April 23 is World Book Night, an annual event committed to encouraging reading, particularly among light and non-readers. Each April 23--the UNESCO International Day of the Book and Shakespeare’s birthday--thousands of volunteers give away 500,000 new paperback books to people in their communities. The idea started in the United Kingdom in 2011 and the first U. S. World Book Night was celebrated in 2012.
The Run for the Fallen usually happens in the fall, but last year’s partial government shutdown moved it to Saturday the third of May at Williams Stadium on Fort Lee.
"Wicked" opened ten years ago and is still going strong on Broadway. In Richmond, "Wicked" enjoys the same kind of popularity, and returns April 23 to the Altria Theatre for 16 performances.
SHREK: The Musical comes to town, Correspondent John Ogle talked to the green monster.
John Ogle explains what Spay Day (February 25) is all about.