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Court Square Theater prepares for its revival

After nearly a year and a half of being closed, Court Square Theater is planning to reopen, starting with an open house this weekend, followed by the Hispanic Film Festival at the end of September.  

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For local artists, pandemic has created struggles but also a ‘coronaissance’

Local rapper Gabriel Curry started using the term “coronaissance” as a joke term with friends as a way to describe the effect that the global pandemic was having on local art and culture. But it soon became apparent it was more than a joke. Something was happening.

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Harrisonburg musicians use the stage to help their own, others

The room was packed and lively at the Three Notch’d brewery in Harrisonburg one evening in November. This event was hosted by the Judy Chops to raise money for their “band daddy,” Bill Howard whose mother had passed away. It was one of many benefit shows that are periodically held throughout Harrisonburg

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Hey Elderly Aunt, why do so many of us reach a point when we stop seeking out new music to enjoy?

Oh my, dear reader! Your question smacked the Elderly Aunt right upside the head.

‘Real change’ — JMU students and halfway house residents team up to craft stories of hope and redemption

Male residents of the Gemeinschaft Home — a halfway house — created powerful songs and emotional messages after teaming up with JMU music and social work students. The result was Story Table, in which many of those stories and songs were shared Monday night at Merge Coffee Co. and Bowl of Good.

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