Danceable Cocktails

Danceable Cocktails

  Ballets with a Twist (Brandy Alexander from Cocktail Hour The Show) Photo by Nico Malvaldi By Michael Curry What’s your favorite? Brandy Alexander perhaps. Or the Singapore Sling, a Bloody Mary or a good old Manhattan? Of course you recognize the names as...
MOCA’s Debi Gray: Last Words (almost)

MOCA’s Debi Gray: Last Words (almost)

By Betsy DiJulio Debi Gray began her tenure as executive director at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)—then the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia—with three of her small staff on maternity leave in the midst of the 2009 recession.  Furloughs and lay-offs...
Sandler Center Turns 10

Sandler Center Turns 10

By Jeff Maisey A decade ago Sandler Center for the Performing Arts debuted with a memorable concert by world renown cellist Itzhak Perlman. The gorgeous interior design, comfortable seating, sightlines, and sound quality of the new venue in Virginia Beach Town Center...