Off Road Minivan

Finding new music can be difficult from time to time. Thankfully, we have Blue Ridge Report’s, Tunes Tuesday, to help out week to week. The focus today is going to be centered specifically on a newly-formed band from Red Hook, New York called, Off Road Minivan. Fans of rock, metal, and alternative music alike will find the band’s sound intriguing. A nice mix of melodic vocals, guitars, bass, and sometimes, keyboards will leave you wanting more than just the four-song EP. Continue reading “Off Road Minivan”

Red, White, and Chloe Kim

With the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea well under way, we’ve seen many astonishing performances. For fans, it has been a highly entertaining games thus far and we still have nearly a month of action to go. The Olympics is a special time for mostly every one. From skiing, snowboarding, curling, figure skating, and the luge, we have gotten the privilege to witness some of the greatest athletes from around the world compete towards one goal. What is better than seeing dreams come true? Continue reading “Red, White, and Chloe Kim”

A Night with the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs

This past Saturday night (Feb. 10), the crew from Blue Ridge Report was given the opportunity to go and watch the local hockey club, Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs. They belong to the Southern Professional Hockey League, which was established in 2004. Like many of my fellow writers, I hadn’t started following the sport of hockey until the last few years. Although it has always been an interest of mine to learn more about hockey, this is the first time I had ever attended a game. I didn’t know that Roanoke was home to a team until the last few months. After hearing the great experiences from several of my friends, I felt that I needed to check out what Virginia’s own, Roanoke, had to offer.

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Why the World Has Too Much Star Wars

Since the release of the first film in the summer of 1977, Star Wars has been a staple for the generations that followed. Throughout a 6 year period, there were three Star Wars films released. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). The original trilogy has made nearly $230 million. That is also not accounting for toy and Blu-ray/DVD sales.

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The original trilogy posters.

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Chris Long: A Hero On and Off the Field

At 10 years into his career, Chris Long has been an almost unstoppable force at defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, who are just coming off their victory at the 2018 Super Bowl. This is his first season with the franchise, but not his first season in the National Football League. Long is the son of former Raiders defensive great, Howie Long. He attended college at the University of Virginia for 3 years and received many awards and accolades while suiting up for the Cavaliers. From ACC Defensive Player of the year to First-team All-ACC in 2007. Continue reading “Chris Long: A Hero On and Off the Field”

Metallica: Thrash from the Past

Thrash metal. Your grandparents most likely despised it, and your parents probably loved it. No musical genre from today compares to the beautiful sounds of a guitar solo from one of your favorite bands circa 1980. It brought headbangers together from around the world and still continues to thrive in a world of hip-hop/rap and Electronic Dance Music that we know today. Don’t get me wrong, I do dabble in the sounds of heavy beats, a loud bass, and a talented lyricist on the mic. But, nothing gets my heart pumping and my blood moving like some hard Rock ‘N Roll. Continue reading “Metallica: Thrash from the Past”

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