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Ryan Farish

“Certainly an impressive and original talent” – DJ Mag Certain paradigms in the world of electronic music cannot be entirely replicated, and the body of work by Ryan Farish deserves such an accolade. The decorated DJ, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist has touched innumerable hearts over the course of his career. Although best described as downtempo...

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Hugh Copeland

Hugh R. Copeland is the founder and artistic director of The Hurrah Players Family Theatre Company and performing arts academy. Hurrah’s newly acquired second building in Norfolk’s arts district has been named The Hugh R. Copeland Center.  Hugh holds a master’s degree in acting from Smith College with post graduate work from the University of...

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Tamika Bright

Tamika Bright is a mixed media artist and muralist from northern Virginia. In 2010, she moved to the Hampton Roads area to become a pre-med student at Old Dominion University. For many years, she lived in fear and uncertainty. Simply following what others thought she should do. Her home environment had been very negative and...

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Tamara Wills

Tamara Taneca Wills was born in Portsmouth, VA to Grant Gyland and Gwendolyn Odom in 1975…the year that drugs really impacted the community. Growing up, she saw so many reasons why the culture was changed. Tamara never planned to have children early in life, but being a product of the environment, she had her first...

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Michele Michaelian

Michele Michaelian, Recovery Coordinator for The Virginia Conference United Methodist Church, was raised in Richmond and now lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Paul, a former PGA Golf Professional.  Together, they are very active in missions and outreach at their church, Courthouse Community UMC.  Michele has served and lead many mission teams including Katrina response, Super...

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Jason Redman

Lieutenant Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent eight years as an enlisted SEAL.  As an enlisted SEAL Redman completed three deployments throughout Central and South America and spent two years as a training instructor before being selected for the Seaman to Admiral Commissioning program in 2000. He attended Old Dominion...

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