Coastal Virginia Magazine - May-June 2019

Guida Collection at ODU Recounts the Story of the Norfolk Sound

Photos courtesy of The Frank and Carmela Guida/Rockmasters International Collection Those rowdy party noises emanating from Old Dominion University these days might not be the students. The holdings of record producer Frank Guida, who helped popularize the rollicking “Norfolk Sound,” now…

Top Chest Straps for Fitness

These days, getting the most from your workouts means wearing a heart rate sensor that tracks your beats per minute. These devices can make you aware of when you need to push yourself harder or take a deep breath and…

Be a Local on Atlantic Avenue

Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Favorite Finds on Atlantic Avenue includes entertainment, excitement and culinary delights. Whether you’re with family, significant others or flying solo, Virginia Beach’s Atlantic Avenue area has it all. From local hotspots to hidden gems, the following recommendations…

Farmville: Big Town Energy, Small Town Charm

People come from all over the country, and even from across the globe, to buy furniture at Green Front. The locally owned furniture store boasts 1 million square feet of display space and the lowest prices in the U.S. Longwood…

Windle McFly Rocks Out with The Deloreans

Photos by David Uhrin Windle McFly doesn’t really do khakis, tucked-in polo shirts or combed hair. This workaday wardrobe would be considered more like costumed garb for the rock star whose getup is all things purposely self-proclaimed shiny, tacky and…

Fitness and Nutrition Advice from Expert Jim White

What is it that you want to achieve? Do you want to lift heavier, bike further, run faster or eat cleaner? We all have ambitions that we want to turn into a reality. But what exactly does it take to bring…

Attucks Theatre Celebrates 100 Years

It seems like an ordinary piece of wood, less than 2 feet in length. But look closer at this white plank, resting in a glass case, and you can see the faint signature of the legendary jazz bandleader Dizzy Gillespie,…

Finding Specialized Care for Patients with Dementia

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory (particularly short-term loss), thinking and behavior. It is a type of dementia that slowly and irreversibly destroys memory and thinking skills. Dementia, on the other hand, is the overarching…

Guide to Summer Fun in Coastal Virginia

Let’s face it. Summers tend to fly by quicker than a fiddler crab dancing across the sand. Oftentimes, we’ll get to the end of the season and realize we hadn’t accomplished all the exciting activities we’d set out to do.…

Coastal Cattle: Local Beef in Virginia Beach

In 2014, Reagan Vaughan decided to raise a show steer and compete in the Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Show and Sale. The wiry 12-year-old had grown up on a working 400-acre farm and was no stranger to animals—she’d frequented the…

Lynchburg Offers Culinary and Cultural Delights

Weekends in Downtown Lynchburg are hopping. People of all ages fill bars and restaurants or enjoy a stroll on the Bluffwalk after an evening of art or music. Such vibrancy didn’t exist just a few years ago, but the City…

The Perfect Plate: Food Presentation Tips

Photography by Ashlee Glen One of the best parts about going out to a nice restaurant—aside from the fact that you just get to sit there and relax while your meal is prepared—is the way the dish looks when it…

Granby Station Food Hall

With the debut this summer of Granby Station on the 100 block of Granby Street in Downtown Norfolk, Coastal Virginia will have its first food hall. Hooray! But if you’ve yet to experience this fast-casual, big-city trend, you might wonder,…

Penang Town Brings New Cuisine to Dining Scene

Malaysian cuisine might not be on the tip of your tongue if you’ve never been to the lushly colored Southeast Asian land, but once you get a taste of Hainanese chicken, sambal beef and mango shrimp at recently opened Penang…

Kate Mulgrew’s Book How to Forget Released

Kate Mulgrew’s fan base is varied and widespread. From her start as Mary Ryan, the lead role on the popular soap opera “Ryan's Hope” to the groundbreaking first female starship captain on “Star Trek: Voyager” to her acclaimed performance as Galina "Red" Reznikov on…

Canvas Coffee House in Newport News

Photo courtesy of Inside Virginia When Daniel Haskett and Rahat Hossain were scouting locations for their indie cafe (a rarity on the Peninsula) and walked into the loft-like spot on picturesque Styron Square in Newport News’ Port Warwick, Haskett recalls,…

CycleBar Indoor Cycling Studio in Virginia Beach

I consider myself a spinning enthusiast, spending an average of three exercise sessions per week dedicated to indoor cycling. When I can't make it to the gym for a class, I rely on my internal motivation and the bike I…

How to Recognize the Warning Signs of a Stroke

According to the National Stroke Association®, a stroke is a “brain attack” that can happen at any time and to anyone. It occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off, depriving the affected brain cells…

Jazz Drumming Icon Jae Sinnett is the King of Tidewater Rhythm

Photo by David Uhrin Sixty-two-year-old jazz drumming icon Jae Sinnett has backed some of the biggest names in the genre—including legends like late sax pioneer Joe Henderson and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard; contemporary staples like Branford Marsalis and New York sax…

5 Great Up-and-Coming Bands

Paul Shugrue’s WHRV 89.5 FM program, “Out of the Box,” is unique among mainstream American radio. Unlike most DJs, he plays nothing but brand-new music and has complete control over playlists. Launched in 2004, the show’s title alludes to “an…

2019 CoVa Idea House: Double the Details

What’s better than a houseful of great ideas? Why, two housefuls of great ideas. With one house taking shape in Williamsburg and the other on the Southside, we’ve got you covered, Colonial to Coastal. The Rose Eleganza The creation of…