Avi Avital Talks About "The Art of the Mandolin"
Mandolin player Avi Avital recently joined VPM's Mike Goldberg for a discussion about his new album "The Art of the Mandolin" on the Deutsche Grammophon label. The release features a program of original works for the mandolin, along with world premiere recordings of recent commissions.
Black History Museum Presents "Virginia Jazz: The Early Years"
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is presenting an exhibit called "Virginia Jazz: The Early Years" from January 16th until the end of June. The exhibit's curator, B,J. Brown (also Executive Director of the Richmond Jazz Society) talks about the history that the show covers and her ongoing efforts to document the stories of Virginia jazz artists. The show was originally mounted at the Valentine and has been expanded for its second run.