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Jami Sieber music blends mystery and depth into the serene flow of her lyrics to create a transformative, brooding euphoria. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Jami Sieber

Few artists dare to reach as deeply into music and shake it alive in the way that Jami Sieber does. Donning her electric cello, the composer and musician invites audiences to explore the exhilarating arrangements of original music that know no boundaries and to approach music as a tool for powerful connections. Perhaps her most […]

Soul singer Sharon Jones is back in action after battling a rare cancer. Jones is on a campaign to bring soul music to the mainstream on her Give The People What They Want album tour. Photo credit: Kyle Dean Reinford

Sharon Jones beats cancer and fights to save soul

The opening track to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want is the burning and brassy “Retreat!” Nominally, it’s a song about the fury of a woman scorned, and Jones sings it masterfully, filling her vocal barbs with impassioned invective. But for Sharon Jones, the song has a deeper, unintended meaning. […]

The Charlottesville Women’s Choir has been singing in support of women’s rights, peace, justice, and equality for almost 30 years. Photo credit: Bevan Crocker

Charlottesville Women’s Choir celebrates three decades of activism

A recreational choir, started by amateur singers around a coffee shop piano, shouldn’t last 30 years. The demands of everyday life and the challenges of finding new members simply shouldn’t allow it. But don’t tell that to the ladies of the Charlottesville Women’s Choir. “It has evolved,” said Estelle Phillips, who’s been with the group […]