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Guide to Spring & Summer Festivals

Guide to Spring & Summer Festivals

The Hampton Roads region is in full bloom during the spring and summer with an array of colorful festivals ranging from the two-day Virginia Beer Festival to the wacky Hermit Crab Challenge, kite festivals in Portsmouth and at the Oceanfront to music fests featuring everything from jazz, funk, country, pop, and rock. We are truly

A United Hampton Roads Would be the 5th Largest City in America

By Michael Hamar Recently, I have attended two LGBT organization events that started me thinking on the divergence in thinking between these organizations and our local cities, tourism bureaus and arts organizations.  One event was the launch for 2015 PrideFest – the actual PrideFest event will be on June 27, 2015 – and the other

O’Connor Brewing Crowned 2014 Brewery of the Year

By Diane Catanzaro & Chris Jones   It has been a stellar year for beer in the 757. The 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards list is a veritable feast of breweries, restaurants, and retailers that are helping to make Hampton Roads a beer destination and a much more fun place to live than back in

Supernova Ray Lamontagne come to Sandler Center

By Jim Morrison   Having experienced and generous friends comes in handy. When Ray Lamontage was unsatisfied with the batch of songs he’d written as the follow-up to his chart-topping, Grammy Winning “God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise,” he shot an email to a pal named Elvis Costello that helped get him on a

Empowering Today’s Young Black Men

By John Horton It is impossible to pretend that you are not heir to, and therefore, however inadequately or unwillingly, responsible to, and for, the time and place that give you life—without becoming, at very best, a dangerously disoriented human being. – James Baldwin   Lately, there have been numerous reports pertaining to youth assaults, disturbances, shootings, and