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Epic Fest VI offered platform for RVA hiphop's best and brightest

The only way to describe last weekend's Epic Fest is captivating. The local hip hop event is an incredible four-day event which splotlights the talent of seasoned artists in the region as well as up and comers every year at various venues around town.

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Local punk band Doll Baby deliver heavy, raucous debut EP, ‘Polliwog’

Richmond band Doll Baby recently released their first EP this month, Polliwog, and it’s a blast. The three-track EP may be short, but it’s an assuring sign of great things to come from this talented local band.

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RVA shoegaze band The Talkies drop debut EP, two more to follow

The Talkies, a fairly new alternative grunge indie band on the local music scene, released their first EP this month entitled These Aren't My Friends, I've Just Known Them For Awhile.

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Kyle's Criterion Corner: Fantastic Planet (1973)

And what a fantastic planet it was. Renè Laloux’s 1973’s Fantastic Planet (or Wild Planet depending on how literal you like your translations) is a positively surreal. Winning the 1973 Cannes Grand Prix Prize, the film is imaginative, engrossing, and original in the most fantastical sense.

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Confluence Coffee's move to Manchester sees the nitro brewer steep throughout the region

Coffee in a can is more delicious than you might think, just ask the guys behind a local startup that’s quickly become one of the biggest nitro cold breweries in the region.

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How someone actually becomes mayor of Richmond and who has raised the most cash so far

With under five months to election day, the picture of Richmond’s mayoral race got a little bit clearer this week with 13 candidates filing paperwork and petition signatures to be on the ballot this F

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RVA photog Cynthia Henebry shows sometimes instinct is all you need

Cynthia Henebry has no clue what she is doing, but that’s exactly how she likes it.

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VMFA hopes to cool down your summer with Kawase Hasui's snow landscapes

The work of revolutionary Japanese printmaker Kawase Hasui has returned to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in an exhibition that highlights his snowy landscapes.

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VCU Brandcenter grads create national ad campaign for PETA

Two recent VCU Brandcenter graduates have created a powerful national ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which stresses the use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) instead of real animals when it comes to film, tv shows and the like.

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RVA RADIO: Mashup Movement Pioneer Z-Trip, Introducing the Sound Gaze Podcast, Heroes Con & LIVE from G5 Volume 3!

Local podcasts are quickly becoming the way our neighbors and friends are communicating. From music, to politics, to pop culture, the voices of our city have found a place to spread their loves, interests and concerns. We have been compiling our favorites and trying something new with the launch of RVA Radio, so here is your must listen list for this week.

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