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ARTS Pick: Storm the Bridge

ARTS Pick: Storm the Bridge

The Fourth of July may have passed, but don’t let your revolutionary spirit falter. Invoke the essence of 1780s Paris as the good citizens of Charlottesville join together to tear down the walls of stagnation and release creativity into the community. Storm the Bridge begins at Champion Brewery, followed by a fife-and-drum escorted march to […]

Charlottesville is in for some country music gold when Loretta Lynn and friends come to town on Saturday. “It’s gonna be fun,” Lynn said. “We don’t come out to do a bad show.” Publicity photo.

Honky tonk girl: Loretta Lynn still rules country music

Loretta Lynn released her first record, Honky Tonk Girl, in 1960 and began a 53-year-and-counting career that has made her the most awarded woman in country music. A true-to-her-roots Kentucky girl, Lynn never let the bright lights of Nashville blind her, and she met the pitfalls of fame in public, working through addiction and marital disharmony […]

Modern electronic music’s pied piper, Dan Deacon, takes his audience on a fantastic trip. Photo by Shawn Brackbill.

Musical loom: Dan Deacon weaves dense sonic delights

Dan Deacon is a busy man. Best known for his sweaty, gloriously fun concerts, his talents go far beyond the ability to get a crowd excited. Once you get past a surface-level wackiness his music is finely crafted, and sublimely structured, owing as much to Philip Glass or Aaron Copeland as it does to underground […]