The Score 

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.


-2 In yet another name change, the Landmark becomes Altria Theater. Let’s just call it “The Building Formerly Known As …” and be done with it.

0 After 11 years in Shockoe Bottom, Shamrock the Block announces that it will move its St. Patrick’s Day festival to the Boulevard, spurring another group to create a new event for Shockoe. Fortunately, Leprechaun Mud-Wrestling in Chester is still on.

+4 During its annual visit to Richmond, the Virginia Wine Expo grows, bringing a crowd of more than 8,000 attendees and more than 50 wineries showcasing their stuff. And you thought the red wine stain on your sofa was hard to get out.

-1 Ticketholders who hoped to see Gladys Knight and the Pips on Valentine’s Day in Richmond complain that they can’t get refunds for the canceled show. Someone took that money on a midnight train.

+5 More than 80 years old, the Beacon Theatre in Hopewell celebrates its restoration to appreciative crowds showing up to entertainment by Delbert McClinton, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Vanilla Ice. Who, incidentally, is older than the theater.



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