Thursday, October 6, 2022

Arts

Williamsburg Players Embraces 65th Season In Community Theater With 2022-2023 Lineup

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg Players has been showcasing local talent through its all-volunteer nonprofit organization for the past 65 years. The amateur theatre originally opened in January 1957 with Teahouse of the August Moon directed by Arthur Sircom as its first production. “While...

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Offering Free Concert On September 3 In Yorktown

YORK-The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will return to Yorktown for its 24th annual Symphony Under the Stars outdoor musical performance at 7:30pm on Saturday, September 3. Conducted by Adam Turner, this year’s concert will include renditions of John Stafford Smith’s “Star...

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...

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Tambora Latin Cuisine In York County Closes

YORK-A Latin restaurant on George Washington Memorial Highway has closed after two years in operation. Tambora Latin Cuisine, located at 1900 George Washington Memorial Highway, shut its doors in September. The restaurant shared news of its closure in a social media...

Newport News Looking To Redevelop Sherwood Shopping Center

NEWPORT NEWS-Sherwood Shopping Center on Warwick Boulevard may soon be getting a facelift. During a joint meeting with the Newport News City Council, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority and Newport News Public Library Board of Trustees on September 27, city...

Regional Economic Forecast is Mostly Cloudy With A Chance of Recession

YORK-The economy is “quite strange right now,” said Greg Grootendorst, chief economist with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, who presented a sobering update to the York County Board of Supervisors during its work session on Tuesday, October 4....