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More girls in the boys club

More girls in the boys club

The comment board on my Feedback blog became ground zero in the debate over women in rock music when I asked an age-old question in April. Where are the women in Charlottesville rock? Just because the question bears asking doesn’t mean it can’t be answered. There are several bands here in town that prominently feature […]

Arts fundraisers vie for attention

Arts fundraisers vie for attention

 Well-dressed couples mingled beneath the tent, beer and wine in hand, picking tuna appetizers from the silver trays that were carried by a team of black-clad caterers, half of whom spent much of the night smoking cigarettes out back. In the painted brick building beside the tent raged a boisterous art auction, thanks to a […]

Local lens on Mexican carnies

Imagine a world without carnivals—no spinning cup rides. No funnel cake. No stuffed animal prizes. Hot on the heels of two documentaries about Charlottesville, a pair of local filmmakers, Miguel Martinez and Jamie Sisley, turns the camera on another place entirely: Tlapacoyan, Veracruz, a struggling Mexican city of 78,000 that provides 30 percent of carnival […]

New World Odor; Barling and Collins; Self-released

 Rarely have members of history’s great duos—Thelma and Louise, Simon and Garfunkel, Williams and Sonoma—used each other as an excuse to be so bawdy as guitarist Stephen Barling and cellist Brandon Collins. On their new full-length, New World Odor, Barling and Collins casts a demented eye toward silly topics: e-mail spam, staying up all night […]

The Bayly dusts off

The Bayly dusts off

I visited the UVA Art Museum last week intending to see the “Highlights from the Collection: From Rodin to Warhol” exhibit that was scheduled to open Friday. When I arrived I learned that the Bayly’s elevators were malfunctioning, which made it impossible for museum staff to tear down the last exhibit, “Treasures Rediscovered.” (Would you […]

Chatting with JPJ's new General Manager

Chatting with JPJ's new General Manager

 Jason Pedone is a native of Jefferson City, Tennessee, which has a metropolitan population of about 15,000 people. As the new general manager of the John Paul Jones Arena, that’s about as many people as he’s expected to mobilize for every concert he hosts.  Before Jason Pedone came to the John Paul Jones Arena in […]

Joanna Newsom; The Jefferson Theater; March 24

 Those walking in late to Wednesday night’s concert at the Jefferson Theater might have mistaken it for a comedy show. “Saturday Night Live” cast member Fred Armisen was shaking a tambourine onstage, the audience wore lovestruck grins, and at the grand piano, a long sheet of hair dangling over her shoulders, Joanna Newsom looked something […]

PEP takes Ann Sisters on the road

PEP takes Ann Sisters on the road

In December the Performers Exchange Project introduced Charlottesville to a play that was so vast in scope and rich in texture that one C-VILLE writer could but compare it to an impressive spread of tapas. Our American Ann Sisters (say it aloud to get the pun), which ran this winter at Live Arts, loosely followed […]

The Parking Lot Movie shifts into gear

The Parking Lot Movie shifts into gear

When the filmmakers behind The Parking Lot Movie handed me an advance copy of their documentary, I asked myself the same question I asked after first hearing about the movie three years ago: Who cares about some college town parking lot? The funny thing is, that’s the question that’s driving national interest in the documentary […]