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Cool Movies For Hot Summer Nights

Cool Movies For Hot Summer Nights

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema   Many of our local cultural and performing arts organizations are on hiatus for their summer vacations. To help fill the void, the Naro has programmed a plethora of artistic film events and summer film series. Along with our annual Mal Vincent Classics series on Monday evenings, we have booked

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FILM: The Battle to Win Personhood Rights for Nonhuman Animals

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema   I live in an interspecies household. We consist of a male and female human, two female canines, and two male felines. Each of us had originally lived solitary lives–some of us having grown up on the streets. We have all been brought together by the forces of fate and

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FRINGE FEST: National Theater of Scotland

By Montague Gammon III   At the eerie border between this world and the next, wrapped within the blurry boundary that separates what’s natural from what’s not, traveling near the snow bound Scottish-English border in the uncommonly frigid winter of 2010, academic Prudencia Hart found her “Strange Undoing.” The wholly fictional tale of Professor Prudencia

Photos from the Virginia International Tattoo at Scope Arena in downtown Norfolk, Virginia April 25-27, 2013.

20 Things You Need To Know About Virginia International Tattoo

By Jim Roberts The Virginia International Tattoo, like the Virginia Arts Festival, is celebrating its 20th year in 2016. Scott Jackson, a percussionist in the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, has produced and directed the show since 2003. In an interview with Veer Magazine, he talked about what he’s learned over the last 14 years and how

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A Two-Fold Tempest on One Stage

By Montague Gammon III   William Shakespeare’s late career verbal enchantments meet Jean Sibelius’ late career musical magic on the Chrysler Hall stage this spring to give Hampton Roads a new look at the Jamestown-old, spell-rich play, The Tempest. Stage director Patrick Mullins, whose work at the Virginia Stage Company, formerly as Assistant and currently

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Appreciating Buddy Holly: It’s So Easy!

By Jim Roberts   Charles Hardin “Buddy” Holly had a legendary run of hit songs before his untimely death on Feb. 3, 1959—from “That’ll Be The Day” and “Peggy Sue” to “Maybe Baby” and “Rave On.” But it was the song “It’s So Easy!” that got Robbie Limon most excited during a recent interview to