David Nicholson

Columnist Inside the ArtsWriter

David Nicholson writes about food and restaurants in Hampton Roads. As he is also the performing arts writer and critic for the Daily Press, Nicholson writes about music, theater and dance in Southeastern Virginia.

His news and feature articles on the arts and cultural scene were recognized with a 2001 Alli Award from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads and a nomination from the Governor's Awards for the Arts 2000. He co-authored the series, "Out Here: Gay Voices in Hampton Roads," which won the top features award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association in 2006.

David's training includes fellowships to the Music Critics Association, the West Coast Conference on Dance Criticism, the American Dance Festival's critics conference and the Eastman School of Music. He is a member of the Music Critics Association and a former board member of the Dance Critics Association.

A native of Connecticut, he holds bachelor's degrees in journalism from Boston University and in music from Christopher Newport University.

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