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Showcase Performance for Emerging Artist Logan Layman

By Jim Morrison   Logan Layman says people look at the band, In Layman’s Terms, she has with her older brother Cole and usually underestimate them. “They say it’s just another kid band doing covers, then we start playing,” she adds. What they start playing is the blues, modern blues, gritty blues, deep-in-your-soul blues. Suddenly,

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

All Mozart and more for VA Symphony

By Montague Gammon III A jam packed month with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings four significant classical concerts, filled with big name composers and highly regarded visitors. Violinist Cho-Liang Lin visits Oct. 17-19 for an All Mozart concert, which he will also guest conduct. “He’s a wonderful violinist,” says VSO Music Director JoAnn Falletta, “known

web Music Logan Layman

Showcase Performance for Emerging Artist Logan Layman

By Jim Morrison   Logan Layman says people look at the band, In Layman’s Terms, she has with her older brother Cole and usually underestimate them. “They say it’s just another kid band doing covers, then we start playing,” she adds. What they start playing is the blues, modern blues, gritty blues, deep-in-your-soul blues. Suddenly,

Art

Corinne Lilyard-Mitchell
Clair de Lune | mixed media | 2014 | 28 x 22 in.

Feast Upon TCC Faculty Art Exhibition

By Betsy DiJulio   Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, large group exhibitions are nothing if not diverse, especially non-juried ones.  Some of the offerings are tantalizing, even if not everyone’s taste, some have broad popular appeal, and some are easy to walk past, if not consciously avoid. The current faculty exhibition at TCC is no different. 

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The Utopian and Dystopian Art of Saya Woolfalk

By Jerome Langston   Exploring the multi-discipline, multi-media work of Saya Woolfalk, the buzz-heavy, highly imaginative New York City based visual artist, whose work challenges assumed notions of race, gender, and science itself, is at times both confusing and clarifying. The acclaimed artist’s work, replete with its literary allusions and dizzying array of visual stimuli,

Corinne Lilyard-Mitchell
Clair de Lune | mixed media | 2014 | 28 x 22 in.

Feast Upon TCC Faculty Art Exhibition

By Betsy DiJulio   Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, large group exhibitions are nothing if not diverse, especially non-juried ones.  Some of the offerings are tantalizing, even if not everyone’s taste, some have broad popular appeal, and some are easy to walk past, if not consciously avoid. The current faculty exhibition at TCC is no different. 

Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige's Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido
Through September 15
Hermitage Museum
 
This outstanding exhibition features 55 revolutionary wood-block prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858), recording the scenic views along the famous "Eastern Road" that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. This popular series, known as the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, was published in 1834 and established Hiroshige's reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape.
 In 1832, Hiroshige journeyed along the historic Tokaido, visiting the fifty-three towns and villages that dotted the road, which provided lodging, refreshments, and souvenirs for travelers. The route was traveled frequently by noblemen, merchants, religious pilgrims and tourists. Hiroshige stayed at these overnight stations and recorded numerous views of the surrounding landscape, towns and people.
 Hiroshige was trained in the tradition of the ukiyo-e - "floating world"-wood-block print making. As a genre, landscape developed late in the ukiyo-e period and was greatly influenced by the prints of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).

Art Exhibits

Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk) “Libensky and Brychtova,” Through August Permanent Collection, ongoing www.chrysler.org   Mayer Fine Art Gallery (Norfolk) 803-4749   Virginia MOCA (VA Beach) “Multiplicity,” Through August 17 425-0000, www.VirginiaMOCA.org   Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Newport News) “Emerging Virginia Artists,” Through October 12 www.pfac-va.org   Charles H. Taylor Center (Hampton)  “Virginia Artists 2014

Stage & Film

Keep On Keepin' On:  The protagonist in the film is a hometown boy, Justin Kauflin in Va Beach. He will be attending the screenings on Dec 20 and 21. The film just made the Shortlist for Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Movies That Could Change The World: The Best Non-Fiction Films of 2014

By Tench Phillips, co-owner Naro Cinema   Since the annual rankings of the “best films of the year” lists are now so prolific, my own focus has been on non-fiction documentaries that don’t receive nearly as much media attention. Below is a list of some of the deserving films that received a local booking at

Travis Wall is left of Jaimie Goodwin.  Goodwin is also from Virginia Beach and trained at Denise Wall's dance studio.

Dance Star Travis Wall to Make Hometown Performance

By Jeff Maisey   Emmy Award-nominated choreographer Travis Wall returns to his hometown for a rare performance with his dynamic Shaping Sound dance company featuring contemporary performers from “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” The October 30 performance at Ferguson Center is one of 36 cities across America for the

The Pushers

The Fresh Push on Granby Street

By Montague Gammon III   The freshest venue in Norfolk’s Granby Street Arts District might be The Push Comedy Theater, which opened, after about a year of development and preparation, in early November as the new and first permanent home of Norfolk’s almost venerable comedy troupe, The Pushers. At nine years old and counting, this

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Getting Theatrical with K’bana Blaq

Words by Jerome Langston Photography by Kevin Higgins   Within the mid-sized room being used to rehearse his new play, writer/director K’bana Blaq is giving scene notes to one of his actresses, Coryn LaVeist, who portrays Taylor in the production. Once the well lit room is darkened for her scene, Coryn delivers an emotionally wrenching

Food

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Cogans Pizza Expands North

Words by Jeff Maisey | Photos by Kathy Keeney   Restaurateurs Richard Katz and David Filipowski – the dynamic business duo that brought us Belmont House of Smoke and who reinvented the beloved Colley Cantina – are opening a second location of their popular Cogan’s Pizza. Cogans Pizza North will open the first week of

Drink

Mermaid Winery founder Jennifer Eichert

Mermaid Winery Debuts Red Blend

By Jeff Maisey   Norfolk’s Mermaid Winery has debuted two new, sexy red wines for the cold winter months – the Mermaid Winery Merlot and the Norfolk Express. For both of these wines, owner Jennifer Eichert purchased juiced grapes from the Central Coast and Napa Valley regions of California. Why California grapes? “The quality we’re

Travel

A close encounter with a baby kangaroo at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

The Best of Times on the Alabama Gulf Coast

By Jeff Maisey   Doctors say owning a pet can lower your blood pressure. I would second that notion and add a visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo for a delightful dose of happiness that is guaranteed to leave you and your family smiling for weeks. “We wanted to create the kind of zoo

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