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Miss Blues’ Child; ElectricHolyFireWater

Miss Blues’ Child; ElectricHolyFireWater

cd You might say that Eli Cook is at a crossroads. Recently, his solo CD, Miss Blues’ Child, has been picking up steam. The album, recorded in a single session in October 2005, is being distributed internationally through New York-based Valley Entertainment, and has gotten looks from allmusic.com, which lauded Cook’s “deep voice that sounds […]

The Best of C-Ville 2005

Once again, you’ve answered our call. More than 600 people sent in C-VILLE’s “Best Of” ballots, providing invaluable assistance to our Native Guide as he sought out the greatest among the great, the best among the brightest here in Charlottesville. Naturally, there are many familiar favorites along with a few new faces, some select puns […]

Return of the queen

It seemed like the perfect end to an era. Loretta Lynn, played by Sissy Spacek, and her husband, Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn, played by Tommy Lee Jones, driving away in their Jeep CJ before the backdrop of a Tennessee sunset. Cue the final number.    The movie, 1980’s Coal Miner’s Daughter, would go on to win Spacek […]

Making light of herself

   It’s another busy morning in the Casey household on Rugby Road. John Casey, a celebrated local novelist and UVA creative writing professor, is already out back in his writing shed. Meanwhile, his wife, McGuffey Art Center President Rosamond Casey, has done T’ai Chi, made breakfast and lunch for their youngest daughter, Julia, a student at […]

’04 Score

Dylan sang that the times they were a-changin’. Bowie said to turn and face the ch-ch-changes. And in 2004, all that change really hit home for Charlottesville’s music fans. The year witnessed the fading out of some of the city’s most cherished traditions, whether grooving to Jimmy O at Fridays After 5, listening to locally […]