Australian Singer/songwriter Rick Price has found new roots in Nashville. He performs at The Front Porch on Friday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Rick Price

A musical life: Growing up as part of a family band in rural Australia, Rick Price has spent his life in music. Early in his solo career, Price’s catchy pop songs were inescapable on Top 40 radio stations down under. In the ’90s he won Australia’s song of the year and appeared on “Good Morning […]

Erin & The Wildfire play a hometown gig on Friday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Erin & The Wildfire

Virginia grooving : Erin & The Wildfire has built a massive following in central Virginia since its formation in 2012. The charming, upbeat act has grown beyond club sets to performing regularly at music festivals such as Lockn’, Rooster Walk, and FloydFest. Led by Erin Lunsford’s strong and steady vocals, the group combines pop, rock, […]

Barboursville Vineyards and Four County Players collaborate in presenting A Midsummer Night's Dream for Shakespeare at the Ruins through July 27. Linda Hogan Photography.

ARTS Pick: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Magic in midsummer: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in mid-summer, under the stars, among the ruins of an 18th-century mansion? You can’t get much closer to the spirit of Shakespeare’s most whimsical creation. The classic comedy is performed—complete with fairies and sprites, young love, and one wrong-headed decision after another—against the backdrop of Governor James Barbour’s […]