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GRAPEVINE: Interesting Possibilities for NFK

GRAPEVINE: Interesting Possibilities for NFK

By Jeremy Bender   A source who wishes not to be identified but certainly within the-know of what’s moving and shaking behind the scenes recently revealed some interesting possibilities in Norfolk’s downtown. Bold move #1: Developer Buddy Gadams will likely expand his dominance of apartment building and conversions by purchasing the lofty Bank of America

Indonesian Cuisine is Dutch Staple in Norfolk

  By Jeff Maisey   Think of food from Holland and what comes to mind? Typically, Gouda cheese, pancakes with powdered sugar, pickled herring and fried potatoes (pomme frites) served with mayonnaise, right?  While the answer is a resounding “yes” for traditional Dutch food, an equally important selection is Indonesian cuisine. In the Dutch colonial

This is What a Progressive Speaker Series Looks Like

By Tench Phillips   For well over a decade The Naro has been fortunate to host some of the best regional and national voices for peace, the environment, and social justice. It hasn’t always been easy to find speakers willing to travel to Norfolk. There’s the widespread perspective of our area being a right-wing outpost

Songs of Past and Present: A Portsmouth landmark of Jewish history brings new life to old spaces

By Elizabeth Blachman This past September, I attended High Holy Day services for the last time at the last Jewish synagogue in Portsmouth. Rabbi David Goldstein presided over Yom Kippur services, and then Gomley Chesed Synagogue closed its doors, ending more than a hundred years of Jewish congregations in Portsmouth. With the merging of Portsmouth’s

d’Art Center to Reopen in Late Fall

By Jeff Maisey On April 18, VEER Magazine reported d’Art Center and Selden Arcade would be closed for 5 to 6 months after a gas-line explosion left the interior of the Norfolk landmark damaged, displacing dozens of resident artists, the city’s Cultural Affairs Office and Bureau of Special Events, closed the Cuisine and Company site and

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