On Friday’s installment of Open Source RVA, we present a frank, in-depth interview with former Venture Richmond director Jack Berry about his candidacy for mayor and his vision for Richmond’s future. Berry talks about his plan to address the problem of poverty in the city, how to turn around public schools, his views on the Redskins training camp and Stone Brewing deals, his shepherding of the controversial Shockoe Bottom stadium plan (including those now-controversial emails recently unearthed by the Times-Dispatch’s Ned Oliver), CenterStage funding, Richmond’s high water rates, his contentious relationship with Oregon Hill residents, and how he would grade the administration of Dwight Jones, among many other topics. Also: We present another scene-chewing installment of Curtain Call, our bi-weekly segment on Richmond’s theater world produced by the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle and featuring Sifter’s Jerry Williams, and Style Weeklys Rich Griset and David Timberline. The Source is strong in this one! Listen at 2PM to Richmond’s audio news digest on WRIR 97.3 FM and http://wrir.org. And if you missed it, do some time travel and get a call-back at http://wrir.org/listen
Hey gang, I’m back from my various travels with some cool finds I made in Minneapolis and Louisville as well some groovy new tunes as well. Plus I’m giving away tickets to see Nada Surf on Oct. 6 at the Southern in Charlottesville. Enjoy!
Another week, another thirty or so options for shows to check out in Richmond! At 5pm, I’ll include a preview of the “Goodbye Garbers” premier featuring Peace Beast and the RVA Punx Picnic, plus I’ll give away tickets to see Andrew Bird as well as Neon Indian at The National and Astronautalis (pictured) at The Camel!