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David Deaton, with the ball, plays in a pick-up soccer game at the Madison Bowl at UVA with other Aromas Cafe FC players.

Aromas Cafe FC seeks unity through soccer

Aromas Cafe FC, best known for its success in the 2016 Lamar Hunt Open Cup, wants fans to see its deeper purpose this year. “For us, it’s all about being part of the community, being a reflection of the community and this is the community. This is why we play,” player manager David Deaton says. The amateur […]

Gleason tells the story of NFL player Steve Gleason's diagnosis of ALS, and the journey of his family: wife, Michel, and son, Rivers. Courtesy Cinetic Media

Q&A with Gleason director Clay Tweel

Director of new documentary Gleason, Clay Tweel returned to his hometown of Charlottesville last week to debut his new film. Tweel, hailing from the Greenbrier neighborhood, currently lives in Los Angeles and has worked on two other major motion pictures, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) and Print the Legend (2014). Both […]

A record 14 competitors with ties to UVA will take part in the 2016 Olympic games August 3-21.

Going for gold: UVA sends 18 Olympians to Rio

A record 14 competitors with ties to UVA will take part in the 2016 Olympic games August 3-21, alongside two coaches and two alternates. The 16 participating athletes span from the class of 2007 to 2017, and represent seven different nations. Two current students at UVA will compete at the Olympics, Leah Smith and Filip Mihaljevic, […]

EmiSunshine performs a C-VILLE Live set at 3pm, before her show at The Southern Café and Music Hall at 8pm on Friday. Watch our Facebook page for ticket giveaways. Photo: Publicity photo

A word with EmiSunshine

At age 9, musician EmiSunshine shocked viewers around the country with her video of a 2014 flea market performance. After going viral, she landed performances with Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam and a gig at the Grand Ole Opry. Now 12 years old, EmiSunshine has developed an authentic folk voice and plays almost 150 shows […]

Eric Grabowski readies for the pitch at the plate for the Tom Sox.

Charlottesville Tom Sox fall on opening day

The purring of food truck generators and the buzz of field lights Wednesday night meant baseball was back at C-VILLE Weekly ballpark, home of the Charlottesville Tom Sox. Cold bats and a quality Rebel bullpen caused the Tom Sox to fall to the New Market Rebels on opening day, 8-2. Before the game, the Tom […]