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Mace & Crown | December 13, 2017

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Arts & Entertainment Archives * Mace & Crown

Monarch Music Minute: Danielle Bradbery, Chris Stapleton, Andy Grammer, Neil Young & Promise of the Real

December 5, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Danielle Bradbery ‘I Don’t Believe We’ve Met’ 💿  💿  💿  💿

The soft and sensual vocal delivery of Danielle Bradbery’s sophomore effort takes country pop to new places. Effortless is “Sway” in its downhome themes of love … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Holiday 2017 Edition

December 3, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The holiday season is here! Consider these new album releases by today’s top artists to add to your holiday playlist.

Sia – ‘Everyday Is Christmas’

This all-original set of tracks was written by Sia and longtime collaborator, … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Björk, Hopsin, Sufjan Stevens

December 1, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Björk – ‘Utopia’   💿  💿  💿  💿 

Björk, the multifaceted Icelandic singer-songwriter, actress, record producer and DJ, presents her tenth studio release, “Utopia.” The 14-track compilation is the follow-up to her 2015 “Vulnicura,” a dark and turbulent … Read More

Love thyself with Town Center Cold Pressed

December 1, 2017 |

Vanessa Deomania | Contributing Writer

Are you looking for a place to regenerate your energy levels while munching on organically fresh and made to order smoothie bowls, salads, cold-pressed juices and foods that will make you feel better from inside and … Read More

Are you sweet or savory? A review of Lamia’s Crepes

December 1, 2017 |

Jamie Relleva | Contributing Writer

If you share a love for French culture and cuisine, Lamia’s Crepes located in downtown Norfolk will surely make your taste buds go “Ooh la la!” Opening up last year, this Parisian-style restaurant sells freshly made … Read More

X Ambassadors triumphant return to Norfolk

November 29, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

It’s still early in the night when Sam Harris helps his brother, Casey Harris, across stage. Sam gently places Casey’s hands on the keyboard, guiding him to where he needs to stand. Once Casey is situated, … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Mavis Staples, PnB Rock, Eric Johnson

November 22, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Mavis Staples – ‘If All I Was Was Black’ 💿  💿  💿  💿  💿 

In her eighth decade as a vocalist, Mavis Staples new 11-track collection, “If All I Was Was Black,” teams up with longtime friend and … Read More

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’: Are we ready for it?

November 22, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

“Reputation” – Taylor Swift

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It was back on Aug. 24 that Taylor Swift made headlines on the internet and incited a firestorm across social media. “Look What You Made Me Do” roared … Read More

Ringo Starr & his All-Starr Band: A celebration of music

November 22, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Richard Starkey, also known professionally as Ringo Starr and former drummer and vocalist of the legendary English rock band, The Beatles, brought his All-Starr Band to the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Nov. 12.

The two-hour set … Read More

Your Pie, my pie, our pie

November 22, 2017 |

Vanessa Deomania | Contributing Writer

Situated in the historical area of Wards Corner on Granby Street, Your Pie is no ordinary pizza restaurant. It is where every individual can get creative and customize their very own pizza, and it is made … Read More

Evanescence’s ‘Synthesis’ reflects on their past, present and future

November 15, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

“Synthesis” – Evanescence

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Amy Lee has brought back to life Evanescence’s previous material along with two new tracks within “Synthesis,” the group’s fourth combined studio and compilation album. The reworked versions of their … Read More

Don’t miss X Ambassadors at The NorVa

November 15, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Leading band, X Ambassadors, brings the heat to Norfolk for the 96X Winter Meltdown Series. Starting off the series on Nov. 28 at The NorVa, the rock group will be showcasing songs new and old.

“My … Read More

Recap: Black Art Matters 3

November 14, 2017 |

Dejonna Mayo | Contributing Writer

“I think it’s very supportive. I love that everyone gets to come out together and be inspired. I’m a freshman and haven’t seen this that often, everyone enjoying art and having a good time,” Fatiyah Neville … Read More

Album Review: ‘What if Nothing’ – Walk the Moon

November 14, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Though it’s been a long three years since we have heard from Walk the Moon (styled WALK THE MOON), it was well worth it. Finding a middle ground between rock and pop, the group makes it … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Derek Minor, Angel Olsen, Billy Ray Cyrus

November 13, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Derek Minor – ‘High Above’ 💿  💿  💿  💿  💿 

Formerly known as PRo, rapper Derek Minor’s “High Above” EP is the Christian hip-hop artist’s second installment to his “Up and Away” series. Following chapter one’s “Your Soul … Read More

Legend of Zelda: The Symphony of the Goddesses is a divine experience

November 13, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina | Assitant A&E Editor

For over 30 years, the hearts and imagination of gamers all over the world have been captivated by the Legend of Zelda. Filled with rich lore, the allure of adventure and its gripping battle between … Read More