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          • 7:30 pm
            June 11, 2021
            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
            Beethoven's Emperor Concerto and Symphony No.5. Jun 11

            In celebration of 250 years of Beethoven, the Virginia Arts Festival presents Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto and Symphony No.5. This event features performances by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, with JoAnn Falletta, conductor and Olga Kern, piano.

            Tickets for this event will be sold through the VAF only. Tickets start at $57 and are on sale now at VAFest.org

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          • 11:00 am
            June 12, 2021
            160 West Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, Virginia 23510
            Pivot Dance Center Recital 2021 Jun 12

            June 12 at 11 Am & 4PM

            SevenVenues welcomes the 2021 Pivot Dance Center Recital to the Harrison Opera House.

            To learn more about Pivot Dance, visit pivotdancecenter.com.

          • 7:30 pm
            June 12, 2021
            215 St Pauls Blvd Norfolk Virginia 23510
            Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto and Symphony Celebration Jun 12

            Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto and Symphony Celebration
            Virginia Symphony Orchestra
            JoAnn Falletta, Conductor
            Olga Kern, piano

            “One of the finest conductors of her generation.” – The New York Times

            “Falletta conducted with a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein. Falletta has won conducting awards named for Toscanini, Walter and Stokowski. That seems appropriate as her podium draws on the legacy of all three–Toscanini’s tight control over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner voices, and Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship.” – The Washington Post

            The Virginia Arts Festival’s celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday is also a grand farewell to a beloved member of the region’s music community–an emotional event you won’t want to miss. Marking her final season as Music Director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta will lead the orchestra in one of classical music’s most recognized works, Beethoven’s monumental Fifth Symphony.

            In her debut performance with the VSO, Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern brings her vivid stage presence, brilliant musicianship, and extraordinary technique to a performance of Beethoven’s breathtaking Emperor Concerto.

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          • 8:00 pm
            June 17, 2021
            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
            The Plan B Comedy Show Jun 17

            Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high energy, fast paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows.
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          • All day
            June 18, 2021-June 19, 2021
            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
            Tastebreakers Musical Festival Jun 18 & 19

            June 18, 2021 to June 19, 2021

            All day Saturday!

            The TasteBreakers music festival is a celebration of our exceptionally talented local and regional original artists and music-loving community! The weekend includes a diverse line-up of concerts that will delight your musical palate and professional development workshops with industry experts for those looking to broaden their horizons.There are in-person and virtual opportunities this year, so come for the music you know, stay for something new, and leave with a festival experience that extends far beyond the stage.
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          • 2:30 pm
            June 19, 2021
            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
            Hidden History: The Banjo Jun 19

            “Hidden History: The Banjo” will premiere on Juneteenth as a salute to freedom through expression and creativity. The 60-minute performance includes an array of music, dance, and spoken word poetry from talented local artists including: Rita Cohen from Tidewater African Cultural Alliance, Corey and LaQuita Staten from Atumpan Edutainment, Bill Armstrong from Tidewater Bluegrass Music Association, Kanya Edmonds and Author Kween Yakini. The event was directed by Brittney S. Harris and produced by the Zeiders American Dream Theater. Following the performance, WHRO‘s Lisa Godley will lead a community discussion about African and African American Culture, the importance of reconnecting music to cultural origins, and more. 

             

            The performance will begin at 2:30 p.m. on June 19 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Miller Studio Theatre (201 Market St., Virginia Beach, VA 23462). Advanced registration is not required, and limited seating is available on a first come, first served basis. In accordance with current health and safety guidance, guests who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be required to wear a mask or face covering while in the Sandler Center. Those who have not been fully vaccinated yet will be required to wear a mask or face covering. 
          • 7:00 pm
            June 19, 2021
            1010 Church Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
            Rainbow Starz Variety Show Jun 19

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          • 7:30 pm
            June 22, 2021
            215 St Pauls Blvd Norfolk Virginia 23510
            TARA WESTOVER: The Norfolk Forum Jun 22

            “Ms. Westover’s gripping memoir, Educated, explores her struggle to reconcile her desire for education and autonomy with her desire to be loyal to her family. Educated has sold over 3.5 million copies and was an instant commercial and critical success, debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. For her staggering impact, TIME magazine named Ms. Westover one of the 100 most influential people of 2018.”

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          • All day
            June 23, 2021-June 27, 2021
            1045 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
            2021 Teammate Basketball National Championship Jun 23-27

            Give your families an incredible vacation opportunity while competing in the country’s most unique travel basketball national championship experience!
            Conveniently located in the very middle of the East Coast, at the brand new Virginia Beach Sports Center, WALKING DISTANCE to the ocean!
          • 7:30 pm
            June 23, 2021
            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
            Mozart and Beethoven Jun 23

            The VSO’s principal clarinet Michael Byerly takes center stage to play Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto – one of the most popular pieces of the classical repertoire – to delight our audiences in this 100th anniversary season. Experience the multi-talented Daniel Matsukawa, a former member of the VSO and current principal bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra, whose 2016 appearance with the VSO received rave reviews. Matsukawa returns to conduct a program that continues the VSO’s celebration of Beethoven’s greatest symphonies.

            Daniel Matsukawa, conductor
            Michael Byerly, clarinet

            Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major
            Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

             

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          • 7:30 pm
            June 27, 2021
            Mipso Jun 27

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          • 11:00 am
            June 30, 2021
            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
            Spring-A-Ding-Ding! Jun 30

             

Virginia Beach Called America’s 5th Best City For Families

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Open with an amazing fact or startling statement that arouses reader interest. Adelphi University students spend an average of seven hours per day surfing the Internet.

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Blind: For saving the life of the victim of a hit-and-run accident, two Adelphi Universityjuniors were honored for bravery. In a ceremony held last week, DaveDavidson and Tiffany Ng received aplaque naming them heroes. Davidsonand Ng pulled communications professorMary Johnson from a car just before itexploded.

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Virginia Beach is the 5th best city for families, according to personal finance website Wallethub.

Researchers compared the country’s 150 largest cities on 36 criteria from schools to crime, and Virginia’s largest city is the only East Coast city to appear in the top ten this year.

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