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Richmond might not be the first place that comes to mind as a hub for salsa music, but that’s exactly what has allowed Bio Ritmo to create a sound that is equal parts authentic and alternative. more


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The Swing Mob collective and Virginia’s pioneering hip hop artists. more


Virginia’s 2016 Grammy Award winners. more


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Major and the Monbacks music may call back to the past—indeed, “Monbacks” is a play on “come on back”— but the band is young and ambitious enough to chafe at being pigeonholed. They’re just out of college, after all. more


Arlington prodigy Margot MacDonald's musical mélange. more


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From the end of the era of swing and big bands, a new nightlife scene evolved in Virginia Beach in the 1960s and 70s. A quick history, from the Top Hat and Peppermint Beach Club to Peabody’s and Rogue’s. more

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