April 29, 2017

Flower of this purple dye, hit with Cupid’s archery,

Sink in apple of his eye. When his love he doth espy,

Let her shine as gloriously as the Venus of the sky.

— Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 3 scene 2

Shakespeare refers here to the planet Venus, which very recently in the predawn…

Rocking for a good cause

April 28, 2017

One woman’s “total act of rebellion” is earning thousands of dollars to help at-risk youth express themselves through art. 

Michele Marston is the founding director of Rock the Arts, an organization that brings local musicians together to raise money for music and art…

Movie Capsules April 28

April 28, 2017

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST — An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. (2 hours, 9 minutes) Rated PG.

BORN IN CHINA — Venturing into the wilds of…

Go Guide April 28

April 28, 2017


Farmville Dogwood Festival

The 30th Annual Farmville Dogwood Festival will be held today-Sunday. Highlights of the event will include performances by ProTown BMX and country artist Chris Janson on Saturday and the festival’s first-ever Christian music concert, featuring the band Plum,…