Prior to the tragedy involving gun violence in Parkland, Florida, two Chesterfield School Board members, were actively looking into the creation of Safety Task Force.
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Welcome to another rousing short & sweet World Music Blog. For the week of 4/7, here’s what fun is in store for your ears.
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At a 2nd District Citizen’s meeting last night in Richmond, Councilwoman Kim Gray had speakers from the police, the new city auditor, a local school board member and even General Assembly members. All speakers gave updates from their respective areas, but it was where the meeting was held that may have had the most irony. Councilwoman Gray held another of her ongoing Citizen’s meetings at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. It’s the place many 2nd District Citizen’s meetings have been held.
Ok, listen. This week’s World Music Show (3/31) blog is going to be short and sweet. Time is of the essence this week, so I’m not going to delve too deeply into every wonderful musician that you’ll be hearing this week.
But I will say that everyone you’ll hear, you’ll enjoy all of them and it’ll be worthwhile to tune in or stream.
One group of note will be the duo of Eva and Peter. This duet play a style of Gypsy/Balkan and Romani music that both incorporates the past but has its roots in the present.
As the weather warms, one popular activity is the Virginia Capital Trail. Along the scenic route, “bike ambassadors” provide an important role - for frequent users and newcomers. WCVE’s Ian Stewart has more for Virginia Currents.
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The good news about this week’s World Music Show (3/24) is that you and I will get to unwrap a basketful of new music. The bad news is that only I can smell the freshness.
Karl Rove, the Political Strategist, Columnist and former Deputy Chief of Staff to George W. Bush spoke at the University of Richmond last night to a crowd of just under 400 people. The theme of Rove’s talk was called “Perspectives on Immigration.” However, the topic was only touched on a few times. Rove’s ran the political gamut, speaking about everything from the gun debate, to Obamacare. But he saved his sharpest perspectives for President Trump and the current state of politics.
About 30 people gathered on a rainy afternoon in the Bensley Recreation Center to hear about and ask questions about the budget.
Sure, I know that St. Patrick’s Day lands on the same day as this week’s World Music Show (3/17). But for some reason I decided that on this week’s show it’d be great to dance to some Latin music. Oh sure, we’ll “celebrate” the holiday with some Irish music, but that won’t happen until hour two.