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April 30, 2015
Three big names in music are coming to Roanoke this summer.  Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett will play the ampitheater at Elmwood Park on August 20.  Country mavericks Big & Rich are scheduled to play a June 5 show.  Pop singer/songwriters Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri play Elmwood Park on July 28.  

The acts are playing as a part of the Budweiser Summer Series, announced this morning by Downtown Roanoke Inc., the City of Roanoke, and event promotor Big Lick Entertainment.  
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April 20, 2015
Southwest Virginia Ballet is bringing three performances of the classic tale of Cinderella to the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre in May.  The ballet brings the fairy tale to life as Cinderella is transformed from a poor servant girl to a beautiful princess with the help of her fairy godmother, animal friends, glass slippers, and a pumpkin carriage.  She is whisked away to the royal ball where, despite the humorous antics of her ugly stepmother and stepsister, she'll meet the prince of her dreams.  

Performances are scheduled on Saturday, May 2nd at 2pm and 7pm and on Sunday, May 3 at 3pm.  
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April 15, 2015
River Rock Entertainment, a Sponsor Hounds company, today announced that the new entertainment and event venue taking shape at The Bridges will be named Dr Pepper Park at The Bridges.
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April 15, 2015
Roanoke was featured as one of the ten best destinations for a weekend mountain bike getaway by singletracks.com.  Ranking the Roanoke Region third on the list of weekend mountain biking getaways, the site mentions that only a truly dedicated rider could ever hit all the trails Roanoke has to offer on a 3-day trip.  
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March 02, 2015
Business Insider ranked the most affordable small town in every state and Franklin County's Ferrum took home the top spot for Virginia.
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February 24, 2015
The Blue Ridge Marathon, America's Toughest Road Marathon, has teamed up with Roanoke's Down by Downtown Music Festival to bring concerts to Elmwood Amphitheater on April 17 and April 18.
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February 10, 2015
Botetourt County's Town of Buchanan was recently named one of the 10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S. by Fodor's Travel. 
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January 05, 2015
Several Roanoke Region sites, businesses, and events were selected by readers in Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine's annual "Best of the Blue Ridge" issue. 
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December 08, 2014
Music fans in Roanoke will soon have a new spot to catch the best music, festivals, and entertainment in the region.
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December 02, 2014
Two educators in the Roanoke Region were recently recognized by national organizations for their influence on students and education.
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