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Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Food & Drink intro video by Okay Yellow RESTAURANT Mas Runner-up: C&O Restaurant O.K., Mas-obsessed reader, we get it. Choosing Mas for nearly every category —including Best Coffeehouse and, inexplicably, Live DJ—is not what we’d call a subtle nod to your favorite restaurant. Luckily, you’re not alone in your fanatical affection for the Belmont tapas […]

Entertainment

Entertainment

Entertainment intro video by Okay Yellow BIG VENUE John Paul Jones Arena Runner-up: Charlottesville Pavilion The bigger the better, we always say. Apparently, that’s what you say, too, as JPJ—the biggest of this town’s big venues—wins again. Headliners like Phish, Jimmy Buffett and Taylor Swift surely have something to do with the arena’s popularity, but […]

Retail

Retail

Retail intro video by Okay Yellow JEWELRY STORE Angelo Runner-up: Andrew Minton Jewelers We suspect he stays on top year after year not simply because jewelry artist Lee Marraccini designs beautiful bling, but because he and his wife, Pam, run more than a jewelry store. They run a jewelry gallery. Next to cases of Lee’s […]

Services

Services

Services intro video by Okay Yellow DOCTOR Greg Gelburd of Downtown Family Healthcare Runner-up: Bruce Campbell Readers have put Greg Gelburd ahead of the pack for six years now, but that doesn’t mean they want him all to themselves. In fact, for a good cause, they’re happy to share, as they did last fall when […]

Extraordinary feats!

Extraordinary feats!

Charlottesville filmmakers popularize an image of the city, without a single mention of TJ, the Grish or DMB The silver screen has always been celebrated for its ability to turn ordinary folks into larger than life characters. By “ordinary folks,” of course we mean well-connected Hollywood types with rock hard abs, chiseled features and few, […]

Recreation & Fitness

Recreation & Fitness

Rec & Fitness intro video by Okay Yellow PLACE TO HIKE Humpback Rocks Runner-up: Sugar Hollow Back on top this year after a brief hiatus, Humpback Rocks prompts just one response from readers: Every day should be Hump day. The 740′ peak takes just 45 minutes to climb, but once at the top, hikers have […]

Checking in with Megan Huddleston

Checking in with Megan Huddleston

 What are you working on right now?  Well, songs. There are a bunch of new ones that are done, but it’s been so shuffley with the boys being gone that we’re just getting around to teaching them some of the new ones, and working on new ones. That’s always very exciting.   In Mister Baby, […]

Checking in with Ned Oldham

Checking in with Ned Oldham

Ned Oldham released several records with the Anomoanon. With multi-instrumentalist Matty Metcalf, bassist Michael Clem and drummer Brian Caputo, he performs as Old Calf. What are you working on right now? I’m just trying to finish the artwork on a Ned Oldham single, or a three-song, 7" EP, coming out on Gold Robot Records. A […]

Checking in with Boomie Pederson

Checking in with Boomie Pederson

Tell us about your day job. The Hamner Theater is my job. My paycheck comes from the Rockfish Valley Community Center, because at this point the Hamner Theater is a project of the Center. So my co-artistic director [Peter Coy] and I are on staff there. Unfortunately, my salary doesn’t reflect the hours I put […]

Checking in with Cynthia Burke

Checking in with Cynthia Burke

What are you working on right now? I’m working on a large oil painting of foxes in an early Flemish style. And I’m working on small copper paintings of small birds. The big one’s probably going to take all summer. The little ones only take me a couple of hours.   Locally, who would you […]

Checking in with Russ Warren

Checking in with Russ Warren

 What are you working on right now? Russ Warren, whose painting can be seen on the cover of this week’s paper, works at the farm he shares with wife Lyn Bolen Warren. Right now I’m working like mad on a series of paintings that started about a year or so ago. I kind of picked […]

Checking in with Mary Motley Kalergis

Checking in with Mary Motley Kalergis

Documentary photographer Mary Motley Kalergis’ work is on view at McGuffey Art Center through June 27, alongside photos of prominent local women in the arts. What are you working on right now? I recently hung a group show at McGuffey that’s a fundraiser for the Piedmont Council of the Arts. The exhibit is called “Women […]

Checking in with Kristin Adolfson

Checking in with Kristin Adolfson

What are you working on right now? Right now I am both finishing up a book edition that I had printed, an edition of 20, and starting on my next project about the atomic bomb. I haven’t decided yet whether it’ll be a book or a print. Kristin Adolfson’s book projects include Restaurant De Athrow, […]

Checking in with Beryl Solla

Checking in with Beryl Solla

What are you working on right now? I’m currently working on next year’s gallery lineup. At work, I curate the gallery, and I’m the chair of the Art Department, so there’s a lot of organizing and administrative stuff, plus teaching. So I’m doing all of that, all the prep for next year. I just finished […]

Checking in with Damani Harrison

Checking in with Damani Harrison

 What are you working on right now? I’ve been working with the Piedmont Council of the Arts, attending their creative conversations to discuss arts access programs in Charlottesville. I’ve also been involved with the Youth Development Network. They’re essentially an umbrella organization that gets disadvantaged youth, or youth in general, engaged in activities and positive […]

Checking in with Christopher King

Checking in with Christopher King

 What are you currently working on? Well, about 20 or so projects right now, including a series of imprints for this label called Tompkins Square Records up in New York City. They asked me to do a series of CDs focusing on under-anthologized, under-appreciated prewar blues and country artists, so right now I’m working on […]

John Casteen, version 20.0

John Casteen, version 20.0

When former UVA President Robert M. O’Neil met in Madison Hall with the man who took his job 20 years ago, the controversy of the moment—and when you’re a university president, there is always a controversy of the moment—was a typically rogue pronouncement by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. He had effectively told state higher ed […]

Charlottesville zombie experts explain the appeal of the undead

Charlottesville zombie experts explain the appeal of the undead

ZOMBIEMANIA Click here to read more about the current zombie craze.  “Zombies are hot,” says photographer Billy Hunt. “Zombies are now. Zombies are fresh. I feel like you throw a rock and you hit a zombie these days in Charlottesville.” While that may be better than throwing a rock and missing a zombie, it goes […]

Doctors' orders

Doctors' orders

 You think it’s going to be such an ordeal, this business of getting healthier and living better. You’ll have to trade in your sedan for a bike, give up your favorite TV shows, eschew the brew entirely, and in general become a bore. T’ain’t so! READ MORE Going to health: Or, How I learned to […]