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VPM Daily Newscast: May 1, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of May 1, 2023:   

Spacebomb Studio’s music camp offers kids in-studio experience
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart

With summer fast approaching, some families are thinking about where to send their kids to camp.

One choice could be Spacebomb Studio in Richmond’s Fan District. It’s the first time the local music-recording studio, which began in 2011, is offering a day camp for hopeful musicians.

“We're going to create music, learn it, practice it. Throughout the week, it’s going to evolve,” said the studio’s co-owner Cameron Ralston. “We're going to come home at the end of the week and have downloadable music that they can show to themselves, to their friends, to their parents.”

The Girlz: Forging friendship through living with cancer
Reported by VPM News’ Adrienne McGibbon

A group of close-knit women have built bonds beyond their cancer diagnoses and worked to celebrate themselves during yearly adventures. This year, the group — which calls itself “The Girlz” — opted for opulence at Tiffanys Bridal.

Consultants at store were accustomed to fitting women of all ages and shapes, so they were confident they could find dresses that would make each woman feel confident and beautiful.

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