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UPDATED: Visual Arts Center to NEON Makes Sense at Portsmouth’s Expense

UPDATED: Visual Arts Center to NEON Makes Sense at Portsmouth’s Expense

By Jeff Maisey Back on October 23, Tidewater Community College (TCC) notified Portsmouth city officials it planned to move the school’s Visual Arts Center, located at 340 High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth. The move, according to Marian Anderfuren, TCC’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement/Public Information Officer, will take place in phases and be completed

CONCERT PREVIEW: Nellie McKay

  By Jim Roberts Halfway through a 20-minute phone interview—about eight of them spent talking about politics—Nellie McKay stopped herself and asked: “How much of the human body is water? Is it 70 percent? … Well, even more of a percentage of our show is music. It’s 95 to 99 percent. “But then you have

Chrysler Museum Hires Curator of American Art

By Amber Kennedy The Chrysler Museum of Art has hired Corey Piper, Ph.D., as the Brock Curator of American Art. An art historian specializing in 19th-century and early 20th-century American art, Piper brings a breadth of curatorial knowledge to the Museum. “Corey’s knowledge and experience in 19th-century art and culture match so well with the

Channeling the Music of Johnny Cash

BY JEFF MAISEY Ben Hope and Katie Barton co-star in the exciting new musical theater work “Ring of Fire,” which pays homage to the music of Johnny Cash. The production is the 2017-18 season opener for Virginia Stage Company and its new artist director, Tom Quaintance. The show runs through October 1 at the historic

Maizelle Puts Spotlight on African American Art

By Jerome Langston “Something has to really grab me―catch the eye,” says award-winning Norfolk artist, Maizelle Brown, during a recent conversation at her spacious apartment, a spot that seems ideally suited for the display of paintings and sculptures. Known professionally as just Maizelle, the acclaimed visual artist, one of the most prominent in the Commonwealth,

STAGE: Wonderful Wiz It Is

By Jerome Langston It’s quite fitting that it’s Anthony Stockard, who shows up first. The Wiz is being rehearsed at Brown Memorial Hall, on the campus of Norfolk State University, and I’m here to interview key members of the cast, along with the ambitious production’s co-directors. As Norfolk State University Theatre Company’s producing artistic director,

Top Spring Musical Theater Performances

Compiled by Staff   Turandot Virginia Opera March 17, 19, 21 Based on an ancient fable set in China, this story of the legendary Princess Turandot, so desirable that men risked their heads for her hand in marriage, weaves the quest for love with the ultimate consequences. From the opening moments of Puccini’s extravagant and

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