The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton reached two milestones this season: the quarter-century mark and the completion of Shakespeare’s canon. All but two of the 38 plays we attribute to Shakespeare were published in the First Folio in 1623, and with its current production of Timon of Athens, ASC can claim performances of all of […]
Hidden monuments Portland, Oregon-based folk collective Balto has been called “the band everyone should have heard of, but nobody has.” All that anonymity may be on the brink of dissipation, as the group heads east with a suitcase full of tunes from its latest EP, Monuments. The album was recorded in an old church over three days in […]
Liz Duffy Adams’ Or, is Live Arts’ latest offering, a deftly minced hodge-podge of a play, primarily consisting of what may be incompletely described as a retroactively considered Restoration comedy. Now, when was the last time you had a serious hankering for a Restoration comedy? Some ambivalent theater-goers find Shakespeare intimidating and obscure (they shouldn’t, […]
In honor of International Women’s Day, founders of Teen Tech Girls and Feast! have teamed up using Gathr to host a screening of Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins’ highly-acclaimed new film, Girl Rising.
With a trademark appreciation for the timeless sound of traditional blues, Corey Harris & The Rasta Blues Experience celebrate the release of Fulton Blues.
O.K. let’s go Pilobolus is a dance company named after a fungus, and since its inception in the early ’70s, its mission has always been to live up to its namesake by pursuing a unique and organic approach to movement performance. To kick off a UVA residency featuring a series of student workshops, the touring […]
The best new plays are always hard to categorize, and Jenny Schwartz’s God’s Ear is no exception. Staged by UVA’s drama department, it is a powerful and intentionally disjointed examination of deep loss and finding ways to cope.
Catty lady If you can’t quite place Paula Poundstone, try imagining her with a red brick wall behind her while she dishes out a brilliantly composed cat joke. There’s also a pretty good chance you’ve heard her yucking it up as a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.” Poundstone holds the honor […]
The evening after In an age where we strive to make sure no one feels left out, it’s important to remember the cynical, love-hating, ne’er-do-wells among us and make sure they get their party as well. The Southern’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Party—an evening dedicated to countering the cloying schmaltz of lovers in love—features local masters of […]
Leaping nimbly from intense psychological anguish to giddy, fool-inspired revelry across a plot that covers over 16 years and two disparate countries, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale blows the game wide open with a complex examination of jealousy and regret on one hand, and farcical comedy resulting in a plethora of marriages on the other,
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is hosting a Valentine’s Day Tour of Aboriginal expressions of love and romance.
For those who would gladly toss out the flowers, pink teddy bears, and heart-shaped greeting cards, your redemption lies in Raunchy Love Letters.
Dealing with heavy themes like sex, money, trust, and the nebulous transition from adolescence to adulthood, Speech & Debate doesn’t pull any punches just because the roles are played by teenagers.
Powerful yet coy vocals and astute songwriting are the definitive traits in folk balladeer Anna Vogelzang’s music. And as for evidence of her industry cred, she works with some of current music’s kick ass players.
The WTJU Folk Marathon stays true to its roots by offering a wide range of special programming such as Western swing, Scandinavian folk, Cumbia Cumbia, and entire shows dedicated to the subtle art forms of accordion, bagpipe, and yodeling music.
The Patricia Barber Quartet’s titular namesake is instantly recognizable; as a pianist and composer, she is widely hailed as one of the most imaginative on the scene today.
Sixteen in Ten Minutes or Less takes you back to those tumultuous times with a series of 10 minute plays intertwining the lives and complications of a group of teenagers dealing with everything from bullies to braces.
Citizen Cope’s music has been covered and recorded by Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow, Slipknot, Dido, and Richie Havens, to name a few, and his songs have been featured in dozens of T.V. shows and movies
To say Misha Dichter is a living legend would actually be an understatement. The first major accolade of his five decade-spanning career came in 1966 at the tender age of 20, with a surprise silver medal at the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition as a virtual unknown, and on that day his star began an ascent that would include international critical acclaim, prestigious honors including the hallowed “Grand Prix International du Disque Liszt” for his Liszt piano transcriptions, various influential recordings, and collaborations with essentially every major orchestra on the planet.
Man needs space Floating around on our little rock in big, empty space, it’s only natural that the human race gets a little lonely. “Terrestrial Transmissions” is a gallery show inspired by this intergalactic longing for company, examining and interpreting the various attempts throughout history to communicate with the “alien other” through not only technology, […]
Rising to the occasion is Akintunde, whose goal to revolutionize the Christian entertainment industry results in a stand-up routine carefully balanced between edgy and family-friendly.
Author Rosalie Riegle has collected the stories of over 75 peace-seekers in her book Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community, and details the actions of conscientious objectors, faith-based activists, and other pacifists and the resulting consequences of their decisions to oppose participation in armed conflicts, often resulting in prison terms.