Richmond CenterStage is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide diverse local and world-class performing arts, transformative arts education experiences for students of all ages and inspirational venues-all to strengthen the cultural and economic vitality of Greater Richmond.
In addition to its comprehensive BrightLights Education program and wide array of performances and productions, Richmond CenterStage hosts a range of resident arts companies and other performing arts groups in a collaborative environment and oversees a range of distinctive venues: Altria Theater at Monroe Park and the Dominion Arts Center which houses Carpenter Theatre, Rhythm Hall, Showcase Gallery, the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse and the Genworth BrightLights Education Center. Carpenter Theatre and Dorothy Pauley Square downtown which houses Rhythm Hall, Showcase Gallery, the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse and the Genworth BrightLights Education Center; and Altria Theater at Monroe Park.
Multi Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated singer and songwriter Chris Cornell is the frontman of three multi-platinum bands and the chief architect of the grunge movement. He has written music for many films, including the Bond franchise’s Casino Royale, and Cornell’s music has been featured prominently in film, TV and video games.
Determined to rediscover himself as a songwriter and singer, in 2009 he embarked on a series of critically acclaimed solo acoustic shows around the world featuring stripped-down versions of songs from his entire career. The tremendous response from critics and sold-out audiences inspired Cornell and gave him the impetus to compose the boldly intimate music heard on HIGHER TRUTH.