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Mace & Crown | March 21, 2018

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The Vanguard brings new life to Hampton Roads

March 4, 2018 |

Erik Billings | Contributing Writer

Energy buzzed through The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery opening night. Hundreds of people came to celebrate this occasion and fell in love with Hampton Road’s new trove that is The Vanguard.

The Vanguard is a historic … Read More

Boston Takes Flight From the VUHL Amphitheater Stage

July 23, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater became the Cape Canaveral launch pad Thursday evening.

Legendary rock band Boston lifted off taking an enthusiastic crowd into an intergalactic two hour set of the group’s four decades of classic … 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

Toast Celebrates 100 Days of Trump With Photography Show

May 2, 2017 |

Vann Vitug | Contributing Writer

The 100th Day Photography show, a traveling, pop-up style exhibition features 68 photographs taken at protests and rallies around Washington D.C. and the Hampton area including the Inauguration March, the Immigration March, the Women’s March, the … Read More

Hampton Roads Live – Music Venues in the 757

March 24, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

There’s something about the energy of live music that’s unparalleled when compared to all other forms. Luckily, ODU is surrounded by top-notch music venues that pull in a variety of acts. Whether you like … Read More

K. Flay and Paper Route Dominate The NorVa

February 24, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

A strange mix of eyeliner-wearing, emo high schoolers, drunk college students and determined elders made their way to The NorVa Thursday night. Though all were of varying ages and attitudes, they were there with one … Read More

New Exhibitions at Virginia MOCA Kickoff 2017

January 28, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson Staff Writer

The ambiance was set in the atrium of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Friday night for their Winter/Spring 2017 opening. Guests were greeted with glasses of champagne and refreshments provided by numerous local catering companies. … Read More

Hampton Roads Welcomes Home Big Baby D.R.A.M.

January 20, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

My first Instagram DM was from D.R.A.M.

“Hey there lil lady, lemme play a tune for ya,” it read, accompanied by an image of the Jim Hensen muppet, Dr. Teeth.

I wasn’t sure how to respond, so … Read More

Top Places to Visit on Campus

January 20, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera Contributing Writer

Being new to ODU can be a major adjustment for students who aren’t from Hampton Roads, or even for those who simply haven’t explored everything our campus has to offer. For those that have been here for … Read More

Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

December 10, 2016 |

Amanda Martin Contributing Writer

As people crowded the streets of Norfolk, awe-filled their faces as the Grand Illumination of the skyline began. With the theme, “Winter Wonderland,” it has been 32 years since the tradition of lighting up the streets of … Read More

Musician Highlight: Manuchehr Jilavi’s Persian-Rock Fusion

November 15, 2016 | 4

Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer

A musician who beat the odds, Manuchehr Jilavi is an expert performer. Originally from Iran, exposure to concert videos of bands such as Metallica sparked an interest in him for rock music, specifically the drums. However, … Read More

Good Beer, Big Heart at Wasserhund Brewing Company

November 4, 2016 |

Jacie Litz Contributing Writer

Creating a good beer is key to any brewery. Perhaps most important is the environment. Luckily, both can be found at Wasserhund Brewing Company. The German-style beer and food reflect quality ingredients and dedication. The brick oven … Read More

The ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show:’ a Staple of the Naro

November 3, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

On Oct. 28, a large crowd gathered outside of the Naro Expanded Cinema for the “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Although people went in time for Halloween weekend, the “Rocky Horror Show” is a tradition that has been … Read More

Downtown Norfolk Relives the ’90s

October 29, 2016 |

Kamaria Mason Contributing Writer

On Oct. 15, attendees entering the Norfolk Scope for the “I Love the 90s” Tour might have entered as a hipster wearing skinny jeans and wielding an iPhone. Audience members might have been cropping an Instagram photo, … Read More

Strung Out Shuts Down Shaka’s

October 29, 2016 |

T.J. Thompson Staff Writer

The bass rumbled, guitars screamed, drums pummeled and fruit flew Monday night at Shaka’s Live in Virginia Beach as Strung Out belted their punk rock anthems. It was a packed house with a crowd roused and ready … Read More

Drinking Coffee Like a Gilmore!

October 29, 2016 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

Fans of the popular television series, “Gilmore Girls,” were delighted on Oct. 5 to visit Borjo Coffeehouse on Monarch Way and drink coffee like a Gilmore.

Borjo was one of three coffee shops within the Hampton Roads area selected … Read More