Laugh it off with comedian Ralphie May at the Paramount on Friday. Photo: Robert Sebree

ARTS Pick: Ralphie May

Friday 8/31 Bust a gut Having built a comedy career around fat jokes, Ralphie May’s Too Big to Ignore tour follows suit. Beyond his notable physique, May grabs wanted attention on the gossip wire along with his comedienne wife Lahana Turner through punchy sarcasm and eye-popping antics—from the marginally famous marijuana arrest and the release […]

President Barack Obama during his remarks onstage at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Downtown Charlottesville, Wednesday, August 29. Photo: Sarah Cramer.

Obama’s optimism resonates with supporters

From UVA students to senior citizens, from volunteers to the guys selling Obama rocks—local stones with “Obama rocks” etched into them—nobody seemed to mind waiting around for the President yesterday. President Barack Obama made a stop in Charlottesville, and supporters from all over the region began lining up on the Downtown Mall hours before the […]