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Music

Dreamy New Album from Michael Marquart’s A Bad Think

By Jeff Maisey “The Tragic End of a Dreamer,” the 14-song sixth album from A Bad Think, is a sonic sensation taking the listener on a journey through aural landscapes past and present. A Bad Think is the studio project of Virginia Beach producer/engineer/ musician Michael Marquart. Marquart is know both for his Windmark recording

Symphonic Tribute to Ella & Louis

By Jerome Langston   When virtuoso trumpet player and singer, Byron Stripling, was just a young-un in his twenties, he had the unique honor of being lead trumpeter and soloist in the iconic Count Basie Orchestra, which at the time was led by Thad Jones and Frank Foster. This interests me mainly because of the

Setzer Struts Holiday Tunes, Rockabilly Riot

By Jeff Maisey The Brian Setzer Orchestra has embarked upon its 13th annual Christmas Rocks tour while also touting a new DVD called “Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka – Live in Japan 2016.” Fans of the neo-rockabilly/big band singer/guitarist/arranger will get a full evening of Setzer’s recorded holiday classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas

Art

Faculty Shine in TCC Exhibition

By Betsy DiJulio This year, in response to the annual TCC VAC Art Faculty Exhibition, I decided that, rather than reviewing it, a fresher approach would be to solicit perspectives from a couple of longtime faculty members.  Based on their answers provided via e-interview, I feel I made the right decision and think you will

Faculty Shine in TCC Exhibition

By Betsy DiJulio This year, in response to the annual TCC VAC Art Faculty Exhibition, I decided that, rather than reviewing it, a fresher approach would be to solicit perspectives from a couple of longtime faculty members.  Based on their answers provided via e-interview, I feel I made the right decision and think you will

ART REVIEW: Stickwork is a Fantastical Fortress

By Betsy DiJulio Little boys build forts in the woods.  When they grow up, one of them at least builds fortresses. Although fortress isn’t quite the right term for what Patrick Doughtery builds.  Birds nest, indigenous tribe dwelling, boma, nor “folly”—those nonsensical structures erected on the estates of wealthy English and Scotsman—are exactly it either. 

Fall Visual Art Calendar

ART MUSEUMS   Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk) “Women and the Civil Rights Movement,” Through October 30 “In the Box: Brian Bress,” Through January 8 “Wendy Maruyama: The WildLIFE Project,” Through January 8 “The Agrarian Ideal,” October 7 through January 8 Permanent Collection, ongoing www.chrysler.org   Virginia MOCA (VA Beach) “Turn the Page: The First

Stage & Film

PREVIEW: A Streetcar Named Desire

By Montague Gammon III The grand reopening of the Virginia Stage Company’s newly renovated, historic Wells Theatre home in downtown Norfolk, January 20 at 6:30 p.m., features a ribbon cutting ceremony, local musicians and tours of the facility, followed by a new production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning 1947 play, A Streetcar Named Desire.

Top Fall Dance Performances

Compiled by Staff   Masterworks: Lily & the Gypsies October 7-8 Sandler Center This is a story ballet about a beautiful young girl who suffers the loss of her parents and is sent to live at fancy private girls’ school only to be bullied into running away. Lost in the deep forest, she encounters a

PREVIEW: A Streetcar Named Desire

By Montague Gammon III The grand reopening of the Virginia Stage Company’s newly renovated, historic Wells Theatre home in downtown Norfolk, January 20 at 6:30 p.m., features a ribbon cutting ceremony, local musicians and tours of the facility, followed by a new production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning 1947 play, A Streetcar Named Desire.

BROADWAY: Rent Still Going Strong after 20 Years

By Jerome Langston It’s pretty fascinating to witness the return of Rent into our current politically polarized and media obsessed Zeitgeist. The rock musical, a loose adaption of Puccini’s La Bohème, was one of the defining theatrical phenomenons of the nineties, winning both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Best Musical in 1996.

Food

The Bee & The Biscuit Deserves Great Buzz

By Marisa Marsey The Bee & The Biscuit is a honey of a place, corny as that sounds. Not just because those titular flakey, cakey quick breads are graced by butter compounded with local honey. Or because this picturesque Pungo bungalow dishing up breakfast and lunch bustles like a hive (expect a wait most weekends

Drink

21st Century Ironclad

By Jim Roberts Owen and Kara King delivered the first 60 cases of Ironclad Distillery Co.’s small-batch bourbon to Virginia’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in October. “As we unloaded it and took it in to their big warehouse, we’re both getting misty-eyed,” Owen said during a recent tour of the family’s Newport News-based distillery.

Travel

What We Did On Our Summer Beercation

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Virginia has caught quite a beer buzz in the past few years! Since July 2012 when breweries were able to begin selling beer by the glass directly to the public in on-site tasting rooms, thanks to State Bill 604, Virginia has seen dozens of brewery start-ups, expansion of existing

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