The Roanoker - January/February 2018 - VL37
FARTHER EXHIBITION: JULIANNE RAINONE
ARTS & CULTURE
Hurley believes that "for its size, Roanoke does darn well"
Theater arts remain the jewel in the crown in Roanoke
with regular live productions available professionally, as
well as at several community and educational institutions.
Live theaters include Mill Mountain Theatre, Star City Playhouse, Showtimers and Off the Rails. Hollins University's
Theatre Arts Program (which offers undergraduate and
master's degrees) is nationally ranked and often serves as
a bell cow in developing a deep bench of talent in every
Comedy shines at No Shame Theatre, Star City Comedy
Club and Big Lick Conspiracy. Developing writers remains
a mainstay in the Valley. A number of local writers have
developed national reputations in recent years, reaching
best-seller lists and selling books to the movies and television. The Roanoke Regional Writers Conference is one of
the most respected conferences of its type in the region,
The person who offers that "there's nothing to do in
Roanoke," isn't looking. For a full list of 2018 events, visit
"PAUL VILLINSKI: FARTHER" EXHIBITION AT THE TAUBMAN MUSEUM OF ART.
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