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PREVIEW: Book Club Play

PREVIEW: Book Club Play

By Montague Gammon III Two young veterans of local stages return to Norfolk as stars of Virginia Stage Company’s upcoming comedy, The Book Club Play. Brian Monihan, whose talents stood out during his days at Virginia Wesleyan College, and Ashton Heyl, late of Hurrah Players and Governors School for the Arts (and Carnegie Mellon and


A Personal Journey from NAROPA to NARO

By Tench Phillips, co-owner, Naro Cinema October marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Naropa University and the occasion has given me pause to reflect upon my own personal journey. In the winter of 1975 I moved to Boulder, Colorado and enrolled in the new Buddhist university to study philosophy and psychology. I had

Travis Wall is left of Jaimie Goodwin.  Goodwin is also from Virginia Beach and trained at Denise Wall's dance studio.

Dance Star Travis Wall to Make Hometown Performance

By Jeff Maisey   Emmy Award-nominated choreographer Travis Wall returns to his hometown for a rare performance with his dynamic Shaping Sound dance company featuring contemporary performers from “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” The October 30 performance at Ferguson Center is one of 36 cities across America for the

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New on Fall Television

By Larry Bonko CBS this fall gives us Tea Leoni as a University of Virginia history professor who forsakes Charlottesville’s bucolic life to become Secretary of State. The CW introduces Virginia-born Grant Gustin as a masked superhero. NBC brings Katherine Heigl back to primetime as a CIA analyst in the agency’s Virginia headquarters. The Virginia

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Open Stage for Actors

By Montague Gammon III   A new opportunity for local actors to get stage time, professional coaching and make professional connections has been operating under the radar at Norfolk’s Venue on 35th for the better part of a year. It’s called Actors Open Stage, currently scheduled for the first three Sunday nights of each month,