Performing Arts

The Garage is planning four installments in The Makers Series between now and summer 2014. Local author and writing instructor Emma Rathbone (above) leads the first session on Monday.

ARTS Pick: The Makers Series

Get an insider’s view of the creative process at The Makers Series, an artist salon that’s returning to Charlottesville after a four-year hiatus. Presented by The Garage and New City Arts, the series relaunches with featured artists Emma Rathbone, author of The Patterns of Paper Monsters, Clay Witt, visual artist, and singer-songwriter Carl Anderson. The […]

A voluntary, pay-what-you-can system encourages everyone to participate in Cora Dance Company’s exploration of movement and “common dances.”

ARTS Pick: HILL & down here

New York-based choreographer Shannon Hummel leads members of the Cora Dance Company in two distinct dance events. In HILL, modern dancers bring their boundary-breaking choreographic style in the form of a three-day, open to the public workshop that culminates in a modern performance that addresses life’s major roadblocks and resultant recalculations. down here is a […]

Veteran radio host Terry Gross reveals her inner drama queen when things go awry. “When Lou Reed walked out, even though there was nothing for us to broadcast, it gave the day a lot of drama, and it turned it into a very interesting day,” she said. Image: Will Ryan

Off the air and on the record with NPR’s Terry Gross

‘‘From WHYY in Philadelphia, I’m Terry Gross with ‘Fresh Air.’” Every NPR junkie knows this intro, and the anticipatory thrill as the warm, steady voice of Terry Gross floats through the radio speakers to set up the backstory of “Fresh Air’s” current interview guest. For almost 40 years, Gross has been conducting compelling, substantive interviews […]