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Mace & Crown | April 29, 2017

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Celebrating ‘Shakespeare Four Hundred Years After: A Public Event’

April 9, 2016 |

Elizabeth Proffitt Staff Writer

Old Dominion University will be hosting the weeklong festival “Shakespeare Four Hundred Years After: A Public Event” April 13- 20. It marks the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with events honoring and connecting the bard to today’s … Read More

Get in the Mood Mondays: Open Mic at The Lounge Bar

April 8, 2016 |

Star LaBranche Contributing Writer

Mood Mondays is an open mic event at The Lounge Bar in Virginia Beach. With an incredibly talented house band and vibrant hosts, Mood Mondays is a professional event enjoyed by performers and audience members alike.

Host Mia Lauray … Read More

UPDATES: Organic Lifestyle Group Broccoli City to Hold 4th Annual Festival in D.C.

April 4, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

Update (April 5, 1:15 p.m.): The festival is now completely sold out.

The 4th annual Broccoli City Festival will return to Gateway DC Pavilion on Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016 from 12-10 p.m. Along with headliners Future and Jhené … Read More

How John Oliver is Disproving Trump with Jokes and Facts

March 30, 2016 |

Shannon Jay Staff Writer

While comedian and former “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver provides plenty of belly laughs on HBO’s satirical weekly roundup “Last Week Tonight,” he also uses the platform to provide well-researched segments on topics generally unpleasant to talk … Read More

Monarchs Express Themselves at Open Mic Night

March 19, 2016 |

Anika Williams Contributing Writer

Great vibes circulated through Borjo Coffeehouse Wednesday evening. The small and charming coffee shop on Monarch Way hosted an open mic night held by the ODU organization Success Without Limitations (SWL).

This event was part of SWL Week, a week of … Read More

Teeing Off at Topgolf in Virginia Beach

March 13, 2016 |

Terrod Dillard Contributing Writer

If you and your friends ever wanted to get together to golf and laugh at each other’s form, then you might want to check out Topgolf in Virginia Beach.

Topgolf is the latest entertainment venue to open in … Read More

Delaney’s ‘Portrait of James Baldwin’ Placed at Chrysler Museum

March 5, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

In January, Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum of Art became the new home to Harlem Renaissance artist Beauford Delaney’s seminal 1965 portrait of author and activist James Baldwin. A celebration of two of the 20th century’s most influential cultural … Read More

Black Student Alliance Hosts Event Showcasing Music and Food

March 3, 2016 |

Kamaria Mason Contributing Writer

The inviting aroma of buttered, spiced and sugar glazed southern-style foods filled the North Café of Webb Center Wednesday evening, Feb. 24. Old Dominion University students gathered to celebrate the culture behind the hip-hop era.

Although festivities were … Read More

Weekend Highlights: February 19-21

February 19, 2016 |


Norfolk Admirals vs. Florida Everblades When? Friday, February 19th at 6:30 p.m. Where? Scope Arena, Downtown Norfolk

ODU Wrestling vs. Northern Illinois When? Friday, February 19th at 7:30 p.m. Where? Ted Constant Convocation Center

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VEER Music Awards Recognizes Local Music and Industry

February 12, 2016 |

Shannon Jay Staff Writer

The Naro Expanded Cinema was packed to the gills for the 5th annual VEER Local Music Awards on Feb. 10. The yearly award ceremony honors the best in local music and industry, with winners decided by a … Read More

Shedding New Light on the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Landscape Collection

February 12, 2016 |

Shannon Jay Staff Writer

Curators Erik Neil, Seth Feman and Ed Pollard could have pulled out any number of beautiful photos from the Chrysler Museum of Art’s collection of landscape photographs for their latest exhibition, “New Light on the Land.” However, … Read More

Jay Pharaoh Rocks The NorVa With Laughter

February 8, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

The audience at The NorVa erupted with a mixture of laughter and pained groans on Jan. 30 with Saturday Night Live cast member, Jay Pharaoh.

“Buckle up. It’s going to get worse,” Pharaoh said early in the evening, giving … Read More

ODU Alumnus Shomi Patwary on Experiencing the American Dream

February 7, 2016 |

Elizabeth Proffitt Contributing Writer

The “American dream” has been used to describe the ideal American life since the 1930s. The general allure for a better life and the optimism for anyone being able to reach their goals spurs creativity.

It is in that spirit that Shomi … Read More

Tell Us About Your Valentine’s Day Experiences!

February 6, 2016 |

Valentine’s Day: Love it or HATE IT?

The Mace and Crown wants to hear about your Valentine’s NIGHTMARES or Dreams Come True!

Did she stand you up? Did you plans totally fall through? Did he plan the best surprise? Was the food … Read More

Claire Loring’s Melody Lingers On

February 4, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Claire Cucchiari-Loring is remembered by her mother, Kate, as a fiercely independen woman, yet compassionate and kind. Though many remember her for her quick wit and sarcasm, her gift of music and singing touched the … Read More