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Holidays at Norfolk Botanical Gardens 

Looking for a safe and cozy way to view the spectacular holiday lights this season? Look no further. Dominion Energy partners with Norfolk Botanical Garden for their Garden of Lights drive thru. Every night between the hours of 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. from November 13 to January 2, the public can gain access to approximately more than a mile of  dazzling lights from the comfort of their vehicles. Tickets are currently available and are online only. Sunday – Thursday, visitors can pay a fee of $25 for members and $35 for non-members to enjoy the show. Friday and Saturday, it’s $30 per car for members and $40 for non members. NBG also offers a $5 discount for  military members, Dominion Energy employees and City of Norfolk employees Sunday – Thursday.  Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance, crank up those Christmas tunes, and get yourself into the holiday spirit! 

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Rebecca is a Netflix Original movie that stars Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. It’s the story of a young woman who falls in love with the owner of England’s most famous house and she is haunted by the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca. While it may seem like a romance movie, it is everything but. There are twists and turns throughout the whole film that will leave you shocked at the end. Murder, scandals and coverups, this is the perfect movie to watch on a night in. Without revealing too much of the plot, Rebecca is dark, haunting and thrilling. 

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Ariana Grande’s “Positions”

On October 30, 2020, Ariana Grande released her sixth album entitled “Positions.” The singer worked with a variety of producers on the album, including Tommy Brown,  London on da Track, Murda Beatz, The Rascals, Scott Storch and Charles Anderson. The singer broke away from her signature style to create an album filled with a bunch of different melodies and harmonies. The sense of intimacy is evident throughout the whole storyline, each song adding a different layer. A New York Times review stated that Grande was able to “turn her music into an atmosphere as intimate as her bedroom, a place where she’s sometimes entertaining a lover but just as often cracking goofy jokes with her closest friends.”

By Faith Macwana