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Taking Fringe Fest by Storm

By Jeff Maisey   Organizers of the Virginia Arts Festival have toyed with the idea of a Fringe Festival in recent years by programming the likes of edgy cabaret performer Meow Meow and hip ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro, but they hadn’t fully committed to the concept – until now. Much of the Virginia Arts Festival

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Music from Centuries Past Comes to Norfolk from Venice

By Montague Gammon III   The Venice Baroque Orchestra will bring the still-fresh Italian and German music of three and four centuries ago to Norfolk this year, mixing familiar composers such as Bach, Vivaldi and Handel with the lesser known Geminani, Corelli and Veracini for a concert at the Virginia Arts Festival’s downtown Norfolk Robin

Fringe Fest Storm Large

Taking Fringe Fest by Storm

By Jeff Maisey   Organizers of the Virginia Arts Festival have toyed with the idea of a Fringe Festival in recent years by programming the likes of edgy cabaret performer Meow Meow and hip ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro, but they hadn’t fully committed to the concept – until now. Much of the Virginia Arts Festival

Art

(John A. Lee’s Woodshop Pink)

James Warwick Jones on Artists Who Teach

By Betsy DiJulio   James Warwick Jones, gallery manager of Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, took an hour or so to engage with me via email about “Artists Who Teach,” the Center’s current exhibition.  As a practicing artist, teacher, and curator, Jones brings a unique perspective to this popular long-standing show that recognizes educators for

(John A. Lee’s Woodshop Pink)

James Warwick Jones on Artists Who Teach

By Betsy DiJulio   James Warwick Jones, gallery manager of Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, took an hour or so to engage with me via email about “Artists Who Teach,” the Center’s current exhibition.  As a practicing artist, teacher, and curator, Jones brings a unique perspective to this popular long-standing show that recognizes educators for

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ART REVIEW: Transforming Black & White

By Betsy DiJulio   Elegant and austere, Norwood Viviano’s gracefully attenuated and pendant and occasionally funnel-like “plumb bob” forms are, in fact, three-dimensional graphs of population growth and decline in 25 US cities from New York to Flint, Michigan, including Norfolk. The artist has transformed “black and white” census data into glossy black, smoky gray

This Jimi Hendrix inspired guitar art is from painter Clayton Singleton. It’s titled “Bold as Love” and is part of the Instruments of Art exhibit and fundraiser for Tidewater Arts Outreach.

Visual Art Guide Through March 15

Instruments of Art “Havana Nights” February 6 7 PM Decorum Furniture Art and music aficionados will be celebrating in nostalgic Cuban-inspired style at “Havana Nights,” the Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) 2016 Instruments of Art event at Decorum Furniture, 301 W. 21st St. in Ghent on Saturday, February 6, from 7-10 p.m. The Decorum galleries will

Stage & Film

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FRINGE FEST: National Theater of Scotland

By Montague Gammon III   At the eerie border between this world and the next, wrapped within the blurry boundary that separates what’s natural from what’s not, traveling near the snow bound Scottish-English border in the uncommonly frigid winter of 2010, academic Prudencia Hart found her “Strange Undoing.” The wholly fictional tale of Professor Prudencia

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Battle Leads Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to New Heights

By Jerome Langston Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. ~Alvin Ailey   “I take probably even more risks,” remarks Robert Battle, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with a slight chuckle. He’s currently in DC,

web Stage National theater Scotland

FRINGE FEST: National Theater of Scotland

By Montague Gammon III   At the eerie border between this world and the next, wrapped within the blurry boundary that separates what’s natural from what’s not, traveling near the snow bound Scottish-English border in the uncommonly frigid winter of 2010, academic Prudencia Hart found her “Strange Undoing.” The wholly fictional tale of Professor Prudencia

web Stage National theater Scotland

FRINGE FEST: National Theater of Scotland

By Montague Gammon III   At the eerie border between this world and the next, wrapped within the blurry boundary that separates what’s natural from what’s not, traveling near the snow bound Scottish-English border in the uncommonly frigid winter of 2010, academic Prudencia Hart found her “Strange Undoing.” The wholly fictional tale of Professor Prudencia

Food

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Lunch with the Chef: Taste’s Thomas Yager

By Steve Marsey   If there were a lineup to pick out chefs, Thomas Yager probably would be the least likely IDed. Tall, slender and meek, there’s none of the swagger or swelled ego that one might expect from such a young man holding the title of Executive Chef at Taste, the specialty food store

Drink

(Kevin Osfolk of Portsmouth’s Bier Garden pours a glass of 1516 Kellerbier from Weihenstephaner)

Commemorating 500th Anniversary of The Reinheitsgebot

By Jeff Maisey April 23 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, famously known as the German Purity Law regulating the ingredients used in the production of beer.  Those ingredients, of course, are water, barley and hops. The original purpose was to prevent price competition between bakers and ensure the affordability of bread – a

Travel

Husk is Southern through-and-through (Photo by Marisa Marsey)

Charleston Kicks

By Marisa Marsey     It took three passes along fabled East Bay Street in a driving rain and a blur of antebellum manses before I finally espied tiny Unity Alley, home to McCrady’s – the historic restaurant where James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock launched his upward professional trajectory – but GPS-stress evaporated the

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