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Mace and Crown | May 22, 2018

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Arts & Entertainment Archives * Page 45 of 48 * Mace and Crown

Artist of the Week: Tim Holmes

October 8, 2014 |

Not many people have the chance to do the things that they want to do while they’re still in school. Most activities are so expensive or time-consuming that they seem nearly impossible to be able to pile on top of a student’s … Read More

Artful agents: Mastering the art of genre blending with X Ambassadors

October 8, 2014 |

The thick floor of The NorVa thundered while audience members stomped and clapped in unison. The joint act of the X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons emanated an ardent enthusiasm for their craft, which radiated throughout the concert venue on … Read More

Freefall Festival: of beer and loathing in West Virginia

October 8, 2014 |

The Second Annual Freefall Festival at West Virginia’s Snowshoe Ski Resort took place Sept. 26 to 28 and featured a craft beer tasting, a downhill mountain bike race, and live acts which included Michael Franti and Spearhead, G Love and … Read More

The 37th Annual Literary Festival: soul food and sustainability

October 8, 2014 |

On Oct. 2, the Barry M. Kornblau Alumni Center hosted a pre-festival event for the kick off of the 37th Annual Literary Festival at Old Dominion University.

The event was titled, “The Butcher, The Baker, and the Artisanal Maker: Fortifying Our … Read More

The Changing Style of Horror Films

October 8, 2014 |

A new era has begun in the genre of the horror film. Audiences don’t just want to be scared by things popping out at them; they want to be scared by things that they can’t see or fully understand.

The days … Read More

From the real world, to the Real World – An interview with Cory Wharton

October 8, 2014 | 3

More than 2,000 miles away, 23-year-old Grand Rapids, Mich. native, Cory Wharton, couldn’t be any further away from home while casting as an MTV Real World member in the bay area of San Francisco.

The Real World is an MTV … Read More

Nick Swardson brings “Taste It” tour to Norfolk

October 8, 2014 |

Chrysler Hall was full of laughter when comedian Nick Swardson appeared there on Oct. 4 as part of the “Taste It” tour.

Fans poured into the hall, cocktails and beers in hand, and cheered while Swardson comedically told his newest stories … Read More

Beer and Loathing: Adventures at a nascent West Virginia music festival

October 8, 2014 |

By Sean Davis Copy Editor


WODU general manager A.j. McCafferty is almost as bad as I am at pool. This was made painfully clear by the long drawn out game that stagnated over the last solid and the eight-ball, which we … Read More

Bacon, bacon everywhere

October 1, 2014 |

“Bacon is hot,” said Casey Kohler, a promotions assistant for Sinclair Communications and one of the organizers of 2nd Annual Virginia Bacon Festival at the Scope on Sept. 27. The Scope was the third stop for the bacon festival, which … Read More

ODU Spotlight: Doug Lightyear

October 1, 2014 |

In the last four years ODU sophomore Douglas “Doug” Keith Davis II, 19, has been relentlessly dedicated towards an unstoppable force—the power of fame and fortune. Davis is a mix-dropping, fashion major with heavy influences from Jeremy Scott, A$AP Rocky … Read More

Dangerously funny

October 1, 2014 |

As summer turns to fall people are pulling out their chunky sweaters and pumpkin spiced lattes as the transition from summer to fall begins. In October a sub-genre comes out of the shadows-dark comedies. Dark comedies poke fun at topics … Read More

Book Review: “Impulse” by Ellen Hopkins

October 1, 2014 |

Especially because of the recent death of Robin Williams, mental illness and suicide are steadily gaining the worlds attention, “Impulse” by Ellen Hopkins, thrusts this issue into our view by allowing us to gaze into the lives of three teenagers … Read More

The Faces of the New Super Hero and Villian

September 29, 2014 |

With the latest release of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a new pattern is emerging in the realm of super hero films. The norms of super hero personas are being shattered as viewers see the introduction of new superheroes on the … Read More

Virginia Brazilian Festival

September 24, 2014 |

Tucanos Braizlian Grill hosted the first annual Virginia Brazilian Festival at City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News on Sept. 20 from 1 to 8 p.m.

The festival began with a Samba Parade and featured three Brazilian Bands; The Batuke … Read More

Huey Supreme: Artist of the Week

September 24, 2014 |

Cool, calm and collected, one of Old Dominion University’s young talents out of Portsmouth, Va., sophomore, Jesse Boome, also known by stage name “Huey Supreme,” carries good vibes during the early stages of his music career.

During an interview, I wasted … Read More

Movie review: The Maze Runner

September 24, 2014 |

“The Maze Runner” makes its mark with a strong cast and a successful attempt at playing off the audience’s fears. Beyond this, however, the movie fails to set itself apart from the rest of recent drab dystopian young adult franchise … Read More