Part adult contemporary, part folk, and part rock inspired by such artists as Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Seal, U2, Bonnie Raitt , Sade, Sting and Peter Gabriel.
The movement to buy local is growing beyond homemade jam and freshly picked tomatoes at the City Market. It could be the key to solving the city’s growing poverty problem. The goal of fledgling corporation C’ville Central, the latest brainchild of C’ville Coffee owner Toan Nguyen, is to connect local business owners with the area’s [...]
At the time of this writing, I stand in the center of a miracle as I witness my 60th Virginia spring and the sixth month of my grandson’s unfolding life. As the steward of a homestead in central Virginia, I witness and participate daily in the mysteries of seed, sun, soil, and water. As a [...]
It’s been four years since we lost George Melvin, but the mark he made on the local jazz scene remains indelible. An accomplished touring musician, bandleader, and all around entertainer, Melvin delighted audiences for over 40 years. Matty Metcalfe kicks off the George Melvin Tribute, followed by performances from Sammy Horn, Skip Haga and the Bees [...]
Albemarle County police are continuing their investigation of the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old girl by a juvenile boy in Crozet Tuesday morning. “They’re still putting together the pieces,” Albemarle County police spokeswoman Carter Johnson said of law enforcement, who set up a staging center at the Open Door Ministry Church near the scene of [...]
The first thing that pops into your mind as an everyday wine drinker who’s looking to start laying down a few bottles is, inevitably: “Don’t I need a big temperature-and-humidity-controlled dungeon, replete with rustic stone walls, candles, and old first-growth Bordeaux?” The answer is “No.” Cellaring wine is, really, all about understanding the rules and [...]
Sachin Gadani and a few friends recently spent a weekend combing Charlottesville for cicadas. The UVA MD-PhD graduate student is head of the University’s entomology club, and he and several fellow amateur bug lovers haven’t had to look hard to find the first local representatives of one of the greatest spectacles of the insect world: [...]
Throughout her career, Beyoncé has been universally adored. But next month, when the extremely successful singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and lady with fantastic hips brings her tour stateside, I imagine things will be different. It has been almost taboo—up until this point—to say you don’t like Beyoncé. She’s never given us any reason not to. But now [...]
While the Democrats prepare for the June 11 primaries, two Republicans are quietly taking notes on the issues raised and looking ahead to the November general election, hoping to become the first conservative representatives on City Council since 2002. The five Democratic candidates fielded media and audience questions during an open forum last Thursday, where [...]
I have a friend who is a sportswriter of the old school, like Frank Bascombe or George Plimpton. He sees the game as a metaphor for every noble human experience from tragedy to exaltation. In that world, Mickey Mantle’s story is about an Okie who conquers the Big Apple with raw physical talent, then destroys [...]
It was Sunday, April 21, 2013, Brian O’Connor’s 42nd birthday. Virginia had taken both games of Saturday’s doubleheader against No. 5 Florida State and was an inning away from its first-ever sweep of one of college baseball’s most dominant programs. Pitcher Kyle Crockett stepped into the batter’s box in the bottom of the eighth inning, [...]
A small group of protesters holding signs that read “Dumler must go” gathered outside the Albemarle County Circuit Courthouse this afternoon for the trial to determine whether Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler will be removed from office. Four and a half hours of testimony later, Judge Cheryl Higgins announced that she will review the evidence [...]
Check c-ville.com daily and pick up a copy of the paper Tuesday to for the latest Charlottesville and Albemarle news briefs and stories. Here’s a quick look at some of what we’ve had an eye on for the past week. Obenshain beats out Bell for AG nomination Albemarle Republican Delegate Rob Bell won’t be running [...]
Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings in the comments section. The Charlottesville City Council will hold a regular meeting at 7pm Monday, May 20 [...]
Interlocken Music Festival announced part of its line-up today with a promise to confirm additional acts. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Further, Zac Brown, The String Cheese Incident and The Black Crowes will anchor the new festival in Nelson County. Early bird tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Thursday, May 23. Interlocken organizers [...]
After the judges’ individual attention and constructive feedback, the finalists set their sights on the audience’s votes this Friday and everyone is excited about a different aspect of the performance. Tufts is eager to have the “exposure in the musical community and to be making connections,” while White said, “I love to sing in a really cool space and I’m mostly excited to perform in the Paramount.”
The default option for any working band looking to raise some quick funds is usually Kickstarter, but We Are Star Children, as always, are thinking outside the box. To help fund the distribution of their next album, the local group are instead hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, May 18 at the Alloy Workshop. [...]
One of Charlottesville’s most anticipated springtime events began today with the hanging of the LOOK3 TREES exhibit. The installation has kicked off Charlottesville’s LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph since it began in 2007. “It’s really our coming out party,” said LOOK3’s managing director, Andrew Owen. LOOK3 attracts an estimated attendance of 25,000 artists and observers [...]
The auditorium at the Jefferson School City Center was the venue for the forum for City Council candidates co-sponsored by Charlottesville Tomorrow and The Daily Progress on Thursday night. The event was moderated by Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Executive Director Director, Brian Wheeler. Candidates Bob Fenwick, Adam Lees, Wes Bellamy, Melvin Grady and Kristin Szakos answered questions [...]
All three Charlottesville residents arrested last week for allegedly manufacturing thousands of fake IDs will remain in jail for the foreseeable future after each waived the right to a bail hearing in federal court Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, details continue to emerge about the raid on a Rugby Road house that led to their arrests, including [...]
Human creatures large and small will enjoy Dr. Dolittle’s singing search for the Great Pink Sea Snail in Play On! Theatre’s final production at the IX building. This musical, based on the 1967 film starring Rex Harrison, is directed by Shelley Cole and features community youth and adult actors going wild as Dr. Dolittle’s famous animals—the Pushmepullyou, Chee-Chee the chimp, and Polynesia the parrot. $5-19, 7:30pm (2pm on Sundays).
Now that The Great Gatsby is out, there’s just one relevant question: To whom is this film targeted? It can’t be people who read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel when it was first released. They’re dead. Is it for recent high school graduates? The millennials, who are plugged into everything all the time and don’t seem to have the attention span for Fitzgerald? Or is it for hip-hop lovers?
You don’t have to book an international flight or travel back in time to connect with cultural relevance—just buy a ticket to the ninth annual spring dance gala at PVCC.