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Daily News-Record Features The Features section of the Daily News-Record provides Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley with t The Daily News-Record and its predecessors have been the lifeblood of information for Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley, as well as several counties in neighboring West Virginia, for over 100 years.

Features covers Skyline, Flavor, See & Do, Religion and Weekend sections, bringing the latest arts, entertainment, culinary and cultural news to its readers. The section is edited by JMU Alumnus Corey Tierney and written by reporters Aleda Johnson and Shelby Mertens. In addition to our regular sections, the features staff regularly publishes The Journal, Rocktown Weekly and Bloom Magazine.

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Photos from Explore Elkton's post
09/03/2020

Photos from Explore Elkton's post

Health Care Facilities Differ On Hazard Pay
04/30/2020
Health Care Facilities Differ On Hazard Pay

Health Care Facilities Differ On Hazard Pay

On the lawn of Sentara RMH Medical Center and posted in windowsills across the commonwealth, signs are popping up to praise health care workers for efforts to protect and treat

Concert Series Supports Heart Of Harrisonburg
04/24/2020
Concert Series Supports Heart Of Harrisonburg

Concert Series Supports Heart Of Harrisonburg

In 2016, Greg Yoder of The Walking Roots Band wrote a song about the wildfires that raged across more than 10,000 acres in Shenandoah National Park. On Sunday, Yoder and

Burlesque Troupe Seeks To Dispel Misconceptions Of Performance Art
03/10/2020
Burlesque Troupe Seeks To Dispel Misconceptions Of Performance Art

Burlesque Troupe Seeks To Dispel Misconceptions Of Performance Art

Crushed velvet gowns and rhinestone rompers give way to twirling tassels. Burlesque is a form of theatrical performance that for centuries has highlighted women as art, but Harrisonburg’s performance troupe

Cake And Cantata At Bach Celebration
03/05/2020
Cake And Cantata At Bach Celebration

Cake And Cantata At Bach Celebration

Music and culture have no expiration date. To bridge the generational gap of accessibility to baroque and orchestral styles of music, musicians of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival are sharing

Former Players Fondly Recall Black Baseball Leagues
02/10/2020
Former Players Fondly Recall Black Baseball Leagues

Former Players Fondly Recall Black Baseball Leagues

On Saturday afternoon, the auditorium of the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center was filled with baseball cap-adorned veterans of the field who gathered to commemorate a leisure and loving

Hit the town and celebrate with friends tonight as the decade comes to a close.
12/31/2019
NYE Rundown Of Events

Hit the town and celebrate with friends tonight as the decade comes to a close.

For those tired of being cooped up indoors and ready to rage into the new year, Harrisonburg offers a plethora of options to start 2020.

What began as a hodgepodge of church singers congregating for a festival has evolved into The Shenandoah Valley Choral S...
12/13/2019
Birthday Bash And Christmas Party All In One

What began as a hodgepodge of church singers congregating for a festival has evolved into The Shenandoah Valley Choral Society. Tonight, the group celebrates its 50-year anniversary as it begins its Christmas season. https://www.dnronline.com/dnronline/birthday-bash-and-christmas-party-all-in-one/article_8fb1992b-8031-5129-ab5b-bac2a8b477b9.html

In 1970, the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs called for choral artists to join in a group performance of the final movement of “Beethoven Symphony No. 9.” From

No need to be a "Devil in Disguise" --  this weekend's Stewart Chapman Elvis Tribute Spooktacular Birthday Bash!!!  is a...
10/25/2019
The King Is Here To Party

No need to be a "Devil in Disguise" -- this weekend's Stewart Chapman Elvis Tribute Spooktacular Birthday Bash!!! is a family-friend celebration with a costume party and games. Tribute shows of Elvis, Ann-Margaret and Johnny Cash will start at 7 p.m., so bring your blue suede shows and get ready to jailhouse rock the night away.

Stewart Chapman has had a burning love for Elvis Presley since he was 3 years old. As a tribute artist, Chapman recently won the 2019 Pro 50s Lake George Elvis

Horizon Gifts is keeping the 17-year tradition going for fans of gems, minerals and jewels.
10/25/2019
Fossils Ore Jewels, This Show Rocks

Horizon Gifts is keeping the 17-year tradition going for fans of gems, minerals and jewels.

Lazulite, topaz and beryl -- oh my! Fossil fanatics and gem geeks alike can celebrate the return of the 17th annual Valley Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show at Rockingham County

Illiterate Light Pale Ale is the first beer of its kind from Pale Fire Brewing Company. Brewed in collaboration with Ill...
10/23/2019
Harrisonburg Ferments Local Talent

Illiterate Light Pale Ale is the first beer of its kind from Pale Fire Brewing Company. Brewed in collaboration with Illiterate Light, the craft beverage is a toast to the success of the band and commemorates Harrisonburg's artistic community.
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HARRISONBURG — Craft creators are collaborating with local talent to celebrate the creativity and the artistic achievements that are bringing recognition to Harrisonburg.

Walkabout Outfitter's Harrisonburg shop is serving looks and naan at 7 p.m. tonight to raise money for Sherpas Adventure...
10/23/2019
Highlighting Nepalese Food and Garb at Walkabout

Walkabout Outfitter's Harrisonburg shop is serving looks and naan at 7 p.m. tonight to raise money for Sherpas Adventure's Nepalese educational program. http://www.dnronline.com/dnronline/highlighting-nepalese-food-and-garb-at-walkabout/article_74670bbb-0c22-5bcd-9e85-132a07388494.html

HARRISONBURG — Wipe your boots at the door and dust off that trail dirt. Walkabout Outfitters, traditionally a spot to snag gear before a hike, is taking a different route

“I want to be that character that the audience loves to hate,” said Michael Strawderman, the theater teacher at Thomas H...
07/19/2019
Valley Playhouse Whisks Audiences To Neverland

“I want to be that character that the audience loves to hate,” said Michael Strawderman, the theater teacher at Thomas Harrison Middle School who is playing the iconic villain Captain Hook in Valley Playhouse's upcoming production of "Peter Pan."

HARRISONBURG — The story of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, is one that has been retold and re-imagined countless times since author J.M. Barrie first created the

Check out our photo gallery from the seventh Red Wing Roots Music Festival this past weekend.
07/17/2019
Red Wing VII

Check out our photo gallery from the seventh Red Wing Roots Music Festival this past weekend.

Scenes from Friday and Saturday at the seventh Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon.

The Rouss Center for the Arts in New Market is performing Agatha Christie's only original play, "Verdict."
07/15/2019
Rouss Center To Perform Agatha Christie's Original Play

The Rouss Center for the Arts in New Market is performing Agatha Christie's only original play, "Verdict."

NEW MARKET — The beloved British mystery author Agatha Christie wrote 66 novels in her lifetime, many of which were adapted into stage productions. But Christie, one of the best

On Sunny Slope Farm's third annual Oyster & Wine Festival is expanding into a three-day event this year, showcasing five...
07/11/2019
Oyster & Wine Festival Expands Into Three-Day Weekend

On Sunny Slope Farm's third annual Oyster & Wine Festival is expanding into a three-day event this year, showcasing five culinary preparations of Virginia oysters paired with wines from five coastal wineries.

HARRISONBURG — On Sunny Slope Farm’s third annual Oyster & Wine Festival is expanding into a three-day event this year with more oysters than ever before.

“Food and music brings people together," Amber Smoot said of New Market's new Jammin' Foods Fest.
07/10/2019
New Market Introduces New Food Fest

“Food and music brings people together," Amber Smoot said of New Market's new Jammin' Foods Fest.

NEW MARKET — The town of New Market is debuting a brand new food and music festival on Saturday.

With an academic background in cross disciplinary studies, Beth Hinderliter is hoping to bring a fresh approach to runni...
07/09/2019
Duke Hall Gallery Welcomes New Director

With an academic background in cross disciplinary studies, Beth Hinderliter is hoping to bring a fresh approach to running James Madison University’s Duke Hall Gallery.

HARRISONBURG — With an academic background in cross disciplinary studies, Beth Hinderliter is hoping to bring a fresh approach to running James Madison University’s Duke Hall Gallery.

Friendly City Dance Room, Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative and other area dance companies are coming together tonight to s...
07/05/2019
Area Dance Companies Join Together For First Dance The Burg Fair

Friendly City Dance Room, Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative and other area dance companies are coming together tonight to showcase what the local dance community has to offer at the first Dance The Burg Fair.

HARRISONBURG — Several area dance companies are coming together today to showcase what the local dance community has to offer.

Elkton town councilman Steve America was surprised last week when he discovered a song he released in 2015 was in the To...
07/02/2019
Elkton Town Councilman's Song Tops Amazon Chart

Elkton town councilman Steve America was surprised last week when he discovered a song he released in 2015 was in the Top 10 of Amazon's acoustic blues chart.

ELKTON — An Elkton town councilman was surprised to see his song in the Top 10 of Amazon’s acoustic blues music chart last week.

Mike Morrison and Debra Means went to prom at Mascoutah High School on May 3, 1969 and never came home. Ed Morrison and ...
07/01/2019
Book On Prom Night Murders Authored By Local Couple

Mike Morrison and Debra Means went to prom at Mascoutah High School on May 3, 1969 and never came home. Ed Morrison and his wife, Mindy Duncan Morrison, now Harrisonburg residents, revisit the prom night murders in their new book "Bad Moon Rising."

HARRISONBURG — In 1969, 18-year-old Mike Morrison’s favorite song was Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising.”

This year's Red Wing Roots Music Festival features a new stage and an added camping area. The weekend-long festival, tak...
06/28/2019
Red Wing Roots Music Festival Adds New Stage, Camping Area

This year's Red Wing Roots Music Festival features a new stage and an added camping area. The weekend-long festival, taking place July 12-14, draws more than 40 Americana and folk bands to Mount Solon's Natural Chimneys Park each year.

MOUNT SOLON — Red Wing Roots Music Festival is returning to Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon for its seventh year July 12-14 with an added stage and a new

Page Valley Fair’s “A Taste of the Valley” Wine, Beer and Spirits Festival is returning to the fairgrounds again this ye...
06/26/2019
Page Valley Fair Brings Back Wine, Beer And Spirits Festival

Page Valley Fair’s “A Taste of the Valley” Wine, Beer and Spirits Festival is returning to the fairgrounds again this year with new regional wineries and distilleries, new food trucks and added live music.

LURAY — Page Valley Fair’s “A Taste of the Valley” Wine, Beer and Spirits Festival is returning to the fairgrounds again this year with new regional wineries and distilleries, new

: You can still catch a performance of The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts' "Just Say Yes!" this weekend.
06/24/2019
Schultz Theatre To Perform Comedy 'Just Say Yes!'

: You can still catch a performance of The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts' "Just Say Yes!" this weekend.

BROADWAY — Everyone knows what’s sad and what’s dramatic, Cory Tinkham said, but comedy presents a different kind of challenge in theater.

Melinda Imani closed her food truck, Cuz & ‘Em Southern Cooking and Seafood, when her son, Kamau Imani, was shot and kil...
06/19/2019
Mother Reopens Food Truck In Honor Of Slain Son

Melinda Imani closed her food truck, Cuz & ‘Em Southern Cooking and Seafood, when her son, Kamau Imani, was shot and killed. Now, a year after his death, she's opening up her food truck again under a new name: Kamau's Kitchen.

HARRISONBURG — When Melinda Imani opened her food truck, Cuz & ‘Em Southern Cooking and Seafood, in 2014 her son, Kamau Imani, was one of her biggest supporters.

V.O.I.C.E. will perform "Music From Across The Pond" this weekend to benefit Open Doors.
06/18/2019
Ensemble Raises Voices For Homeless

V.O.I.C.E. will perform "Music From Across The Pond" this weekend to benefit Open Doors.

HARRISONBURG — Elton John, The Beatles, Queen, Adele, One Direction and the Spice Girls are all part of the full British invasion the vocal ensemble V.O.I.C.E. will bring to Court

JMU's Forbes Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating its 10th anniversary during the upcoming 2019-2020 season, sh...
06/17/2019
Forbes Center Unveils Upcoming Season

JMU's Forbes Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating its 10th anniversary during the upcoming 2019-2020 season, showcasing its biggest season yet, said Regan Byrne, the Forbes Center’s executive director.

HARRISONBURG — Since the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts first opened on the James Madison University campus in 2010, there have been 2,600 performances and 400,000 people to pass

The Harrisonburg Rockingham African American Festival kicks off at Ralph Sampson Park at noon on Saturday with food, mus...
06/13/2019
Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival Set

The Harrisonburg Rockingham African American Festival kicks off at Ralph Sampson Park at noon on Saturday with food, music, craft vendors and the community row of local organizations.

HARRISONBURG — A lineup of regional and local acts is slated to perform at this year’s Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival, which enters its 26th year celebrating the diversity of the community

The blueberry season kicked off earlier this week. You can pick your own at Hobbit Hill Farm in Mount Crawford.
06/12/2019
Valley Blueberry Season Begins

The blueberry season kicked off earlier this week. You can pick your own at Hobbit Hill Farm in Mount Crawford.

MOUNT CRAWFORD — Growing up, Tom Pack always liked to pick fresh blueberries to make pie, so much so that he founded his own blueberry farm in southeast Rockingham County

Artists Meg Romero and Joshua Miller show their whimsical side as makers in the new Larkin Arts exhibit, "A Maker's Show...
06/11/2019
'Makers At Heart'

Artists Meg Romero and Joshua Miller show their whimsical side as makers in the new Larkin Arts exhibit, "A Maker's Show."

HARRISONBURG — Artists Meg Romero and Joshua Miller are "makers at heart," according to Larkin Arts owner Valerie Smith.

As a child, Daily News-Record cartoonist John Rose said his parents would catch him drawing on the living room walls. No...
06/10/2019
DN-R Cartoonist's Exhibit Opens At Smith House Galleries

As a child, Daily News-Record cartoonist John Rose said his parents would catch him drawing on the living room walls. Now, his drawings adorn the walls of an art gallery.

HARRISONBURG — As a child, Daily News-Record cartoonist John Rose said his parents would catch him drawing on the living room walls. Now, his drawings adorn the walls of an

Jefrey Bradford and Amnerymar Gil of Megamilkshakes By Sweet Surprise, LLC like to surprise people with milkshakes that ...
06/05/2019
Megamilkshakes Is Full Of Surprises

Jefrey Bradford and Amnerymar Gil of Megamilkshakes By Sweet Surprise, LLC like to surprise people with milkshakes that are over the top, literally.

HARRISONBURG — Jefrey Bradford and Amnerymar Gil like to surprise people with milkshakes that are over the top, literally.

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