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Theater review: Suppression theme in 'Spring Awakening' speaks to modern audience - Roanoke Times: Reviews

roanoke.com — Produced by the Virginia Tech Theatre Department under the direction of Susanna Rinehart, the musical opens with Wendla (Chelsea Zeidman), a teenager dressed in Victorian undergarments, singing "Mama Who Bore Me." We immediately learn that Mama (Kenzy Forman) has not told Wendla about "the birds and the bees."
#VaTech musical "Spring Awakening" speaks to modern audiences about centuries-old controversies >> ow.ly/w5O24 #hokies #nrv

Mel Kiper breaks down the Hokies' draft prospects; quick hits from Beamer on the ACC teleconference - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — On cornerback Kyle Fuller: "He's a spunky kid. He's not afraid to throw his body around, which can be an issue considering his size. There's a durability concern. Coverage, he holds up well for the most part. His trouble is on the double move and peeking into that backfield.
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Arts & Extras: More federal indictments in art forgery scam that snared Taubmans - Roanoke Times: Arts & Extras

roanoke.com — Federal prosecutors have indicted three more people in connection to the art forgery scandal that destroyed the reputation of now-defunct New York art gallery Knoedler & Co. and swindled rich art patrons out of more than $80 million.
More federal indictments in $80 million art forgery scam that ensnared Nick & Jenny Taubman >> ow.ly/w5ebK @roanoketimes #rke

Chili Cook-Off settles on later date, splits from Strawberry Festival - Roanoke Times: Roanoke News

roanoke.com — But Sarah Stephenson, of Greenvale School, wrote in an e-mail last week that the chili cookoff had "simply outgrown" Railside Plaza. Greenvale wanted to move the event to the larger and newly renovated Elmwood, but that space only had room for the Strawberry Festival.
A downtown #Rke tradition no more: Why Chili Cook-off has split from Strawberry Festival >> bit.ly/1hoFVsx #swvamoms

Shoptimist: Spring/Summer 2014 Huge Kids Sale - Roanoke Times: Shoptimist

roanoke.com — The Roanoke Civic Center is hosting the Huge Kids Sale this Thursday through Saturday. This consignment sale has a wide variety of products, including a big selection of apparel for newborns to teenagers. If you're really looking for a bargain, shop on Saturday when merchandise will be an additional 50% off.
Attention, #swvamoms: Big kids consignment sale this weekend @RnkCivicCenter. Best bargains Saturday >> bit.ly/1k6uQAM #Rke

Pioneers’ James fits the bill for Cougars - Roanoke Times: High Schools

roanoke.com — The school announced Tuesday that Fort Chiswell's Stephen James will be the Cougars' head coach. And according to Pulaski County Superintendent Thomas Brewster, James, whose last season with the Pioneers ended in the state semifinals, brings exactly what Pulaski County's program requires - a history of success.

Dan Casey: Roanoke County board meeting beer bingo might catch on - Roanoke Times: Dan Casey

roanoke.com — A diversion along these lines was suggested last week by reader Mike Scott of Roanoke after he read reporter Chase Purdy's April 8 story "Roanoke County supervisors in spat over speaking allotment." It seems Chairman Joe McNamara plans to enforce Robert's Rules of Order a bit more strictly when conducting supervisors meetings, because of late those have produced a lot of hot air.

Practice report: Bigger might be better for Hokies' offensive line - Roanoke Times: Andy Bitter Virginia Tech Football

roanoke.com — "A good player doesn't necessarily have to weigh 300 pounds, but there seems to be a common trend that all the NFL guys are 300 pounds," Hokies offensive line coach Stacy Searels said. "There seems to be a common trend that all the teams that play for a national championship are 300-pound guys."
From last night: Bigger might be better for #Hokies' offensive line, plus more notes and quotes from Tuesday goo.gl/0nvtqo
Practice report: Bigger might be better for #Hokies' offensive line, plus more notes and quotes from Tuesday goo.gl/0nvtqo

Josh Kaufman's journey from Blacksburg to 'The Voice' - Roanoke Times: Arts & Entertainment

roanoke.com — CUPP, David Edward David Edward Cupp, age 43, of Christiansburg, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at New River Valley Medical Center. He was born in Radford, Va. on April 25, 1970. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Randolph Cupp; mother, Greta Cragett Hardy.