An Independence Day extravaganza. Plus, what’s your favorite song about America? Here’s some of mine.
The Jefferson also announces an October date with Martin Sexton.
WTJU is like a box of chocolates. Can it stay that way? The management at UVA’s community radio station continues to face widespread consternation among its volunteer staff about a proposed set of changes that DJs fear would bring an end to free-form programming, long a hallmark of the station and its culture. “It seems […]
C’ville native J. Clay Tweel wins best doc at the L.A. Film Festival for "Make Believe."
A blogger humbly requests reader assistance. Plus, inside the arts in this week’s paper.
Much to do, from the Invisible Hand tonight at the Southern tonight, to celebrity b-ball tomorrow. Plus, a very brief tribute to MJ.
"We sent the train too quickly down the track," administrators say. "The New WTJU" will launch in late August. Plus, lots of updates.
The six students and at least as many volunteers arrived at the farm around 9am, and were cut loose with borrowed and donated digital cameras. “The idea was to get the kids out shooting when the light was O.K.,” said poet John Casteen IV, looking upon one young photographer as she took a picture of […]
Plus, notes on the Southwood Photo Project in its fourth year
UVA’s unruly public radio station will reorganize programming and place songs in rotation
New theater worth checking out at Hamner and Four County Players, plus rock ‘n roll galore.
Plus, Virginia Film Fest welcomes submissions; and Bob McDonnell, in the end, signed a bill to attract the entertainment biz to the Virginia
“I picked up something in Bhutan that I haven’t been able to kick,” the photographer Steve Winter said last week. By the time we were done speaking, it was unclear whether he had been talking about a fever, or some contagious disease identifiable only by the afflicted’s unwavering dedication to enormous feline species. “I try […]
In Walks With Men, Ann Beattie’s new novella, the writer returns to a time when her star was the well-polished centerpiece of the literary firmament—namely, the 1980s, when you couldn’t open the New Yorker without seeing one of her stories, and “Chilly Scenes of Winter became a kind of bible among 20somethings.” So said last […]
Picking up on an interesting discussion that started, in all places, on the the internet.
Take a virtual tour of this weekend’s goings-ons.
Your midweek literary bigwig update. Plus, Jimmy Cliff reschedules.
When Ryan DeRamus opened Random Row Books last fall, he didn’t have a clear vision for the space, about half of which is occupied by bookshelves and couches, so he allowed the community to do, more or less, what it wanted. With the then-recent closure of the Outback Lodge, what Charlottesville really needed was a […]
The acclaimed Australian film Samson and Delilah: True Love shows only once; plus, two things I’m looking forward to this week
The Kingston Trio’s coming too. Plus, a Jimmy Cliff consolation prize.
Plenty of fun to be had despite the stormy weekend: Derby Dames do "Virginia is for Shovers," check out a classic film or hang with Jimmy Cliff, the proto-rude boy.
It was the first season announcement under the theater’s new executive director.
There was little cause for argument from the start. At Mockingbird, the roots music hall in Staunton, a nearby table ordered s’mores and creme brulée as I finished a plate of fried oysters—the cole slaw side is not to be missed—and opener Mary Gordon Hall, of Batesville, took the stage. Hall trilled a short set […]
The Infamous Stringdusters’ give some local love at the Festy. Plus, read a response to last week’s cover story about women in local music.
Sanctioned swimming holes open this weekend, plus plenty of good shows, from Borrowed Beams tonight to the Dixie Bee-Liners tomorrow.
Miljenko Matijevic, local studio owner and onetime singer for SteelHeart, will hit stage with the remaining Doors tonight.
The comment board on my Feedback blog became ground zero in the debate over women in rock music when I asked an age-old question in April. Where are the women in Charlottesville rock? Just because the question bears asking doesn’t mean it can’t be answered. There are several bands here in town that prominently feature […]