Thursday, August 18, 2022

Arts

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Set To Begin Its New Season With New Music Director And New Office Space

JAMES CITY-July was a busy month for The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (WSO), which welcomed a new music director and relocated to a new space in New Town. Michael Butterman assumed his new role as music director for the orchestra on...

Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center Celebrating 35th Anniversary Season With Exhibitions and Cocktail Party

HAMPTON-One Hampton Roads art center is commemorating its 35th Anniversary this year with special exhibits and programming. Artists and art connoisseurs from across the commonwealth are a part of the celebration of The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Ceinter in...

Grand Reopening Set For July 23 For Art Central Gallery In Phoebus

HAMPTON-A grand reopening celebration is in the works for the only Black-owned art gallery in the Phoebus Art District. Self-taught folk artist Everna Lee Taylor will hold the grand reopening of his shop, Art Central Gallery, in Phoebus on Saturday,...

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Says Goodbye to President and CEO

NORFOLK -- At the beginning of July, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra's (VSO) president and CEO announced that she would be stepping down from her position with the symphony. Karen Philon, who has served in this position since 2014, announced on...

Williamsburg Author Publishes First Book—26 Years After Writing It

JAMES CITY-Fans of “Downton Abbey” may wish to pick up a copy of a new book by local author Ann Morrill. The Williamsburg-based writer first finished her book “A Gentleman’s Gentleman” back in 1996 but set it aside to focus...

School of Art In Williamsburg Announces Closure

JAMES CITY-An art studio in James City County is closing up shop. School of Art, which is located at 4910 Monticello Ave., Suite D, in the WindsorMeade Marketplace shopping center, announced earlier this month that it is permanently closing and...

Award-Winning Artist’s Metal Horse Sculptures On Display On Gloucester’s Main Street

GLOUCESTER – Among the highlights of this year’s Gloucester Arts Festival, which was held in June, were three metal horse sculptures by artist Adrian Landon. Despite the calendar now reading July, Landon’s exhibits still are on display along Main Street,...

Hampton Arts Announces 2022–2023 Season Lineup

HAMPTON—Hampton Arts, which encompasses The American Theatre and The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center, recently held its 35th Anniversary Season Announce Party to showcase what events patrons can expect in the coming year. The upcoming season of The American...

Midtown Row In Williamsburg Introduces Summer Concert Series

WILLIAMSBURG-Live music enthusiasts have another option to hear music this summer. Midtown Row in Williamsburg will host a free summer concert series beginning Thursday, June 16. The concert series will be held on the third Thursday of each month through September...

Virginia Regional Ballet Receives 2022 Business Appreciation Award

WILLIAMSBURG-The Williamsburg Economic Development Authority named Virginia Regional Ballet as the recipient of its 2022 Business Appreciation Award. Virginia Regional Ballet co-founder Adelle Carpenter was presented with the award by Williamsburg Mayor Douglas Pons during a city council meeting that...

Five Shows Planned For 65th Season of Williamsburg Players

YORK-The Williamsburg Players will perform five shows during its upcoming 2022-2023 season. It will be the 65th season for Williamsburg Players. Kicking off the season in September is a production of “12 Angry Men.” The show will run September 9...

“Sips and Trips” Event Happening At The Mariners’ Museum on June 18

NEWPORT NEWS—On Saturday, June 18, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will celebrate the Mariners’ "Sips & Trips" event from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. This new event is a combination of two of the annual gatherings the museum has hosted in...

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Newport News Eases Taxi Restrictions To Promote More Competitive Fares

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News City Council, in collaboration with the Newport News Taxicab Advisory Board, recently proposed changes to the Taxicab Ordinance in order to allow taxis to be more competitive with ride-share services such as Lyft and Uber. Major changes...

Jefferson Lab Offering Training For Science Teachers

NEWPORT NEWS—Physical science teachers of local fifth, sixth, and eighth grade students are invited to join the Jefferson Lab Science Activities for Teachers (JSAT) program for the 2022–2023 school year. The program offers training designed to model curriculums, pedagogies,...

Dean Of Luter School of Business At CNU Talks Leadership Skills at Virginia Chamber Forum

Each month, the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Virginia Community College, hosts a Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum (PELF) to provide an opportunity for top level executives of premier Peninsula businesses and leaders throughout Virginia to share...