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New Virginia Film Festival Spotlights Native American Cinema

There are more than a dozen film festivals in Central Virginia, and this month a new one debuts. Pocahontas Reframed: The Native American Storytellers Film Festival features historic and contemporary films, and will bring American Indian artists and actors to Richmond. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

In Richmond, International and Local Artists Examine Past, Present and Future of Islamic Art

Artists and scholars from around the world are in Richmond for the 7th Symposium on Islamic Art. To complement the gathering, VCU’s Anderson Gallery is highlighting the work of international and local Muslim artists in an exhibit titled "The Things I Could Tell..." WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

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The Lasting Legacy of the Richmond Crusade for Voters

More than six decades ago, two doctors and a businessman saw a problem and an opportunity. Jim Crow laws had wiped out black political influence for decades, white leaders were mounting a statewide campaign to resist school integration, and not enough people of color were running for office. After the Richmond Crusade for Voters got off the ground, the political landscape started changing and the group would have a significant impact in Richmond and beyond.

In 40th Year, Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Begins Season of Celebration

The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra marks a milestone this year, its 40th season. Founded in the late 1970s, the orchestra involves performers of all ages and backgrounds, works with local schools and continues a mission to “entertain, educate and enlighten.” WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

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