Fitzgerald



Love is a Muxtape

Love is a Muxtape

How do you herald the start of an enormous musical experience? Do you move from the ground up, or from the top down? Bring a thunderous ruckus like Wu-Tang Clan, or testify to “the strength of street knowledge,” like N.W.A.? Do you walk like an Egyptian, smell like teen spirit, dance with yourself? Do you […]

DMB sax player hospitalized

DMB sax player hospitalized

In an evening post on Dave Matthews Band fansite AntsMarching.org, it was announced that longtime saxophone player Leroi Moore was hospitalized for injuries sustained during an all-terrain vehicle accident at his home in Charlottesville. Moore was transported to the UVA Hospital and listed as in serious condition. A call to the UVA Health System was not immediately answered.

Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

If we’re to believe Oscar Wilde, that “one’s real life is often the life that one does not lead,” then music critics are like half-assed biographers. We manipulate the narrative of a songwriter’s life using the records we have at our fingertips and the murmurs of our peers and, when a new record comes out, […]

Storm’s coming

Storm’s coming

There are more than 60 versions of “Peaceable Kingdom” by Quaker painter Edward Hicks—different iterations of all creatures great and small, sleek-coated predators and skittish prey, hunkered down together wearing expressions that could make a Zen master jealous. The “Peaceable Kingdom” series comes from a line the Old Testament prophecies of Isaiah (and, for brevity’s […]

Controlling herself

Controlling herself

Not entirely, because the 26-year-old actress performs with a “stage is my world” savviness that suggests she does well in social interaction; if she doesn’t, she has the improvisational skills to give the impression of comfort (thanks a lot, Second City workshop!).

String of Pearls

Pearls are born out of irritants, things we’d rather do without. Some meddling molecule works its way into an oyster and makes a mess of things, and so the oyster does what any respectable venue ought to: It seals the intruder off, locks it up and throws away the key.

CAAR releases market report

What do we do when the housing market horse kicks us off? Well, we’re not sure yet, but that bronco is bucking. The Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors released its market report for the first quarter of 2008, and while residential properties are moving, they’re not selling for what owners might anticipate.

Anywhere I Lay My Head

Anywhere I Lay My Head

Of all the dingy movie theaters in the city, her rump had to walk into mine, clad in sheer pink panties beneath the opening credits of Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation. Her name was Scarlett, she said, the color of her lips. A name and a color red enough to make your knees shake like […]

Film added to Festival of the Photograph

The second annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph starts the show nearly a week early with a screening of Control, a biopic about the Manchester, England, punk act Joy Division and the life and death of the group’s lead singer, Ian Curtis. The film will screen at Vinegar Hill Theatre on Friday, June 6, at 9:30pm, for a ticket price of $10.

DP announces annual awards for…”respect”?

The Daily Progress’ website is currently accepting submissions for the 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards, soliciting votes in a slew of categories under the heading “Vote for your favorite in the Charlottesville area!” But for those of you who don’t like playing favorites, don’t worry – the Progress’ contest is all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

GeT, Endless Mic and Illville Crew

GeT, Endless Mic and Illville Crew

The doors of Satellite Ballroom opened at 8:30pm and, 90 minutes later, my notebook was every bit as empty as my $3 Red Stripe. There were no signs of any performers taking the stage, but I could see them among a collection of high schoolers and one young man that resembled Garth from “Wayne’s World” […]

Coy intelligence

Coy intelligence

The final words that Theodore Estes, son of a Nelson County sheriff, heard before the bullets from Nelson County judge William Loving’s gun sent him spiraling out of this life on April 22, 1907, were an indictment, conviction and sentence, packed with gunpowder and sent through his 26-year-old body. “So you were out buggy riding […]

Yeux’re outta here!

Yeux’re outta here!

In 2000, Les Yeux du Monde gallery owner Lyn Warren curated a site-specific exhibit for the UVA Art Museum, titled “Hindsight/Fore-site: Art for the New Millennium.” The show featured works by many artists that Warren and her gallery represent currently, from Megan Marlatt and UVA associate art professor William Bennett to Rosemarie Fiore and Lydia […]

New president of Thomas Jefferson Foundation announced

New president of Thomas Jefferson Foundation announced

Months after the November announcement that Daniel P. Jordan, the 24-year veteran and chief executive of Monticello’s governing body, would retire, a press release from the Thomas Jefferson Foundation has announced that Leslie Greene Bowman will take over on November 1 of this year. Bowman’s appointment is timed to coincide with the opening of the 42,000 square foot, $55 million Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center.