| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:15 AM
When director Ava DuVernay was making her new film, "Selma," about the 1965 civil rights marches in Alabama, she found herself in an odd position: re-creating the charged events in the very locations where they took place.
To add to the surrealness,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Normally a lottery means a big financial payout to one lucky winner, but that’s not quite how it played out last week at Fringe.
The lottery held at the Orlando Shakespeare Center had a very long list of winners – quite a few, in fact...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
David Oyelowo looks almost unrecognizable as he steps into the shoes of Martin Luther King Jr. in the first trailer for "Selma."
The emotional trailer finds the legendary civil rights activist challenging President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson),...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:49 AM
M2 Pictures, a TV show production firm in downtown Hampton, is celebrating the grand opening of its new studio in the 100-year-old former post office building on Friday.
The 8-year-old company produces shows for the Discovery channel, National...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:13 PM
HAMPTON — Senior citizens eligible for a program exempting them from paying property taxes will have an additional two years before the city eliminates the program.
The City Council agreed unanimously Wednesday evening to delay the start date of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Mayor McKinley Price made the pitch that Newport News is where innovation happens, touting the city's successes and efforts to a sold-out room during his State of the City address Tuesday afternoon at the Marriott at City Center.
The event was organized...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The new owner of Hampton's largest mixed-use development plans to build town homes and more apartments on portions of the property that were never developed by the original owner.
The construction is a part of a plan to bring renewed energy to Peninsula...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:57 PM
HAMPTON — When the Tabani Group purchased Peninsula Town Center in early October, the check it handed to the bank wouldn't have been big enough to acquire the 75 acres needed to build the mixed-use development in 2010.
The company declined to...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:33 AM
When the president of the United States delivers the annual State of the Union address, it is meant to provide more than political theater (though it is often delivers on that point). The chief executive is instructed by the Constitution to "from time...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Robert Drew had no experience in filmmaking when he directed the 1960 documentary "Primary" that was radically different from the way TV documentaries were made at the time.
Drew's film, about relatively unknown Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigning in...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When last seen in Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way," Lyndon B. Johnson was being serenaded with "Happy Days Are Here Again." After brokering the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with an iron fist and a good ol' boy smile, he managed to escape...