by Eva Shaw
An R&B/Hip-hop throwback show came to the Berglund (formerly Roanoke) Performing Arts Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 11. The amazing lineup at “Da Best of the 90s Ladies Night Out Tour” included H-Town, Silk and Dru Hill and was hosted by comedian Skiba. He and comedian Mike Brooks, who is also part of the tour, kept the crowd in stitches in between acts.
Kicking off the night was H-Town performing songs like Knockin’ Da Boots that has maintained its popularity as a staple in today’s R&B. They continued with hit after hit: Emotions, Thin Line Between Love & Hate, Natural Women, They Like It Slow and more.
by S. Rotan Hale
Pastor Adrian and First Lady Denise Dowell were honored at an anniversary dinner Sunday, Oct. 12 at Salem Civic Center for 20 years of service at Shiloh Baptist Church, Salem. Performances by the Shiloh Baptist Praise Dancers, solos by Denise White and teenage Temptation imitators wowed the crowd of over 375 Shiloh members and guests who packed the banquet hall to salute the Bluefield, WV native.
BLACKSBURG – Known for his contributions to the world of jazz, musician and composer Branford Marsalis sets his sights on classical music in “Well-Tempered a performance featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents the evening of baroque masterpieces on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
The popularity of African-American Art has seen a recent upsurge in the Roanoke Valley. One local artist of note is Maureen House, seen here with some of her award winning paintings. Maureen, a native of Brooklyn, NY has called the Roanoke Valley home for the last 13 years. She began painting 10 years ago as a hobby. That hobby has developed into a passion, culminating in some of her works being displayed around the Roanoke area.