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Music

(Pianist Conrad Tao)

SYMPHONY: The Russians Are Coming? The Russians Are Here!

By Montague Gammon III A familiar but exotic sounding piece of “stunning” Russian choral and orchestral music, compounded by the composer-chemist Alexander Borodin, kicks off Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s first Classics Series concert of the 2016-2017 Season. Music Director and conductor JoAnn Falletta calls the “Russian Fireworks” triplet of Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Igor Stravinsky’s

(Pianist Conrad Tao)

SYMPHONY: The Russians Are Coming? The Russians Are Here!

By Montague Gammon III A familiar but exotic sounding piece of “stunning” Russian choral and orchestral music, compounded by the composer-chemist Alexander Borodin, kicks off Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s first Classics Series concert of the 2016-2017 Season. Music Director and conductor JoAnn Falletta calls the “Russian Fireworks” triplet of Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Igor Stravinsky’s

Late ‘60s era 5th Dimension featuring Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

Up, Up and Away with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

By Jeff Maisey Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr return to the realm of musical theater with the production of Up, Up and Away! A Musical Fable. The performance tells the story of their lives and features the important hit songs they recorded as members of The 5th Dimension as well as their solo recording

Art

"Cuba & Che” by Dick Rawls as part of the “Faraway Places” exhibit at the Artists Gallery, Virginia Beach

Fall Visual Art Calendar

ART MUSEUMS   Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk) “Women and the Civil Rights Movement,” Through October 30 “In the Box: Brian Bress,” Through January 8 “Wendy Maruyama: The WildLIFE Project,” Through January 8 “The Agrarian Ideal,” October 7 through January 8 Permanent Collection, ongoing www.chrysler.org   Virginia MOCA (VA Beach) “Turn the Page: The First

Video Still Rasputin Sonnet 43

An Artistic Feast

By Betsy DiJulio  A Feast of Languages is an exhibition of work by artists who are part of the energy and vitality that has emerged in Norfolk’s NEON Arts District and the ViBe Creative District in Virginia Beach,” explains curator, Neil Britton Gallery Director, and Virginia Wesleyan art professor, John Rudel. He goes on to

Chrysler Museum of art Norfolk

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

"Cuba & Che” by Dick Rawls as part of the “Faraway Places” exhibit at the Artists Gallery, Virginia Beach

Fall Visual Art Calendar

ART MUSEUMS   Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk) “Women and the Civil Rights Movement,” Through October 30 “In the Box: Brian Bress,” Through January 8 “Wendy Maruyama: The WildLIFE Project,” Through January 8 “The Agrarian Ideal,” October 7 through January 8 Permanent Collection, ongoing www.chrysler.org   Virginia MOCA (VA Beach) “Turn the Page: The First

Stage & Film

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Top Fall Dance Performances

Compiled by Staff   Masterworks: Lily & the Gypsies October 7-8 Sandler Center This is a story ballet about a beautiful young girl who suffers the loss of her parents and is sent to live at fancy private girls’ school only to be bullied into running away. Lost in the deep forest, she encounters a

TRDance

Top Fall Dance Performances

Compiled by Staff   Masterworks: Lily & the Gypsies October 7-8 Sandler Center This is a story ballet about a beautiful young girl who suffers the loss of her parents and is sent to live at fancy private girls’ school only to be bullied into running away. Lost in the deep forest, she encounters a

Reduced Shakespeare Company stars in “The Complete History of America (Abridged): Election Edition” October 29 at the American Theatre

Top Fall Drama/Comedy Performances

Compiled by Staff   Picnic September 30 through October 16 Peninsula Community Theater This beautiful drama written by one of the world’s most admired playwrights takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joint backyards of two middle-aged widows. One house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her two maturing daughters, Madge and

The sun will come out for fans of “Annie” November 18-19 at Chrysler Hall Photo by Joan Marcus

Top Fall Musical Theater Performances

Compiled by Staff   I Sing the Rising Sea Virginia Stage Company Through October 9 ODU’s Goode Theatre This musical by the coauthor of Frog Kisstells a sweeping story that flows through generations and across continents—from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power

Food

(A busy night at Los Cuates Taqueria.  Courtesy photo)

FOOD REVIEW: Los Cuates Taqueria & Tienda

By Joe Lowrey Luis Sanchez is an energetic fellow. He scurries through the aisles at Los Cuates Taqueria, head on a swivel, soaking in every detail and checking out the action at the tables. From across the crowded room he sees the kitchen door swing open and catches a glimpse of his reason for being,

Drink

(Left to right) Oozlefinch brew team of Austin Shawinsky, Russ Tinsley, and Ben Baumann

BREW NEWS: Oozlefinch Opens & More

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Photos by Diane Catanzaro   The long-awaited Oozlefinch Brewing Company has finally opened its doors to the public at historic Fort Monroe in Hampton, and it has been well worth the wait. While Wikipedia says the namesake “Oozlefinch” is a mythical flightless bird first sighted outside the Officer’s Club

Travel

Edinburgh Castle (Photo by Tom Robotham)

Rocks of Ages

By Tom Robotham    The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. ― G.K. Chesterton   The first time I visited England, in 1979, most of the people I encountered were British. That may seem like a terribly obvious statement. But during a visit to the United Kingdom

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