Paintings that span 500 years of European art go on exhibit at the Taubman Museum this weekend for a ticketed sbow that runs through early January. The story from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
Downtown New Castle will host the 39th Annual Craig County Fall Festival this weekend. Organizers say that making the day trip offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of the County. WFIR’s Emma Thomas with details:
Monet – courtesy Taubman Museum
From Titian to Monet: European paintings from the Joslyn Art Museum. The new ticketed exhibition at the Taubman opens this weekend. Meanwhile some art galleries in downtown Roanoke have formed a coalition that will pool their resources … and more.
If you find yourself in downtown Roanoke keep your eyes peeled inside the businesses you visit – they could be taking part in the Golden Key Scavenger Hunt. WFIR’s Emma Thomas with more on the event:
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The producing artistic director for Virginia Children’s Theatre calls the upcoming 2022-2023 season one of “love and inspiration and loss,” – and perhaps hope. It launches next Friday and Saturday nights at Jefferson Center, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
The Blacksburg based non-profit has left its mark on seven countries, and its Vice Chairman says this is only the beginning. WFIR’s Emma Thomas has more:
Its less than one month away from opening night for the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs – fresh off a trip to the SPHL President’s Cup finals. There’s a new chairman for the team as well. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
After the unveiling of a Botetourt legend’s historic marker, one of Virginia’s State Delegates spoke about putting money into the County to get more out of one of its unused railroad beds. WFIR’s Emma Thomas with more:
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Andre Szmyt knocked in five field goals, including the 31-yard game-winner with just over a minute left, and Syracuse held off Virginia’s second-half comeback to beat the Cavaliers 22-20 on Friday night.
Syracuse led 16-0 at halftime, but Virginia recorded three second-half touchdowns to take a 20-19 lead with just under six minutes remaining in the game. The Orange (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won their first four for the first time since 2018 and got this one despite committing their first four turnovers of the season.
“We’re really fortunate to come out with the win, we’re excited about that,” Syracuse coach Dino Babers said. “The play was not perfect, that’s for sure. But the record is.”
Syracuse drove to the winning field goal with help from a critical facemask penalty on a third-and-7 play from the Syracuse 41 that was called on a sack of Shrader. That moved the ball into Virginia territory and a 12-yard scramble by Shrader after the Cavaliers’ sixth sack moved the Orange into position for the winning kick.
“Once they scored the touchdown, I kind of knew that it might come down to a field goal,” Szmyt said. “And we executed.”
Brennan Armstrong was 19 of 38 for 138 yards and a 4-yard touchdown to Lavel Davis Jr. with 5:51 remaining to put Virginia up 20-19.
Virginia Tech welcomes West Virginia to Lane Stadium tonight after losing to the Mountaineers last year on the road. The opposing head coaches offer scouting reports: