A new exhibit by Norfolk artist Carl Medley III will be on view at BOJUart gallery in Virginia Beach’s ViBe District from November 16 to December 22, 2018. The work ranges in scale from small paintings to large murals and even site-specific installations. His work explores an idea that he refers to as “unpopucultural” which […]
Little Theatre of Norfolk is located in the West Ghent area of Norfolk. It is an area of older homes along a fast growing area of bakeries, breweries and other businesses of note. This is LTN’s 92nd season and it occurred to me that they must be doing something right to continue to produce quality […]
“Usually the scarier the process seems, the more rewarding,” Nikki Leone
If you are a believer in cannabis law reform in Virginia — and chances are you are, given that 76% of Virginians support decriminalization — then next week is blooming with green for you.
I have five grandchildren. I am very lucky that four of them live right here in Hampton Roads. I am not that Nana who had enough of raising her own children and then moved away to Sunset, Florida to enjoy her retirement years. Not me. I moved closer to my grandchildren to enjoy my retirement […]
“We need our Arts to teach us how to breathe.” — Ray Bradbury Hampton Roads is blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to folks with the creativity and the grit to shape ideas into solid substance. Some do so in order to start a trade. Others are possessed of the drive to […]
Art and public service collide in an innovative opportunity for city employees to expand their minds and take a creative approach to problem-solving. The city will hire an artist as part of a new Artist-in-Residence program to join our team of dedicated public servants.
Join us for an exciting, thought-provoking evening of dance artistry! The University Dance Theatre Fall Concert presents original choreography in a variety of dance styles, such as modern, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary ballet, performed by Old Dominion University students. The dances are choreographed by Old Dominion University dance faculty, guest artists and select students.
I walked into Smithfield’s production of Legally Blonde not really knowing what to expect. I had not seen the musical nor the 2001 Reese Witherspoon comedy film on which it was based. I figured there would be some blonde jokes turned on their heads, a supremely silly take on Harvard Law School, songs showing female empowerment, and […]
The 34th Annual Grand Illumination Parade kicks off on November 17, 2018 at 7 pm in Downtown Norfolk. The parade, presented by MacArthur Center, starts at the corner of St. Paul’s Blvd. and Main Street and follows a two-mile course. The theme “The lights are bright on Broadway” will come alive through marching bands, animal brigades, […]
It just feels right that the Virginia Arts Festival is bringing the Soweto Gospel Choir to Norfolk’s Historic First Baptist Church on Monday, December 3 at 7:00 PM. The Soweto Gospel Choir and the Historic First Baptist Church are both rich in history, faith, and spirit.
Generic Theater likes to challenge the norm and take risks. Some risks pay off, while others do not. I commend Generic for taking a risk on The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, but I do not feel it paid off. This is a story that travels through time following the life of a […]
On October 6th, 1998, Matthew Shepard went into the Fireside Inn in Laramie, Wyoming to have a few beers. Little did he know, that would be the last night he would ever do this. That night, Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney brutally beat Matthew because he was gay. They left him for dead tied to […]
The fall temperatures are finally here and craft breweries in Hampton Roads are bringing people together to celebrate the season’s change! All of our favorite breweries are ready to party with beer releases, music, and indoor and outdoor events. Don that flannel and grab the kids & the dog – here’s a guide to fun, […]