Amy Poulter, The Virginian-Pilot

Amy Poulter

The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Amy:

Former WHRO host Cathy Lewis launches podcast to tackle region’s ‘most concerning’ issues

“The Cathy Lewis Show" picks up where Lewis’ WHRO show left off in May. The podcast launched in June and will be weekly by mid-July. → Read More

Now a state holiday, Hampton Roads residents turn Juneteenth into a platform for change

Events calendars are packed with festivals, performances, memorials and block parties to celebrate. Cities throughout the region are recognizing the day and on Friday closing city offices, libraries and have put together weeklong events both virtual and in person. → Read More

Norfolk’s virtual Harborfest sets sail this weekend

Starting Friday, Festevents will stream and share all the tall ship content you’re looking for, including historic photos, videos, and behind-the-scenes footage on its social media pages. → Read More

Virginia Symphony Orchestra names Eric Jacobsen new music director

Meet Eric Jacobsen, a 38-year-old cellist and conductor that makes a talent out of mixing classical canon and moving works by undiscovered composers. He begins his tenure on July 1. → Read More

COVID sidelined Beach band Berries’ last album. Their new EP makes up for lost time.

Unable to tour in support of their album, Berries headed back to the drawing board for another EP. They'll play songs from both at their first show in more than a year Saturday night. → Read More

Young Crazy’s latest album proves the Norfolk rapper can ‘get in any bag’

The 25-minute album highlights his growth as an artist, wavering between styles and audible territories he’s yet to venture. → Read More

Looking for something to do this Memorial Day weekend? We’ve got you covered.

Beer and barbecue? You got it. Live music? Sure thing. An 8k walk/run? We’ve got the details on those, too. → Read More

Live entertainment is slowly returning to Hampton Roads. Here’s a look at what to expect.

Area arts organizations are more than ready to welcome fans back to their halls and stages, but similar to last year. Just expect the bulk of your live entertainment options to take place outdoors until fall rolls around. → Read More

Immersive audio experience ‘SOUNDWALK’ spotlights the beauty of Coastal Virginia

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid composed music specifically for two Hampton Roads nature trails. → Read More

Hope and heritage drive the melodies on Norfolk violinist Kishi Bashi’s new EP, ‘Emigrant’

The Norfolk violin virtuoso weaves together the anxieties of 2020, a pandemic road trip, and the complexities of his Japanese-American heritage­ to tell the stories on “Emigrant.” → Read More

A 10-year-old Virginia Beach boy is a star on the rise in Hollywood

You might be familiar with some of his recent work. Jakari Fraser voices the adventurous techie AJ on Nickelodeon’s “Monster Machines” and plays the baby-faced Liam in the 2018 movie “Ben Is Back." → Read More

Former Virginian-Pilot reporter named WHRO news director

As news director, Mechelle Hankerson will oversee the editorial direction of the newsroom, journalists and public affairs programs. → Read More

Performances from Speedo Green, Jae Sinnett Trio and more added to Virginia Arts Festival’s lineup

Additional concerts, live theatre and opera performances have been added to the fest’s lineup. → Read More

From Something In the Water to LA: Virginia’s John-Robert releases new EP, ‘Healthy Baby Boy, Pt. 1′

Plucked from Edinburg, Virginia, by producer Ricky Reed, John-Robert moved to California, signed with Reed’s Nice Life Recording Company and Warner Records and got to work on songs that make up his new EP. → Read More

Canaan Smith digs deep into his Virginia roots for new album, ‘High Country Sound’

“High Country Sound" exposes layer after layer of the 38-year-old through tales both raucous and romantic, from his childhood all the way up to his newest role as dad. → Read More

After 25 years on the air, Cathy Lewis is saying farewell to “HearSay”

Cathy Lewis launched “HearSay” on WHRO in October 1996. Her last show will be Wednesday, May 26, 2021. → Read More

One moment in time: 30 years ago, Whitney Houston rocked Norfolk Naval Air Station

Some 3,100 tickets were available for the “Welcome Home Heroes” concert but were only up for grabs by Navy, Army and Air Force members. → Read More

Virginia International Tattoo returns this summer with outdoor performances at ODU’s S.B. Ballard Stadium

Scheduled for June 3–6, the Tattoo will bring performers from around the world for five public performances at Old Dominion University’s S.B. Ballard Stadium. → Read More

With ‘New Dream,’ Norfolk rapper Al-Doms makes his music reverberate beyond Virginia

On the 25-minute project, the Norfolk rapper touches on chasing dreams and the "ugliness of today" — racism and stereotyping. → Read More

Meet the Tastemakers: Kristin Shockley, founder and creative director of high-end design studio Lustre Theory

Kristin Shockley founded Lustre Theory Styling and Design studio in Norfolk. She styles and designs weddings, high-end photo shoots and more. → Read More