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Chappell Roan Show: Less Concert, More Pink-Powered Pride Party

Driving down the business district toward Brown's Island on Thursday evening, there was nothing but a sea of pink—pink dresses, pink overalls, pink cowboy hats, pink glitter, pink rhinestones, pink everything. Anyone who didn't know better might have quietly wondered...

Paul Oakenfold is Playing Richmond. Here is my FanBoy Interview!

Paul Oakenfold's career spans over 30 years, during which he has elevated and shaped electronic music, including being listed as the #1 DJ in the world multiple times. I came to know Oakenfold through BBC Radio 1 and the popular Global Underground series. The first...

Spotlight on Luxxienne: A New Wave of Photography in Richmond

Say hello to Lucienne Nghiem, known in the digital world as luxxienne, a Richmond-based photographer, whose artistry is painting the town in shades of dream-pop and disco. Lucienne has transformed her passion into a full-time endeavor, infusing her work with a...

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...

The Kids Are Alright: Cristian Espinoza’s Street Life Photos

Cristian Espinoza has been capturing the essence of youth street life for some time, and his film photography provides a raw, authentic look into the underground and art culture of the DMV area. We had the opportunity to send him a few questions. R. Anthony Harris:...

Golden Shoals, Ten Pound Snail & Kidz At Play: Sound Check

Friday Cheers may be taking a bye week, but that doesn't mean that there's any shortage of music in our fair city. This weekend Golden Shoals take over Get Tight Lounge for a wonderful outdoor evening of string band music, Ten Pound Snail are loading up the Broadberry...

Golden Shoals, Ten Pound Snail & Kidz At Play: Sound Check

Friday Cheers may be taking a bye week, but that doesn't mean that there's any shortage of music in our fair city. This weekend Golden Shoals take over Get Tight Lounge for a wonderful outdoor evening of string band music, Ten Pound Snail are loading up the Broadberry with their indie psych friends, and Kidz at Play have a new track of laid...

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Update on The Pharrell Movie Shooting in Richmond, VA

As we reported a few weeks ago, Pharrell and director Michel Gondry are coming to Richmond and now we have more information to share. As reported by The Virginian-Pilot, the production of a movie musical based on the childhood of Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams is set to make a significant economic impact on Virginia. With a total...

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Main photo of group N.E.R.D. by Jai Lennard featuring Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams & Shay Haley

Chandler Has Gone Viral, Again

When your friend from far away Portugal hits you up with a message like, "Have you seen this? Do you know this guy? He's from Richmond and he is all over TikTok!" you can't help but check it out. And when you discover it's Chandler Matkins, it's almost a given—of course, it's him making waves. He's been at this for a while, as we uncovered in...

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Chandler Matkins Tik Tok Viral by R Anthony Harris_RVA Magazine 2024

King Kaiju, Lockedinkee & Nickelus F: Yo! Hip Hop RVA

Hey y’all! I know it’s been a few months since my last YO! HIP HOP RVA write-up, but the hiatus was necessary because wedding planning was consuming my life. As of a few weeks ago, I’m off the market! Now, without further ado… this week’s edition of YO! HIP HOP RVA features King Kaiju, Lockedinkee, and Nickelus F. If you’re looking for good...

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Virginia Icon Pharrell Williams is Coming To Town

A musical based on Pharrell Williams' childhood is set to be filmed in Richmond. It's a coming-of-age story set in 1977 Virginia Beach, drawing from Williams' upbringing in the Atlantis Apartments. Williams will produce, and Michel Gondry, known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, will direct. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07-QBnEkgXU...

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