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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Delivers His Societal Critiques to Listeners with Poetic Ambiences

July 17, 2017 |

Donyá Price | Contributing Writer

Jay-Z’s “4:44″ is heavily composed of hard-hitting personal, political and cultural critiques, as well as, well-sculpted artistic elements complementary to his greatness. Those elements alone are enough to lead any listener into deep thought about the … Read More

Boston’s Current Tour Launches Concertgoers Into Hyper Space

July 16, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Boston is Tom Scholz’s rock ‘n’ roll mother ship within the heliosphere of music.

The veteran guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist is currently leading his legendary band on a North American summer trek. The tour launched back … Read More

Upcoming Artist OMB Peezy Shines a Light on Southern Hip-Hop

July 16, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

New rapper OMB Peezy, is making his presence known in the hip-hop industry while bringing his southern twang to the front line. Originally from Mobile, Alabama, this southern rapper first gained major recognition when hip-hop legend … Read More

Boston With Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Live in Virginia Beach

July 12, 2017 |

For Immediate Release:

The Hyper Space Tour Comes to VUHL Amphitheater Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how the unearthly sounds that you hear on a Boston album actually happen?

See for yourself this summer at a live show on … Read More

Calvin Harris Sets All of the Moods For Summer

July 10, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina | Staff Writer

Even though summer technically begins on the summer solstice, this year it officially began with Calvin Harris’ release of “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1” on June 30. Not new to producing summer anthems, Harris shifts gears … Read More

Imagine Dragons Fall Short On ‘Evolve’

July 10, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Two short years after the release of their sophomore album, “Smoke and Mirrors,” Imagine Dragons have returned with “Evolve.” After such a strong follow-up to their debut album, “Night Visions,” “Evolve” falls just short of the … Read More

Nickelback Focus on How We ‘Feed the Machine’

July 8, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Canadian rock conglomerate Nickelback has fueled the fire of America’s current social and political state with their latest epic, “Feed the Machine.” Contrary to the new record’s ostensible tone of the divide between right and left … Read More

Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ Defines Her Triumphant Return

July 4, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

After a three-year hiatus, Lorde’s sophomore effort “Melodrama” continues her dream/art pop indietronica narrative. The eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s “Pure Heroine” reflects the pop prodigy’s coming-of-age story surviving teenage heartbreak to her arrival into the … Read More

Shaggfest Sets the Summer Off Right

July 4, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina | Staff Writer

Hampton Roads has a reputation for its notable contributions to music. From artists like Missy Elliot, The Neptunes, Clipse, D.R.A.M and more, there’s no shortage of entertainment. When it comes to putting together an amazing show, there’s … Read More

Katy Perry’s Latest Release May Need More Than a Witness

July 1, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Within the realm of pop music, the road can be smooth, yet unpredictable. Pop music’s quantum semantics can change at any moment. When change presents itself, can the artist and audience adapt and overcome?

“Witness,” the latest … Read More

Summer May Be Heating up With New Music From Fetty Wap

June 29, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

It’s hot, but summer may be getting hotter with the release of new music by our favorite Remy Boy, Fetty Wap. It’s been a while since we last heard any major hits from Mr. Wap, but … Read More

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

June 23, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera | Contributing Writer

After the release of “Batman v. Superman,” fans have been ecstatic for Wonder Woman to have her own solo movie, bringing her character to the light. Released on June 2, WW has taken the world by … Read More

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