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Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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Topic - Irene Lancaster
For the past four decades, the storied old building has served as the headquarters of the Samis Grotto, a local Masonic lodge. Last year, RVA Studios moved in — and patrons of the adjacent restaurant began to hear muffled music during dinner hours.
"We brought in all the popular stars from Nashville," she says, "and if they didn't have a band, we'd back 'em up.