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Mace & Crown | March 23, 2018

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BJ Griffin comes to ODU for Virginia Arts Festival

March 21, 2018 |

Alton Thompson | Contributing Writer

BJ Griffin is the multi-talented musician on the rise from Hampton Road to watch. After a successful trip around the world and guest performances with stars like Lauryn Hill and Smash Mouth, BJ blasts off to … Read More

‘Slouching Toward Sunshine’ brings political commentary to Norfolk

March 20, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

The sun is setting and the party’s starting. Waiters and waitress are dancing between exhibits and dining tables, their feet shuffling against the wood floor. They’re grabbing trays and checking to make sure they’re ready … Read More

You’re going to want to go down to Strawberry Fields in Ghent

March 20, 2018 |

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

The coolest thing about Strawberry Fields isn’t just the gelato, but also its ode to The Beatles. Located on 1510 Colley Ave., the independent business named after the 1967 record, “Strawberry Fields Forever,” specializes in homemade … Read More

Local Business a go to for all ‘Local Heroes’

March 20, 2018 |

Fatima Rivera | Staff Writer

At the Historic District of Ghent, squished between Cogan’s and Cafe Stella is a small store where different worlds collide and colors bounce off from every corner as soon as the door opens. Their identity? Local … Read More

‘Going to Mars’ with Judah and the Lion

March 19, 2018 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

The floor is sticky with alcohol as the crowd jumps up and down. All 1,500 bodies are tightly packed, exchanging body heat, blinded by the lights flashing on them. The couple on the balcony that has … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day at O’Connor Brewing

March 19, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

With a name like O’Connor, it’s no surprise that the team of foodies and brewmasters at Norfolk’s most humble brewery pulled out all the stops for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration and 7th-year anniversary. Sipping … Read More

Concert Review: Nightwish at The NorVa

March 14, 2018 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

When 6-foot-1 Floor Jansen took the stage to fulfill her role as lead vocalist, the crowd went wild. They were there to see her, and she knew it.

Last Monday night’s snowfall was a perfect setting for … Read More

Moment of Silence: ‘Anima’ exhibit at Chrysler

March 9, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

The caisson horses of Arlington National Cemetery bare a solemn burden, carrying the bodies of fallen servicemen and women to their final resting place.

The horses themselves are either a team of all black or all … Read More

The final boss: Excision

March 7, 2018 |

Erik Billings | Contributing Writer

Do you like glitter, costumes, headbanging, dubstep or any combination? Then, why were you not at the Excision concert on March 5 at The NorVa? Because you missed one memorable show. And despite the sore feet, … Read More

The Hunts prepare for their debut concert at The NorVa

March 7, 2018 |

Kim Bering | Contributing Writer

With only days left to prepare, local indie folk band The Hunts hastily prepare for their debut concert of their newest album “Darlin’ Oh Darlin”’ at The NorVa on March 10. The two sisters and five … Read More

Concert Review: A$AP Ferg and Denzel Curry at The NorVa

March 4, 2018 |

Vann Vitug | Contributing Writer

On March 2, fans lined up in crop tops and tank tops in front of The NorVa’s brick venue, Friday’s heavy winds did not stop concertgoers from coming out to attend Denzel Curry and A$AP Ferg’s … Read More

Oh we’re having this talk: ‘Slouching Toward Sunshine’ Art Show

February 27, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

Some say all art is political, but the folks collaborating with the Rutter Family Art Foundation are holding nothing back in the “Slouching Toward Sunshine” art exhibit. The show begins its five-week run on March … Read More

Get lost in the sound of Chase Atlantic at The NorVa

February 25, 2018 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assistant A&E Editor

Chase Atlantic, the three-piece group of consisting of two brothers and one dedicated friend, began their musical journey in their teens in Australia. They appealed to the masses with their blissful mix of alternative, dark … Read More

LIGHTS shines at The NorVa

February 25, 2018 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assistant A&E Editor

Back in 2009, a small-town native from Canada opened up for one of the biggest electronic acts at the time, her setup consisting of her keyboard, a microphone, and herself. Now, almost 10 years later, … Read More

A slice of life: Benny Damato’s

February 13, 2018 |

Pettie Perkins | Contributing Writer

When one talks about 28” circular things around 10 p.m., one is probably thinking about car rims. Well, that depends on your priorities, I suppose. But when it’s late night and you’re hungry, like eat-the-tires-off-the-rims hungry, … 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