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5th Annual Veer Music Awards Results

5th Annual Veer Music Awards Results

By Jeff Maisey Veer Magazine presented its 5th annual music awards program recognizing the vast, diverse array of local bands and musicians on February 10 at the crowded Naro Expanded Cinema. The awards were determined based upon what a band had accomplished in the previous year much as the recognition given at the Grammys. In


Project Censored: Essential News Stories That Didn’t Make the News

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema   I grew up watching the Nightly News with Walter Cronkite, oftentimes as my family was sitting down around the kitchen table and eating dinner. I never questioned the accuracy or truthfulness of the reporting that Uncle Walter brought into our home each night – or whether there might be

This Jimi Hendrix inspired guitar art is from painter Clayton Singleton. It’s titled “Bold as Love” and is part of the Instruments of Art exhibit and fundraiser for Tidewater Arts Outreach.

Visual Art Guide Through March 15

Instruments of Art “Havana Nights” February 6 7 PM Decorum Furniture Art and music aficionados will be celebrating in nostalgic Cuban-inspired style at “Havana Nights,” the Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) 2016 Instruments of Art event at Decorum Furniture, 301 W. 21st St. in Ghent on Saturday, February 6, from 7-10 p.m. The Decorum galleries will


Correcting The Record With “Everything Man” Jay Pharoah

By Jim Roberts  Better late than never, right? We weren’t able to talk directly to comedian Jay Pharoah before Veer Magazine’s January print deadline, but he was kind enough to call us last week and elaborate on some of the points in our already-published preview. Here are excerpts from that conversation:   Veer: You’ve played

Green Flash COO Chris Ross is overseeing construction at the Virginia Beach brewery

Green Flash to Open Memorial Day Weekend in VA Beach

Sea to Sea Lager will inaugurate the Virginia Beach brewery By Jeff Maisey   Nearly three years after announcing it would operate a brewery in Virginia Beach, San Diego-based Green Flash will open its tasting room doors to consumers on Memorial Day weekend. To inaugurate the event, the hop-forward craft brewery will unveil Sea to


Will Cancellation of “No Child Left Behind” Turn Norfolk Schools into Dropout Factories?

By John Horton The “No Child Left Behind” education law is being cancelled and replaced.  The House voted on December 2 to significantly reduce the federal role in education and delegate the responsibility for improving and sanctioning public schools to the individual states.  The legislation was approved 359-64 by the House.  Furthermore, the measure would

(Kevin Erskine of Coelacanth Brewing Company)

Malt-Forward Coelacanth Opens in Norfolk

By Jeff Maisey   At age 49, Kevin Erskine has decided to take the craft beer plunge, and he’s jumping in with both feet. Erskine was raised in New York City before departing at age 18 to attend college at Syracuse. He then went on to graduate school in Baltimore. After graduation, he spent time

(Local breweries from Hampton Roads celebrated at Tuesday's Golden Tap Beer Awards)

Results: VEER’s 2015 Golden Tap Awards

By Jeff Maisey Southern Bank presented VEER Magazine’s 2015 Golden Tap Awards December 8 with Norfolk’s O’Connor Brewing Company scoring the most overall points to earn the Golden Tap for Brewery of the Year. Gold, silver and bronze medals were given in brewery/beer categories recognized by the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild as well as for

(Recent cover of Princess Anne Independents News )

Battle for Virginia Beach News

By Jeff Maisey   You may have noticed lately a growing number of sources dedicated exclusively to community news coverage for Virginia Beach. Challenging the daily newspaper – The Virginian-Pilot – for the eyes and minds of Beach residents are Southside Daily, the Virginia Beach Sun and Princess Anne Independent News. The freely distributed Princess