Friday, December 26, 2014




09 | 35th Annual Virginia Duals (Jan. 9-11)

35th Annual Virginia Duals (Jan. 9-11)The Peninsula Wrestling Association hosts the 35th Annual Virginia Duals Wrestling Tournament at the Hampton Coliseum. The team advancement concept started in Hampton, Virginia with the Virginia Duals in 1981 and is now used by Virginia and many other states to determine the best high school team in the state. The National College Wrestling Coaches Association also recognized the value of the Team Advancement concept and now has the National Dual Team Championships to recognize the best college team in the nation. The Virginia Duals Wrestling Tournament is the largest college and high school tournament in the world. Events begin: Friday at 9:00am; Saturday at 8:00am; and Sunday at 9:00am
Hampton Coliseum
All session ticket: $24-$36; One day only: $10-$16; Military discounts available

13 | Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Renowned for their winning combination of charming Kiwi humour, their disarmingly small ukuleles, and sublime musicality, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is one of the world’s great modern ukulele acts. The wildly popular New Zealand ensemble, armed with high-octane ukulele solos, heavenly harmonies and outrageous costumes, create instant joy and lasting magic wherever they go. Their comedic banter is spontaneous, and when they burst into song, the sweet sounds can silence a room in a nanosecond, or bring a crowd of thousands to their feet. Delighting audiences of all ages, the orchestra’s signature sound features many types of ukuleles, a double bass and a host of gorgeous voices performing harmonious and hilarious renditions of modern and traditional tunes. The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra presents the ukulele as it’s never been played before, and features songs made famous by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Dolly Parton, Elvis, The Beatles, Hall and Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Kenny Rogers and Kings of Leon, alongside tunes from the South Pacific, packaged into a spectacular, unmissable funfest.
The American Theatre

17 | Company Stefanie Batten Bland

Company Stefanie Batten BlandStefanie Batten Bland, recently named 2014 Joffrey Ballet “Choreographer of Color” recipient, has family roots that are a mix of Creole, African American, Native American and Scots-Irish. She has lived in three countries, speaks four languages and created her dance troupe, Company Stefanie Batten Bland, in 2008 in France so that she might better investigate the human condition and our relationship within the natural world. The troupe has performed live and via dance cinema throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the States. Stefanie’s choreographic vision of contemporary dance - a vision recognized as a 2010 Baryshnikov Arts Center/Jerome Robbins NEW Fellow and 2011/12 Cambridge Who’s Who! of Professionals and Entrepreneurs - redefines community by illustrating the synergy that arises when interdisciplinary artists from varied backgrounds and cultures collide. Her works are based in dance, with a strong installation component which allows futuristic worlds to take place in space and time. Stephanie mixes European subtlety and American ardor to investigate physical notions of community, adding her own layer of dance to Mary Batten and Ed Bland’s artistic legacy of music and writing.
The American Theatre

24 | 7th Annual My Time Women's Show

7th Annual My Time Women's ShowThe Daily Press is pleased to present the 7th Annual MyTime Women’s Show! This event is a great opportunity to browse for local products and services that match your wants and needs. The show will feature health, fashion, beauty, home décor, art, family life, work-life balance, food, and more! Tickets are $5 in advance at select Mole Hole locations and $8 at the door; they will be available for purchase after Thanksgiving.
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Tickets are $5 in advance at select Mole Hole locations and $8 at the door; they will be available for purchase after Thanksgiving.

24 | The Fuzz Band

The Fuzz Band2014 Veer Music Award winners for Best R&B, The Fuzz Band, whose sound is a fusion of Urban & Rock music, met and formed while attending Hampton University. Originally created as the house band for Fuzzy Wednesday, Virginia’s longest running open mic, the band soon began collaborating on original music and developing their own sound. Performing first at local venues and colleges, the band soon released Without Boundaries, followed by Collision, Change, and a Change of the Guards. Several years, albums, and three USO tours later, the band can count Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai, Africa, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Jordan, and England as second homes where they experienced bombings, medical emergencies involving IVs, and pseudo kidnapping & ransom scenarios all in the name of music.
The American Theatre

26 | Hampton University Founder's Day

Hampton University Founder's DayGen. Samuel Armstrong founded Hampton University 145 years ago. Each year, HU’s President Dr. William R. Harvey and other members of the HU community attend a commemorative wreath-placing ceremony at Armstrong’s gravesite, a ceremony featuring a keynote speaker and an awards presentation. Includes performance by the Hampton University choir.
Hampton University


27 | Chris Brown "Between the Sheets Tour" with Trey Songz and Tyga

Chris Brown "Between the Sheets Tour" with Trey Songz and TygaMulti-platinum selling artists Chris Brown and Trey Songz announce their upcoming BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR kicking off in 2015. Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the BETWEEN THE SHEETS TOUR will take the two entertainment heavyweights to 25 cities across North America starting Jan. 27, 2015 in Hampton, Va. at the Hampton Coliseum. Tyga will be a special guest on the tour.
Hampton Coliseum
$25.75-$195.50. Faciliity fee ($4) and additional fees may apply

30 | Celtic Fiddle Festival

Celtic Fiddle Festival Celtic Fiddle Festival mark twenty years of joyful, compelling, and powerful music with their sixth recording, Live in Brittany. Described as “three sensational fiddlers from three distinct Celtic traditions” by the Boston Herald, the group features Kevin Burke, a giant of Irish music; renowned fiddler Christian Lemaître (Kornog) from Brittany, France; and sensational young Quebecois musician André Brunet (De Temps Antan, La Bottine Souriante). Called “three of the finest folk violinists anywhere” by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicolas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humor for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. In concert, each artist plays a solo set, showcasing his individual musical styles and traditions, followed by a collaborative set featuring all four musicians. Together, they play with such relentless precision and fire that the tunes transcend all cultural and geographical barriers, leaving the audience with a memorable musical experience.
The American Theatre

31 | Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition (January 31 - March 15, 2015)

Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition (January 31 - March 15, 2015) This annual exhibition features the art work by many of the over 350 Hampton Arts League members in all media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, crafts, sculpture and watercolor. Artworks in a wide range of styles, content and sensibilities will be included. Cash awards totaling $850, including $500 First Place, $250 Second Place, and $100 Third Place, five Awards of Merit and five Honorable Mentions will be selected by artist and art educator, Clayton Singleton. Artists who are not currently HAL members, but would like to participate may join before or when they deliver artwork for the exhibition on Sunday, January 26 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Contact CHTAC for prospectus and more information. The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. 757/727-1490.
The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center


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