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Symphony Pays Tribute to Bowie

By Jeff Maisey By early January, I had been in touch with Virginia Symphony cellist Jacob Fowler about a possible pairing with a local musician for Veer Magazine’s Local Music Awards. I’m a fan of mash-ups, especially when musicians from opposite perspectives get together and make magic happen. A few years ago, I asked the

Music Bowie 2

Symphony Pays Tribute to Bowie

By Jeff Maisey By early January, I had been in touch with Virginia Symphony cellist Jacob Fowler about a possible pairing with a local musician for Veer Magazine’s Local Music Awards. I’m a fan of mash-ups, especially when musicians from opposite perspectives get together and make magic happen. A few years ago, I asked the

Music Bowie 2

Symphony Pays Tribute to Bowie

By Jeff Maisey By early January, I had been in touch with Virginia Symphony cellist Jacob Fowler about a possible pairing with a local musician for Veer Magazine’s Local Music Awards. I’m a fan of mash-ups, especially when musicians from opposite perspectives get together and make magic happen. A few years ago, I asked the

Art

Mark Ryden, Rosie's Tea Party, 2005 | Oil on Canvas, 51 x 51 inches
Private Collection | Courtesy of Lio Malca, New York ©Mark Ryden

Hi-Fructose Opens at MOCA

By Betsy DiJulio  The opening of this long-awaited (and now controversial) exhibition, in the making for over three years, occurs after press-time.  So Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education, and Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, agreed to provide a preview of what’s in store via an email Q & A. This ten-year retrospective of Hi-Fructose: The

Mark Ryden, Rosie's Tea Party, 2005 | Oil on Canvas, 51 x 51 inches
Private Collection | Courtesy of Lio Malca, New York ©Mark Ryden

Hi-Fructose Opens at MOCA

By Betsy DiJulio  The opening of this long-awaited (and now controversial) exhibition, in the making for over three years, occurs after press-time.  So Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education, and Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, agreed to provide a preview of what’s in store via an email Q & A. This ten-year retrospective of Hi-Fructose: The

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ART REVIEW: Transforming Black & White

By Betsy DiJulio   Elegant and austere, Norwood Viviano’s gracefully attenuated and pendant and occasionally funnel-like “plumb bob” forms are, in fact, three-dimensional graphs of population growth and decline in 25 US cities from New York to Flint, Michigan, including Norfolk. The artist has transformed “black and white” census data into glossy black, smoky gray

Mark Ryden, Rosie's Tea Party, 2005 | Oil on Canvas, 51 x 51 inches
Private Collection | Courtesy of Lio Malca, New York ©Mark Ryden

Hi-Fructose Opens at MOCA

By Betsy DiJulio  The opening of this long-awaited (and now controversial) exhibition, in the making for over three years, occurs after press-time.  So Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education, and Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, agreed to provide a preview of what’s in store via an email Q & A. This ten-year retrospective of Hi-Fructose: The

Stage & Film

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We the People, Not We the Corporations

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema   I was stunned to recently learn that the revenue of the biggest 500 multinational U.S. corporations now makes up 72% of the country’s GDP (gross domestic product). And the remaining part of the economy? That’s what all the rest of us produce: all the millions of small businesses, service

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Battle Leads Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to New Heights

By Jerome Langston Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. ~Alvin Ailey   “I take probably even more risks,” remarks Robert Battle, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with a slight chuckle. He’s currently in DC,

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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

web Stage National theater Scotland

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

Food

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Lunch with the Chef: Taste’s Thomas Yager

By Steve Marsey   If there were a lineup to pick out chefs, Thomas Yager probably would be the least likely IDed. Tall, slender and meek, there’s none of the swagger or swelled ego that one might expect from such a young man holding the title of Executive Chef at Taste, the specialty food store

Drink

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Rip Rap Brewing: 757’s Newest Brewery

Words by Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Photos by Chris Jones   Living in the 757, we are all familiar with the Navy’s ubiquitous presence, but we may not be so “in the know” about America’s “fifth military service,” the Coast Guard.  Created in 1790 by George Washington, for over 200 years Coast Guard personnel

Travel

Husk is Southern through-and-through (Photo by Marisa Marsey)

Charleston Kicks

By Marisa Marsey     It took three passes along fabled East Bay Street in a driving rain and a blur of antebellum manses before I finally espied tiny Unity Alley, home to McCrady’s – the historic restaurant where James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock launched his upward professional trajectory – but GPS-stress evaporated the

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