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Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

‘Art of the African Diaspora’ hybrid exhibition kicks off Feb. 11

By Kathy Chouteau The work of more than 110 artists of African descent will be featured in “Art of the African Diaspora,” an online exhibition launching Feb. 11 and running through May 16 that will...
Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

By Kathy Chouteau Remember that viral TikTok post featuring a Richmond elementary school principal dancing away during a distance learning call with students? The man himself, Kenneth Deshone Farr II—who showed some serious dance moves to...
Richmond filmmaker readies to release one film and shoot the next

Richmond filmmaker readies to release one film and shoot the next

By Mike Kinney and Kathy Chouteau You could say that Richmond resident and independent filmmaker, Jayson Johnson, is a triple threat: he not only directs his films, but also writes and produces them to boot....
Creative force behind hit PBS show ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ is a former Richmond newsman

Creative force behind hit PBS show ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ is a former...

By Kathy Chouteau When it comes to Hollywood success stories, it’s hard to top the tale of a former Richmond newsman turned prominent executive producer of a current hit TV show. The critically acclaimed show...
Richmond native unveils first feature film, ‘I Can’t Sleep’

Richmond native unveils first feature film, ‘I Can’t Sleep’

By Kathy Chouteau Ever since she was a little girl growing up in the Richmond View neighborhood, Gina Rose dreamed of making films. Next month, the rising African American and Chinese American filmmaker’s dream will...
Richmond author’s children’s book answers call of ADHD community

Richmond author’s children’s book answers call of ADHD community

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond resident and author Rayna Best has written a children’s book called Animated Like Me with a resounding message about self-acceptance and inclusion. Best’s 36-page book, which was published in paperback this...
Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

Richmond Art Center calling for artists for African Diaspora exhibit

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is welcoming artist participants for its virtual “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibition, with the registration deadline being Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11:59 p.m. The exhibition will...
Richmond native's restaurant featured on Guy Fieri's 'Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives'

Richmond native’s restaurant featured on Guy Fieri’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’

By Mike Kinney Omar Thornton's story -- and food -- are O So Good. The Richmond native who grew up in the Pullman Point Apartments is now a successful chef in South Dakota whose restaurant was...

Holiday Light Display to transform North Richmond into North Pole

By Kathy Chouteau A Holiday Light Display set to start illuminating the night this Saturday will transform North Richmond into the North Pole. Hosted by local nonprofit Richmond LAND, the seasonal display will be available...
Richmond’s Downtown Holiday Fest to feature virtual merriment

Richmond’s Downtown Holiday Fest to feature virtual merriment

By Kathy Chouteau This year’s Downtown Holiday Festival will be going virtual, but rest assured it will include a sleigh-full of Richmond merriment. The annual seasonal event hosted by Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) and the East...

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Richmond art hubs offer escape during shelter-at-home period

Submissions sought for Art in Windows in Richmond

The NIAD Art Center​ (NIAD) and ​Richmond Main Street Initiative​ (RMSI) are collaborating on an effort to raise visibility for Richmond-based artists while enlivening...
Antoine Whittley search party aims to inspire community participation

Antoine Whittley search party aims to inspire community participation

By Mike Kinney For Shurston McElroy, the disappearance of Antoine Whittley triggered a childhood trauma from when a friend and classmate went missing. For her...
Ban on indoor high school sports taken to court

Ban on indoor high school sports taken to court

Fresh off a legal victory in San Diego County last week that removed all restrictions on indoor and outdoor sports in that county, a...