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WCVE Public Radio Theatre Critic John Porter can be heard during NPR’s All Things Considered. He is also the co-host of Time for the Blues.

Articles by John Porter

The Professor’s Picks: Southside; True & Blue

Welcome to The Professor’s Picks, a new column designed to supplement Time for the Blues. Henry and I are always on the lookout for new material and are fortunate to receive a number of CDs from studios, publicists, and friends of the show. And once in a while, we even go out and buy some as well. Truth is, even with trying to bring 14 songs a week to the show, we run out of time and don’t always get around to playing all of the songs we want to play.

TheatreLAB Brings Fresh Faces to Richmond Theatre

One of the youngest theatre companies in town, both in duration and the average age of its key players, is TheatreLAB. Since their inception, they have been producing edgy shows, first at the artist’s resource, Plant Zero, in Richmond’s South Side, later in art galleries or any place they could find to set up some chairs and a couple of lights.