News Flash! Hot Time in Old Town Saturday Night

Newport-News blues artist Tim Morgan performs Saturday night at the Cape Charles Coffee House in an ESO Live! on-the-road production.

Newport News blues artist Tim Morgan performs Saturday night at the Cape Charles Coffee House in an ESO LIVE on-the-road production.


February 5, 2013

Another  Saturday night, and Cape Charles will be rolling up the sidewalks at 5 p.m.


Amazingly, on Saturday, February 9, there are — not none, not one, but TWO shows on Mason Avenue.

Unfortunately, both events begin at 7 p.m., so night trippers will have to choose one over the other.

At the Palace Theatre, “I Played the Palace” is billed as a lighthearted, non-competitive show of talent as local singers, actors, dancers or poets perform on the stage.

The event is free. Hot paninis, soda, snacks, beer, and wine will be available for sale before, during and after the performances.

All are welcome to perform or watch from the red velvet seats in the auditorium.

There are 10 slots of 15 minutes each available for the performers. The microphone will be provided and performers are responsible for their own props, music and costumes.

Entertainers must register by February 7 at Arts Enter for this first-time “I Played the Palace” night.

Melinda McPeek and Wayne Creed will MC the evening, assisted by sound technician Brent Carpenter.

“We are excited about giving performers the opportunity to showcase their talent on a live stage in the beautiful art deco theatre complete with state of the art light and sound,” said Arts Enter Director Clelia Sheppard.

“Hopefully this will the first night of many more where there is no admission and no competition,” she added. “It will be a fun night for all.”

To register, call 757-331-2787.

Meanwhile, just up the street, ESO LIVE! plans to transform the Cape Charles Coffee House into an intimate Blues Club, with the award-winning Newport News songwriter and performer Tim Morgan. [Read more…]


TUESDAY 2/5: Planning Commission to Consider Limiting Historic District Review Board Appeals

Cape Charles Planning Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, at Town Hall, 2 Plum Street.

Town staff will present a proposal to the Planning Commission to modify the zoning ordinance to limit the appeal rights of Historic District Review Board decisions to persons who have been denied a request. [Read more…]