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Personality: P. Muzi Branch

While COVID-19 has led to theaters and performance ven- ues closing around the world, those in the arts have worked to adapt to this new paradigm. That includes members of the Black American Artists Alliance of Richmond.

Local filmmaker delves into issue of domestic violence

Local filmmaker Chandra Broadnax-Payne tackles the issue of domestic violence in her documentary, “A Silent Enemy,” that premieres this weekend.

Petersburg Symphony Orchestra to host two fall ensemble concerts

The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra is hosting two fall ensemble concerts for smaller, in-person audiences that will be livestreamed to the public.

Personality: Genevieve A. Roberts

The presence of COVID-19 hasn’t slowed down YWCA Richmond, which is preparing to celebrate 40 years of recognizing women leaders in education, volunteerism and more with its Outstanding Women Awards on Friday, Oct. 16.

16th Annual Richmond Folk Festival comes alive virtually Oct. 9 through 11

The 16th Annual Richmond Folk Festival, a celebration of music and culture from around the globe, will take place virtually Oct. 9 through 11.

MBL hosts 10th Annual Women Who Mean Business Summit on Oct. 8

The Metropolitan Business League is holding its10th Annual Women Who Mean Business Summit from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.

Civil rights heritage trail adds 12 new sites with focus on education

The half-mile road leading to a park in Prince Edward County was packed with cars parked on one side and a park ranger directing traffic on the other side. This was a normal 1950s summer day at what was then ...

Personality: Judith ‘Judy’ W. Pahren

In the lingering aftermath of the 1918 flu pandemic, Children’s Memorial Clinic was established in 1924 in response to the growing need for accessible mental health services for children who were born into or lived through the chaos and upset ...

Central State Hospital commemorates 150 years of serving health needs

A key part of African-American health and history in Virginia was celebrated last Thursday, as state health officials and professionals gathered online to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Central State Hospital outside Petersburg.

32nd Annual 2nd Street Festival goes virtual Oct. 3 and 4

The 32nd Annual 2nd Street Festival in Jackson Ward will have a twist this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of thousands of people flocking to the Downtown neighborhood to enjoy the history, music, food and art, events will ...

Tim Reid launches new network “LG/CY of a People”

Internationally known American actor, director, writer and filmmaker Tim Reid has launched a new streaming network called “LG|CY of a People” to tell stories about the diverse people and cultures within the African diaspora.

Dec. 5 Christmas parade to go virtual

Richmond’s 37th Annual Christmas Parade will be virtual this year because of the coronavirus.

Personality: Debora B. ‘Deb’ Wake

The 2020 general election has begun, and for Virginians voting by absentee ballot, there is one less hurdle this year, thanks to the work of the League of Women Voters of Virginia and its president Debora B. “Deb” Wake.

Illustrator Shannon Wright brings skills to Richmond Folk Festival official poster

Artist Shannon Wright, an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has been featured in major publications, books and online sites including The New York Times, The Atlantic magazine, The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom, Google Doodles and Scholastic, has been ...

Free Press photographer Sandra Sellars to speak at VMFA virtual symposium

Richmond Free Press photographer Sandra Sellars is speaking at a virtual symposium, “The Kamoinge Workshop: Collaboration, Community and Photography,” sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in conjunction with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and the ...

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