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(Green Flash COO Chris Ross in the Virginia Beach tasting room)

Green Flash Opens in Virginia Beach

Green Flash Opens in Virginia Beach

By Jeff Maisey Green Flash Brewing Company’s official Virginia Beach grand opening is Sunday, November 13. The long awaited date is the day after the brewery’s breast cancer awareness event, Treasure Chest Fest, which has been held the past two years on the field where the San Diego-based craft brewery now stands. But if you’re


Richmond’s Legend Brewing to Open in Olde Town Portsmouth

(Dave Gott (center) and the crew from award-winning Legend Brewing Company) By Jeff Maisey Legend Brewing Company will open a brewpub in Olde Towne Portsmouth along the waterfront in the historic, curved building that recently housed an art gallery and was the former home to a Mexican restaurant and The Max. Legend Brewing Company is

"Cuba & Che” by Dick Rawls as part of the “Faraway Places” exhibit at the Artists Gallery, Virginia Beach

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   Virginia MOCA (VA Beach) “Turn the Page: The First

The sun will come out for fans of “Annie” November 18-19 at Chrysler Hall Photo by Joan Marcus

Top Fall Musical Theater Performances

Compiled by Staff   I Sing the Rising Sea Virginia Stage Company Through October 9 ODU’s Goode Theatre This musical by the coauthor of Frog Kisstells a sweeping story that flows through generations and across continents—from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power

Reduced Shakespeare Company stars in “The Complete History of America (Abridged): Election Edition” October 29 at the American Theatre

Top Fall Drama/Comedy Performances

Compiled by Staff   Picnic September 30 through October 16 Peninsula Community Theater This beautiful drama written by one of the world’s most admired playwrights takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. One house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and

(German Admiral Manfred Nielson in his office at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation headquarters in Norfolk)

NATO in NORFOLK: Meet Admiral Manfred Nielson

By Jeff Maisey German Admiral Manfred Nielson is the new Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (DSACT) based at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) headquarters in Norfolk. Like most NATO personnel assigned to Norfolk, Admiral Nielson is scheduled for a three-year tour of duty. The post came as a surprise to the longtime commander. “To be

((L-R)  Kevin O’Connor, Missy Harris, Tucker Corprew, Beau Kirkwood)

O’Connor Uses Brewery as Platform to Raise Awareness

By Jeff Maisey On September 10, O’Connor Brewing Company will host a fundraising event for the Chas Foundation. The independent non-profit group raises awareness about mental illness. The topic remains taboo, even as it is cited as a condition many mass shooters suffer from, but it is a factor in suicides. Suicide hit close to

(Tim Siebles shares his thoughts in a conversation at the Taphouse in Ghent)

Running on Faith: A Conversation with Tim Seibles, Virginia’s Poet Laureate

By Tom Robotham Tim Seibles is nationally acclaimed poet and a professor of creative writing and literature at Old Dominion University. Over the years he has won many accolades, notably in 2012, when he was a finalist for the National Book Award. This year he was named Virginia’s Poet Laureate. Recently I sat down with