Chanticleer: She Said/He Said

San Francisco’s premier a capella ensemble celebrated the complex and emotionally charged dialogue between the sexes in the Outer Banks Forum concert at First Flight High School Saturday.


The Virginia Symphony assays ‘Nocturnes, Overtures & Cannons’

That’s right; “cannon” with three “n”s – as in “cannonballs,” not Pachelbel’s musical round. Enthusiastic Associate Conductor Benjamin Rous led the well-oiled orchestra through European and American music that featured martial airs in each half of the program at the First Flight High School Sunday afternoon.

Guitar duo lights up the Forum with fireworks and fun

Master guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo visited the First Flight High School Saturday. Playing amplified acoustic instruments, they owned the audience after their first number.


From the Pacific to the Atlantic by way of the Caribbean

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dore Coller, of Marin County, California, visited the Outer Banks recently and played gigs at Ocean Boulevard and the Nags Head Pier. A current member of The Hot Club of Marin, Savannah Blue, Trio Max and Unplugged, Dore specializes in playing Bermudagrass and Caribbean R&B, and has played with such artists as Big Brother, Jeffrey Cain, The David Grisman Quintet, Dan Hicks, Paul Mehling and the Hot Club of San Francisco, Van Morrison, The Youngbloods and many others.