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Co-founder Tevyn East enjoys the artistic tension that the Carnival de Resistance creates.“The reality is, that the show will probably be too pagan for the Christians and too Christian for the pagans, so that will be interesting to see,” she said.

An alternative carnival pairs faith, arts, and activism

For two weekends beginning September 28, a traveling fair entitled the Carnival de Resistance will visit Charlottesville and set up a mobile village in the parking lot of the Sojourners United Church of Christ on Elliott Avenue. The carnival theme is centered on four performances featuring earth, air, water, or fire, and combines dance, music, […]

Jay Farrar (front) formed Son Volt in 1994 after the break up of Uncle Tupelo, the seminal alt-country rock band that also featured Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. Publicity image.

Son Volt’s Jay Farrar defines success on his own terms

Boy meets boy. Boys start band. Boys break up. Boys start new bands. That pretty much leads us to today, with Jay Farrar fronting Son Volt, an alt country/Southern rock band with a relatively strong cult following—and there is also the story of the other boy, Jeff Tweedy, who formed Wilco, a band so popular […]