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  • Jump into a mountain of Hampton Roads fall festivals

    Jump into a mountain of Hampton Roads fall festivals
    With earthquake and hurricane behind us, it's time to focus on autumn's peaceful, gentle charms. Those hazy, crazy days of summer are going, going, gone. Maybe that's a good thing – this year, especially. In Hampton Roads, fall brings festivals built around wine, beer, oysters, peanuts, arts and crafts. There's one for children. There's one for people who like to wear kilts. There are big expansive extravaganzas and simple, small-town parties. Do yourself a favor and find one that strikes your fancy. Grab a sweater and a friend and step outside. Fall is a great time to breathe fresh air and crunch a handful of kettle corn. Here's a look at what's in store this autumn. — Sam McDonald
  • Approaching Irene blows away area musical performances by Pat Benatar, Big Joe and the Dynaflows, others

    Approaching Irene blows away area musical performances by Pat Benatar, Big Joe and the Dynaflows, others
    Hurricane Irene hasn't reached Virginia's shores yet but she's already claimed a fair number of musical performances. Shows by Pat Benatar, Big Joe & the Dynaflows and Donavon Frankenreiter have been kicked to the curb. Here's the list as of 5 p.m....

    Downtown Hampton's street fest series, starting April 21, will include Fastball, BoDeans, Slapwater

    Downtown Hampton's street fest series, starting April 21, will include Fastball, BoDeans, Slapwater
    Hampton's Saturday Summer Street Fest, known casually as the block party, will return April 21 with The Fighting Jamesons and will continue through the summer with acts including Fastball and The BoDeans. Mostly, the event concentrates on local cover...

    Slapwater bassist: Carl Hunt was fired for "abusive statements and threatening actions"

    A current member of Slapwater wrote me today to explain why Carl Hunt was dismissed from the popular party band after 40 years. "Simply put, Carl Hunt was dismissed from his job for unacceptable actions," wrote Shelton Parson, 24-year bassist for the...

    Hampton health advocacy group ranked second in nation

    Hampton health advocacy group ranked second in nation
    HAMPTON Fifteen years ago, in a 10-by-10-foot room in Newport News, Nancy Davenport-Ennis went to work to help breast cancer patients get a fair shake from their insurance companies. She was motivated by the death of her friend Cheryl Grimmel, whose...