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  • Newport News Public Library series to feature Jae Sinnett, TRADOC band, clogging team

    Newport News Public Library series to feature Jae Sinnett, TRADOC band, clogging team
    The highways and byways of American music will be explored in the months ahead at the Newport News Public Library. A set of local performers including jazz man Jae Sinnett and a local Baptist church choir will add to the fun.
  • Aren't the Supremes ready for their close-up?

    Aren't the Supremes ready for their close-up?
    Unless you waited in line for five days to get one of the coveted audience seats at the Supreme Court, you probably experienced this week's oral arguments on same-sex marriage as something of a Ken Burns film. Websites and TV broadcasters played audio of...

    Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War

    Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War
    SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn. — "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, fought on Sunday and Monday, the 6th and 7th of April, 1862," wrote Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, "has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case...

    A Civil War road trip

    A Civil War road trip
    Ken Burns, whose landmark documentary on the Civil War established him as one of its quintessential authorities, thinks there's no better way to get a sense of the Civil War than to visit its battlefields, museums and national parks. "When we go to Civil...

    History buff teaches about the Civil War

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, a conflict that raged for four years. After the war, many veterans moved West to start a new life, and that movement will be highlighted May 21 at “From War to Reconciliation...