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RAISING HOPE: Virginia Wesleyan Mission Trip Inspires Student Documentary on Human Trafficking Recovery Program

RAISING HOPE: Virginia Wesleyan Mission Trip Inspires Student Documentary on Human Trafficking Recovery Program

Recent Virginia Wesleyan graduate John Davis ’15 wants to change the world. But instead of using political prowess, advanced technology, or complicated algorithms, he plans to use something else: his video camera. For the last four years, Davis has traveled to Nicaragua on an annual Spring Break Mission Trip organized by the College’s Chaplain’s Office.

Hurray for the Riff Raff is One of Many Acts for Boogaloo

By Jim Morrison   “I don’t want Google Glass or anything, but I feel like so much of what I believe in is very modern,” Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynde Lee Segarra says. “When I hang out amongst musicians that are really trying to live like they’re in the past, politically I get very

HARBORFEST: Soulful Edge to Sister Sparrow

  By Jim Morrison   Arleigh Kincheloe, the Sister Sparrow of Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, has been the frontwoman for the raucous soul/rock/funk group since its inception in 2008, but it was only with their new record, “The Weather Below,” that she became its leader. Kincheloe writes nearly all the group’s songs and


By Jeff Maisey Savoring a glass of Old World vino is without question one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. American travelers vacationing in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal are accustomed to trying fine wines found at every café, brasserie and restaurant throughout Europe. Travel, of course, is a learning experience and all senses are on

2015 Virginia Arts Festival Schedule

Events   Renée Fleming Olga Kern, piano Festival Preview Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 PM Harrison Opera House, Norfolk     The Music of the Rolling Stones with Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brent Havens, conductor Friday, February 20, 8 PM Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk   Rosanne Cash Saturday, April 11, 8 PM TCC Roper Performing Arts

Holiday Happenings 2014

Holiday Lights, Ice Skating & Parades   Million Bulb Walk November 21-26, 5:30-8:30 pm Norfolk Botanical Garden www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org   Holiday Lights at The Beach November 21 through January 3 2nd Street to 33rd Street at the Oceanfront Cruise in your car through holidays lights on the Boardwalk. www.beachstreetusa.com   30th Anniversary Grand Illumination Parade November

From Localpalooza to Artistree

By Jeff Maisey For five years musician/promoter Rob Devinney has produced a multi-faceted musical festival featuring an array of national, regional and local recording artists under the Localpalooza banner, with proceeds going to charities. This year, Devinney decided to rebrand the popular pop culture event as the Artistree Festival. He also moved it to the

Norfolk Looks Beyond Stone to Lagunitas, others

By Jeff Maisey   While Stone Brewing Company will likely bypass Norfolk and select Richmond or Columbus, Ohio as the site of its eastward expansion, there is a silver-lining.  Though all three cities are finalists on the California craft brewery’s list, Columbus is offering millions in financial assistance to make the deal happen; Richmond is

Virginia Beach Readies for Green Flash

San Diego-based brewery to host Treasure Chest fundraiser, break ground in October By Jeff Maisey   San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Company is set to officially break ground for its East Coast brewery in Virginia Beach on Monday, October 13. The ceremony will take place the day after a fundraising event called Treasure Chest on