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Top Spring Classical Music Performances

Compiled by Staff   tenThing Presented by Virginia Arts Festival March 23 Attucks Theatre Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has won rave reviews in recital and headlining orchestra concerts from the BBC Proms to Carnegie Hall. She also leads a unique all-female, ten-member ensemble of brass players in transcriptions of the classics that reveal new

LOCAL THEATER: Silence Goes Generic

By Jim Roberts   “I’ve done some vulgar stuff,” Shon M. Stacy mused after directing a rehearsal of “Silence! The Musical.” “This will top it.” The off-Broadway show is billed as the “unauthorized” parody of “The Silence of the Lambs,” the 1991 film that won five Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best

ART PREVIEW: The Rejuvenation of Betsy

By Jeff Maisey Losses and Linkages is Betsy DiJulio’s first-ever solo show as a visual artist. It runs September 16 through October 21 at Norfolk Arts’ Offsite Gallery on the first floor of the World Trade Center building. The gallery describes the exhibit this way: “In this body of deeply metaphorical work, Betsy DiJulio shares

Lessons Learned from Independence Day: Insurgency

By John L. Horton I just saw the newly released movie, “Independence Day: Insurgency,” this afternoon (Saturday, June 25). Twenty years ago, July 1996, I saw the original/first “Independence Day” movie. Although a science-fiction, action filled movie, strictly for entertainment purposes, I “learned a lesson of life” from it. In the twenty years since the original

Hi-Fructose Opens at MOCA

By Betsy DiJulio  The opening of this long-awaited (and now controversial) exhibition, in the making for over three years, occurs after press-time.  So Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education, and Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, agreed to provide a preview of what’s in store via an email Q & A. This ten-year retrospective of Hi-Fructose: The

James Warwick Jones on Artists Who Teach

By Betsy DiJulio   James Warwick Jones, gallery manager of Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, took an hour or so to engage with me via email about “Artists Who Teach,” the Center’s current exhibition.  As a practicing artist, teacher, and curator, Jones brings a unique perspective to this popular long-standing show that recognizes educators for

A Two-Fold Tempest on One Stage

By Montague Gammon III   William Shakespeare’s late career verbal enchantments meet Jean Sibelius’ late career musical magic on the Chrysler Hall stage this spring to give Hampton Roads a new look at the Jamestown-old, spell-rich play, The Tempest. Stage director Patrick Mullins, whose work at the Virginia Stage Company, formerly as Assistant and currently

This Week’s Top 5 Things to Do (April 6-10)

(Members of the Birmingham Royal Ballet are among the all-star cast of dancers) 1  Spring Dance Gala Virginia Arts Festival April 9-10 Chrysler Hall www.vafest.com Since its inception, Virginia Arts Festival has worked to bring exciting performances from the world’s most renowned ballet and modern dance companies—companies that dance lovers would ordinarily have to travel


1 Saturday Night Live @ Colley Cantina The Shifty South Saturday, March 26 Colley Cantina, 10 PM VEER Magazine’s presents local alt-country band The Shifty South in an up-close appearance at Colley Cantina in Norfolk.     2 American Shakespeare Center: Julius Ceaser March 26 American Theatre www.hamptonarts.net In this profoundly moving, thrilling, and deeply