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The Rapp for June 18

Alice in Avon-Land, music-inspired visuals at Middle Street Gallery, in search of future real-estate-and-renovation stars in Rappahannock and more in this week's The Rapp.
Sperryville column for June 18

River District Arts in Sperryville will host a book-signing event from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday (June 20), when ironsmith and author Nol Putnam will be signing his newest work of art, or work of publishing.
Artists, awarded

At a reception Sunday at the home of RAAC president Matthew Black and his wife, artist Barbara Black, recipients gratefully accepted checks for Claudia Mitchell Fund grant awards.
Sperryville column for June 11

Hospice’s Volunteer of the Year Julie Music Morrow of Sperryville was recently honored by the Hospice of the Piedmont (formerly Hospice of the Rapidan), presented with the hospice’s Volunteer of the Year 2014 award. Many of us have lost loved…
The Rapp for May 28

Grammy-winner guitarist at the Theatre This Saturday (May 30) at 8 p.m., celebrated composer and acoustic guitarist Laurence Juber returns to the Theatre at Washington for a solo concert on his tour of the East Coast from his home base…
John Henry: Setting the stage in stone

Rappahannock’s Neolithic stonemason John B. Henry: The man, the legend, and now … the video! You can see two of the three on Saturday, June 6 at the second open-air theatrical production to be held at Henry’s recently expanded, made-entirely-of-Flint-Hill-stone…
Sperryville column for May 28

An excellent party at Joe and Jackie Meuse's Revel Farm, Valley Green Naturals goes national, Old Rag Photography's "Country Roads" exhibit and more in the Sperryville column.
Sperryville column for May 21 

Flourish Root blooms in the River District Art flourishes in Sperryville — including art that is floral in nature. Thus Flourish Root, the outgrowth of Coterie co-owner Jen Perrot’s garden and landscape company, has now outgrown the confines of Coterie…
The Rapp for May 7

A full weekend, new exhibits at Haley Fine Art and River District Arts in Sperryville, a new performance coming up at Stone Hill's unique amphitheater, Paul Reisler and friends at the Hylton Center in Manssasas, and recent awards for Gray…
The Rapp for April 30

Art, music, movies, play, dance and more this weekend, plus the RCHS Band's upcoming Coffee House fundraiser and a talk by PEC president Chris Miller in this week's The Rapp.

If you haven’t heard it before, “coterie” means “a group of like-minded people with a common purpose.” For the past three years at the Coterie Shop in Sperryville, owners Jen Perrot and I have had a wonderful experience creating a…
Sperryville column for April 23

May days of note At River District Arts, there’s lots happening in May. Fred Kahler, internationally celebrated artist of Woodville, hosts a rare hometown show that opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. May 2 at RDA’s Confluent…
The Rapp for April 2

The Six Pack gang returns to Rappahannock for a show at R.H. Ballard, the Inn’s Patrick O’Connell puts out his first design book and a wellness author signs books at Mountainside Physical Therapy in this week’s The Rapp.