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Smartmouth’s Pilot House Takes Flight

Smartmouth’s Pilot House Takes Flight

By Jeff Maisey What better way for Smartmouth Brewing Company to complete 2017 – a year that marked its 5th anniversary and a year in which it won Best of Show at the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild annual Virginia Beer Cup competition – than with the highly anticipated opening of its Pilot House in Virginia

More Diversity Needed in Military

With the recent election of President Donald J. Trump, national defense and foreign policy are now in the forefront of concerns and conversation. This newly elected administration is claiming to “protect, preserve and promote” America’s interests…first and foremost. Some are talking about building up the military even more than it already is, making it so

Wayne White’s Experimental Monitorium is Fall Visual Art Highlight

By Betsy DiJulio Recently, I was treated to a preview of Wayne’s World.  No, not that Wayne’s World.  Not even close. No, this is the world that Wayne White, of Pee Wee’s Playhouse fame, has created for MOCA based on the two-day  Battle of Hampton Roads when, in 1862, the ironclads known as the Monitor

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,

Hampton Arts Celebrates 30 Years

By Jeff Maisey For its 30th anniversary, Hampton Arts glances back at some of its most popular programming while clearly looking forward. Hampton Arts programs performing arts and film at the historic American Theatre in the Phoebus section of the city and visual art exhibitions and classes at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center. The

A Special Message For Black Men: We Can Do This!

By John L. Horton “To help yourself, you must respect yourself, educate yourself. Attachment to drugs, alcohol, sexual promiscuity, material goods, and short-term rewards are just a new form of slavery. Liberation comes with health, education, responsibility, financial independence, family stability, and community service….”  — Malcolm X   As an African-American male of 76 years, I

The American People

By Tom Robotham I have a lot of pet peeves. But if I had to pick one that stands out above all others, it would be the abuse of the phrase “the American people.” You know what I’m talking about: The tendency of politicians to proclaim that “the American people want” this or that, “believe”

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