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Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:02pm -- WCVE

In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl in California. Before the performance, the maestro shares his enthusiasm for the iconic venue, the largest natural amphitheater in the country, and for Verdi’s passionate and highly theatrical work: a mass, yes, but “in an opera way,” as Dudamel explains.

Insect Philately

Dr. Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE producer Steve Clark explore insect collecting of another kind - insect stamp collecting. The photo is a first day cover of a series of beetle postage stamps rendered in 1987 by one of Art’s professors at the University of Pretoria, Erik Holm.

Tips From Richard: Test Your Lawn Soil

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:15am -- WCVE

Test the soil in your lawn. The results will help you prepare for your fall fertilization as well as let you know if you need to add lime. A soil test can be handled by some garden centers, private labs or through your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Coming Up On Charlottesville Inside-Out: August

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:19pm -- WCVE

Charlottesville Inside-Out features two in-depth conversations that are hosted by Terri Allard, a native daughter of the region. Terri chats with area artists, authors, musicians, business leaders, government officials, educators, athletes and coaches, non-profit directors, regular folks, and community event organizers to highlight what's innovative, unique and wonderful about the C'ville area.

Poirot Returns!

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:28pm -- WCVE

David Suchet (“Henry VIII,” “The Way We Live Now”) returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries, “The Big Four” and “Dead Man’s Folly,” based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he’s on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his “little grey cells” by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not.

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