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    School-Day Performance | PUBLIQuartet , article

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 10 AM: Bursting with rockstar energy, the Grammy-nominated PUBLIQuartet is changing the perception of string quartets with its creative, interactive programming and modern interpretation of chamber music.

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    Artist Talk | Anne Samat and Yanira Collado , article

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2 PM: Enjoy a discussion with Anne Samat and Yanira Collado, whose exhibitions are on view at the Moss Arts Center this spring, during this artist talk with Brian Holcombe, Moss Arts Center curator.

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    Pre-Performance Talk: "Composing States" , article

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 6 PM: Before PUBLIQuartet’s performance, explore the quartet’s repertoire with a scholar whose expertise bridges Dvořák, race and ethnicity, gender, empire, and music.

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    PUBLIQuartet , article

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 7:30 PM: Bursting with rockstar energy, the Grammy-nominated PUBLIQuartet is changing the perception of string quartets with its creative, interactive programming and modern interpretation of chamber music.

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    "Hairspray" , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 7:30 PM: Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

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    Anne Samat , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Malaysian artist Anne Samat meticulously juxtaposes beadwork and traditional South Asian weaving techniques with common items.

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    Yanira Collado , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Yanira Collado explores the ideas of migration, reliquary, and memory through construction and ritual.

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    Opening Reception | Anne Samat and Yanira Collado , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 5-7 PM: Join us for an reception celebrating the opening of our spring 2023 exhibitions, featuring works by Anne Samat and Yanira Collado.

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    Evening for Educators , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 5:30 PM: K-12 educators of all disciplines are invited to a professional development workshop to learn high-impact, low-burden arts integration strategies appropriate for all content areas and grade levels.

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    "Akutagawa" , article

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18: Magic abounds through tales of the supernatural in this new stage work, which uses bunraku puppets, video projection, and live music to explore the creative process of Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.

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    Discussion with Tom Lee and Koryū Nishikawa V , article

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 6 PM: Join "Akutagawa’s" co-creators to delve into the famed Japanese writer’s life and stories, and their adaptation for the stage.

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    Film: "American Masters: Ailey" , article

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 7:30 PM: This portrait of legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey traces the full contours of a brilliant and enigmatic man, co-presented by the Lyric Theatre.

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    Discussion with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 6-6:30 PM: Join a member of the ensemble’s artistic staff to learn about the inspiring legacy of America’s most famous dance company.

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    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM: Celebrate over 60 years of unparalleled artistry when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Blacksburg!

March

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    Anne Samat , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Malaysian artist Anne Samat meticulously juxtaposes beadwork and traditional South Asian weaving techniques with common items.

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    Yanira Collado , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Yanira Collado explores the ideas of migration, reliquary, and memory through construction and ritual.

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    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM: Celebrate over 60 years of unparalleled artistry when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Blacksburg!

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    School-Day Performance | Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , article

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 11 AM: These dancers dazzle with their technical brilliance and passionate energy, bringing audiences to their feet at every performance.

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    "An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen" , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 7:30 PM: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s writing is bold, elegant, and fiercely honest. Globally reimagining what we thought we knew about the Vietnam War, his remarkable debut novel, "The Sympathizer," is a "New York Times" best seller and Pulitzer Prize winner.

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    Pre-Performance Talk: Huang Ruo, composer , article

    FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 6 PM: Join us for this essential conversation about the sounds and themes of "Book of Mountains and Seas" by its internationally acclaimed composer.

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    "Book of Mountains and Seas" , article

    FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 7:30 PM: A daring new music theatre work by composer Huang Ruo and puppeteer, designer, and director Basil Twist, "Book of Mountains and Seas" is a modern take on ancient Chinese creation myths that are relevant to our current climate change struggle.

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    Recording of "Color Me Country with Rissi Palmer" , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 5:30 PM: Listen in as country musician Rissi Palmer records an episode of her podcast, "Color Me Country with Rissi Palmer," featuring Richmond, Virginia-based artist Tony Jackson.

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    Rissi Palmer , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 30-FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 8 PM: As a passionate voice for country artists of color and those who have been marginalized in mainstream country music, Rissi Palmer's gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries.

April

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    Anne Samat , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Malaysian artist Anne Samat meticulously juxtaposes beadwork and traditional South Asian weaving techniques with common items.

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    Yanira Collado , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Yanira Collado explores the ideas of migration, reliquary, and memory through construction and ritual.

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    Shirlette Ammons , article

    FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 8 PM: Shirlette Ammons is a Durham, North Carolina-based poet, musician, emcee, and film creative whose highly collaborative work defies genre and interrogates her own relationships to gender, Blackness, and Southernness.

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    Sonny Miles , article

    FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 8 PM: Citing gospel, funk, and neo-soul as his biggest influences, Winston-Salem singer and multi-instrumentalist Sonny Miles fuses catchy, relatable lyrics with soulful compositions to create a unique sound.

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    Opera Roanoke and Blacksburg Master Chorale , article

    SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 4 PM: Opera Roanoke, Blacksburg Master Chorale, Virginia Tech Choirs, and the Georgia Boy Choir come together for a production of Benjamin Britten’s "War Requiem."

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    Cécile McLorin Salvant , article

    SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 7:30 PM: MacArthur Fellow and three-time Grammy Award winner, singer, and composer Cécile McLorin Salvant brings historical perspective, a renewed sense of drama, and a clear-eyed take on jazz standards and her own original compositions.

February

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    PUBLIQuartet , article

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 7:30 PM: Bursting with rockstar energy, the Grammy-nominated PUBLIQuartet is changing the perception of string quartets with its creative, interactive programming and modern interpretation of chamber music.

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    "Hairspray" , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 7:30 PM: Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

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    "Akutagawa" , article

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18: Magic abounds through tales of the supernatural in this new stage work, which uses bunraku puppets, video projection, and live music to explore the creative process of Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.

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    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM: Celebrate over 60 years of unparalleled artistry when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Blacksburg!

March

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    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM: Celebrate over 60 years of unparalleled artistry when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Blacksburg!

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    "An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen" , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 7:30 PM: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s writing is bold, elegant, and fiercely honest. Globally reimagining what we thought we knew about the Vietnam War, his remarkable debut novel, "The Sympathizer," is a "New York Times" best seller and Pulitzer Prize winner.

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    "Book of Mountains and Seas" , article

    FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 7:30 PM: A daring new music theatre work by composer Huang Ruo and puppeteer, designer, and director Basil Twist, "Book of Mountains and Seas" is a modern take on ancient Chinese creation myths that are relevant to our current climate change struggle.

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    Rissi Palmer , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 30-FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 8 PM: As a passionate voice for country artists of color and those who have been marginalized in mainstream country music, Rissi Palmer's gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries.

April

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    Shirlette Ammons , article

    FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 8 PM: Shirlette Ammons is a Durham, North Carolina-based poet, musician, emcee, and film creative whose highly collaborative work defies genre and interrogates her own relationships to gender, Blackness, and Southernness.

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    Sonny Miles , article

    FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 8 PM: Citing gospel, funk, and neo-soul as his biggest influences, Winston-Salem singer and multi-instrumentalist Sonny Miles fuses catchy, relatable lyrics with soulful compositions to create a unique sound.

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    Opera Roanoke and Blacksburg Master Chorale , article

    SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 4 PM: Opera Roanoke, Blacksburg Master Chorale, Virginia Tech Choirs, and the Georgia Boy Choir come together for a production of Benjamin Britten’s "War Requiem."

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    Cécile McLorin Salvant , article

    SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 7:30 PM: MacArthur Fellow and three-time Grammy Award winner, singer, and composer Cécile McLorin Salvant brings historical perspective, a renewed sense of drama, and a clear-eyed take on jazz standards and her own original compositions.

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    Anne Samat , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Malaysian artist Anne Samat meticulously juxtaposes beadwork and traditional South Asian weaving techniques with common items.

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    Yanira Collado , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Yanira Collado explores the ideas of migration, reliquary, and memory through construction and ritual.

March

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    Anne Samat , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Malaysian artist Anne Samat meticulously juxtaposes beadwork and traditional South Asian weaving techniques with common items.

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    Yanira Collado , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Yanira Collado explores the ideas of migration, reliquary, and memory through construction and ritual.

April

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    Anne Samat , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Malaysian artist Anne Samat meticulously juxtaposes beadwork and traditional South Asian weaving techniques with common items.

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    Yanira Collado , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16-SATURDAY, APRIL 22: Yanira Collado explores the ideas of migration, reliquary, and memory through construction and ritual.