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Music

Ian Randall Thornton Produces Folk Music Gem

By Jim Morrison Ian Randall Thornton likes to let the songs flow naturally, following whatever is inspiring him at the moment. But he also doesn’t want his albums to just be a collection of unrelated songs. So when he started working on the tunes that would become his new album, “Lineage,” about three years ago,

Norfolk Chamber Consort Opens 2017-18 Season with Baroque Drama

By Jeff Maisey The duels and competition of ideas among some of America’s early political leaders are famously documented in historical written accounts, but it is perhaps even more fascinating to think of composers from the Baroque period nearly impaling the other. Such is the background for Norfolk Chamber Consort’s 2017-18 season opener, “George Frederick

Ian Randall Thornton Produces Folk Music Gem

By Jim Morrison Ian Randall Thornton likes to let the songs flow naturally, following whatever is inspiring him at the moment. But he also doesn’t want his albums to just be a collection of unrelated songs. So when he started working on the tunes that would become his new album, “Lineage,” about three years ago,

Art

Motley Crew: Crizti Walsh paints a cast characters for her first solo art show

By Jim Roberts Crizti Walsh has spent many of her nights and weekends the last two and a half years painting an eclectic bunch of characters. Among them: a trapeze artist, a voodoo priestess, a woman with progeria and a Tanzanian albino. She said that painting these people—and creating individual backstories for them—is cathartic. “It’s

Motley Crew: Crizti Walsh paints a cast characters for her first solo art show

By Jim Roberts Crizti Walsh has spent many of her nights and weekends the last two and a half years painting an eclectic bunch of characters. Among them: a trapeze artist, a voodoo priestess, a woman with progeria and a Tanzanian albino. She said that painting these people—and creating individual backstories for them—is cathartic. “It’s

Art of Burning Man

Words by Betsy DiJulio Photo by Eleise Theuer   On Saturday, May 3, Hampton Roads proudly flew its Freak Flag…and I mean that in the most positive way.  It was Norfolk like you’ve never seen it.  And it was awesome. Some of us looked like we got lost on the way to dinner on Colley

Motley Crew: Crizti Walsh paints a cast characters for her first solo art show

By Jim Roberts Crizti Walsh has spent many of her nights and weekends the last two and a half years painting an eclectic bunch of characters. Among them: a trapeze artist, a voodoo priestess, a woman with progeria and a Tanzanian albino. She said that painting these people—and creating individual backstories for them—is cathartic. “It’s

Stage & Film

REVIEW: Second to Nun is First Rate Play

By Montague Gammon III   The world premiere of the new one woman musical Second to Nun at Zeider’s American Dream Theater provides a thoroughly entertaining bit of short theater that manages the neat trick of being truly informative while remaining unfailingly entertaining and genuinely interesting. It’s a monologue with songs, delivered by the Heaven

Swan Lake Soars in from Canada

By Montague Gammon III   The magic of true love conquers all the vicious and deceptive spells that a malicious sorcerer can conjure up when the balletic and spectacular enchantments of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Swan Lake officially open the 2017 Virginia Arts Festival. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s tale of boy meets girl, hunter meets bird

REVIEW: Second to Nun is First Rate Play

By Montague Gammon III   The world premiere of the new one woman musical Second to Nun at Zeider’s American Dream Theater provides a thoroughly entertaining bit of short theater that manages the neat trick of being truly informative while remaining unfailingly entertaining and genuinely interesting. It’s a monologue with songs, delivered by the Heaven

Food

Carlyle Bland: Hampton’s Pioneering Restauranteur

By Michael Curry The restaurant business is notoriously a tough one requiring major investments, long hours and sometimes a fickle clientele. “Until you own one, you never know what it is all about” says Carlyle Bland with knowledge and a quiet authority that he has developed over the years. While it might be true that

Drink

Néktar For The Gods (And Those Who Aspire To Such Heights)

By Marisa Marsey Gucci, Ferrari, Lamborghini. To such sigh-inducing, lavish lifestyle names, Robert Dozier Jr., aims to add Néktar. And why not? While his business is based here in Hampton Roads, his ultra-premium, 100% natural liqueur comes from Italy, too. “Italy evokes luxury,” he says, and that’s where he found a hundred-year old, family-owned distillery

Travel

Nusbaum Launches Nuz Travel

By Jeff Maisey There are many enlightened views of travel. All are worthy of exploring. In the early 1600s, it was the duty of every able-bodied young English gentleman to travel as a means of enhancing his knowledge of the world and thus his education. Today, travel writer and public television travel guru Rick Steves

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