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Checking in with Bree Luck

Checking in with Bree Luck

What are you working on? I’m the director of a program called the Voice Project, over at Fluvanna Women’s Prison. It’s a theater and writing program. I took over the reins about four years ago, as a drama therapist, and it started out with [inmates] creating their own productions based on their own life stories…We […]

Republican ticket

GOVERNOR Bob McDonnell Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1954. Grew up in Northern Virginia. Education: B.B.A., University of Notre Dame. M.S.B.A., Boston University. M.A./J.D., Regent University School of Law. Political career: – Served 14 years as a representative of the 84th District (Virginia Beach) in the Virginia House of Delegates, starting in 1991. – Co-chair of […]

Doorstep dining

Doorstep dining

We know what it’s like. Sometimes even the thought of frying an egg (free range and local or not) is too much for your tired brain. It’s then that you turn to the telephone and instant grub gratification. And why not? Interesting delivery options abound around here, beyond basic pizza. Here are nine such dishes […]

Gallery Listings

Art Upstairs Gallery 112 W. Main St. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. 923-3900. Through November 1: “Patron Art Show: Everyone’s a Winner,” works by multiple artists. BozArt 211 W. Main St. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday-Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, 1-4pm. 296-3919. www.bozartgallery.com. Through November 1: Graphite drawings of portraits, stills and landscapes by Michele Price. The Bridge/Progressive Arts Initiative 209 Monticello […]

Checking in with Adam Smith

Checking in with Adam Smith

What are you working on currently? Invisible Hand is in the process of finishing a full-length album at White Star Studios in Louisa. Another project of mine, Great Dads, is focusing on total catharsis. In addition to sharing his love of the New York Times Crossword application on his iPhone, local musician Adam Smith also […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

We’re 41 weeks into this year-long archive search, and with this issue the theme is musical entertainment. First, what has become the perennial question of which music venues will survive: We asked that last week with the shuttering of Is, just as we pondered it 12 years ago, as Trax started to unravel. Then, the […]

Banging out the Homecoming game with the Cavalier Marching Band

Banging out the Homecoming game with the Cavalier Marching Band

Those high notes don’t just hit themselves! If you’re at a football game and you feel like taking your jacket off, you can just…take it off. Unless you’re in UVA’s Cavalier Marching Band, in which case you wait until you’re told to take your jacket off. Built on the principle of coordinated movement—all hats on […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

“If music be the food of love, play on,” says Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a local production of which we praised in 2007 for its direction, musical numbers and actors—one of whom happens to be the subject of this week’s cover story. Local thespian Clinton Johnston is directing the Four County Players in Othello […]

Checking in with Johnny St. Ours

Checking in with Johnny St. Ours

What are you working on these days? I’ve been transitioning from a production company for documentaries and local commercials to work as a freelance cinematographer. I’m also working on, alongside my wife [Mendy St. Ours] and [local actor] Chris Baumer, a screenplay from each of our pens—and gearing up to produce them ourselves into motion […]

First Friday—October 2

First Friday—October 2

First Friday is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. The Art Life Studio Recent works by Jill Baskin and Heather McNulty, 5:30-7:30pm. An image by Milenko Katic at C’ville Arts Art Upstairs Gallery “Patron Art Show: Everyone’s a Winner,” works by […]

Twenty yeras of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty yeras of local news and arts in the spotlight

You say you want a revolution? In this, the 39th week of our highly selective tour through the past 20 years of local news and arts in C-VILLE, we turn our attention to exactly that. Nothing says history quite like a Civil War re-enactment. Or, did we mean to say Wal-Mart? Earlier this year, we […]

Checking in with Zap McConnell

Checking in with Zap McConnell

What were you doing just before we called? I’m in the process of cooking breakfast before rehearsals. What are you working on these days? I am about to go teach in Mexico and work with some Mexican dancers to make a dance piece that will be part of the two-week dance extravaganza for the opening […]

Checking in with Chris Patrick

Checking in with Chris Patrick

What are you working on these days? Currently I’m in rehearsals for David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross at Live Arts. I’m also back to work on a series of children’s novels, the first of which I hope to have complete by this time next year. [Editor’s note: Glengarry Glen Ross plays at Live Arts through […]

20 years of hits and misses from C-VILLE's archives

JUMP TO: • HITS • MISSES PLUS: • From the owner’s suite: 20 years of C-VILLE [w/video tour!] • Saving us thousands of words What does it mean to turn 20? Well, you’re more than barely legal. You still have to rely on your friends to buy you beer. And you’re starting to improve behind […]

Win some, lose some: Misses from C-VILLE's past 20 years

Win some, lose some: Misses from C-VILLE's past 20 years

Assault with an inky weapon Blogs were yet to become commonplace, but "Gail Force" managed to flame misdirected Working Weekly publisher Gail Bentley, anyway, using all the tricks of the yet-to-be-born trade: anonymity, vitriol and recurrent posts that lasted for months. Too bad somebody didn’t hit the editorial staff in the head with one of […]

Saving us thousands of words

Saving us thousands of words

  Judging the Miss Gay Charlottesville contest at Club 216 August 12, 2008 Photo by Jason Lappa     Choir from Free Union’s Faith Mission Fellowship singing on The Corner August 10, 1994 Photo by Lou Baron     Foxfield Races December 30, 2008 Photo by Aaron Farrington   Jak ‘n’ Jil’s John Clark at […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

We know that for years you’ve been seeing other people—and we’ve been watching you watching them. That’s right, we’re talking about TV. Eleven years ago, we celebrated the rise of cable-access wunderkind  Trevor Moore, who went on to a Hollywood career from Covenant High School. And speaking of D-Listers, we subjected C-VILLE TV critic Eric […]

Checking in with Cindy Leal

Checking in with Cindy Leal

What are you working on? I just got back from Puerto Rico, but before I left I’d been working on a lot of dance improv projects at the [Twisted Branch] Tea Bazaar with a group of friends, and I’d also been doing a lot of solo work over the past year with music improvisers. I’ve […]

Gallery Listings

Art Upstairs Gallery 112 W. Main St. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. 923-3900. Through September 27: “Home Sweet Home: Scenes We Know and Love,” oil paintings by Randy Sights Baskerville. BozArt 211 W. Main St. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday-Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, 1-4pm. 296-3919. www.bozartgallery.com. Through September 27: “Surfaces—Abstracts in Acrylic,” works by Ucky Light. The Bridge/Progressive Arts Initiative 209 […]

Twenty years of news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of news and arts in the spotlight

Some journalistic traditions deserve to endure: coverage of season-opening football games, jokes at the expense of millionaire rock bands, exasperation at callers who want to pitch stories about Charlotte. But there are certain stories we’d be glad to surrender to history. One example: the dire needs of people who don’t have health insurance who depend […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Law and order is a great deal more complex than any 60-minute TV show can convey. It’s not just evidence and a verdict, that’s for sure. And that’s one reason we’ve looked at it from many angles over the years. From the gulf between the ideals of community policing and the funding it requires, to […]

Checking in with Clay Witt

Checking in with Clay Witt

What are you working on right now? I’m working on a piece right now, about halfway finished, and the idea is that I’m doing this ring of fire floating on the waves. So we have several layers of waves, and I’m using larger flames as the ring comes around to the front, to the effect […]

First Friday

First Friday is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. Angelo “Dreaming Dam Square,” mixed-media collages by Loes van Riel, 5:30-7:30pm. Art Upstairs Gallery “Home Sweet Home: Scenes We Know and Love,” oil paintings by Randy Sights Baskerville, 5-8pm. BozArt “Surfaces—Abstracts in […]