Mike Allen

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Mike Allen writes the Arts & Extras column for The Roanoke Times. The beat he covers includes visual art, classical music, opera, theater, dance, literature, museums and other arts and cultural nonprofits, and things even more eclectic.

A new study presented to Roanoke City Council earlier this month makes the argument that support of the arts helps bring in tourist dollars, a…

Bent Mountain residents Carla and Richard Scott decided to check out Roanoke’s Sidewalk Art Show in 1995 on the recommendation of one of her c…

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