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Bruce Hornsby Unlocks the Funhouse

By Jim Newsom   Bruce Hornsby’s got a brand new album and there’s not a single note played on piano. Hornsby, who lights up the Virginia Arts Festival with a three-day “Funhouse Fest” in Williamsburg this month, has built a 30-year recording career around his remarkable keyboard stylings. But with Rehab Reunion, he’s sticking with

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Symphony Pays Tribute to Bowie

By Jeff Maisey By early January, I had been in touch with Virginia Symphony cellist Jacob Fowler about a possible pairing with a local musician for Veer Magazine’s Local Music Awards. I’m a fan of mash-ups, especially when musicians from opposite perspectives get together and make magic happen. A few years ago, I asked the

1 Veer Magazine bruce-noisemakers

Bruce Hornsby Unlocks the Funhouse

By Jim Newsom   Bruce Hornsby’s got a brand new album and there’s not a single note played on piano. Hornsby, who lights up the Virginia Arts Festival with a three-day “Funhouse Fest” in Williamsburg this month, has built a 30-year recording career around his remarkable keyboard stylings. But with Rehab Reunion, he’s sticking with

Art

Mark Ryden, Rosie's Tea Party, 2005 | Oil on Canvas, 51 x 51 inches
Private Collection | Courtesy of Lio Malca, New York ©Mark Ryden

Hi-Fructose Opens at MOCA

By Betsy DiJulio  The opening of this long-awaited (and now controversial) exhibition, in the making for over three years, occurs after press-time.  So Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education, and Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, agreed to provide a preview of what’s in store via an email Q & A. This ten-year retrospective of Hi-Fructose: The

Mark Ryden, Rosie's Tea Party, 2005 | Oil on Canvas, 51 x 51 inches
Private Collection | Courtesy of Lio Malca, New York ©Mark Ryden

Hi-Fructose Opens at MOCA

By Betsy DiJulio  The opening of this long-awaited (and now controversial) exhibition, in the making for over three years, occurs after press-time.  So Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education, and Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, agreed to provide a preview of what’s in store via an email Q & A. This ten-year retrospective of Hi-Fructose: The

Chrysler Museum of art Norfolk

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

Mark Ryden, Rosie's Tea Party, 2005 | Oil on Canvas, 51 x 51 inches
Private Collection | Courtesy of Lio Malca, New York ©Mark Ryden

Hi-Fructose Opens at MOCA

By Betsy DiJulio  The opening of this long-awaited (and now controversial) exhibition, in the making for over three years, occurs after press-time.  So Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education, and Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, agreed to provide a preview of what’s in store via an email Q & A. This ten-year retrospective of Hi-Fructose: The

Stage & Film

Film

Cool Movies For Hot Summer Nights

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema   Many of our local cultural and performing arts organizations are on hiatus for their summer vacations. To help fill the void, the Naro has programmed a plethora of artistic film events and summer film series. Along with our annual Mal Vincent Classics series on Monday evenings, we have booked

(Maggie Darlington)

Former Busch Gardens Dancer Stars in Riverdance

By Jim Roberts   It’s no secret that Busch Gardens’ “Celtic Fyre” show was inspired by “Riverdance,” which debuted in 1995 and popularized Irish stepdancing all over the world. Lesser known is the fact that Maggie Darlington, who danced lead in the original “Celtic Fyre” show in 2010, is now the lead in the 20th

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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

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

(Martin & Christy Marron put final touches on Grace O’Malley’s)

Grace O’Malley’s: Norfolk’s Irish Pub

By Jim Roberts Martin Marron is adamant that opening Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown Norfolk is not the culmination of a life-long dream. “It was—years ago,” he said after giving a tour of the nearly finished surroundings (Official grand opening date is July 26). “Then you just get too old, because the

Drink

The 10th anniversary collaboration beer was created by (L-R) Allen Young, Cory Maggard, Adam Gurtshaw and Jimmy Loughran

Virginia Beach Gordon Biersch Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Jeff Maisey When Gordon Biersch opened its brewpub in Virginia Beach Town Center ten years ago, a much need void was filled for consumers looking for freshly brewed beer in the resort city. Since then, of course, a sea change has occurred and the craft beer craze has exploded with nearly as much velocity

Travel

Edinburgh Castle (Photo by Tom Robotham)

Rocks of Ages

By Tom Robotham    The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. ― G.K. Chesterton   The first time I visited England, in 1979, most of the people I encountered were British. That may seem like a terribly obvious statement. But during a visit to the United Kingdom

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