Billy Ocean is one of the most prominent R&B stars to hail from the U.K., selling over 30 million records in his lifetime. Born in Trinidad, Ocean settled in London’s East End at just seven years old. The calypso-crazy kid was influenced by soul singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, as well as pop groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Multiple Gold and Platinum records included hits like “Red Light Spells Danger,” Grammy winner “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)” and “Get Outta My Dreams; Get Into My Car.” California rockers Ambrosia open the evening. The group scored five Top 40 hit singles between 1975 and 1980 with songs such as “Biggest Part of Me” and “You’re the Only Woman (You & I).” Billy Ocean with special guest Ambrosia will be at the Ferguson Center in Newport News on February 14 at 8 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
In college basketball, the name Bob Knight is synonymous with greatness and winning. Coach Knight is among the youngest in his field to have won 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 and 800 career games. He was the first men’s college basketball coach to have reached 900 wins and until recently was the only member of this exclusive club. Bob Knight is his own man, one who represents high principles, expectations and demands for his players, his coaching staff and, most of all, himself. No other coach can cite NCAA and NIT championships and Olympic and Pan American gold medals among his achievements, and only two have won more than the three national championships he has. In 1991 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 2011 was voted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Knight will speak at the Ferguson Center in Newport News on February 12 at 7:30 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
GLORY 19: VERHOEVEN vs. ZIMMERMAN will take place February 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hampton Coliseum. Rico Verhoeven (44-9-10, 23 KO’s) will defend the Glory World Heavyweight Championship against Errol Zimmerman (103-11-1, 44 KO’s) in the headline slot. The card also features a four-man Welterweight Contender Tournament plus a co-headline event, details of which will be announced in the near future. All main card fights air live in the U.S. on Spike TV! Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
The world's finest dancers will battle it out on stage in Dancing Pros: Live! and the audience will choose the winner. Starring "Dancing With The Stars" pro Karina Smirnoff (head judge), and featuring Edyta Sliwinska & Chelsie Hightower, this unforgettable live dancing competition is hosted by Alan Thicke, star of the hit TV show "Growing Pains." For the first time together on stage, see professional dancers from "Dancing with the Stars," "So You Think You Can Dance" and dance champions from around the world compete with one another for top prize. Watch in awe as they perform a variety of dance styles including Cha-Cha, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Freestyle Samba and the Jitterbug. Using electronic voting remotes, the audience will become part of the show and vote for their favorite couple. Unlike reality TV shows, there is no waiting until next week for results; the winning couple is announced at the end of the show. Dancing Pros: Live! will be at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach on February 13 at 8 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
New York Polyphony is regarded as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. Praised for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (National Public Radio), the four men apply a distinctly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered works, has not only earned New York Polyphony critical acclaim and a devoted following, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream. New York Polyphony will be at the Ferguson Center in Newport News on February 13 at 8 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
Celebrated for creating vital connections between dancer and audience, as well as staging a gutsy and entertaining repertoire, River North Dance Chicago presents dynamic works that combine athletic prowess and artistic perspective with bold, theatrical flair. River North Dance Chicago was founded in 1989 and has since grown to become an internationally acclaimed company. Under the artistic direction of Frank Chaves, River North Dance Chicago demonstrates depth and sophistication with a commitment to creating an accessible, enriching experience for audiences. Chaves aims for audiences to feel the complete spectrum of human emotions in a single evening, and leaves them feeling joyful and exhilarated at the end of each program. River North Dance Chicago will be at the Ferguson Center in Newport News on February 11 at 7:30 p.m. Enter now to win a pair of tickets!
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