Mill Mountain Theatre is hosting a concert called Boy Bands Through the Ages, highlighting some of the biggest hits by boy bands over the past 6 decades.. WFIR’s Alex Powell has more:
More information here on Boy Bands Through the Ages
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Its no secret that many have struggled with those issues over the past two years. Now a Roanoke musician has collaborated on a new song about mental health and learning to cope. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more on “okay,” In Depth:
Learning can be a lifelong pursuit and for the third year Virginia Tech is teaming up with a private company focused on technical skill training to offer a unique “boot camp” that commences in July. The story from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
Find out more about boot camp here
If the beach or maybe just some backyard fun is on the agenda for the upcoming holiday weekend – or the next few warm summer months – be sure to protect your skin from overexposure to the sun. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
Its NCAA softball tournament time – Virginia Tech gets to host a regional in Blacksburg. Meanwhile the Liberty softball team opens today in the Durham regional against Georgia.
Lisa Spencer – Local Colors
For the first time since 2019, Local Colors, Roanoke’s popular multi-cultural free festival, is back tomorrow full-force at Elmwood Park. The story from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
This morning, Freedom First Credit Union cut the ribbon on its new location in the Bonsack area of Roanoke County. The building used to be a SunTrust, but has since been revamped and renovated. The new Bonsack branch is the ninth for Freedom First Credit Union, making it one of the most visible financial institutions in the area. Freedom First CEO Paul Phillips on the location:
A non-profit organization that works to place Virginia children in foster homes says there has been a steep decline in the number of people looking to become foster parents – perhaps its even in a “crisis mode,” as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
Dr. Cynthia Morrow/VDH-VT photo
According to the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, there is no health threat to the public based on a case of hepatitis A diagnosed in Roanoke last week Luigi’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant on Brambleton Avenue. District director Dr. Cynthia Morrow confirmed that during a briefing this morning. Morrow also said most of the Hepatitis cases seen in the region come from those with substance abuse issues that are using needles to inject drugs.
Jerry Margolis – submitted
At the start of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra season finale for its classical music series late last month, an original, 2-minute composition called “Ukraine Lives,” was played for the Berglund Center audience. David Stewart Wiley talks more about that with WFIR’s Gene Marrano, “In Depth.”
Hear the complete, 2 minute composition Ukraine Lives by Jerry Margolis: