| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
No one blockbuster event stood out in the year that's ending, but Hampton Roads experienced a strong year of music and theater.
The economy improved just a hair so that audience members felt a little more comfortable dipping into their wallets. The...
| Jan 4, 2012
When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 7:53 PM
Los Angeles -- Kanye West nabbed a leading seven nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards announced Wednesday, but the rapper ceded the brightest light of music industry esteem to British singer Adele, whose six nominations include the most...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Looking for something to do this week? Check out our list of everything going on from 12/5-12/11.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
New Year’s Eve
The Young Turks (series debut; 7 p.m.; Current)
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:40 AM
1 star (out of 4)
After her 2006 album, “Back to Black,” established her as a multimillion-selling, five-time Grammy Award-winning pop star, Amy Winehouse struggled with her addictions and legal troubles while her music career languished....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Known for his big hair and phat beats, drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, is the driving force behind Philadelphia's legendary hip-hop crew The Roots.
For reasons as yet unclear, Thompson will be spending some time over the holidays in Hampton Roads,...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:35 AM
1. Steve Jobs
On Oct. 5, the 56-year-old Apple co-founder and CEO died of a rare form of cancer on his pancreas. Following his passing, President Obama said "There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world...
| Feb 13, 2012
The 54th Grammy Awards will be remembered as a story of two women with towering, timeless voices — Adele and Whitney Houston — one representing youthful triumph and boundless possibility, the other a reminder of fresh tragedy and a life...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 10:48 AM
It’s Valentine’s Day and maybe you freakin’ hate hearts, you're allergic to chocolate and fresh flowers just annoy you. Perhaps you broke up with the hottest person you’ve ever gone out with and you’re planning on a big night...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Don McClean famously wrote a song that made the life of Buddy Holly a legend called American Pie; this leaves me wondering if there will be any such effort to canonize Whitney Houston after her tragic death Saturday last.
I say tragic because here is yet...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Finally, the last week of blind auditions on NBC’s “The Voice.”
At the start of this episode, teams helmed by Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton had precious few spots left for the taking. Cee Lo had the...