Western Albemarle High School graduate Ruth De Jong spent several months exploring the New England coast for her production design work on Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea. Courtesy subject

Ruth De Jong designs real life in Manchester by the Sea

While on a scouting excursion for Kenneth Lonergan’s film Manchester by the Sea, Ruth De Jong walked into a coastal Massachusetts shop selling GPS systems for boats. “I’ve been here for 45 years!” the shop owner exclaimed, showing De Jong his office. The room was packed from floor to ceiling with papers—stacks of receipts, notes, […]

Following up on the album Will Overman Band that was released in June, the Charlottesville-based group is currently on a run of triple-billing shows with The Vegabonds and Cris Jacobs. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Will Overman

Not only does Will Overman charm the crowd with his arsenal of lyrically enticing folk rockers, the lead singer can’t resist stepping off the stage and into the audience to groove among his fans. Following up on the album Will Overman Band, “a love letter to the Commonwealth of Virginia” that was released in June, the […]