Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Yesterday, I went to Japan and China, or rather the Japanese gardens of Hillwood, the estate  of philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post (now a museum), and the U.S. Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, all in Washington D.C.

The occasion was a presser for the upcoming Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibition “Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures From The Palace Museum, Beijing.” It’ll  run Oct. 18 through Jan. 11, Read full story
Pulsar Lands MTA Deal
Richmond office to work on media branding and strategy for NYC’s mass transit system
An advertising agency with deep roots in Richmond has been tapped to reshape media campaigns for the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York City, which runs North America’s largest transportation network. 

Pulsar Advertising won the coveted contract after a competitive bidding process to replace the MTA’s long-running agency of record, Korey Kay & Associates, based in Manhattan. Pulsar is headquartered in Los Angeles, with satellite offices in Richmond and Washington, D.C.

Pulsar’s social Read full story

Source of Strength

Virginia Repertory Theatre’s production of The Color Purple, a musical directed by Chase Kniffen and based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, stars Washington, D.C. -based actor Felicia Curry as Celie. Living in rural Georgia during the early 1900s, she has two children by age 14 and is victimized by the men in her life. A female friend gives Celie the strength to find God in herself. More spiritual than religious, the play Read full story

Hollywood Limelight Shines on VMI
Feature film Field of Lost Shoes focuses on Virginia Military Institute's role in the Civil War
Virginia Military Institute has arguably one of the most loyal alumni groups in the country, and many graduates call Richmond home. So it's only fitting that the first Field of Lost Shoes screening will be at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage this Sunday, preceded by a parade of VMI cadets.

The VMI community’s devotion to its members — and to its roots — mirrors the Battle of New Market in 1864, when VMI cadets Read full story

Painting the Town
During the past two years, Richmond has seen a plethora of new public art in the form of colorful, creative murals from local as well as international artists cover the city because of two main projects: the Richmond Mural Project, headed up by Maryland-based gallery Art Whino; and the RVA Street Art Festival, organized by City Council member Jon Baliles and Richmond artist Ed Trask. The second year of the RVA Street Art Festival saw Read full story
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