During its 62nd Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Atlanta, the International Downtown Association (IDA) recognized Downtown Norfolk Council (DNC) with a Merit Award for its Vibrant Spaces initiative. DNC also received an IDA Merit Award in 2015 for its Park Happy campaign.
“Godspell” is very nostalgic to me. I played the role of Jesus back in 2001, my junior year of high school. The 1971 original version of the show, then, was awe-inspiring and still is to this day.
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm: Head to Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub in Norfolk to see one of my favorite local groups, Glasgow Kiss. Thursday through Sunday and beyond: See I Sing the Rising Sea presented by the Virginia Stage Company.
Rotary thrives for the same reason Chicago attorney Paul Harris founded it in 1905 – by connecting diverse people to exchange ideas, serve others, and form friendships.
As we’ve written about, a select group of neighborhood residents have let it be known they are unhappy about sharing Freemason with Pokémon GO players. They’ve gone so far as to push the City of Norfolk to find a way to kill the game at the Pagoda. But, I wonder, does it have to be […]
On the best of days, even with the best of bands? Sometimes the bear eats you. Such was the case last week when I stopped in primarily to check out James Wagner’s project, Pain in the Yeahs. While I expected the show to be packed, it turned out that for whatever reason attendance was sparse. […]
Brittany Howard hits the stage like a fireball. There’s no other way to say this. She is an elemental force of nature. A tsunami. A meteor strike. Her voice heralds the sound continents make as they collide in the dying light at the end of epochs. Were this the heyday of Soul? This band would […]
Long ago Kurt Vonnegut submitted a thesis to the University of Chicago. He theorized that all stories shared the same basic “shape.” The university rejected his thesis.
Recently Norfolk joined over 900 cities worldwide with its very own PechaKucha Night. The Norfolk area’s first PKN night was everything PechaKucha intends a PKN evening to be. Creative people got together for an informal and fun gathering to share their ideas, works, and thoughts in the PechaKucha 20×20 format (20 images, each for 20 seconds).
This weekend, symphony synthesizes with circus to create an extravagant and whimsical performance: Cirque Musica.
Okay, class! I think it’s time for a history lesson. With our country having emerged upon a very important and timely intersection of blackness, Americanness, and football, I think that it’s high time for us to uncover some of the truths and unfortunate historical contexts that have brought us to this very poignant moment.
A new installation at the Chrysler Museum of Art invites visitors into the whimsical world of Norfolk-born artist Brian Bress. Opening to the public during Third Thursday on Sept. 15, In The Box: Brian Bress will mark the world premiere of Man with a Cigarette (2016), the artist’s first work to present a full-scale human […]
While many breweries are celebrating Oktoberfest, the NEON Festival will be in full force.
Contemporary front-woman Brittany Howard is on a mission. To uncover a decades long injustice when it comes to fair credit given to the women who helped shape the forerunners of Rock’n’Roll.