Stage & Film articles

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OPERA: This Bird in the Office Flew in from the Stage

OPERA: This Bird in the Office Flew in from the Stage

By Montague Gammon III   The Virginia Opera’s 8th annual, free and open admission, “Opera in the Park” concerts this year showcase the talents of the company’s chorus, whom VO Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Adam Turner calls “the hardest working singers in the business,” of recent and current members of the Opera’s internationally recognized

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The Harvard Psychedelic Society and The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema   “The secret of life is to die before you die and find that there is no death.” – Echart Tolle   It’s been over 50 years since a few intrepid souls on the faculty of Harvard University in the early sixties re-discovered the psychedelic catalysts that were to inspire

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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