The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative spent the winter months like a hibernating brick beast. The gallery doors were often locked during business hours, and weeks passed with its walls bare and white. The gallery, meeting place, and event space Charlottesville residents have come to rely on for raucous revels, avant-garde film screenings, sonic experiments, and […]
“Chicho wears many hats here,” says BON’s proprietor John Noble, and there are certainly many hats to wear and jobs to do at the recently opened café, art gallery, and event venue in the Pink Warehouse. “Chicho does it all, from developing the space, coordinating featured artists, booking events, pursuing vendors…” What is most remarkable […]
Jim Rounsevell is after architecture deeply rooted in place, built “for our time with what we have, with care, and with discipline.” His commitment to aesthetics, design, and a progressive future for our city can often lead him to be, admittedly, “that crazy, passionate person in any given city planning meeting.” Rounsevell graduated with a […]
The first thing people always ask me is, ‘You’re an opera company, why are you doing a musical?’” said Michelle Krisel, General Director of Ash Lawn Opera, and the behind-the-scenes creative force in charge of casting, performance selections, fundraising, and community outreach for the company. We spoke with Krisel at Ash Lawn’s Downtown office during […]
I met up with Claibourne Reppert, owner of The Honeycomb Salon and Gallery, at her renovated warehouse apartment just before 10 on a Sunday morning. She was cooking hashbrowns and slowly waking up after a late night performing as the lead singer of The Sharkettes, a fictional girl group put together for local math metal […]
I first got the run down on how babies are made from Kim Blodgett in whispers on the kickball field when I was seven. I thought my friend must be poorly misinformed (and possibly a little disturbed) until the technicalities of sex and puberty and changing hormones were eventually confirmed in our fifth grade health […]
An old sedan turns right onto an empty main street. Its tires pull smooth black strokes through a cover of newly fallen snow. The street is quiet, the sky filled with the ash gray of early morning or early evening. At first glance (and at small scale), the photograph could have been taken by a […]
Charlottesville’s newest event venue, café, and chill spot, BON, is kicking off its first month of business on the ground floor of the Pink Warehouse on South Street. Though BON has existed as a drum shop and mecca for drum circle enthusiasts for almost five years, its reopening in May marked a recommitment to fostering […]
Champion Brewing and the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative are collaborating with residents in the Belmont neighborhood to produce and brand a summer beer. Throughout June, local artists and designers will be invited to submit designs that will be used to market the beer and, in the future, will inform the label for its bottles. Artists […]
Dig in to tasty, homemade fare, mingle with influential thinkers and makers from the local art scene, and help launch a new creative community project. Based on the successful Detroit Soup micro-granting dinner party model that was created by The Garage co-founder Kate Daughdrill, the first Charlottesville SOUP raised over $1,000 for the Textile Cooperative and turned away 200 hopeful […]
A mass of jittery young actors crowded the stage on Thursday night, peppering drama teacher and theater director Madeline Michel with last minute concerns before rehearsing Monticello High School’s spring musical, In the Heights. Then the lights dimmed, the students found their stage marks, and the airy 850-seat auditorium filled with quiet anticipation.
Before there was Netflix or On Demand, or even Sneak Reviews, the only way to see an older movie was to catch a second screening at a movie house. Vinegar Hill, the local theater with a penchant for art house classics and independent film releases, is reviving the tradition for a one night only screening […]
After nine years and an estimated $9 million renovation and expansion, the historic State Theatre of Culpeper has reopened its doors for a week-long 75th Anniversary Celebration and a future filled with renowned musicians, film, dance, and live theater.
They may have missed National Jazz Month by a few days, but Robert Jospé and The Inner Rhythm Band continue the celebration of all things swinging and polyrhythmic in a rollicking tribute to Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and the best of ’70s rock/jazz fusion. Jospé, who teaches jazz drumming at UVA and is […]
Roosevelt Dime is a sonic steamboat ride from the neo-folk filled streets of Brooklyn to the rollicking Big Easy, with banjo, electric, and washtub basses, trumpet, and woodwind beats. The jovial assemblage comes to make merry—and will take no sitting down. Not as sticky sweet as the name The Honey Dewdrops suggests, Virginia-based musical couple […]
In addition to flowering trees and early morning bird songs, spring is the time for a bounty of annual student concerts, exhibitions, and performances for the lucky public. PVCC’s spring dance concert, “Simplicity,” features original jazz, salsa, contemporary, and hip-hop choreography by students and faculty. It may be your only chance to catch a performance […]
The UVA drama department closes its 2012-13 season and busts open the doors of the much anticipated, state-of-the-art Ruth Caplin Theatre with the 1936 classic screwball comedy, You Can’t Take It With You.
Eddie Vedder, tUnE-yArDs, and every nimble-fingered kid with a YouTube channel have ensured a full-on ukulele revival, but Honolulu-born Jake Shimabukuro is emerging from the pack a “technical hero.”
Chances are, your favorite creature feature stars the work of makeup and special effects master, and UVA alumnus, Stan Winston.
The lobby of the new Ruth Caplin Theatre at UVA was still filled with hard hats yesterday as workers rushed to ready the state-of-the-art theater for its big debut performance of You Can’t Take it With You this evening. Tom Bloom, associate professor and chair of the UVA drama department, says that the unveiling will be both a “huge relief and […]
Students of local non-profit Light House Studio received high honors this week in competition against filmmakers of all ages, from more than 50 countries. Reid Hildebrand and classmates, writer Conor Kyle, sound and assistant cameraman Greg Nachmanovtich, and production assistants Elisha Courts and Mitz Germershausen won the Grand Jury’s Bronze World Medal at the New York Festivals International Television […]