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Our Richmond Barfly’s Happy Hour List 2024 

Picking a spot for happy hour in downtown Richmond can be a pain. But don't worry, we've got you covered. If we've missed your favorite haunt, need to update the information or you want your business included, just reach out. We’ll be adding to this list as we go...

Milk River Arts: A Sanctuary of Creativity for Disabled Artists

After the death of his father and his retirement from the military, Aly Costanzo felt lost. That changed when his sister found Milk River Arts. “It gave me a purpose,” Costanzo said. “I really had no purpose. My sister found (founder Sally Kemp) for me, and Sally...

RVA 5×5 | Green on Dock Street

The James River is (literally) what made and unifies Richmond. The Fall Line and the separation of the tidal from the freshwater and the rockfalls created our River City. And the city has for decades now embraced it and is the one thing that unites the entire Richmond...

The Only Richmond Juneteenth Bash You Need to Be At

This June 19, 2024, in observation of Juneteenth 2024, Cassidy Snider brings together and curates her third annual celebration concert. Sharing the stage with a wide range of Richmond music artists of color each bringing diverse musical styles from Songwriters, MC’s,...

RVA 5×5 | Bonding With (Or Against) The People?

There has been a lot of activity across the region recently about bond ratings and localities issuing bonds. It is a timely comparison of priorities of local leaders, a glimpse of a possible future, and what happens if you have people in charge who worry more about...

RVA 5×5 DEEP DIVE | Bottom of the Ninth

NOTE: This is the first of a multi-part series over the next few weeks about the baseball stadium issue in Richmond.News came out this week about the new baseball stadium designs in the Diamond District, which is a sign of progress, but also a sign of trouble. Renderings and designs are something that can signify progress, but no one has heard...

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The Diamond under construction in 1984, photo courtesy of The Valentine Museum

This is What The Diamond District Ballpark Could Look Like

Finally, we have our first look at what the new Diamond District stadium will look like.  Recently acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request by Richmond BizSense, the preliminary designs, which are subject to change, offer a glimpse into the envisioned 10,000-seat Diamond District ballpark, which will serve as the centerpiece of...

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New Diamond District ballpark design 2024

Richmond Loves Its Baseball

Been Playing Since 1866. Cobb, Ruth, Williams, Mays Played Here. We Even Had a Major League Team — For 46 Games Everybody knows that our beloved capital city has a rich history. Settled by Native Americans, explored by English colonists, burned to the ground by the British during the Revolutionary War, and again by retreating Confederate...

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Richmond-Loves-Its-Baseball-by-Terry-Hurley_RVA-Magazine-2024_photo courtesy of The Valentine Museum

Timmy Danger and Punks for Presents Wrestle for Charity

I found Timmy Danger lounging casually beside a fire pit, drinking a dark beer. It was a Friday afternoon in the dying days of summer, and the man whose last name is "Danger" was looking decidedly docile. He greeted me with a warm smile and a firm handshake wearing standard street clothes in the realm of a button down and jeans. I could not...

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Its All About Community At Rumble in Richmond 2023

As you walk the bustling, historic streets of Richmond, Virginia, you'd hardly guess that just around the corner, a powerful rumble awaits. Not a typical rattle of machines or tremors, but a wave of energy, talent, and positivity that sweeps over Gillies Creek Park each year. Welcome to the Rumble in Richmond, a stirring extravaganza that...

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Rumble in Richmond 2023 promo

The WBC Title Fight In Richmond Impresses

Richmond, Virginia had the honor of hosting the first World Boxing Championship title fight in the River City in a long time on Friday, May 19th. Put on by Vintage Boxing and River City Promotions, the affair was held in the Renaissance building, an intimate but elegant venue that had the quiet sophistication needed to host a global event. The...

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World Boxing Championship featuring Ermal ‘The Sniper’ Hadribeaj, photo by Kimberly Frost

Lost On The Track At Richmond International Raceway

Driving down Laburnum Avenue on Saturday to Richmond International Raceway for the postponed start to the weekend’s NASCAR Toyota Owner’s 400 was like driving through an obstacle course blindfolded. Regular routes were closed off with cones or flashing RPD cruisers blocking intersections. You have no idea where you’re going or what you’re...

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We Got Into It With Photographer Jonathan Mehring

It was fun chatting with Jonathan Mehring, an award-winning photographer and director who has built a stellar reputation in the world of skateboarding. With a unique blend of adventure travel, specialising in action sports, and lifestyle photography, Mehring has explored over 30 countries, capturing skateboarders in awe-inspiring settings such...

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