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Chippendales show cancelled -
The Chippendales show scheduled for Sept. 18 at 202 Market in downtown Roanoke has been cancelled "due to circumstances beyond our control," said the restaurant's events and promotions director, Jo Jo Soprano. Soprano declined to specify the reason for the cancellation, saying only that he and the rest of the staff are extremely disappointed.
Columbia University Names Sree Sreenivasan Its First Chief Digital Officer
If you know anyone in the New York media scene, then you either know Sree, or you know someone who does. And more often than not, you need only mention him by his first name: Once you and another person establish that you both know Sree, you're already more than halfway to being friends.
From Google, the Toughest Challenger to the iPad
Tired of watching in frustration as its popular Android mobile operating system failed to make much of a dent in the tablet market, Google is stepping in next week with an Android tablet it helped design. It's the Nexus 7, a $199 model with a 7-inch screen.
Dear Derecho: Roanoke sounds off on the storm -
Thursday, July 05, 2012 Dear Derecho: Roanoke sounds off on the storm Video by Katrina Tulloch and Ryan Loew | The Roanoke Times
1776 returns to Virginia Museum of Transporation this Saturday | Arts & Extras -
"Party Like It's 1776" Saturday, July 7: 10 am to 5 pm The Virginia Museum of Transportation announces the return of the Norfolk & Western SD-45 Bicentennial 1776 Locomotive with a patriotic one-day event that celebrates the country's independence and Roanoke's rail history. "Party Like It's 1776" will feature Revolutionary War historical interpreters and re-enactors.
A view into Center in the Square's gutted first floor | Arts & Extras -
Center in the Square renovations continued today behind the wooden wall on Campbell Avenue in downtown Roanoke. Here's the view from the second floor of City Bliss coffee shop across the street.
Rare voices: Pittsburgh women in politics | PublicSource
Women's voices are uncommon on the Pennsylvania political scene. In fact, the state ranks 47th in the nation in terms of female representation and participation in politics. That's one reason photographer Martha Rial took a closer look at the political lives of three women of different generations in the region.
Small paper gets huge mileage from a huge page-one portrait " Charles Apple "
Here's an extraordinary story about a former football standout - Steve Hendrickson, who starred at the high school level, went on to play big-time college football and then seven years in the NFL, including two Super Bowls - but who is now experiencing health issues due to the wear-and-tear on his body and head.
Taubman president details museum's financial straits -
Tonight's public meeting at the Taubman Museum of Art produced the direst description yet of the struggling museum's financial predicament. Taubman President and CEO David Mickenberg said the museum's long-term survival depends on creating a $20 million to $30 million endowment to cover one-third of its operating costs.
RSO launches new concert membership program | Arts & Extras -
RSO Introduces Low-Cost Concert Memberships The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra announces the introduction of a revolutionary way to attend concerts. When subscriptions go on sale July 16, the RSO will begin offering Concert Memberships starting at $9 per month. Four membership packages will be offered, including the all-inclusive, "as much as you like" RSOMax membership (from $9/month), as well as "partial" membership packages.
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Roanoke Children's Theatre announces 2012-13 season | Arts & Extras -
The Roanoke Children's Theatre, which performs at the Taubman Theater inside the Taubman Museum of Art, has announced which plays will be in its 2012-13 season. Oct. 18-28: "Pinkalicious" by Elizabeth Kahn, Victoria Kahn and John Gregor, a musical adaptation of the children's book about a girl who loves pink so much she turns pink herself.
Sox rally to win seventh straight, must settle for second; Morning briefing to return soon | Aaron McFarling sports -
AN "A" FOR EFFORT: The Salem Red Sox came from behind twice and defeated the Carolina Mudcats 8-6 in front of 3,722 on Saturday at Salem Memorial Ballpark, but their division title hopes were dashed when Winston-Salem clinched the crown with a victory in Wilmington.
Inside CIC (Command Information Center)
Virginia, United States, June 16, 2012. Captured by Dana Brunetti.
Sox win sixth straight but can't gain ground | Aaron McFarling sports -
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS: The Red Sox banged out 12 hits and cruised to a 10-4 victory over Carolina on Friday in front of 3,405 at Salem Memorial Ballpark. Still, they saw their window of opportunity in the division race close further because of an out-of-town result.
WIC garden in Floyd County grows healthy eating habits [with photo gallery] -
Photos by Stephanie Klein-Davis | The Roanoke Times Kelly Cummins, 43, a volunteer and WIC recipient, works in the garden amid the cilantro Wednesday. Cummins learned some gardening tips from Kim Kirkbride, a WIC garden coordinator for the Floyd Health Department in the organization's garden.
Barnes dominates (again), newcomer delivers and Sox keep first half title hopes alive | Aaron McFarling sports -
INCHING CLOSER: Matt Barnes was sensational again, newcomer Heiker Meneses provided two key hits and the Salem Red Sox kept alive their hopes for a first half division championship with a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Mudcats on Thursday in front of 4,023 at Salem Memorial Ballpark.
Times-Picayune restaurant critic laid off
A prelude to stepped-up food coverage?
My 4 big takeaways from Poynter's Twitter credibility webinar
My top 4 takeaways from The Twitter Beat: Tweet Credibility of Government Agencies with Suki Dardarian, managing editor at The Seattle Times. 1. TWEETS ARE JOURNALISM. Are you verifying your Twitter sources before you retweet? You should be. Are you correcting your inaccurate tweets by sending a follow-up tweet?