Catherine Monnes performs at The Bridge PAI’s Telemetry series on Saturday. Photo by Tom Daly

Catherine Monnes is bringing music to life

In the sunflower yellow kitchen at the back of her narrow house, Catherine Monnes drops a few thistle teabags into a pink tulip-shaped teapot full of boiling water. She slides the lid into place and carries the pot into her plant-filled sunroom. The evening light is disappearing behind the trees in her North Downtown yard […]

Indie-pop duo Matt and Kim, known for energetic live shows and infectious beats, play the Jefferson on Saturday. Photo by Colin Devon Moore

ARTS Pick: Matt and Kim live up to the hype

Indie-pop duo Matt and Kim are known for energetic live shows and infectious beats. After taking a year off due to Kim tearing her ACL during one of their performances (yes, they get that hype), the Brooklyn-based duo is back with dance hits old and new, including the recent “Like I Used to Be,” a […]

Guest conductor Laura Jackson takes the baton for Charlottesville Symphony’s Masterworks 4. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Charlottesville Symphony masters diverse program

Guest conductor Laura Jackson takes the baton for Charlottesville Symphony’s Masterworks 4, a diverse program that includes Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Christopher Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body, Tchaikovsky’s suite from Swan Lake and Copland’s Billy the Kid suite. Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25. $10-45, 8pm on Saturday at Old Cabell Hall, UVA; 3:30pm on Sunday at […]

Marie Lee, Julie Stavinski and Violet Craighead-Way each play the same character, at different ages, in Fun Home at LiveArts through March 24. Photo: Martyn Kyle

Live Arts’ Fun Home tugs at the heart

A stage representative of a beautifully cared for home lights up, as does the face of the youngest version of Alison Bechdel, played by Violet Craighead-Way, as she begins to sing. I had only heard about Fun Home. I had never seen it (or listened to the music). I walked into Live Arts’ production on […]