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Williamsburg Va Concerts Nightlife

Butter/Bootylicious

 

Performing Friday July 18th  630pm – 10pm at  The Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre  located on the beautiful campus of William & Mary in Historic Williamsburg, VA.

 

(Gate opens at 6:30 PM)

Adults $6 – Kids 12 & Under Free

Check out their sound on Myspace :  http://www.myspace.com/butterva

Fresh from their opening performance for American Idol ” Bo Bice” 

 

This high-energy Tidewater band plays in clubs and restaurants throughout Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach showing a flair for progressive rock and ’70s beats. They will definitely get you on your feet, and don’t miss their alter ego, Bootylicious, stylin’ in platform shoes and gorgeous bellbottoms for the second part of the show. This is a great concert for Adults and kids alike as well as a great venue for music lovers in Williamsburg VA

From I-64 traveling East (from Richmond)

Take Exit 234, Route 199, and turn right at the top of the exit. After about 8 miles, turn left onto Jamestown Rd. After about 2 miles, you will pass Lake Matoaka on your left, then turn left onto Ukrop’s Way. Park in the parking deck on your left (free) and use the walkway through the woods to the amphitheatrecond part of the show.

Bootylicious photo

 

  • All concerts will go on rain or shine. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased for any concerts.
  • Pets are NOT allowed to be brought to the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre.
  • Food and drinks (beer, wine, soda, and water) will be available for purchase. You may bring your own food, but NOT your own drinks. Alcoholic beverages will be confiscated at the gate. If you bring your own food, please use the smallest cool container possible (no large coolers). It is too time-consuming for our staff to search large coolers in order to prevent alcohol from being brought in to the amphitheatre.
  • The kids’ activity area will include activities such as face painting, a balloon artist, etc. These activities are weather dependent and may vary on different concert evenings.
  • Please support our sponsors. They allow us to keep the ticket price low.
  • Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate.

 

Also appearing in a free concert opening for Carbon Leaf in Va Beach at Neptune Park on Thursday July 17th at 7pm at 31st street at the Oceanfront

CARBON LEAF with special guest BUTTER, July 17th at 7pm

More information here : http://www.31ocean.com/Virginia-Beach-31-Ocean-Neptunes-Park/NeptunesPark.aspx

Check out Carbon Leaf’s sound here on myspace. You will be suprised how many of their songs you know.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=10094134

   
 
http://www.carbonleaf.com Carbon Leaf’s alternative rock/folk sound blasted into the national spotlight in 2005 with their major label debut, Indian Summer. While keeping busy on major national tours (Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, John Mayer, etc.) and headlining their own, these Virginia-based artists have shifted into the national spotlight with their infectious groves and unmistakable vocal quality.

 

 

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Shakespeare Festival Williamsburg Va June 2008

 The Virginia Shakespeare Festival takes center 

stage this month, opening a series of

three plays ranging from tragedy to wild,

physical comedy. It’s the 30th anniversary

of the annual festival and the plays were

chosen to celebrate the occasion.

Traditionally the festival has presented one production

in the smaller studio theater of Phi Beta

Kappa. This year all three productions will be presented

on PBK’s main stage. That will allow for more

people to take in the fun.

Shakespeare’s popular, “The Taming of the Shrew,”

will open the festival June 25 and run through July 6.

That will be followed by the epic tragedy, “Othello,”

July 11-20 and “The Complete History of America

Abridged,” July 24- Aug. 3.

Festival artistic director, Christopher Owens looks

forward to the season and will direct “The Complete

History” in addition to overseeing the productions.

“I’m going to have fun, personally directing a wild

contemporary comedy instead of my usual

Shakespeare,” Owens said recently.

Owens added that this year, the actors will wear

hidden microphones to boost sound and clarity.

“I do think the sound improvement will be quite

dramatic, particularly for those less familiar with

Shakespeare,” he said.

The lineup should result in solid ticket sales. “The

Taming of the Shrew” is probably one of the most

known of Shakespeare’s comedies. It pits the fiery

Kate against Petruchio in a physical and intellectual

battle of the sexes.

It will be directed by James Bond, an accomplished

Shakespearean director. He is setting the play in the

18th century, in a world of high manners and social

decorum. Owens said the play lends itself well to that

interpretation.

Playing Petruchio will be Equity actor Jens

Rasmussen, who has more than 20 Shakespearean

roles to his credit. It will be the first time he takes on

Petruchio. Matching wits with him as the fiery Kate

will be Catherine Gowl.

“Othello,” which tells the story about duplicity and

jealousy will be directed by W&M faculty director

Laurie Wolf. The production features Equity actor

Michael Johnson as Othello and Jason Weiss who will

take on the quintessential villain, Iago. Barrie Kreinik,

who appeared in last season’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

will play the fated Desdemona.

Wolf’s production will be set in post-apartheid

South Africa, but Owens promised that the language

and storyline will remain intact.

For those unfamiliar with the production, Iago is

one of Shakespeare’s most cunning and dastardly

characters. Owens said Weiss had the characteristics

necessary to play the role effectively.

“In all the men we read (for the role), he was really

the one with the most subtext going on,” Owens

said.“You watch him on stage and you can just see the

wheels turning inside his head.”

The final production of the season is the wacky

“The Complete History of America Abridged.” That

follows on the heels of the immensely successful “The

Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged” a couple

seasons ago.

Owens has two of the cast members of “Complete

Works” returning for the production, which should

boost the comedy to hilarity. Karl Kippola and Matt

McGloin will lead the romp through America’s history

with improvisation and audience participation.

“Even in the scripted parts, it seems like those guys

are making a lot of it up on the spot,” Owens said. “It

pokes fun a lot of fun at elements of political correctness

in what actually became known as our American

history.”

Owens added that the production will have particular

relevance because of the upcoming presidential

election.

“I do think that it will have much of the same

impact ‘Complete Works’ did, where audiences came

back to see it again, for obvious humor and to see

where the guys will go with it on that particular

night.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ford’s Colony Real Estate Williamsburg/ James City County VA

Williamsburg York County Virginia Real Estate

Just minutes from beautiful and historic Williamsburg, VA, you’ll find Ford’s Colony… 

 

 

the home of gracious living. The homes in this gorgeous, 3,000-acre masterplanned

community—voted #1 in the country by the American Resort Developers Association—are

inspired by the classic architecture of historic Williamsburg, with stunning Greek Revival, Georgian,

Federal and Colonial styles. The homes, town homes and condominiums in

Ford’s Colony are more than just magnificent homes and lovely landscapes. Ford’s Colony is a community of

active people who want to enjoy the rewards of their success. In fact, the residents have formed more than

60 activity groups and the residents’ Homeowners Association was voted #1 by the National Community

Associations Institute.

A beautiful setting…an active community. Alone, these would make Ford’s Colony impressive. But the

amenities go even further—offering a host of refinements that make the leisurely country club lifestyle

truly special. Ford’s Colony’s renowned golf courses are the centerpiece of the community. These three spectacular

courses were designed by the legendary Dan Maples. 

 Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” awarded Ford’s Colony a 4-1/2 star rating before the courses were made private. The Dining Room, the country club’s shining jewel, is a repeat winner of some of the most sought-after dining awards in America, including the prestigious DiRoNA Award, and the “Best of Award of Excellence”  from Wine Spectator  magazine. 

 

Average Temperatures: Winter: 51/30 Spring: 70/54  Summer: 87/64 Fall:  72/44  

 Amenities:Award-winning country club with 3 dining venues, 2 swim and tennis centers,

12 miles of paved walking trails, 1,400 acres of greenspace including 200-acre 

wildlife preserve, 24-hour gated and roving security 

 

 

Price Range:  

Home sites: $75,000-$800,000+

Homes: $450,000-$1,500,000+

Condominiums: $509,000+

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Money Magazine Ranks Williamsburg in Top 5 Places To Live/ Retire

Money Magazine Ranks Williamsburg Virignia in Top 5 Places To Live/ Retire


Great place to live!
The Virginia GazettePublished September 16, 2006WILLIAMSBURG — Money magazine this week rated our community among the five best places in America to retire.That may not be a revelation to the thousands who have already retired here, but it could lead to more coming.The magazine rated communities across the country for state taxes, culture and other factors that contribute to the quality of life.“With those criteria, I’m not surprised that we would rate very highly, both Williamsburg itself and the surrounding area” said city manager Jack Tuttle. “On the culture category alone, you’d have to rate Williamsburg at the top.”Criteria ranged widely to include James City and York County, not just the city (see boxThe rating for taxes focused on the state, so it didn’t even take into account the deferment that seniors get on their homes in the city. “Even without that, we’ve got one of the lowest tax rates in the state,” Tuttle said, at 54 cents per $100.

The number of visitors who come through the Historic Triangle are credited with inspiring couples to retire here.

“I think our tourism economy just feeds that,” Tuttle said. “People come to visit, and they fall in love with the place and want to retire here. At least I hear that a lot.”

Realtors also credit the College of William & Mary as a big draw among alumni, as well as those who join the esteemed Christopher Wren Association for its tony classes.

Given new technology and our proximity to major cities and airports, the area is attracting a new kind of retiree.

Mike Sloan moved here in 1979, bringing with him the executive search firm he had operated in Detroit.

“People told me you had to be in Chicago or some big city to do this,” he said. “Only 5 percent of my work was in Detroit, the rest was out-of-town. I figured why not make 100 percent of it out-of-town.”

Sloan, 54, is president of Sloan & Associates. The company conducts searches for middle- and upper-management in the food industry. Having one’s business interests far from where one lives is much simpler now, especially for the executive in the latter stages of a career who is making the transition to retirement.

E-mail and the Internet are credited.

“Newfound 21st century technology has allowed them to come here, yet maintain a work base and remain tethered to the corporate world,” Sloan said.

He made the move here before the Internet was commonplace. “For a while there were some hellacious phone bills, but that was the only real difficulty,” he said.

He thinks the top demographic looking to move here is the executive who is five or more years out from retirement. He or she is ready to find a place to retire, but not ready to quit yet.

“I know three people here right now in that transition phase,” Sloan said. “One from Philadelphia, one from New Orleans and one from New York.” All three travel to those cities once or twice a month for business while living here. With computers and phones, you can live here and still work.

Mayor Jeanne Zeidler didn’t think Money went far enough. “One of the top five places to retire? I’d say it’s the number one place to live. Period.”

“We have a fantastic centerpiece in Colonial Williamsburg,” “It all starts there,” he added. “People are attracted to Colonial Williamsburg. There’s something very soothing and comforting about walking along Duke of Gloucester Street.”

The Settlement at Powhattan Creek is the latest trend toward neighborhoods designed as “active adult” communities. Colonial Heritage opposite the Williamsburg Pottery was the area’s first. Like Colonial Heritage, The Settlement will offer townhouses and single-family detached homes, and a 15,000-square-foot clubhouse.

The area has what people want, from lush greenery to tidal waters,” Smith added.

Realtors have capitalized on the “J curve,” in which people up North retire to the Deep South and regret it.

“There’s also the four seasons,” Smith said. “Retirees who have moved here from Florida say that while they appreciate the warm weather there, they miss the change in seasons you get here, along with the mild weather.”

Money has a paid circulation of 1.9 million and is America’s top-ranked magazine for personal finance. 

“A lot of people follow the trends, and we should see traffic coming through with the release of Williamsburg being one of the top five places to retire. We should see a lot of baby boomers.”

Martin said Williamsburg is the right size for retirees as well.

“When they come to Williamsburg, they are looking for small-town living, accessibility to big cities. It’s all about location,” she said.

Faye Burbage, director of marketing for WindsorMeade, found something else.

“Retired military have told us that Williamsburg is in a triangle, not far from the mountains or beach,” she said. “People from up North call us the middle ground. They like the ability to live here and be up North in a short time or down South in a short time.”

In addition to history, weather and a small-town atmosphere, the area has something else retirees look for.

“Lots of golf courses,” Martin said.

For further information about real estate in Williamsburg, James City, New Kent, Gloucester or York County Virginia  contact:

John Womeldorf/ REALTOR

Liz Moore & Associates

757 254 8136

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