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Music

Gina Dalmas on stage. Photo by Nathan Levine

Gina Dalmas Unveils Trailer Swift

By Jim Morrison   Sitting around the island in the home of Gina Dalmas and Chris May in Winona, we’re going over the songs off the latest Gina Dalmas and the Cow Tippin’ Playboys album, “Trailer Swift.” The honky tonk starts with Robbie Fulks’s “Love Ain’t Nothing,” then eases onto the barstool for the originals,

Peter Frampton

Frampton Comes Alive at Ferguson Center

By Jeff Maisey   No one knows when their star will shine or for how long — certainly not Peter Frampton. If anyone scraped his way to the top of the pop mountain only to be blown off by a gust of wind, it is Frampton. His career is as much a tragedy as a

Art

Robert Lang, “Vertical Pond II”

Origami Exhibit is Above the Fold

By Betsy DiJulio   The Hermitage is an historic house museum.  But it’s not just an historic house museum, nor even the same historic house museum that it once was. While it could be said that any museum is never quite the same as the day before, the staff and board of “The Herm”—a new

“Fully Faded,” Mickael Broth, is on display at Work|Release

Physical Graffiti

By Jeff Maisey   The world of graffiti art comes to life in a new exhibition at Work | Release. Dubbed “Nobody Writes Letters Anymore,” outsider artists such as Mickael Broth, Noah Larmz, “Frank Ape” creator Brandon Sines, and Chris “Apes” Peters provide a taste of the underground and a view of the public spaces

Robert Lang, “Vertical Pond II”

Origami Exhibit is Above the Fold

By Betsy DiJulio   The Hermitage is an historic house museum.  But it’s not just an historic house museum, nor even the same historic house museum that it once was. While it could be said that any museum is never quite the same as the day before, the staff and board of “The Herm”—a new

Robert Lang, “Vertical Pond II”

Origami Exhibit is Above the Fold

By Betsy DiJulio   The Hermitage is an historic house museum.  But it’s not just an historic house museum, nor even the same historic house museum that it once was. While it could be said that any museum is never quite the same as the day before, the staff and board of “The Herm”—a new

Stage & Film

(Opera in the Park offers residents a unique opportunity to hear Virginia Opera highlights FREE of charge)

OPERA IN THE PARK: A Grand Night for Hearing Virginia Opera

By Montague Gammon III   Hell is open for (monkey) business, and even the gods are partying there. (Olympus is just sooo boring!). The Greek gods’ “Grand Galop” at that soirée, from Orpheus in the Underworld, gives Virginia Opera’s big free outdoor Opera in the Park concert in Norfolk’s Town Point Park its rousing finale

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VA Arts Fest Opens with Ballet Hispanico

By Montague Gammon III   Ballet Hispanico’s visit to the Virginia Arts Festival swirls (and leaps, struts, slides and lifts) through a Latino flavored look at matters as tangible as a kiss or as surreal as a Magritte painting. The sweet and spicy Salsa vocals of the late Celia Cruz, the Havana born, New York

Cast of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Killer Fun Anglo-American Duo

By Montague Gammon III The greatest English writer’s bloody tragedy of ancient Scottish royalty, in company with the greatest American humorist’s fanciful tale of an ancient English court, comes to Christopher Newport’s Ferguson Center a few days after the Ides of April in new productions by The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater.

(Opera in the Park offers residents a unique opportunity to hear Virginia Opera highlights FREE of charge)

OPERA IN THE PARK: A Grand Night for Hearing Virginia Opera

By Montague Gammon III   Hell is open for (monkey) business, and even the gods are partying there. (Olympus is just sooo boring!). The Greek gods’ “Grand Galop” at that soirée, from Orpheus in the Underworld, gives Virginia Opera’s big free outdoor Opera in the Park concert in Norfolk’s Town Point Park its rousing finale

Food

(Andrea DiCarlo of La Bella in Ghent)

FOOD: Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

By Jeff Maisey   A restaurant my family, friends and I return to often is Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent. I can’t help but think of the Billy Joel lyrics every time: A bottle of red, a bottle of white It all depends on your appetite I’ll meet you any time you want In our

Drink

(A big day for Norfolk's O'Connor Brewing Company was just getting started)

O’Connor Wins 5 Medals, 757 Breweries Have Strong Showing

By Jeff Maisey When craft beer enthusiasts in Hampton Roads order their local brew they are drinking many of the best libations made in Virginia. Norfolk’s O’Connor Brewing Company earned five medals, including a Silver in Best of Show, at the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest and the fourth annual Virginia Craft Brewers Cup competition at

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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