Dudley Versaci's interests in music began during the fourth grade when he started listening to the songs of Aerosmith. From there, Versaci moved onto Nirvana during his pre-teen adolescence and has continued to develop his interests in music since.
Ten years ago, Richmond native Marlene Paul noticed that although Richmond had several organizations to help disadvantaged youth, most of them were without art-related programs. Paul believed that artistic expression would promote positive change, so she decided to begin a nonprofit organization, now known as ART 180, to supplement Richmond's existing youth services with an art component, she said. Today, Paul's idea has grown into an organization offering underprivileged children the opportunity to choose from 10, 12-week-long after-school programs during which children can express themselves through everything from film and fashion to drumming and stained glass. Although ART 180's office is located downtown within Artspace Gallery, the free programs are run at different youth facilities such as The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, William Byrd Community House and Elkhardt Middle School. ART 180 Development Manager Amy Koch, who had been working for the organization for one year, said that the programs were run like classes where the children developed their skills each week and worked toward a final exhibition, performance or recital.
By Kate Foss Collegian Reporter Dance groups are often formed to showcase a certain style of dance, but at the University of Richmond, a dance group was created to showcase a certain type of music. Asian Beat, a dance group on campus, was started by senior Jackie Lee and three of her friends in the spring of 2007. "The purpose of the group is to promote Asian hip-hop and pop artists," Lee said, "as well as Asian artists here in the states." Lee, who is of Korean descent, was born in the United States but attended elementary school in Korea.
3158 W Cary St Richmond, VA 23221 Every first Thursday of the month, Pink stays up late for Fashion First and offers cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to shoppers and possibly a special sale or a trunk show. If you've been to Carytown you probably have seen (or been in) Pink.
First-year students at the University of Richmond will have their chance to make their debut as actors and as new students in the production "New Faces." "New Faces" is an annual festival of one-act plays and musical performances presented by Alpha Psi Omega, a dramatic honors fraternity.
By Kaileigh Connolly Collegian Reporter Standing at the front of the room in a simple black outfit, Tatiana Ginsberg prepared to give a talk to a handful of college students.
I thought the MTV Video Music Awards were going really well until I realized they hadn't started yet and I was actually watching that Taco Bell commercial with the guy rapping at the drive-thru.
By Taylor Engelson Collegian Reporter Everyone has looked at a mesmerizing painting and wondered where the idea for it came from.
Ask Chancellor E. Bruce Heilman about leadership and he'll give you a few words of advice. "The world steps aside to let anyone pass who knows where he's going," he said.
By Lucy Hester Collegian Reporter "Cape Canaveral" -- Conor Oberst "Tessellate" -- Tokyo Police Club "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" -- Arcade Fire "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" -- Bob Dylan "Flight of the Conchords" -- David Bowie "Fake Palindromes" -- Andrew Bird "The Captive Mind" -- The Helio Sequence "Skinny Love" -- Bon Iver "She's A Jar" -- Wilco Senior Scott Castro loves music.