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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,...

Photos from the sold out Dale Watson show at Get Tight Lounge

Last week, Get Tight Lounge in Richmond was packed for a sold-out show featuring none other than Dale Watson, the torchbearer of classic honky-tonk. The atmosphere was electric, and the crowd was buzzing as photographer Ben Lahoussine captured an unforgettable...

‘VASK8R’ | Starting Over at the Local Roller Rink

The rules are simple: don't get in anyone’s way and try to look good while doing it. The warehouse off Williamsburg Blvd mimics many of the same buildings near the Richmond International Airport. But on Wednesday night, when many of the local businesses have locked...

From Band Life to Big Dreams: Wes Parker’s Solo Journey

The name Wes Parker had been appearing on my radar for many weeks, and he seemed like the new kid on the block to talk to. Parker in 2024 alone had released two new singles, the second one by the name “Annie Moore” with a video to accompany it, and then with another track not far behind, this guitar playing stranger seemed to be making a name...

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Wes Parker Interview by Andrew Bonieskie_RVA Magazine 2024

Richmond Theater Chat | VA Rep Theatre Unveils a Diverse New Season, from ‘Misery’ to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

I have fully adopted the mantle of theater nerd since I’ve been back in Richmond. I’ve always been one, but companies like Virginia Repertory Theatre and their satellite collaborations have really reignited a passion that started the first time I put on leggings and spoke in verse onstage—I was 12. I take opportunities to talk to the artists...

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X-COPS Are Beautiful, Too

Satire is a dish best served hot. There is no safe space from it. In fact, its very existence defines the nexus where humor hits nerve. Its side-eye is trained on those too squeamish to look this world directly in its conjuntivitic eyes. We’ve got problems. Huge, huge, problems. They’re not funny. The absurdity of our (non) responses to them...

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X-COPS Interview by Christian Detres_RVA Magazine 2024

Sunday Funday! An All Woman Comedy Night For Charity

This Sunday, April 28th, Richmond Funny Bone is the place to be for an unforgettable evening of comedy while helping out some animals at the same time. Orchestrated by seasoned comedian and comedy teacher Tim Loulies, this all-women comedy night is set to support Ring Dog Rescue and Central Virginia Horse Rescue. Tim Loulies Tim explains the...

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Sunday Funday All Women Comedy at Richmond Funny Bone 2024

Ladies Night Out with Linda Dee: Diverse Divas Edition!

Richmond comedian Linda Dee is getting ready to rock Women’s History Month with her brand-new comedy series, "Diverse Divas of Comedy," kicking off on March 21st at Crescent Collective. With a killer lineup of funny ladies, Linda Dee wants you to come along for a night of laughs and empowerment. In a chat with us, she spills the beans on what...

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Comedian Linda Dee interview with Gabriel Santamaria_RVA Magazine 2024

Lucy Bonino Brings The Jokes at Happy Hour

Gabriel and Lucy Bonino caught up after a hot minute, chatting about everything from Argentina's epic World Cup win to the hilarious fallout of Messi fan tattoos gone wrong. Their convo drifted to the comedy scene, highlighting Lucy's gig at Buskey Cider, where the last Friday of each month turns into a comedy haven in Richmond. Lucy's at the...

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Lucy Bonino, Richmond comedian, interview by Gabriel Santamaria 2024

Richmond Comedian Patrick Logan Will Make You Laugh

Hello readers! In today's edition, we're diving back into the world of Richmond comedy and chatting with Patrick Logan, the host of "Another Round of Comedy" at Another Round Bar and Grill in Richmond, Virginia. Patrick is a rising star in the local comedy scene, and we go in on a bunch of stuff — so, grab a seat and join us as we explore the...

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Richmond comedian Patrick Logan Interview by Gabriel Santamaria 2024

From Open Mic to Headliner! Nick Deez Conquers Funny Bone

Hello readers! In today's edition, we're talking with the city's latest comedy hero, Nick Deez. Nick is headlining the Richmond Funny Bone on January 21st, and he’s here to spill the tea, the coffee, and maybe get a few laughs with us in this interview. Gabriel Santamaria: Alright, what's up, Nick?...

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Nick Deez headlines Funny Bone 2024