In an evening of music and history, Clark Hansbarger's Dream of a Good Death traces the arc of the Civil War from its beginning to its end. Part folk opera, part multi-media lecture, this cycle of original songs follows the trials, hopes, fears and sacrifices of Civil War soldiers as they struggle through the Union conquest of Port Royal, the fires in The Wilderness, the killing fields of Cold Harbor, and the long siege of Petersburg. Joining Clark onstage are three of the Shenandoah Valley's finest Americana musicians - Mike Jewell, Allen Kitselman, and Gary McGraw. A National Endowment of the Arts Fellow and A PEN Syndicated Fiction Award winner, Clark's writing has been featured on National Public Radio's The Sound of Writing and in magazines such as Shenandoah, Witness, Web del Sol, and The Gettysburg Review. “Dream of a Good Death: New Songs of an Old War” will be at the American Theatre in Hampton on September 13 at 8 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Steve Earle has quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez, and countless others. In 1986 his debut record, “Guitar Town” shot to #1 on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” Earle’s 15th studio album, “The Low Highway,” was released to worldwide acclaim in 2013. It features the Grammy Award nominated song "Invisible.” Shawn Colvin stands out as singular and enduring talent. Her songs are works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. In the 25 years since the release of her debut album she has won three Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for the hit single “Sunny Came Home,” and has been nominated for another seven. Colvin’s latest album, All Fall Down, is her eighth studio album and the first to be produced by her longtime friend and cohort Buddy Miller. Earle and Colvin will perform on September 18 at 8 p.m. at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Body slam! WWE Live returns to Hampton Coliseum on September 6 at 7:30 p.m. See your favorite WWE Superstars in action, including Roman Reigns vs. Money in the Bank, Big Show, Rusev, Dolph Ziggler, R – Truth and more (subject to change). Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
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Maze, a soul/quiet storm band, was established in San Francisco, Calif., in the early 1970s. The band can be considered as the project formerly known as The Butlers, and later Raw Soul, with member Frankie Beverly being songwriter, record producer, arranger, singer, keyboardist and guitarist. The band has seen a lot of personnel and label changes, but the smooth grooves have remained powerful for decades. Though they have many hits, they started to get even more attention in 1989, when they released the hit album “Silky Soul,” and“Back to Basics” in 1993. The two albums also attained gold status. They had another number one R&B success with "Can't Get Over You." Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach on September 6 at 7 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!