Hold your breath as the Golden Dragon Acrobats defy gravity and perform beautifully executed dance numbers at the Paramount on Friday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Golden Dragon Acrobats

Award-winning Chinese acrobatics meet traditional dance, theater and a blend of ancient and contemporary music onstage with the Golden Dragon Acrobats. The company, led by impresario Danny Chang and his wife and choreographer, Angela Chang, is composed of nearly 30 trained athletes, actors and artists who have performed in more than 65 countries worldwide. Friday […]

(Spotlight cues up for an Oscar, thanks to an all-star cast that includes Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Brian d’Arcy James, paired Tom McCarthy’s shrewd direction. Photo: Open Roads Films

Film review: Nuance and casting keep Spotlight on target

Arguably the first all-around good film to be released in time for Oscar season, Spotlight is predictably solid in most measurable ways, with one exceptional quality buried so far beneath the surface, perhaps imperceptible to anyone who does not live and work in the world of Boston media, that it’s difficult to tell if director […]

Devon Sproule is back with a new perspective, and keen insights, on a new record, The Gold String, to be released in early 2016. Photo: Anthony Gerace

Instead of different: Singer-songwriter Devon Sproule comes home

The last time C-VILLE Weekly talked with Devon Sproule, she was jetting off to Germany with her husband, Paul Curreri, to pursue a musical life abroad. The couple recently returned to Charlottesville, and Sproule is feeling more adventurous than ever. “Everything that led away from Virginia felt necessary, and so did the coming home,” she […]