This week we look at Charlottesville’s fledgling stand-up comedy scene, which in many ways is typical of here—cozy and do-it-yourself. “Charlottesville,” says one performer, “is very supportive of people and their artistic endeavors.” Read the cover story here, and don’t forget to leave comments.
Before the illicit weed smoking, before the bare boobs, before the overzealous ABC agents, before the revoked booze license, and before the appeal, there was a guy whose buddy showed him a pretty cool place to listen to tunes. The guy was Dave Frey, who’s spent more than three decades making
Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings in the comments section. Trash and recycling pickup in the city are pushed back
These days it is not unusual for lenders to require a down payment of as 20 percent on the purchase price of a home. This makes a lot of sense from the lender’s point of view for several reasons. First, buyers who can save that 20 percent show they handle their finances well. Second, with […]
Nationally the commercial market continues to recover, according to Lawrence Yun, the National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist. Yun predicts an improving commercial market, with the multi-family sector leading the way based on what he expects will be an expanding GDP, an easing in
The Women’s Initiative Offers “Challenge into Change” Writing Contest, Workshops The Women’s Initiative is offering two workshops to support writers entering its “Challenge into Change” writing contest. Today, from noon to 1pm, the Women’s Initiative will host a brainstorming session at its
Yonder Mountain String Band hasn’t produced a full-length record since 2009. It’s the longest stretch that the band’s gone without an LP since it formed in 1998. If that news isn’t bad enough for fans, now this: Founding member, mandolin player and vocalist Jeff Austin split with YMSB in April.
Charlottesville’s fight against unemployment has a new crusader in town. Seated in the city’s new Downtown Job Center, Cory Demchak can be found busily at work in his underground lair in the basement of the public library on Market Street. Demchak mans the just-opened one-stop shop for
The words Cheap Whiskey don’t usually go well together, but if they’re referring to Nelson Johnson and his band of Southern rockers, then it’s a welcome combination. The group embraces a medley of styles, dabbling in rock, country, and blues to deliver performances high energy performances. And
You might not have met Michael Jones, but if you’re a regular on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, chances are you’ve heard him. Jones is known for walking the Mall with his headphones on, clapping loudly and sometimes chanting about the glory of God. But an altercation with a
Saying that If I Stay, adapted from Gayle Forman’s blockbuster young adult novel, is bad because it’s overwrought and pretentious is to dismiss a crucial stage of growing up when you yourself are overwrought and pretentious by no real fault of your own. The entire young adult experience is
What does it mean to digitally broadcast the ‘experience’ of a tree? Is satire inherent in such an act?” These are just a couple of the questions that Charlottesville-based artist Peter Traub hopes you’ll contemplate while viewing “WoodEar” at UVA’s Ruffin Gallery. The exhibit is a recent
Dominion’s pipeline faces a tough battle in central Virginia, where the threat of eminent domain has sparked fury among residents.
It’s been eight months since Arch’s Frozen Yogurt on Emmet Street closed up shop. Now, the owner of another yogurt company is gearing up to reopen the space, but the cups of ice cream, cookie dough bites, and whipped cream will be replaced with noodle bowls, Chinese broccoli, and kimchi. Owner
For more than three decades, the obscure Italian band Sensations’ Fix has been pleasing audiences with its energetic brand of progressive electronic rock. Success lies in the group’s original mix of genres, blending shrill electric chords with a psychedelic rhythm in a unique sound entirely its
What kind of combat weapons do my local cops have? That’s what people around the country have been asking as images and videos of a heavily armed police force responding to protests and riots over the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri over the last two weeks sparked
Farm fun Charlottesville City Market is a Saturday morning tradition as throngs of locals flood the Water Street parking lot downtown to peruse meats, fruits, veggies and more. On Labor Day, Monday, September 1, those crowds have the chance to see where those yummy local treats come from and
The day after Labor Day, Ryan Trott will return to the classrooms and hallways where he teaches art to local elementary school students. Under his guidance, they’ll learn about masterworks and fine art techniques; he’ll lead them in exercises to spur imagination and develop creativity. And when
The clock is ticking for C’Ville-ian Brewing Company. Business has been slower than expected during the summer months, and if things don’t turn around by the end of the year, owner Steve Gibbs said he’ll have to think hard about changing his model, looking for a buyer, or shutting down
A pizza is on its way to your table. It’s bubbling with melted cheese, crackling with a blistered crust, mounded by rendered meats and fresh veggies. Underneath the toppings, a bright, tangy tomato sauce holds it all together. Now that I have your attention, let’s talk pizza in Charlottesville.
Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings in the comments section. The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing