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Mace & Crown | December 17, 2017

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Culture Archives * Page 3 of 6 * Mace & Crown

The Illegal Ivory Trade In One Room

October 1, 2016 |

Briel Felton Contributing Writer

After a trip to Kenya, San Diego native Wendy Maruyama felt compelled to create “The wildLIFE Project,” an effort to bring awareness to how illegal ivory trade practices affect the animal kingdom. The process for this exhibit … Read More

Players Reach News Depths and Heights with ‘Bioshock: The Collection’

September 24, 2016 |

<h5>Brooke Nicholson

Contributing Writer</h5>

“Bioshock: The Collection” lets newcomers travel back to the infamous cities of Rapture and Columbia with the newest, remastered edition of all three games in the series. After receiving positive reviews  for each game upon their original release, … Read More

Norfolk’s Local Heroes Comics Celebrates Free Comic Book Day

May 19, 2016 |

Morgan Engelhardt News Editor

On May 7, comic book stores around the United States celebrated Free Comic Book Day, an event where comic book stores, like Norfolk’s Local Heroes Comics, give away free comics and sell others as cheap as 25 … Read More

Hampton Roads Youth Poets Perform at Chrysler Museum

May 9, 2016 |

Star LaBranche Staff Writer

The Hampton Roads Youth Poets took over the stage at the Chrysler Museum on April 23 for their “Youth Poetry Festival.” Judges for the event included Michael Khandelwal, executive director of The Muse.

As part of the Teens … Read More

Local Artists Welcome to Open Mic Night at The Venue

May 8, 2016 |

Star LaBranche Staff Writer

The Venue, within walking distance from the ODU campus, hosts not-so-typical, weekly open mic events. Host and performer Jorge Mendez used the Venue’s welcoming space to vent, create and find fellowship among local artists during a … Read More

‘Macbeth’: An Old Tale Shown A’New

May 6, 2016 |

Becca Barnett Contributing Writer

On Friday, April 15, the Core Theatre Ensemble presented the classic Shakespearean play “Macbeth” at the Goode Theatre. The performance was one of many taking place during the week-long celebration of the Renaissance poet, “Shakespeare Four Hundred … Read More

Colley Avenue Music and Arts Festival Celebrates Second Anniversary

May 4, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

On April 23, the Colley Avenue Music and Arts Festival celebrated their second annual event with a mix of live, local music and various art vendors. There was food and even a rack of hula hoops for … Read More

Virginia Hip-Hop Collective Throws RBLE Art Jam

April 29, 2016 |

Anika Williams Contributing Writer

On Friday, April 15, Back Bay Brewery hosted a free, fun event celebrating Virginia’s hip-hop collective RBLE. The group of local artists joined forces with the urban media website MOBoombox to throw the RBLE Art Jam, a … Read More

Shakespeare Festival Inaugural Reception Celebrates Poet’s Local Legacy

April 28, 2016 |

Elizabeth Proffitt Staff Writer

The inaugural reception of Old Dominion University’s “Shakespeare Four Hundred Years After: A Public Event” was held Thur. April 14 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Speakers at the reception included assistant professor of foreign languages and literature … Read More

Local Musician Spotlight: Evan Hannah and Copelana

April 28, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Staff Writer

Breaking boundaries with an experimental sound, longtime friends and Hampton Roads natives Evan Hannah and Casey Copeland are musicians on the rise. Hannah was born and raised in Virginia Beach, while Copeland, who performs under the stage … Read More

The Venue Presents ‘A Conversation About Love Among Poets’

April 27, 2016 |

Star LaBranche Staff Writer

“A Conversation About Love Among Poets” took place at The Venue on 35th Street on the nights of April 15 and 16. The Venue’s artist-in-residence D. D. Delaney directed and coordinated a blended performance of poetry and … Read More

Granby Social Club: 90-Second Food, 52-Foot Lounge

April 19, 2016 |

Stef Wasko Staff Writer

This month, Norfolk’s Neon District will welcome a new lounge bar and food dive to the up-and-coming strip of Granby Street. Although opening day hasn’t been announced, Landon Anderson and Guy Derenoncourt are eager to launch Granby … Read More

Gabriel Iglesias Breaks Even at the Ted

April 18, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

Someone passing by the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Saturday night, April 9, might have wondered what was so funny with the uproarious laughter coming from within. Those on the inside enjoyed comedy from the talented Gabriel Iglesias who … Read More

Writing Lightly: Language and Light

April 17, 2016 |

Alyssa Branch Contributing Writer

Neon light is bold and vibrant, almost impossible to miss. It has been used in advertising to present straightforward messages to distant spectators. Presented by the Rutter Family Art Foundation, “Writing Lightly” exhibits the use of neon … Read More

2016 LGBT Lit Slam Provides a Voice for ODU Community

April 14, 2016 |

Star LaBranche Contributing Writer

The “2016 LGBT Lit Slam,” held on Apr. 4 in the Strome Entrepreneurial Center, was an open mic event focused on inclusivity and diversity for the ODU and Hampton Roads community. The event, hosted by Dexter Gore, … Read More

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