“Weird” Would Be the New Norm Inside the Creative Process of Jameel Rashad Austin

“We’re all gifted with creativity, but not everyone utilizes the gift,” says Jameel Rashad Austin when asked about how he found his creative spark. Austin, a local photographer and content creator, is producing some of the most unique and thought-provoking art in our area.  Austin spent his early childhood in Trenton, New Jersey. He adds,… Continue reading “Weird” Would Be the New Norm Inside the Creative Process of Jameel Rashad Austin

Snack Sampler

Hometown favorite, The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, is putting a unique touch on music. Matt Doss, Alex Brown, Travis Williams & Joseph “Sparky” Schmitt, or as they’re collectively known “The League of Ordinary Gentlemen,” are so much more than Danville’s hometown cover band. Primarily rooted in putting a dynamic spin on hits from the 70s,… Continue reading Snack Sampler

The History of a Haunted House

With Halloween around the corner, the emergence of spooky attractions flood our weekends, especially haunted houses. Haunted houses first emerged during the Great Depression as a way to keep youngsters from vandalism and running amok on the streets. This was a way to channel the children’s energy into something constructive instead of them causing property… Continue reading The History of a Haunted House

Double the Drama

PHCC Patriot Players and TheatreWorks Community Players offer year-round entertainment in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia No other art form can bring stories to life the way that live theatre can. There is something magical about a group of people banding together, interpreting a script and presenting the author’s words for the audience to experience in person.… Continue reading Double the Drama

The Music Man

We last spoke with Matt Crowder in November 2016. At the time, Crowder had just finished playing on Jason Springs’s debut album, Blue Collar Bones and Busted Knuckles. Since then, he has continued to play the local scene, released a debut solo album, and is this year’s top vote-getter in the 2019 Rave Awards. Crowder… Continue reading The Music Man

GBU Movie Review: Overlord

2018  R  1h 50min Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, War Director: Julius Avery Cast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro See it if you enjoy: Zombies, Action, Sci-Fi Gore, Medical Research Gone Wrong. Planet Terror, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Creep (2004), The Thing, Dawn of the Dead (2004). Skip it… Continue reading GBU Movie Review: Overlord

GBU Movie Review: The Grinch

2018  PG  1h 26min Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury. See it if you enjoy: Christmas movies, Kids movies, Illumination Films. Skip it if you prefer: Excellent animation, original versions, Pixar. The Good: My nine-year-old son enjoyed the movie and there was a lot of laughter… Continue reading GBU Movie Review: The Grinch