Live Music

Never out of touch, the blue-eyed soul of Hall and Oates is still a big draw for all ages. The duo performs on Sunday at the Pavilion. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Hall and Oates

A group as legendary as Hall and Oates really needs no introduction. For nearly four decades, the Philadelphia duo has been belting out smooth melodies coupled with quick-riffed guitars, and their unwavering commitment to style and inspiration has produced countless hits including “Kiss On My List,” “Rich Girl,” and “Maneater.” Their soul-soaked groove has influenced generations […]

Acclaimed American pianist Steven Beck brings his talent to Old Cabell Hall for the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival

If pop songs are the texts of the music world, then surely chamber music works are its literary masterpieces, and you can appreciate them fully at the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival. Hosted by the Virginia Chamber Music Foundation, the seven-day celebration provides incredible renditions of classical pieces performed by a variety of local expert musicians. […]

Jon Pardi rocks at the Jefferson this Thursday. Photo credit: The Jefferson Theater website

ARTS Pick: Jon Pardi

Nashville may be the capital of country, but the music of Jon Pardi proves that country and western are still a potent mix. Staying true to a classic Southern twang, the California-born musician delights with traditional riffs on acoustic guitars, banjos, and fiddles. His narratives are rich with the trials of human experience, and coupled […]