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Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Ice, ice, baby—too cold? Too much? It’s been about 14 years since we received a winter wallop like the snow-smacking we got last weekend. And when C-VILLE revisited our coverage of the blizzard of 1996, we found that our city deals with nearly two feet of the fluffy white stuff the same way it did […]

Checking in with Josef Beery

Checking in with Josef Beery

What are you working on right now? I just finished a huge collaborative project over at the Virginia Arts of the Book Center, this deck of cards. We started with the idea of doing a Tarot deck, and that evolved into the idea of doing a deck of fortune-telling cards roughly based on the idea […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Eight games into last year’s basketball season, former UVA coach Dave Leitao and his Cavaliers had a 4-4 overall record. One year and one coach later, new guy Tony Bennett and the Wahoos find themselves holding steady at the same spot. Throw in the recent announcement of new head football coach Mike London, and it’s […]

Checking in with Kevin McFadden

Checking in with Kevin McFadden

What are you working on currently? I’m working on my next book of poems, which may be called Wicked Bible. It takes its title from a famous edition of the Bible that left the word “not” out of the seventh commandment, so it says “Thou Shalt Commit Adultery.” Not sort of domestic adultery, but maybe […]

Checking in with UVA's Judith Shatin

Checking in with UVA's Judith Shatin

What are you working on right now? Right now I’m working on two projects. One is Jefferson, In His Own Words, which is a piece for narrator and orchestra that has been co-commissioned by four orchestras. It’ll premiere in Illinois in March and then it will be performed here in Charlottesville by our wonderful symphony […]

Gallery Listings

Galleries Art Upstairs Gallery 112 W. Main St. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. 923-3900. Through December 31: An all-members show. BozArt 211 W. Main St. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday-Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, 1-4pm. 296-3919. www.bozartgallery.com. Through December 27: An all-members Christmas show, featuring works in multiple media. The Bridge/Progressive Arts Initiative 209 Monticello Rd. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-3pm. 984-5669. Through December 31: […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Well before Governor Tim Kaine took an interest in your health, your friends at C-VILLE offered to coach you through the painful process of kicking cigarettes just because it is a sound thing to do. Now that a statewide ban on smoking in restaurants is in effect, you may want to heed our advice. Visit […]

First Friday — December 4

December 4 Art Upstairs Gallery An all-members show, 5-8pm. BozArt An all-members Christmas show, featuring works in multiple media, 5-9pm. The Bridge/Progressive Arts Initiative The “Anniversary Wall” is on display, 6-8pm. C’ville Arts “Just the Perfect Thing for…” an all-members show featuring handcrafted holiday items, 6-9pm. Charlottesville Community Design Center “Neighborhood ReGeneration,” a collection of […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

In the 20 years that we’ve been hitting the streets over the winter holidays, we have not always taken a consistent approach. In 1990, for instance, we practically begged readers to turn away with our promise of a “Boring XMAS Issue.” But by 2006, we were fully in the spirit, putting Special Correspondent Sweet Cakes […]

Gallery Listings

Galleries Art Upstairs Gallery 112 W. Main St. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. 923-3900. December 4-31: An all-members show. READ MORE For a list of galleries with receptions for this month’s First Friday event, click here. BozArt 211 W. Main St. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday-Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, 1-4pm. 296-3919. www.bozartgallery.com. December 4-27: An all-members Christmas show, featuring works in […]

Morgan Harrington: a month into the case

Morgan Harrington: a month into the case

On October 17, Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington went missing after leaving a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ). What follows is an overview of official police statements and events reported on by C-VILLE staff. Morgan Dana Harrington has been missing since Saturday, October 17. Within a week of her disappearance, posters like […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

It’s that time of the year again for two great traditions that go great together. We speak, ’natch, of the time-honored practice of lying about the status of your term paper. With finals looming, one corner of Charlottesville is teeming with procrastinators—the kind of people to whom we paid tribute 19 years ago for their […]

Checking in with Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp

Checking in with Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp

What are you working on right now? I’m working on a new piece for my company that is just beginning. I recently got back from the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in September, and I was doing a lot of work with dance-theater integration, and how to look at them not as two separate mediums, but […]

Twenty years of music and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of music and arts in the spotlight

It seems we here at C-VILLE have kind of a thing about reporting while using alternate modes of transportation. Just as this week’s cover story stems from a walk through as-yet-incomplete Hollymead Town Center, some of our favorite stories from the archives grew from walks and bike rides. Our reporters have slogged through parks and […]

Gallery Listings

Galleries Art Upstairs Gallery 112 W. Main St. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. 923-3900. Through November 29: “From Sketch Book to Canvas,” mixed-media works by Barbara Wachter. BozArt 211 W. Main St. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday-Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, 1-4pm. 296-3919. www.bozartgallery.com. Through November 29: “Toward the Light,” paintings by Phyllis Koch-Sheras; benefit “Art for Alzheimer’s” exhibition. The Bridge/Progressive Arts […]

Checking in with Jesse Dukes

Checking in with Jesse Dukes

What were you doing before we called? I was trying to learn the guitar part for “Surf Rider” by The Lively Ones. Tell us about your day job. I work three days a week, part-time, for the radio program “With Good Reason,” which is produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.   In addition […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

The first time we can recall reporting on someone’s grand scheme to restore the Jefferson Theater as a performance venue, after years as the Movie Palace, was 17 years ago. Before the property was picked up at auction by a local newspaper editor who then sold it 14 years later to a local music promoter/band […]

First Friday — November 6

Angelo “Inspiration within a Paradigm,” works in multiple media by Tracy Verkerke and Annie Runkle, 5:30-7:30pm. Art Upstairs Gallery “From Sketch Book to Canvas,” mixed-media works by Barbara Wachter, 5-8pm. BozArt “Toward the Light,” paintings by Phyllis Koch-Sheras, 5-9pm. The Bridge/Progressive Arts Initiative “Anniversary Wall,” a collaborative painting to celebrate The Bridge’s five-year anniversary, 6-8pm. […]

Gallery listings

Galleries Art Upstairs Gallery 112 W. Main St. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. 923-3900. Through November 29: “From Sketch Book to Canvas,” mixed-media works by Barbara Wachter. BozArt 211 W. Main St. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday-Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, 1-4pm. 296-3919. www.bozartgallery.com. Through November 29: “Toward the Light,” paintings by Phyllis Koch-Sheras; benefit “Art for Alzheimer’s” exhibition. The Bridge/Progressive Arts […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

This year’s Virginia Film Festival, “Funny Business,” will not inaugurate a new era of Virginia Film Festivals wherein funny things—and celebrities—happen. (Onetime local Steven Soderbergh popped in 16 years ago, for Cripes sake!) Things have always tended to get a little funny when Tinseltown’s A- through C-listers come to town. As we reported 10 years […]

Checking in with Rose Hill

Checking in with Rose Hill

What are you working on currently? An Uncle Remus mosaic mirror. What were you doing just before we contacted you? I don’t remember. From illustrating scenes from The Story of Little Black Sambo to her seen-on-“Oprah” “Little Colored Girls” plate series, Rose Hill continues to engage historical representations of African-Americans with her work. Catch her […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in 20 years of covering Charlottesville, it’s this: Folks here are political animals, but they’re not always electoral animals. Consider that seven years ago winning a measly 11 percent—11 bleedin’ percent!—of city voters was enough to land a new guy on City Council. We’re hoping that the pollsters are […]