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A CALL FOR ARTISTS – No Justice, No Peace: Unrest and Responses in 2020 America Exhibition at James Wise Gallery

The James Wise Gallery at Norfolk State University is pleased to announce a call to artists, writers, and poets for its Black History Month exhibition “No Justice, No Peace”: Unrest and Responses in 2020 America. We want to give a voice to artists exploring issues of racism and intolerance with an emphasis on the black … Continue reading

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Pharrell Williams effort to launch more minority-owned businesses

Hampton Roads native and music icon Pharrell Williams, a friend and supporter of Norfolk State University, today launched Black Ambition, a non-profit initiative that will provide a bridge to success for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who are launching tech, design, healthcare, and consumer products/services start-ups. The main goal of the initiative is to level the … Continue reading

Books / Education / Virginia

2021 Va. Festival of the Book to take place virtually in March

November 19, 2020—Charlottesville, Va.—A program of Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Festival of the Book announced plans for the 27th annual Festival, which will take place virtually, March 13-26, 2021. In response to COVID-19, the 2021 Festival will take place over an elongated period of time—two weeks—and will continue its commitment to connecting people and ideas … Continue reading

Local / Theater & Dance

NSU Theatre and Virginia Stage present “The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders” Oct. 8-11

Norfolk State University Theatre and the Virginia Stage Company are partnering for a special virtual presentation of The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders. First performed as part of VSC’s Season 39, this virtual production will include a mixture of zoom performances from the original cast as well as recorded musical … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Theater & Dance

“The Amen Corner” captured audiences just before spring break

by Sarah Campos Norfolk State University is home to Virginia’s most nationally recognized collegiate theatre program. Also, America’s most nationally recognized HBCU Theatre program in the last five years, NSU has struck again with a stellar program. From March 5-8, 2020 NSU’s theatre company presented James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner. A three-act play, James Baldwin’s … Continue reading

Bring Back Our Girls!! Daughters of Chibok Review
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Bring Back Our Girls!! Daughters of Chibok Review

By: LaRey Wright “Bring back our girls!” was the cry heard around the globe when 276 female students were kidnapped by a terrorist organization in Chibok, Nigeria.  Even first lady Michelle Obama retweeted this statement to raise awareness shortly after the initial attack in 2014. Since the initial attack, some of the girls have been … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Local / Virginia

Virginia 2019 Commemoration’s “Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival” features events statewide through November

Jamestown, VA (November 4, 2019) – Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution ’s Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival will be celebrated across the Commonwealth throughout the month of November and will feature more than 40 events and programs. Presented by TowneBank, the premier events, festivals and special programming will draw on 400 years of Virginia’s unique … Continue reading

Virginia Stage presents MacArthur Genius Award-Winner Dominique Morisseau’s “Detroit ‘67”
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Virginia Stage presents MacArthur Genius Award-Winner Dominique Morisseau’s “Detroit ‘67”

Turntables turn to turmoil in the heart of Detroit when a mysterious woman enters the lives of siblings Chelle and Lank. Underground basement parties are the talk of the town as the spirit of Motown breaks barriers across neighborhoods. As race riots erupt in their beloved city, tensions escalate at home. How will this family … Continue reading

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Attucks Theatre celebrates 100 years of community with two-day concert and celebration

NORFOLK, VA – Oct. 4 and 5, the historic Attucks Theatre will continue its celebration of the anniversary of its founding with the 100th Anniversary Community Celebration. The two-day celebration will add a community element to the Attucks Centennial celebration by inviting local artists and organizations to showcase the history of the Attucks and the … Continue reading

Norfolk State provides police liaison for SITW and offers safety tips
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Norfolk State provides police liaison for SITW and offers safety tips

The NSU Police Department realizes that many students may choose to participate in the annual College Beach Weekend. While we know that you are there to have fun, we encourage you to celebrate safely and to respect the Virginia Beach Resort Area. As a result, the Department is providing the following safety tips information and … Continue reading

Mathew Knowles and Je’Caryous Johnson collaborate on “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical”
Music / Theater & Dance

Mathew Knowles and Je’Caryous Johnson collaborate on “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical”

Since its inception in 1990, Destiny’s Child has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, won multiple Grammy Awards, served as an inspiration to many musical acts and garnered generations of fans.  Now audiences will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how one of the greatest girl groups of all time was created courtesy … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Music

Upcoming artists find support with NSU record label

by Tamia Boyd With numerous talents dispersed over campus, Gerald Thompson worked with Imani Mathews and Johnny Watkins on creating the record label Entertainment Alliance. Entertainment Alliance was founded to support upcoming artists across Norfolk State University’s campus. The organization became the first ever HBCU record label in 2014. The motivation behind creating the label … Continue reading

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Free NEON District Art Tours begin April 19 through NEON Festival in October

Downtown Norfolk Council has partnered with Norfolk Tour Company to offer free monthly walking tours of the NEON District April through October. The tours explore the District that now has more than 87 pieces of public art and a multitude of local businesses that make up the neighborhood fabric. Art installations include murals, statues and … Continue reading