‘Kemba’, a film based on Richmonder’s life of love, prison and redemption, makes screen debut

“Kemba,” a movie based on the true story of Richmond native Kemba Smith, made its world premiere this week at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

So you think you can dance?

Richmond area youths auditioned for the City Dance Theater Nov. 4 at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center. The City Dance Theater is an award-winning ensemble of approximately 15 young men and women. Together they bring excitement and creativity to movement.

Richmond Symphony to perform long-overlooked ‘Negro Folk Symphony’

When the Richmond Symphony takes the stage for two performances this weekend, one of the pieces they will perform is being billed as “the greatest symphony you’ve never heard.”

Richmond Bandits leave it on the field

Three youth football teams from the city-based Richmond Bandits made it to title games in their age brackets, but none came away with a title.

Movie review: ‘Rustin,’ with an outstanding Colman Domingo, is a terrific look at March on Washington

The 1963 March on Washington drew an estimated 250,000 people from across the country — the largest march at that point in American history — and was the place where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have ...

Anniversary celebrations at Richmond Public Library

Richmond Public Library will celebrate memory, music and community in honor of the library’s 100th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 4.

Personality: Tyee Davenport Mallory

Tyee Davenport Mallory is helping to show the worth of women’s organizations. As president of the Richmond Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Ms. Mallory has worked to expand the nonprofit’s presence and mission through new partnerships and ...

Putting women on the map

Dr. Gladys B. West, the African-American mathematician whose mapping of the world enabled Global Positioning System (GPS), was chosen by the newly launched National Center of Women’s Innovations (NCWI) as its inaugural “Forgotten Women Innovator.”

PROC Foundation hosts 27th Beautillion

The achievements of four beaux (young men) will be recognized during the Profes- sionals Reaching Out to the Community (PROC) Founda- tion’s 27th Beautillion on Nov. 11 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The Beautillion offers high school juniors and ...

Personality: Rebecca Cornett Massey

Rebecca “Becky” Cornett Massey describe herself as being enthusiastic and a teammate. When hearing the new chair of the VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center Advisory Board discuss the center’s role in the Richmond community, her enthusiasm in being part of ...

Local groups host ‘Trunk or Treat’ at VMHC

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) and 24 other local organizations will present Halloween fun at the inaugural Trunk or Treat community event that will take place at the museum on Oct. 27.

Chesterfield museum to host permanent exhibit honoring Cornelius Mimms

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia’s African American History Committee will present a program in honor of Cornelius Mimms on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Chesterfield County Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Finalists pitch podcasts during RESONATE festival

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will present the second annual RESONATE Podcast Festival Nov. 3-4. This year, both established and aspiring pod- casters were once again invited to submit ideas that demonstrate sound-rich, creative nonfiction storytelling.

Personality: W. Weldon Hill, Ph.D.

Jazz pianist and retired educator W. Weldon Hill, Ph.D., believes in freedom of expression through art.

‘If These Walls Could Talk’

When Shirley Hawkins met preservationist Zarina Fazaldin in 2016, it was to share what she remembered about her former workplace, the Richmond Workshop for the Blind, once located inside 508 St. James St. in Historic Jackson Ward. Writing a book ...