| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The Phish jam-rock band is returning to the Hampton Coliseum Oct. 18-20. It's to be the latest in a series of key musical moments in the life of a legendary, 43-year building. I've been around to cover 19 of those years. Here are five memorable shows from...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:27 AM
James Thomas "Jack" Warlitner Jr., a Newport News resident known in the local show business community as an expert stagehand, died on Sunday, Sept. 23. His funeral is 5:30 p.m. today at Olivet Christian Church, Old Courthouse Way, Newport News.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:54 AM
I thought it was strange that Hampton Coliseum wasn't announcing that the three Phish shows, Oct. 18-20, were sold out. Tickets were no longer available, but folks at the Coliseum weren't ready to say it was a done deal.
Today, I received word that...
| Jul 31, 2013
HAMPTON -- Just before a shooting that killed one teen and wounded four others outside a Hampton carnival in late May, one teenage male dared another to shoot.
Two groups of teens were jawing with each other outside the Hampton Coliseum Spring...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:42 AM
The Jewish Mother in Virginia Beach has announced a pair of unusually high-profile shows. Trail-blazing funk freakazoid Bootsy Collins will play there Nov. 1. Virginia's own bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley will bring his Clinch Mountain Boys to the club...
| Sep 15, 2013
Fall is a great time for homecomings. So maybe it's not a coincidence that Hampton Roads will see several musical prodigal sons return this autumn.
Phish, the legendary jam band, is from Vermont but the group has forged a special relationship with...
| Sep 5, 2013
Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013
ROGER WATERS: One Wall He Does Not Want to Tear Down
Roger Waters took his production of Pink Floyd's The Wall to Berlin, Germany last night, and on Tuesday he joined a protest to protect one of the last...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Hampton History Museum in recent years has turned emerged as a reliable venue for American roots music. The trend continues Sept. 18 with a performance by Jackass Flats, a Richmond band that mixes bluegrass and rock.
"Jackass Flats' award-winning...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:54 AM
HOMICIDES IN HAMPTON ROADS in 2013
1. Jan. 20—Rachel Abshire (26, Chesapeake) was found stabbed to death in her Kingsbridge apartment located off of Johnstown Road. Cory Abshire (27, Norfolk), Rachel’s estranged husband,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:56 AM
The Phish rock 'n' roll circus will roll back into town in October, bringing what now looks like jam-band nostalgia to an arena that's been a sentimental favorite for decades, Hampton Coliseum.
The Vermont-based group will play shows at the Coliseum...