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  • 06/25/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Henderson Lawn Friday Night Outdoor Concert with Jimmy Parker Nashville recording artist Jimmy Parker and 2018 inductee to the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame is a true-blooded country music singer. He has stayed true to his roots since he started pursuing country music for a career. Today, he not only now sings but acts as well having appeared in the hit TV shows, "Nashville" and "Still The King," and some movies such as "All Saints," "Ennuati," and "Old Story." He's also a star on the hit NCS (Nashville Country Stars) TV show called, "Hicksville Junction," which can be seen on ROKU TV. He's appeared in a music video by Reba McIntyre called "Back to God." Friday Night Outdoor Concerts on Henderson Lawn are presented by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg as part of the 2021 Summer Arts Festival. All events are free. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be canceled.
  • 06/28/2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Exhibit and Book Launch: "Mare from the Inside: Art, Culture, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" The interactive exhibit and accompanying book Mare from the Inside / Mare de Dentro: Art, Culture and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil stem from the collaboration of Brazilian and U.S.-based artists, activists, and academics. The exhibit's 30 family portraits, 26 street photographs, 4 interviews with select photographed families, and 3 documentary films offer rarely captured views into the lives of residents in Complexo da Mare, a group of 16 contiguous favelas (informal working-class neighborhoods) in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit and book demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the citizens of Mare while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives. Curators and editors: Nicholas Barnes (University of St Andrews), Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech), Max Stephenson (Virginia Tech) Produced and photographed by: Antonello Veneri (photojournalist), Henrique Gomes (cultural producer and Mare community organizer) View the virtual exhibit here: https://exhibits.lib.vt.edu/mare-from-the-inside/ View the physical exhibit at the Virginia Tech Newman Library, 1st and 2nd floors. Directions: Enter the Newman Library main/second floor from the Alumni Mall entrance. You will immediately see the first part of the exhibit to the left, in the Seating area 2000-2032. For the second part, use the stairs/elevator to access the first floor and head towards the Seating area 1200-1210. Access the book from Virginia Tech Publishing here: https://publishing.vt.edu/site/books/e/10.21061/mare/
  • 07/02/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Henderson Lawn Friday Night Outdoor Concert with The Domino Band The Domino Band is all about preserving the classic soul, R&B, and funk sounds of yesterday, updated with their own flavors of today. Domino has backed the legendary Percy Sledge and opened for Delbert McClinton, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Impressions, and country music superstars Tracy Byrd, Trace Adkins, Trick Pony, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, and Blake Shelton. Domino members have performed or recorded with The Stylistics, Sister Sledge, the Temptations, members of Tower of Power, Chicago, the Doobie Brothers, Santana, The Headhunters and more. Friday Night Outdoor Concerts on Henderson Lawn are presented by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg as part of the 2021 Summer Arts Festival. All events are free. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be canceled.
  • 07/05/2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Exhibit and Book Launch: "Mare from the Inside: Art, Culture, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" The interactive exhibit and accompanying book Mare from the Inside / Mare de Dentro: Art, Culture and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil stem from the collaboration of Brazilian and U.S.-based artists, activists, and academics. The exhibit's 30 family portraits, 26 street photographs, 4 interviews with select photographed families, and 3 documentary films offer rarely captured views into the lives of residents in Complexo da Mare, a group of 16 contiguous favelas (informal working-class neighborhoods) in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit and book demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the citizens of Mare while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives. Curators and editors: Nicholas Barnes (University of St Andrews), Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech), Max Stephenson (Virginia Tech) Produced and photographed by: Antonello Veneri (photojournalist), Henrique Gomes (cultural producer and Mare community organizer) View the virtual exhibit here: https://exhibits.lib.vt.edu/mare-from-the-inside/ View the physical exhibit at the Virginia Tech Newman Library, 1st and 2nd floors. Directions: Enter the Newman Library main/second floor from the Alumni Mall entrance. You will immediately see the first part of the exhibit to the left, in the Seating area 2000-2032. For the second part, use the stairs/elevator to access the first floor and head towards the Seating area 1200-1210. Access the book from Virginia Tech Publishing here: https://publishing.vt.edu/site/books/e/10.21061/mare/
  • 07/09/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Henderson Lawn Friday Night Outdoor Concert with Dixie Power Trio The Dixie Power Trio is a four-piece group dedicated to the music and sounds of Louisiana. Formed in 1992, the band has spent the last decade performing for audiences in clubs, concerts, and schools. The group is based in Fredericksburg, Virginia and has toured extensively throughout the United States in support of their eight independently produced recordings. In a typical set the DPT will play a gumbo of different styles including zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans jazz, funk, street parade, and rock. The songs are a mix of Louisiana-flavored originals and covers-all with a unique, happy-go-lucky attitude. The band's music has been featured on NPR's "All Thing's Considered" and on several WB television shows. Over the past few years the DPT has shared the concert stage with many Louisiana music luminaries including Wynton Marsalis, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Terrence Simien, Chubby Carrier, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Olympia Brass Band, and Beausoleil. Friday Night Outdoor Concerts on Henderson Lawn are presented by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg as part of the 2021 Summer Arts Festival. All events are free.
  • 07/12/2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Exhibit and Book Launch: "Mare from the Inside: Art, Culture, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" The interactive exhibit and accompanying book Mare from the Inside / Mare de Dentro: Art, Culture and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil stem from the collaboration of Brazilian and U.S.-based artists, activists, and academics. The exhibit's 30 family portraits, 26 street photographs, 4 interviews with select photographed families, and 3 documentary films offer rarely captured views into the lives of residents in Complexo da Mare, a group of 16 contiguous favelas (informal working-class neighborhoods) in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit and book demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the citizens of Mare while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives. Curators and editors: Nicholas Barnes (University of St Andrews), Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech), Max Stephenson (Virginia Tech) Produced and photographed by: Antonello Veneri (photojournalist), Henrique Gomes (cultural producer and Mare community organizer) View the virtual exhibit here: https://exhibits.lib.vt.edu/mare-from-the-inside/ View the physical exhibit at the Virginia Tech Newman Library, 1st and 2nd floors. Directions: Enter the Newman Library main/second floor from the Alumni Mall entrance. You will immediately see the first part of the exhibit to the left, in the Seating area 2000-2032. For the second part, use the stairs/elevator to access the first floor and head towards the Seating area 1200-1210. Access the book from Virginia Tech Publishing here: https://publishing.vt.edu/site/books/e/10.21061/mare/
  • 07/16/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Henderson Lawn Friday Night Outdoor Concert with Groove Kontrol Groove Kontrol came together about three years ago with a vision was to play music that everyone knew and loved. These talented musicians came together and wanted to "take control of our groove," thus the name Groove Kontrol. They play R&B, Soul, Blues and Classic Rock. "Groove Kontrol performs the hits from the flip side of the record!" Groove Kontrol's members are: Tony Conner on vocals, Rick Reed on sax and vocals, Gene Pearson on bass guitar, John Cash on electric guitar and vocals, Ron Hackett on drums, and Melissa Holland on keyboard and vocals. Friday Night Outdoor Concerts on Henderson Lawn are presented by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg as part of the 2021 Summer Arts Festival. All events are free.
  • 07/19/2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Exhibit and Book Launch: "Mare from the Inside: Art, Culture, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" The interactive exhibit and accompanying book Mare from the Inside / Mare de Dentro: Art, Culture and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil stem from the collaboration of Brazilian and U.S.-based artists, activists, and academics. The exhibit's 30 family portraits, 26 street photographs, 4 interviews with select photographed families, and 3 documentary films offer rarely captured views into the lives of residents in Complexo da Mare, a group of 16 contiguous favelas (informal working-class neighborhoods) in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit and book demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the citizens of Mare while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives. Curators and editors: Nicholas Barnes (University of St Andrews), Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech), Max Stephenson (Virginia Tech) Produced and photographed by: Antonello Veneri (photojournalist), Henrique Gomes (cultural producer and Mare community organizer) View the virtual exhibit here: https://exhibits.lib.vt.edu/mare-from-the-inside/ View the physical exhibit at the Virginia Tech Newman Library, 1st and 2nd floors. Directions: Enter the Newman Library main/second floor from the Alumni Mall entrance. You will immediately see the first part of the exhibit to the left, in the Seating area 2000-2032. For the second part, use the stairs/elevator to access the first floor and head towards the Seating area 1200-1210. Access the book from Virginia Tech Publishing here: https://publishing.vt.edu/site/books/e/10.21061/mare/
  • 07/23/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Henderson Lawn Friday Night Outdoor Concert with Gerry Timlin A great favorite in the USA and Canada, Delaware-based Gerry Timlin has enjoyed success all over the world. He was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where he developed an early interest in traditional Irish music and in folk music. From the beginning, Gerry displayed a musical talent, winning several singing competitions in Northern Ireland when he was still in his teens. He moved to the USA in the early seventies, and has been delighting audiences with his smooth baritone voice and his irreverent humor ever since. Friday Night Outdoor Concerts on Henderson Lawn are presented by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg as part of the 2021 Summer Arts Festival. All events are free.
  • 07/26/2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Exhibit and Book Launch: "Mare from the Inside: Art, Culture, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" The interactive exhibit and accompanying book Mare from the Inside / Mare de Dentro: Art, Culture and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil stem from the collaboration of Brazilian and U.S.-based artists, activists, and academics. The exhibit's 30 family portraits, 26 street photographs, 4 interviews with select photographed families, and 3 documentary films offer rarely captured views into the lives of residents in Complexo da Mare, a group of 16 contiguous favelas (informal working-class neighborhoods) in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit and book demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the citizens of Mare while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives. Curators and editors: Nicholas Barnes (University of St Andrews), Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech), Max Stephenson (Virginia Tech) Produced and photographed by: Antonello Veneri (photojournalist), Henrique Gomes (cultural producer and Mare community organizer) View the virtual exhibit here: https://exhibits.lib.vt.edu/mare-from-the-inside/ View the physical exhibit at the Virginia Tech Newman Library, 1st and 2nd floors. Directions: Enter the Newman Library main/second floor from the Alumni Mall entrance. You will immediately see the first part of the exhibit to the left, in the Seating area 2000-2032. For the second part, use the stairs/elevator to access the first floor and head towards the Seating area 1200-1210. Access the book from Virginia Tech Publishing here: https://publishing.vt.edu/site/books/e/10.21061/mare/
  • 07/30/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Henderson Lawn Friday Night Outdoor Concert with Surrender Dorothy Defined by their love for all styles of music, Surrender Dorothy plays classic rock, funk, soul, country and original music. The band is made up of a collection of singers, songwriters, and performers located on the East Coast. From intimate acoustic performances to large format outdoor festivals, Surrender Dorothy has entertained audiences of all tastes and all sizes. Friday Night Outdoor Concerts on Henderson Lawn are presented by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg as part of the 2021 Summer Arts Festival. All events are free.
  • 08/02/2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Exhibit and Book Launch: "Mare from the Inside: Art, Culture, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" The interactive exhibit and accompanying book Mare from the Inside / Mare de Dentro: Art, Culture and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil stem from the collaboration of Brazilian and U.S.-based artists, activists, and academics. The exhibit's 30 family portraits, 26 street photographs, 4 interviews with select photographed families, and 3 documentary films offer rarely captured views into the lives of residents in Complexo da Mare, a group of 16 contiguous favelas (informal working-class neighborhoods) in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit and book demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the citizens of Mare while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives. Curators and editors: Nicholas Barnes (University of St Andrews), Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech), Max Stephenson (Virginia Tech) Produced and photographed by: Antonello Veneri (photojournalist), Henrique Gomes (cultural producer and Mare community organizer) View the virtual exhibit here: https://exhibits.lib.vt.edu/mare-from-the-inside/ View the physical exhibit at the Virginia Tech Newman Library, 1st and 2nd floors. Directions: Enter the Newman Library main/second floor from the Alumni Mall entrance. You will immediately see the first part of the exhibit to the left, in the Seating area 2000-2032. For the second part, use the stairs/elevator to access the first floor and head towards the Seating area 1200-1210. Access the book from Virginia Tech Publishing here: https://publishing.vt.edu/site/books/e/10.21061/mare/
  • 08/09/2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Exhibit and Book Launch: "Mare from the Inside: Art, Culture, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" The interactive exhibit and accompanying book Mare from the Inside / Mare de Dentro: Art, Culture and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil stem from the collaboration of Brazilian and U.S.-based artists, activists, and academics. The exhibit's 30 family portraits, 26 street photographs, 4 interviews with select photographed families, and 3 documentary films offer rarely captured views into the lives of residents in Complexo da Mare, a group of 16 contiguous favelas (informal working-class neighborhoods) in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit and book demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the citizens of Mare while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives. Curators and editors: Nicholas Barnes (University of St Andrews), Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech), Max Stephenson (Virginia Tech) Produced and photographed by: Antonello Veneri (photojournalist), Henrique Gomes (cultural producer and Mare community organizer) View the virtual exhibit here: https://exhibits.lib.vt.edu/mare-from-the-inside/ View the physical exhibit at the Virginia Tech Newman Library, 1st and 2nd floors. Directions: Enter the Newman Library main/second floor from the Alumni Mall entrance. You will immediately see the first part of the exhibit to the left, in the Seating area 2000-2032. For the second part, use the stairs/elevator to access the first floor and head towards the Seating area 1200-1210. Access the book from Virginia Tech Publishing here: https://publishing.vt.edu/site/books/e/10.21061/mare/
  • 08/13/2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM PPE Workshop (In-Person) The Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics will host a one-day workshop to celebrate in-person the launch of the Center. The workshop brings together a select group of scholars to discuss their most recent work at the intersection of philosophy, political science, and economics. The workshop will take place on August 13, 2021 from 8:45 am - 6:10 pm in the conference room (ground floor) of the Hyatt Place Blacksburg. For more information, please visit: https://ppe.liberalarts.vt.edu/2021/06/20/kellogg-center-hosts-in-person-workshop-to-celebrate-launch-of-center/
  • 08/16/2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Exhibit and Book Launch: "Mare from the Inside: Art, Culture, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" The interactive exhibit and accompanying book Mare from the Inside / Mare de Dentro: Art, Culture and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil stem from the collaboration of Brazilian and U.S.-based artists, activists, and academics. The exhibit's 30 family portraits, 26 street photographs, 4 interviews with select photographed families, and 3 documentary films offer rarely captured views into the lives of residents in Complexo da Mare, a group of 16 contiguous favelas (informal working-class neighborhoods) in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit and book demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the citizens of Mare while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives. Curators and editors: Nicholas Barnes (University of St Andrews), Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech), Max Stephenson (Virginia Tech) Produced and photographed by: Antonello Veneri (photojournalist), Henrique Gomes (cultural producer and Mare community organizer) View the virtual exhibit here: https://exhibits.lib.vt.edu/mare-from-the-inside/ View the physical exhibit at the Virginia Tech Newman Library, 1st and 2nd floors. Directions: Enter the Newman Library main/second floor from the Alumni Mall entrance. You will immediately see the first part of the exhibit to the left, in the Seating area 2000-2032. For the second part, use the stairs/elevator to access the first floor and head towards the Seating area 1200-1210. Access the book from Virginia Tech Publishing here: https://publishing.vt.edu/site/books/e/10.21061/mare/