Mike Allen mans the Arts & Extras blog for The Roanoke Times, writing about the region's arts community and curious cultural happenings that catch his eye.

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ICYMI: On Wednesday, Roanoke Valley musicians will premiere an opera in Romania. @roanoketimes https://t.co/McpNyY87Gi Pictured: conductor/composer Aaron Garber, who wrote "Romania: Revolution 1989"; @OperaRoanoke artistic director and tenor Scott Williamson (@mahlerseven) https://t.co/afT1xBoqv4
ICYMI: To help with holiday gift ideas, @roanoketimes features writer @allie11cat provides a guide to local artisans selling on @Etsy. https://t.co/Bg7tjXUsPc https://t.co/bzD4NpDMVs
A change of leadership at @VMTRoanoke, home of the #611 @fireup611  http://www.roanoke.com/arts_and_entertainment/arts/transportation-museum-picks-new-leader/article_7eea5f03-51ab-540f-9af1-d0f46d208a86.html  Photo: incoming executive director Lisa Sphar and retiring executive director Bev Fitzpatrick at the Virginia Museum of Transportation @roanoketimes https://t.co/371G6ny56v
RT @cutnscratch: Our final installment in the @roanoketimes 3-part series on @The_CrookedRoad. We visit Galax, Floyd, Ferrum and Roc…
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