Ezra John returns to promote his soulful new R&B effort along with a list of elite local players at The Ante Room on Thursday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Ezra John

Ezra John got his musical start in Charlottesville in 2001, after deciding teaching music wasn’t going to fulfill the dreams he had for himself. Since then, he’s been entertaining in Atlanta and Pittsburgh, and sharing the stage with Gavin DeGraw, Kendrick Lamar and Daughtry, to name a few. He returns to tout his new EP, […]

Local filmmaker Lorenzo Dickerson heads the Maupintown Film Festival, which highlights stories of African-American historical, educational and social value. Photo: Courtesy subject

ARTS Pick: Maupintown Film Festival

The Maupintown Film Festival showcases works of historical, educational and social value that address the achievements and plight of the African-American community. Included in the 12-film lineup is local filmmaker (and founder of Maupintown Media) Lorenzo Dickerson’s documentary Anywhere But Here, which examines the cause and effect of mass incarceration, as well as his Color […]

Charlottesville’s Performers Exchange Project will present 21 performances of The Convolution of Pip and Twig at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. Fundraising performances take place locally on July 21 and 22 at PVCC’s Maxwell Theater. Photo: Will May

Edinburgh Festival Fringe influences local theater

Every August, tens of thousands performers from all over the world flock to Edinburgh, Scotland, and transform the 102-square-mile medieval city into the world’s largest stage: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Just about every space imaginable becomes a venue for more than 3,000 unique shows, says Charlottesville actor, director and producer Ray Nedzel, who has been […]