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  1. 400th Commemoration Art Exhibit featuring artist Ted Ellis

    January 31, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Goode Theatre

    Mr. Ted T. Ellis is an artist and cultural historian, and he currently serves as the Vice Chair of the national 400 Years of African American History Commission. For more than 25 years, Ellis has created over 5,000 paintings that capture scenes from southern churches, courtrooms, families, and everyday life of African Americas' 400-year journey. Developed exclusively for viewing at Old Dominion University, this exhibition features more than 20 original pieces that speak to the totality of African American experiences and contributions from the past to the present. Visitors will be among the first to view "The First Royal Family," a newly unveiled work that captures the Tucker Family Cemetery, burial site of William Tucker, the first documented person born in the English colonies to Africans who landed under bondage in Port Comfort (now known as Fort Monroe) in 1619.

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  2. U.S. Army School of Music concert

    January 31, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church

    Join musicians from the U.S. Army School of Music for a musical pastiche. Staff and faculty ensembles come together to perform a diverse program of wind chamber music including works by Carl Reinecke, Hermann Jeurissen, and more.

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  3. Sense & Sensibility at Virginia Stage Company

    January 31, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Wells Theater

    Jane Austen’s words come to life again in the comedic follow up to the best-selling play in Virginia Stage history, PRIDE & PREJUDICE. After their father's sudden death leaves them destitute, the Dashwood sisters must navigate the gossipy world of late 19th century England. Full of humor and bold theatricality, this energetic take on the classic follows the sisters’ journey as they learn the importance of both sense and sensibility in a world where love and money aren’t mutually exclusive.

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  4. Little Theatre of Norfolk presents "Peter and the Starcatcher"

    January 31, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Little Theatre of Norfolk

    A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain's cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk's precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates - led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own - the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

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  1. We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring Damien Sneed

    January 31, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Attucks Theatre

    Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” fills the historic Attucks Theatre on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 pm with music that electrified generations of civil rights activists, interwoven with spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Featuring award-winning producer and musical director Damien Sneed, you'll hear traditional and modern gospel, classical, jazz, and Broadway, from Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway. An inspiring evening of song co-presented by Virginia Arts Festival and SevenVenues. For tickets, visit vafest.org, call 757-282-2822 or visit the Virginia Arts Festival box office located at 440 Bank Street in Norfolk (Monday-Friday, 10 am – 5 pm). Also available at ticketmaster.com.

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