Mark Edwards and Mary Michaud, the team behind OptiPop design studio and the glaze-coated Belmont documentary…
Scrawled across the back of Anna Perron's t-shirt in black marker, visible to the girls that sit lacing their skates as she moves to the center of the floor within
cd Between his hometown of Austin, Texas and his musical muse’s residence of Charlottesville, Virginia, between his disarmingly green eyes or perhaps between the part of his brain that commands "Music!" and the parts of his body that respond, Danny Schmidt seems to keep a place where the competing forces of Song and Logic meet […]
music The reviewers sit huddled together to the left of the stage, notebooks of multiple sizes drawn, pens clicking or uncapping with snips, same press packets for The Police‘s 2007 tour splayed across laps or tucked into bags beneath our seats. In the dark of the audience, the lights carried by blue-vested ushers guide groups […]
music Paul Sebring, the thin young guitarist from local punk group Screaming Infidels, stands behind six stacks of t-shirts sporting the heavy font typical of Black Sabbath albums. The front of his sleeveless leather vest opens on a bare chest, and a sandy mullet wig sits atop his close-cropped hair, nearly matching the color. The […]
Jeff Wadlow, a Charlottesville native and a member of the Virginia Film Festival's board of directors, takes pity on all of the teams involved in this year's Adrenaline Film Project, a 72-hour, hell-on-a-tripod film competition that he helped create in 2004.
Moments before the cameras roll tape, their red lights cueing "Charlottesville Inside-Out" host and local musician Terri Allard and her guest, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner, to start their interview, and the pair sits on a blue, oval couch, talking about the ease of digital video production.
1994 Following nearly four years of recording and touring together, the band Uncle Tupelo (and, notably, the songwriting team of Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy—a scruffy, midwestern Lennon and McCartney) disbands. Farrar forms Son Volt; Tweedy and the rest, including bassist John Stirratt, form Wilco. Key track: "Acuff-Rose," a fiddle-driven tune that puts the "country" […]
According to the "values" listed on their website, Wilco takes care of fans and respects one another. Wilco emphasizes that teamwork is the path to success. Wilco champions integrity. Wilco, dear readers, is a gas station. And, unfortunately, not the basis for the midwestern rock band’s name. They don’t even have Wilco (now WilcoHess) gas […]
stage It starts like a pot of water placed across the warming coils of an electric stove: A few basic and, here’s the key, unassuming, ingredients are put under pressure, set boiling and bouncing off one another until they erupt, each reaching up and over one another for the surface of some black, burning container […]
“How does the show look?” asks the man in the crisply ironed shirt and smart specs standing behind yours truly, Curtain Calls —or, as he occasionally thinks of himself in anagram, “I Cull Art Cans.”
A succession of hands and flashlights grace tickets as the audience makes its way into the rafters and onto the floor, filling rows of seats that run to within a few yards of the catwalks that jut from the stage placed at one end of the John Paul Jones Arena, an elongated “U” shape.
There is a $25 million fine for bumping into John Hunter’s World Peace Game, the staggering, multilevel roleplaying game that stands 4' tall near one side of his Venable School classroom.
Monday, October 8, is Columbus Day, started in…well, that’s not important, is it? After all, what is Columbus Day but a celebration of the man himself, Christopher Columbus, without whom our ancestors might not have crossed the Atlantic? That all depends on how open you are to history.
music Popularity is related to visibility, right? Example: A majority of high schoolers have seen the homecoming queen, even if they don’t know her personally. Using the same logic, “Law & Order” must be the most successful crime drama in history, because I am yet to find an hour during the day when I can’t […]