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STORM WATCH: Category 3

STORM WATCH: Category 3

  By Jeff Maisey   While visiting the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth this summer, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe asked residents of Hampton Roads to have an evacuation plan and to prepare for the worst. The Saffir-Simpson Scale ranks hurricanes by wind strength as follows: Category 1 (74-95 mph), Category 2 (96-110 mph), Category 3

NORFOLK, Va. (July 2, 2015) - - French Air Force Gen. Jean-Paul Paloméros, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, and Mr. Wolfgang Yagen salute the National Ensign as it is raised at a ceremony in honor of Independence Day on Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, July 2. Allied Command Transformation, located in Norfolk, Va., is the only NATO Headquarters outside of Europe and recognizes all 28 NATO Alliance countries during their respective national days. (NATO photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stephen Oleksiak/Released)

NATO SACT Says Farewell to Norfolk; Reflects on Career, the Future

By Jeff Maisey French Air Force General Jean-Paul Palomeros, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), will relinquish his command September 30 during a ceremony in downtown Norfolk. General Palomeros has served as SACT since September 2012 after a distinguished career that began in 1973. During his 42-year military career, in addition to flying combat missions

Decorum 2015

Art of (re) Design

By Jeff Maisey   How do you take a 40-year-old retail institution and manage to keep things fashionably hip? A redesign, of course. If you’ve motored down 21st Street in Norfolk’s Ghent business district during the past two months you probably couldn’t help but notice the exterior transformation of Decorum, a contemporary furniture retailer opened

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JoAnn Falletta to Remain with Virginia Symphony Orchestra Through 2021

  Virginia Symphony officials today announced that JoAnn Falletta’s contract has been extended for an additional five years, and she will remain at the helm of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra through the 2020 – 21 season. Falletta, already the longest-tenured Music Director in the history of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, received this unprecedented contract extension

Virginia Arts Festival Executive Director Rob Cross (Photo by David Polston)

Big Anniversaries in Local Arts

By Jeff Maisey   Cities across America are now tapping into the performing and visual arts to breathe new life and vibrancy into downtown areas. It is a trend taking hold from Nashville to Asheville, but certainly no surprise to Rob Cross. As the Virginia Arts Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary season with a series

(A rendering of the new Glass Wheel Studio in Norfolk’s Arts & Design District)

Glass Wheel Studio Opens in November

By Jeremy Bender   Norfolk’s emerging Arts & Design District (also dubbed NEON District) will give birth to the Glass Wheel Studio come November. The 8,500-square-foot building will house two rotating galleries with 2,500-feet of gallery space. Regional and national artists who have not been displayed in Hampton Roads previously will be featured during the