sam Bush and Garrison Keillor.

The Lexington venue offers individual concert tickets and season passes. Details about pricing and show times are available online.

The full lineup:

  • May 20: 49 Winchester with Matt Koziol
  • June 2: Rebirth Brass Band with Hoppie Vaughan
  • June 16: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder with Jack Schneider
  • June 30: Sam Bush
  • July 8: Garrison Keillor featuring Robin and Linda Williams
  • July 21: The Seldom Scene
  • Aug. 12: Julian Lage with Danny Knicely and Aimee Curl
  • Aug. 26: Dan Tyminski with Zach Top
  • Sept. 2: Scott Miller
  • Oct. 6: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

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Roanoke celebrates World Art Day with art parade

Daisy Art Parade invites artists of all ages and skill levels to participate in an art parade on April 15, UNESCO’s World Art Day.

Handmade, locally made and people-powered entries are encouraged. Motorized vehicles (other than wheelchairs) and live horses are not permitted.

The parade departs at noon from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Historic Gainsboro and proceeds down Campbell Avenue, with the final review by to occur behind the Taubman Museum of Art. The route is about five or six blocks in total. Participants who register in advance will receive a raffle ticket and prizes will be distributed immediately after the parade.

Participants can assemble on Henry Street beginning at 8 a.m. Cultural programming will be provided by CommunityARTS Reach in the Lincoln Theater and the Culinary Arts Institute.

Daisy Art Parade is organized by Roanoke artist-in-residence Brian Counihan, former director of the Marginal Arts Festival. 

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Dave Eggar and Tasha Warren perform free concert in Wise

Cellist Dave Eggar and clarinetist Tasha Warren will perform selections from their two-time
Grammy nominated album, “Ourself Behind Ourself, Concealed,” in a free concert in Wise on March 26.

The concert, which also will feature pianist Peter Ryan and violinist Sean Claire, will be held at 2 p.m. in Cantrell Hall at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. The quartet will perform chamber works by Paquito D’Rivera, Meg Okura, Martha Redbone and Pascal Le Boeuf, alongside works by Brahms and Beethoven.

The performance, which is sponsored by Pro-Art and UVA Wise, is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended through

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Danville hosts garden week tour

As part of Virginia’s 90th Historic Garden Week, Danville will open its doors and garden gates on April 20.

Open to tour this year will be The Bee Hotel, Supply Resources Corporate Apartment, The Vantage Art Flats, Crema and Vine, 247 Main Street and the gardens at 428 Maple Lane. In addition, admission to the Danville Science Center and the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will be included in the ticket, as will a variety of special activities.

Tickets to the Danville/Chatham Garden Tour are available at through April 19. Advance tickets are also available for $25 cash only at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Raywood Landscape Center and the Ginger Bread House. Day-of tour tickets may be purchased for $35 cash only at the museum.

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Watch party celebrates 30th episode of ‘BUZZ’

The Southwest Virginia-based television show “BUZZ,” featuring nonprofits receiving pro bono marketing resources, will premier its 30th episode on March 29 on Blue Ridge PBS.

A free community watch party will be held at the Grandin Theatre for the episode, which stars the Roanoke homeless ministry The Least of These. Wheeler Digital is donating the marketing services featured in the show, and funding for the episode is provided by the Louise R. Lester Foundation.

“BUZZ,” which is produced in partnership with the American Advertising Federation of Roanoke, was launched in 2020 during the pandemic. It has featured dozens of nonprofits, including Southwest Virginia Ballet, Feeding Southwest Virginia, Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia and the West End Center.

Episodes under development include Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley, YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Community Foundation of the New River Valley.

All episodes of “BUZZ” are available on demand at A weekly radio show, “Buzz4Good,” airs at 4 p.m. Saturdays 4 p.m. on WFIR and is available on

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The Slackers and the Pietasters coming to The Lyric

The Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg will host a night of ska, rocksteady and soul music featuring The Slackers and the Pietasters, plus a new act out of the U.K., Faintest Idea, on April 20.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the Lyric Theatre box office, by calling 540-951-4771, or online at

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Virginia Children’s Theatre stages ‘Willie Wonka Jr.’ as spring break show

Virginia Children’s Theatre will present the musical “Willie Wonka Jr.” as its annual Spring Break/VCT Kids on Stage production.

Each year during spring break, the theater hosts a spring break camp where young actors learn, rehearse and produce a fully staged musical in one week, working alongside professional theater technicians. This year’s show will be performed April 7 and 8 at North Cross School in Roanoke.

For more information, call VCT at 540-400-7795. Tickets to “Willie Wonka Jr.” are available online at

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Kerosene Willy, Suggesting Rhythm set for Harvester performances

Harvester Performance Center has added two new shows to its spring schedule.

Freestyle rock ‘n’ roll roots band Kerosene Willy will take the stage April 14, while Richmond-based Suggesting Rhythm, a tribute to the Grateful Dead, will perform June 10. 

Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at

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Party in Elmwood lineup includes The Embers, Band of Oz, Too Much Sylvia

The 20-week Party in Elmwood season kicks off May 18 and will feature act including The Embers, Band of Oz, The Kings and Too Much Sylvia.

The shows take place in Roanoke’s Elmwood Park every Thursday through Sept. 28. Admission is $10, with children 12 and under free. Season passes are available for $25.

The full season schedule and additional details are at