Celtic rock band Scythian is making a name for itself among the bumper crops of singer-songwriters in Music City. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Scythian

Based on its sound, Nashville’s Scythian could be pegged as a band of Riverdancing Irish folkies. With their unique blend of Celtic bluegrass rock, the quintet fires on dueling fiddles, banjos, and mandolins in an unparalleled high-energy weave. The self-proclaimed “immigrant rockers” are on tour in support of the new album Jump at the Sun […]

Cheryl Maroney (left) passed on her expertise to VFH apprentice Robinette D. Cross (center) through performances with the Family of Praise Gospel Choir. Photo by Pat Jarrett.

Who we are: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities marks 40 years

In a 21st-century world that pushes education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, anyone studying philosophy or English has likely gotten bashed with the question, what are you going to do with that? Rob Vaughan, president of and co-founder of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, has spent a career defending and demonstrating the value […]

Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes (right) promises that things will get interesting (a likely understatement) when he takes the stage with his band at the Jefferson on Thursday.
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Kevin Barnes fronts of Montreal with dramatic flair

Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes is officially off the grid. After two weeks and about a half dozen phone calls, the only response I could get from the avant garde indie rocker was his odd outgoing voicemail message—an eerie instrumental tune—and apologies from his publicist that he had “no service at the place he is staying.” […]