Live Music

“We were way ahead of our time,” said Felipe Rose (second from left). “It’s something that nobody had ever tried, and it’s so different that it still sells to many generations across the board for many decades.” Publicity photo

Interview: Felipe Rose’s unexpected role in The Village People

Like Playskool figures come to life, The Village People emerged on the disco scene in 1977, and by the following year the entire country was singing and mimicking the vocal group’s famous “Y.M.C.A.” moves. An act derived from the gay culture of Greenwich Village, the group formed when Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo spotted a […]

String along your lunch break with the soothing strains of Johanna Beaver on viola and Angela Kelly on flute performing Bach at Christ Episcopal’s noon concert series. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Bach’s Lunch

In the third performance of the five-part Bach’s Lunch series, Angela Kelly and Johanna Beaver unite for a meditative midday respite. Melding the flute’s soft, subtle tones with the viola’s deep, mellow sounds, Kelly and Beaver combine their talents, offering some passion-filled lunchtime downtime to break up your busy day. Bring your lunch or buy […]

The next installment of Charlottesville Jazz Society’s educator series features Charles Owens and supports the proliferation of jazz in the community. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Charles Owens

Sometimes there’s nothing more enjoyable than listening to a cool cat pound out the mellow beats of classic jazz, and nobody does it better than Charles Owens. Fully embracing the blues traditions of the 1930s, the exceptional saxophonist teams up with drummer Devone Harris and bassist Andrew Randazzo to perform smooth riffs of dreamy jazz […]