A student of Joe Satriani, Charlie Hunter has applied his versatile jazz guitar talent to solo work and collaborations that span genres for more than 20 years.

Interview: The ongoing innovation of jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter

Like most great jazz musicians, guitarist Charlie Hunter never gets complacent in his craft. Since emerging from California’s Bay Area in the early ’90s, the innovative ax slinger has defied convention by expanding the parameters of a guitarist’s role. The versatility starts with the ingenuity of his instrument, a custom-made, seven-string guitar that allows Hunter […]

Vivid, honest, and gorgeous, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival serves as a reminder of that life beyond the cement grid is worth the visit.

ARTS Pick: Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The beauty of the Blue Ridge is an unparalleled testament to nature’s splendor, and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival showcases that magic through a dazzling collection of documentaries from around the region. The festival dives headfirst into the wild, capturing breathtaking moments while examining its delicate relationship with humanity. Wednesday 4/16 & Thursday 4/17. Wednesday: $10, […]

Larry Keel’s mindblowing talent has made him a roots music Pied Piper. “There are a lot of bands in the younger market that have brought awareness to bluegrass music, but bluegrass music in general hasn’t been the most popular,” he said.

Music Resource Center lines up a big-name bluegrass show

Larry Keel, Virginia bluegrass legend, has lost it. Fortunately, he thinks he can find the old magic anytime he wants. “My beard and I have recently become separated,” Keel said. “But it will be back.” Over the years, Keel has sported a number of facial hairstyles, perhaps none more recognizable than the salt and pepper […]

Gossip girls Lucienne (Amy Barrick left) and Raymonde (Kate Gadzinski) dish the dirt in UVA Drama’s production of A Flea In Her Ear.

ARTS Pick: A Flea in Her Ear

With a few simple plot twists, the characters in UVA Drama’s A Flea in Her Ear set off on an increasingly outrageous romp through a variety of misunderstood lover’s cues. Impotence, jealousy, attempted murder, and entrapment combine to make this Belle Époque farce into a laugh riot from the start. Through 4/26. $8-14, times vary. Ruth Caplin […]