The Virginia Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control alleges numerous instances of drug use among the 25,000 attendees at the Lockn' Music Festival. Photo: Tom Daly

Revokn’: ABC hammers Lockn’ with harshest penalty

More than two months after hearing evidence regarding violations at last year’s Lockn’ Music Festival, the Virginia Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control has issued a ruling in the case, and it’s bad news for the Nelson County event’s organizers. “…only one penalty is appropriate,” wrote ABC hearing officer Clara A. Williamson, as she recommended the harshest possible penalty against […]

McGuffey's summer group show features work by Lee Halstead, among others.

August First Fridays Guide

First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. Listings are compiled in collaboration with Piedmont Council for the Arts. To list an exhibit, please send information two weeks before opening to First Fridays: August 1, 2014. C’Ville Arts Cooperative 118 […]

Unbreakable: A story about healing.

Unbreakable: A story about healing.

“I’m not getting surgery and I don’t need another guru,” I was thinking to myself. “But my back is broken and it’s not gonna get better by itself.” I was injured during aikido training in Fukuoka, Japan. Years of practice had gotten my body to its peak level of performance, and there I was at […]