Spotlight Archive

Lit Notes | Lit-Fest lineup features Danticat

ODU's lineup for lit fest includes Danticat, Keillor
The literary festival folks at ODU have their lineup for October, says professor Janet Peery, with the theme "A Place to Stand," from a passage attributed to Archimedes: "Give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth." The festival runs Oct. 5 through 8.

Steel drums and "Routine Examination"

Steel drum classes

7 p.m. Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St. www.mosaicsteelorchestra.org.
“A Handsome Cupboard of Plate”
Early American silver. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. www.colonialwilliamsburg.com.
Virginia Beach
Amanda Outcalt: “Routine Examination”

Kitchen verbs might be doing a slow burn

IMAGINE THAT the time you've spent in the kitchen has been limited to heating soup or microwaving frozen dinners. One day, you decide to make something that requires a recipe. Be warned. You'll encounter some baffling verbs. They may look familiar, but don't be fooled.

Lorraine Eaton | Sydney Meers' sauce is here

Remember Chef Sydney Meers’ Kickstarter campaign to fund production of Cowboy Syd’s D-Lish Sauce? Well, the chef/owner of Stove, the Restaurant in Portsmouth far exceeded his goal. 
Read more on Lorraine's blog.

Compilations will delight comic book fans

Once upon a time,32-page comic books cost a dime. They spun brightly in circles like so many paper dervishes on wire racks in drugstores and at newsstands. Kids loved them in those less-connected days when television sets had "ears" and telephones were not "smart."

Restaurants | Chocollage is downtown delight

I've frequented downtown Norfolk many times, but had never discovered the raved-about neighborhood bakery Chocollage.
It's worth a trip to the heart of Norfolk, just don't depend on a GPS to get there.
After learning about the place, I put the address in my GPS and was directed to a circle in the middle of a neighborhood off College Place - no restaurant in sight.

Former beach man pens special ops thriller

Former Army Capt. Chayton "Jake" Mahegan is just trying to lie low and get himself together while awaiting adjudication on the characterization of his discharge.

Fun to do | Fantasia Live in Concert

Derby de Mayo.
4 to 8 p.m.Khedive Shrine Center, 645 Woodlake Drive in Chesapeake.
$30 to $35. www.kingsdaughters.org/upcoming-events/2015/05/derby-de-mayo.
Smooth jazz trumpet player Cindy Bradley.
7 p.m. at Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St. in Norfolk.
$35 to $60. www.ticketmaster.com.
Disney Fantasia Live in Concert!

Classic old car takes long and winding road home

THE DIGNITARY'S RETURN has been anticipated for weeks.
When the star of the Antique Automobile Club of America's Tidewater Region Eastern Spring Meet arrived on Thursday, it was given its own special spot. That way visitors can admire it appropriately when the car show opens to the public today at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo.

Jamesetta | Advice for graduation, wedding

Welcome to May - that time of year when graduation and wedding invitations begin flooding your mailbox.
Frankly, I don't know what to give as gifts. Money is always nice, but let's face it: All of these folks aren't going to get my money.

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