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Big Virginia Sky: Scott Slay (pictured bottom left), Sammy Shelor (bottom right)

Exit Interview: Scott Slay Leaves Norfolk

Exit Interview: Scott Slay Leaves Norfolk

By Jeff Maisey Sensational Americana artist Scott Slay will say farewell in Norfolk on Saturday, February 28, when he and his family move to the Washington, DC metro area. For nearly four years, local fans of new grass, roots music have been treated to some exceptional pickin’ and jammin’ whether Scott Slay was plucking away

Little Pants won song of the year and best acoustic honors on Wednesday at the Attucks Theatre

Multiple Winners in the 2015 Veer Magazine Local Music Awards

By Staff   Bluesy rock band Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot and acoustic duo Little Pants each won two categories in the 2015 Veer Magazine Local Music Awards. A special tribute was paid to Norfolk Sound pioneer Lenis Guess. Photographer Sherry Boylan was presented the Industry Award, given each year to a non-musician who contributes to

Mike Arlo

40 Years of Arlo on Your Radio

By Jeff Maisey For all of my childhood and teenaged years, Mike Arlo was on the radio, spinning a significant part of the soundtrack of my life. Today I turn on the radio in my car, and he’s still there, a familiar, friendly voice. When Arlo made his debut in 1975, commercial radio was undergoing

There are now 100 craft brewies in Virginia. Devils Backbone (picture) is now the largest producer in the Commonwealth

100 Craft Breweries Now in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA –The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced today that the Commonwealth is now home to over 100 craft breweries. This important milestone was celebrated at the Guild’s annual meeting and Craft Beer Caucus legislative reception, attended by over 150 brewers and legislators from around the Commonwealth. “100 craft breweries is a huge milestone for

Chuck Rigney and John Rowe

Portsmouth’s Economic Development Strategy

By Philip Newswanger   Portsmouth City Manager, John Rowe, and the city’s new economic development director, Charles “Chuck” Rigney, agreed to an interview with Veer Magazine. Rigney, former assistant director of Development for the city of Norfolk, was hired Nov. 3 to head Portsmouth’s economic development initiatives. Rowe and Rigney offered their views on the

Norfolk historically is a city that floods. Photo shows downtown in 1933

Norfolk Hosts Flood Risk Meetings

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) together with City of Norfolk staff recently held an open house designed to provide impacted property owners an opportunity to ask questions about the new maps and learn their flood risks.  Displays featured permit and insurance information, coastal resiliency information, grant opportunities and information on how to

Renee Fleming performs Tuesday, February 17 at Harrison Opera House. Photo Credit: Decca/Andrew Eccles

2015 Virginia Arts Festival Schedule

Events   Renée Fleming Olga Kern, piano Festival Preview Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 PM Harrison Opera House, Norfolk     The Music of the Rolling Stones with Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brent Havens, conductor Friday, February 20, 8 PM Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk   Rosanne Cash Saturday, April 11, 8 PM TCC Roper Performing Arts