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Mace & Crown | June 23, 2017

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Arts & Entertainment Throwback Articles

June 11, 2017 |

Volume 40 Issue 22 – April 4, 2001

“Spring Style: Warm It Up (Without Freezing Your Ass Off!)”

“With the first warm day of spring, you might be ready to pull out that bikini you bought in February. Or maybe not. Whatever … Read More

Music’s Lost Voices

June 10, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

2016 saw the tragic and untimely deaths of many prominent musicians, namely David Bowie and Prince. As iconic frontmen, they artistically and visually pushed the limits of their voice and music within the popular music spectrum.

With … Read More

Ghost B.C. Haunt The NorVa Stage

June 10, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Sweden may be best known for its continued generous offering of metal mayhem in music with stigmatizing acts such as Opeth, Arch Enemy, Meshuggah and even the ‘90s all-female alternative metal outfit, Drain STH (STH for … Read More

A Timeline of Art & Culture in Norfolk

June 9, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

There’s no denying that the art and culture scene in Norfolk is a prominent one. Featuring music venues, art galleries and theatres, the city has definitely grown into its own in terms of art. Here is … Read More

The Monarch Summer Music Guide

June 8, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Summer is right around the corner, but the music charts are already on fire with hot, new music. Check out these upcoming artist titles among the many new music releases this summer as a continuation of … Read More

Bleachers Are Anything But ‘Gone Now’

June 8, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Still basking in the afterglow of their wildly successful debut album, Bleachers have proven they are anything but “Gone Now.” Three years after the release of “Strange Desire,” the band has refined their sound and bare … Read More

The Halsey Saga Returns Within a ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’

June 8, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

If Halsey’s 2015 debut studio album, “Badlands,” represented her psychological condition as a conceptual artist, then hearing her June 2 sophomore release “hopeless fountain kingdom” is a continuation of that dystopian narrative.

Born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (Halsey–derived … Read More

Rascal Flatts Bring It Home With ‘Back To Us’

June 8, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Many acts come and go within the Nashville city limits, better known as Music City. Home of such traditions as the legendary Grand Ole Opry, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman … Read More

Local Cat Café Opens in Ghent

June 8, 2017 |

David Hollis | Contributing Writer

After much anticipation, the Catnip Cat Café opened this past weekend. A concept originally conceived in Taipei, Taiwan, it’s a place where cat enthusiasts can interact with cats while enjoying hot coffee or tea. The unique … Read More

Chance The Rapper Takes Over Virginia Beach

June 5, 2017 |

Kamaria Mason | Contributing Writer

Saturday, June 3, 20,000 fans packed the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach to see Chance The Rapper. Fans stretched onto the garden seating where the energy was almost palpable.

The night started off … Read More

Pianos Hit the Streets of Norfolk

June 1, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

Lively piano music has filled Norfolk streets the past couple weeks thanks to British artist, Luke Jerram’s public art project, “Play Me, I’m Yours.” The citywide public art project encourages locals and tourists alike to give … Read More

No More Light in Linkin Park

June 1, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Linkin Park, the Agoura Hills, California, alt- and nü-metal/electronic, alternative and rap rock sextet have scored big with “One More Light.” Their seventh studio release debuted securing the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. … Read More

On Track: ‘The Fate of the Furious: The Album’

May 29, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Summer is quickly revving up into high gear. Inject your senses by installing custom-made cuts into your electronic device of choice making others curious as to what’s under the hood.

With 14 tracks driven by rookie and … Read More

Brace Yourself: Papa Roach’s ‘Crooked Teeth’

May 24, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Written and recorded deep in the trenches of a cramped North Hollywood studio, Papa Roach present “Crooked Teeth,” their ninth studio album in a nearly 25-year career. The 10-track mix finds the Vacaville, California, quartet revisiting … Read More

Local Photographer Battles Depression With Mermaids

May 21, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Throughout our lives, there may be a period when we feel melancholy or a sense of despair. However, some people deal with those emotions in different ways. Some positive. Some negative. Some people deal with … Read More

Album Review: ‘Harry Styles’

May 16, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

Harry Styles released his first self-titled album May 12. The greatly anticipated solo album takes Styles in a new musical direction, departing from mainly pop songs that he wrote in One Direction, towards … Read More