The Charlottesville Players Guild is performing Joe Turner's Come and Gone through April 29. Photo by Sanjay Suchak

Stages of life: The Charlottesville Players Guild steps into the spotlight for its second act

She’d been here before. During a recent rehearsal of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, a feeling of recollection overcame Brenda Brown-Grooms as she recited her lines. She was in character as Bertha Holly, wife of Seth Holly and a boarding house matron who likes to bake biscuits, make coffee and care for her […]

North Downtown residents found fliers proclaiming that "it's okay to be white" on their front lawns this morning. Photo courtesy of Gail South

Still here: White supremacy strikes again

“It’s okay to be white.” The sentence that first started popping up on high school and university campuses in November is the same one that was plastered onto dozens of fliers, folded into a neat square, stuffed into a sandwich bag with a rock in it and tossed on the lawns of North Downtown residents […]

Statue plaintiff Buddy Weber says city councilors have a duty to know what the law is.
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Statue hearing: Councilors immunity still being argued

  So far, Judge Rick Moore has accumulated six files pertaining to the lawsuit filed a year ago against Charlottesville and its city councilors for voting to remove the statue of General Robert E. Lee—and that doesn’t include the transcripts, he told lawyers in Charlottesville Circuit Court April 11. At the latest hearing, the city […]

Life after Monty Python finds John Cleese performing a solo show at the Tom Tom Founders Festival to raise money for UVA’s Division of Perceptual Studies, as well as moderating a panel with the paranormal researchers.
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Paranormal studies: John Cleese moderates UVA panel

For years, what’s now known as the Division of Perceptual Studies at UVA kept a pretty low profile under its reincarnation researcher and founder Ian Stevenson, who was notoriously publicity shy. That seems to have changed in the department’s current incarnation, which sponsored the appearance of Monty Pythoner John Cleese at last week’s Tom Tom […]

JM Stock Provisions tops its buttermilk-and-lard biscuit with tasso ham and a drizzle of honey and hot sauce. Photo by Tom McGovern

The ham biscuit is named Charlottesville’s signature dish

By Sam Padgett Considering our broad food and drink world, it’s difficult to imagine a single dish that could represent the city’s local food scene. Charlottesville, on account of its geography and demographics, has a more dynamic selection of foods compared to the seafood-obsessed southeastern part of the state and metropolitan areas of Northern Virginia. […]

Ivy Naté (work above) is among the artists featured in Les Yeux du Monde’s “Expressions in Black and White.” Courtesy artist

Review: Les Yeux du Monde shows brilliance in black and white

With “Expressions in Black and White” at Les Yeux du Monde, gallery director Lyn Warren brings together four artists whose work spans a range of media, from soft sculpture to monotypes, and offers juxtapositions of technique and style that are both visually interesting and thought-provoking. “For this show, what really inspired me was the materials. […]

Wesley Diener, Josephine Miller and Rachel Mink will perform in Le Devin du village accompanied by pianist John Mayhood on Saturday at Old Cabell Hall. Photo by Amy Jackson

UVA student reinterprets Le Devin du village

In the months before graduation, many students in UVA’s fourth-year class embrace “senior spring” by soaking up sun on the Lawn, checking items off the list of “118 things to do before you graduate” or hanging out with friends instead of attending class. But Wesley Diener, who’s graduating from the music department’s distinguished major program, […]