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Personality: David O. Harris Jr.

David O. Harris Jr. is the driving force behind renaming the Boulevard in Richmond for Arthur Ashe Jr., the late Richmond native who made his mark on the tennis court and on the world stage as a civil and human ...

‘Food Justice, Healthy Eating Fair’ this Saturday

A coalition of faith-based groups is hosting “Food Justice, Healthy Eating Fair,” featuring interactive healthy food demonstrations, performances by dancers and drummers, a vendor marketplace and a tour of a community garden 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, ...

Dr. Watson to speak Saturday at Black History Museum

Dr. Lance D. Watson, senior pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, will talk about his childhood, mentors, mantras and memories Saturday, June 22, as part of the Inside Out series of conversations with influential people in Virginia at the Black ...

Personality: Anne Moss Rogers

Anne Moss Rogers wants to foster a “culture of connection” to help prevent suicide. Being selected as the 2019 recipient of the YWCA’s Pat Asch Fellowship for Social Justice will help her achieve that goal.

City to host 3-day celebration honoring Arthur Ashe Jr.

Three days of celebrating Arthur Ashe Jr. Next week, Richmond’s focus will be on honoring the late hometown tennis star and humanitarian.

Remembering Dads on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. It’s a day for letting dads, or the father figures in our lives, know how much we appreciate them by taking them out to eat and just kicking back and remembering the good times ...

‘Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration’ set for this weekend

On June 19, 1865, U.S. Gen. Gordon Granger took control of Texas, the last major element of the defeated Confederacy, and immediately announced, “All slaves are free.” His words triggered celebrations.

63rd Festival of Arts opens this weekend at Dogwood Dell

Corey El, an up-and-coming local R&B, urban pop and soul singer, songwriter and music producer, will be among the headliners when the city-sponsored 63rd Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell opens this weekend at the amphitheater in the Byrd Park.

Denzel receives AFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Denzel Washington was the man of the hour June 6 with everyone from Spike Lee to Julia Roberts turning out to celebrate him as this year’s recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.

Friends of Battery Park to celebrate Mr. Ashe

It’s not on the official schedule, but Richmond’s Battery Park will be offering its own salute to the late Arthur Ashe Jr. next weekend, it has been announced.

VMFA opens new exhibit, hosts free family day Saturday

A new exhibit focusing on African-American art from the American South will open Saturday, June 8, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 Arthur Ashe Blvd., it has been announced.

Jennifer Hudson channels Aretha’s spirit in Pulitzer Prize honor for the Queen of Soul

With bad weather in Chicago on Memorial Day and her flight canceled, Jennifer Hudson worried at the thought of missing her performance at the Pulitzer Prize awards ceremony May 28 to pay tribute to honoree Aretha Franklin.

10th Annual Richmond Jazz and Music Festival at Maymont slated for Aug. 8-11

Jill Scott. Stanley Clarke. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Big Boi. Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective. Cameo. Ledisi. Those are just a few of the performers scheduled for the 10th Annual Richmond Jazz and Music Festival at Maymont.

Personality: Dr. M. Alex Wagaman

Dr. M. Alex Wagaman, an assistant professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, is Richmond’s 2019 Peacemaker of the Year.

Local talent to shine in “Minerva Times Change,” an original opera

“It’s a dream come true.” That’s how veteran Richmond actor, dancer and performer Keydron Dunn describes his first opportunity to sing opera.

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