The Commonwealth of Virginia is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Virginia is known as the "Old Dominion" because of its status as the first colonial possession established in mainland British America. "Mother of Presidents" is another common nickname due to the fact that eight U.S. presidents were born there, the most of any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond. Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision.
Rich in cultural heritage, Virginia however ranks near the bottom of U.S. states in terms of public spending on the arts. The state government does fund some institutions, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities works to improve the Commonwealth's civic, cultural, and intellectual life.
Theaters and venues in Virginia are found both in the cities and suburbs. The Harrison Opera House, in Norfolk, is the location of the Virginia Opera. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra operates around Hampton Roads. The Barter Theatrein Abingdon won the first ever Regional Theatre Tony Award in 1948, and the Signature Theatre in Arlington won it in 2009. There's also a Children's Theater of Virginia, Theatre IV.
Virginia has launched many well-known musical artists and Hollywood actors. Virginia is known for its tradition in the music genre of bluegrass, with groups such as the Carter Family and Stanley Brothers. Modern Virginia is also known for folk rock artists like Dave Matthews and Jason Mraz, hip hop stars like Pharrell Williams and Missy Elliott, as well as thrash metal groups like GWAR and Lamb of God.
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