Gene Marrano

WFIR-arts-and-cultureFrom 104 original entries and 51 artists a panel of Roanoke residents and city representatives have selected ten works to be displayed for 18 months at Elmwood Park … WFIR’s Gene Marrano has that story:

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The ten artists and their pieces selected:

• “Sustain” by Charlie Brouwer of Willis, Va.
• “Cougars and Eagles” by Robert Clements of Athens, Ga.
• “Ask the Fish 2.0” by Stephen Fairfield of St. David, Ark.
• “Descending Night” by Jack Howard-Potter of Brooklyn, N.Y.
• “Life Cycle” by Hanna Jubran of Grimesland, N.C.
• “Peak Between the Trees II” by Mark Krucke of Garner, N.C.
• “Leaf” by Dan Kuehl of Roanoke, Va.
• “Celebration” by Cecilia Lueza of Miami, Fla.
• “Rawrenok” by Anthony Heinz May of Brooklyn, N.Y.
• “Rising Puzzle” by Jacob Smith of Roanoke, Va.

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150 years today General Robert E Lee surrended his Confederate troops to General Ulysses S. Grant at a private home in the village of Appomattox Court House – effectively ending the Civil War … WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke to Salem Museum director John Long about today’s Sesquicentennial … here’s a “Longer Listen” (music is from Ken Burns Civil War documentary):

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WFIR---local-businessHelping women to be mentally and physically prepared to protect themselves … a local self-protection business owner is offering a free 8-week class starting later this month … after seeing the effects of physical abuse … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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see link to Personal Self Protection LLC website: