Spotlight Archive

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."

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.

Movies | Fogelman's directorial debut rocks

Dan Fogelman is everywhere recently.

Pop(totum) | Spoiler alert: The world doesn't run on your schedule

I'VE NEVER WATCHED "Grey's Anatomy."
Never lingered as I channel surfed. Never engaged in office talk about the finer plot points of Seattle Grace Hospital, which I can only assume is the deadliest hospital in America. Seriously. Someone should look into that.

At the Movies | Why No. 2 is often the charm

It's virtually impossible to release a big-budget superhero film without building a certain degree of buzz, but the excitement level around the release of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has been nothing short of gargantuan.

In Concert | Godsmack is on the attack

Following 2012's "Live and Inspired," Godsmack felt anything but. The band was physically, and emotionally, exhausted.
So much so, its leader, singer Sully Erna, thought that after 17 years and five studio albums, it might be time to quit.

Free Cheap and More | Beer Fest!

11th annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival Go fly a kite. The 11th annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, between 16th and 18th streets at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. www.beachstreetusa.com. Kite-flying continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Park, 140 City Park Ave., Portsmouth. (There is a nominal fee for the kite-building workshop in Portsmouth.)

Cube Candy | Still "Rotten" after all these years


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