Susan Bro gets a hug from Katrina Turner outside the courthouse before the sentencing of the man who killed Bro's daughter. 
Eze Amos

Life plus 419 years: Judge goes with jury recommendation in Fields case

After a four-hour hearing July 15 in the cramped room temporarily housing Charlottesville Circuit Court, a judge handed down the same sentence recommended by the jury that found James Alex Fields, Jr. guilty of murder and maiming last December: life plus 419 years in prison. Self-proclaimed Hitler fanboy Fields was convicted of killing Heather Heyer […]

Erin & The Wildfire play a hometown gig on Friday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Erin & The Wildfire

Virginia grooving : Erin & The Wildfire has built a massive following in central Virginia since its formation in 2012. The charming, upbeat act has grown beyond club sets to performing regularly at music festivals such as Lockn’, Rooster Walk, and FloydFest. Led by Erin Lunsford’s strong and steady vocals, the group combines pop, rock, […]

Heritage Theatre Festival presents a new take on Pride and Prejudice through July 21.  Image: Martyn Kyle

ARTS Pick: Pride and Prejudice

Game theater: In Kate Hamill’s reworking of the witty and romantic Pride and Prejudice, love is a game with rules and strategy, and played for high stakes. It’s still Lizzy and Darcy, Jane and Bingley, but this time the production includes modern song and dance, and some cynicism to boot. Each player is open about […]