Student gallery showcased in monthly Art Walk

Post Written by Megan Vazquez Though Blacksburg has a multitude of art galleries downtown, only one is soley managed by students.    XYZ Art Gallery is the student-run gallery located on Main Street. It was founded by Studio Art students 20 years ago as a way to showcase their talent.    “It’s kind of like …

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The vital Importance of Being Earnest

Post written by Erin Jenkins Jack- "Algy, you're always talking nonsense." Algy-  "It's better than listening to it." “This play is a classic comedy,” Amanda Snediker told me while we stood in the hall of the Christiansburg Library. She was dressed in full 19th century garb and continued, “it’s a story about love and mistaken …

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Top Ten reasons to shop downtown!

10. Product Diversity- a multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. 9. ELEPHANT POOP PAPER! 8. Protect Local Character and Prosperity. By choosing to support locally owned businesses, …

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Spotlight: Southwestern Virginia Social Dance Society

Since its establishment in 1990, Southwestern Virginia Social Dance Society or SVSDS, a local non-profit organization, has been encouraging dance in Blacksburg community by bringing together dancers from other local dance organizations under an inclusive dance family. These dance organizations include Solely Swing, Ballroom Dance at Virginia Tech, and SalsaTech. SVSDS's current President, Chaky Sriranganathan, …

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Music for a Wintry Afternoon

This year Puxantawny Phil did not see his shadow-much to the relief of the winter-weary. On Wednesday, February 2nd, the world’s most famous groundhog predicted an early spring.  Although we are already seeing sunshine and warmer temperatures, let’s face it, we are still in the throes of winter in Southwest Virginia, with spring seemingly still a long way …

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be local!

Get into the holiday spirit while supporting your local merchants- join  us for our special holiday shopping nights in downtown Blacksburg. For unique and unusual gifts, eclectic dining choices and a variety of special activities there is no better place to go. The activities on Ladies' and Gents' Nights are not restricted to the venues …

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