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Dead Air IV

To celebrate WNRN’s new signal on 102.5 in Hampton Roads, Dead Air is making an exciting return with Dead Air IV!
More than 20 bands from across the Commonwealth will perform 20+ Grateful Dead tunes at The NorVa in Norfolk on Saturday, January 25, 2025.

Community Connection: Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle

Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle is a nonprofit that promotes adult literacy in the Greater Charlottesville area through confidential one-to-one English and Citizenship tutoring. They are recruiting volunteers to tutor adults in English speaking, reading, and writing. Additionally, many of their students are in need of support in preparing for their U.S. Citizenship interviews.

If you would like to provide one-to-one instruction to adults in our community, they invite you to attend a New Tutor Training. No teaching experience is required. Their next New Tutor Trainings will be held at the Jefferson School City Center on Saturday, August 24 and Saturday, September 28 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. You can register and learn more online at LiteracyForAll.org. 

Eliza Hardy Jones on World Cafe

After several years of trying in vain to become a parent, Eliza Hardy Jones turned to music as a way to process her grief. Her sophomore solo album, Pickpocket, is the result of that journey through pain and healing. On the next World Cafe, the multi-instrumentalist for The War on Drugs talks about writing the songs on Pickpocket and how eventually having her son shifted the way she understands them. Join us.

Hear Together: Studio Two Three

Studio Two Three is a nonprofit community art space with a new location in the Manchester district of Richmond. Their mission is to empower artists to make art and make change. They offer 24/7 studio access to roughly 100 local artists, and provide a new 3000 square foot community event space for nonprofits, vendor markets, and film screenings. Studio Two Three offers classes and workshops for the community and see art as way to engage the broader community to push for change that matters.

Studio Two Three is a proud financial supporter of WNRN. Learn how you can get involved at StudioTwoThree.org  and listen to our interview with co-founder and executive director, Ashley Hawkins, below.

Community Connection: Wintergreen Music Festival

Wintergreen Music is presenting the Wintergreen Music Festival from Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 28th at Wintergreen Resort and neighboring wineries and breweries — including Valley Road Vineyards, Three Notch’d Brewing Nellysford, and Veritas Vineyards & Winery.

There will be coffee talks on music and opportunities to check out a rehearsal or masterclass — along with hiking, golfing and tennis. Almost every evening in July, you can enjoy chamber music, jazz, bluegrass, or full symphony orchestra in the open-air performance venue perched on the mountaintop. You can experience the family-friendly Festival for a day, a weekend, or the entire month of July.

Encore: Stanley Clarke on World Cafe

Stanley Clarke is a legend of both the electric and acoustic bass. As a classically trained musician, he’s worked with countless artists over the last several decades, most notably with Chick Corea in Return to Forever. On this visit to the World Cafe, he discusses his 2018 album, The Message, and shares stories about Tom Petty, Keith Richards, and bass peer Jaco Pastorius.