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Checking in with Bree Luck

Checking in with Bree Luck

What are you working on? I’m the director of a program called the Voice Project, over at Fluvanna Women’s Prison. It’s a theater and writing program. I took over the reins about four years ago, as a drama therapist, and it started out with [inmates] creating their own productions based on their own life stories…We […]

Republican ticket

GOVERNOR Bob McDonnell Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1954. Grew up in Northern Virginia. Education: B.B.A., University of Notre Dame. M.S.B.A., Boston University. M.A./J.D., Regent University School of Law. Political career: – Served 14 years as a representative of the 84th District (Virginia Beach) in the Virginia House of Delegates, starting in 1991. – Co-chair of […]

Doorstep dining

Doorstep dining

We know what it’s like. Sometimes even the thought of frying an egg (free range and local or not) is too much for your tired brain. It’s then that you turn to the telephone and instant grub gratification. And why not? Interesting delivery options abound around here, beyond basic pizza. Here are nine such dishes […]

Gallery Listings

Art Upstairs Gallery 112 W. Main St. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. 923-3900. Through November 1: “Patron Art Show: Everyone’s a Winner,” works by multiple artists. BozArt 211 W. Main St. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday-Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, 1-4pm. 296-3919. www.bozartgallery.com. Through November 1: Graphite drawings of portraits, stills and landscapes by Michele Price. The Bridge/Progressive Arts Initiative 209 Monticello […]

Checking in with Adam Smith

Checking in with Adam Smith

What are you working on currently? Invisible Hand is in the process of finishing a full-length album at White Star Studios in Louisa. Another project of mine, Great Dads, is focusing on total catharsis. In addition to sharing his love of the New York Times Crossword application on his iPhone, local musician Adam Smith also […]

Checking in with Johnny St. Ours

Checking in with Johnny St. Ours

What are you working on these days? I’ve been transitioning from a production company for documentaries and local commercials to work as a freelance cinematographer. I’m also working on, alongside my wife [Mendy St. Ours] and [local actor] Chris Baumer, a screenplay from each of our pens—and gearing up to produce them ourselves into motion […]

Checking in with Zap McConnell

Checking in with Zap McConnell

What were you doing just before we called? I’m in the process of cooking breakfast before rehearsals. What are you working on these days? I am about to go teach in Mexico and work with some Mexican dancers to make a dance piece that will be part of the two-week dance extravaganza for the opening […]

First Friday—October 2

First Friday—October 2

First Friday is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. The Art Life Studio Recent works by Jill Baskin and Heather McNulty, 5:30-7:30pm. An image by Milenko Katic at C’ville Arts Art Upstairs Gallery “Patron Art Show: Everyone’s a Winner,” works by […]

Checking in with Chris Patrick

Checking in with Chris Patrick

What are you working on these days? Currently I’m in rehearsals for David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross at Live Arts. I’m also back to work on a series of children’s novels, the first of which I hope to have complete by this time next year. [Editor’s note: Glengarry Glen Ross plays at Live Arts through […]

Saving us thousands of words

Saving us thousands of words

  Judging the Miss Gay Charlottesville contest at Club 216 August 12, 2008 Photo by Jason Lappa     Choir from Free Union’s Faith Mission Fellowship singing on The Corner August 10, 1994 Photo by Lou Baron     Foxfield Races December 30, 2008 Photo by Aaron Farrington   Jak ‘n’ Jil’s John Clark at […]

Gallery Listings

Art Upstairs Gallery 112 W. Main St. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. 923-3900. Through September 27: “Home Sweet Home: Scenes We Know and Love,” oil paintings by Randy Sights Baskerville. BozArt 211 W. Main St. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday-Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, 1-4pm. 296-3919. www.bozartgallery.com. Through September 27: “Surfaces—Abstracts in Acrylic,” works by Ucky Light. The Bridge/Progressive Arts Initiative 209 […]

Checking in with Cindy Leal

Checking in with Cindy Leal

What are you working on? I just got back from Puerto Rico, but before I left I’d been working on a lot of dance improv projects at the [Twisted Branch] Tea Bazaar with a group of friends, and I’d also been doing a lot of solo work over the past year with music improvisers. I’ve […]

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of local news and arts in the spotlight

We know that for years you’ve been seeing other people—and we’ve been watching you watching them. That’s right, we’re talking about TV. Eleven years ago, we celebrated the rise of cable-access wunderkind  Trevor Moore, who went on to a Hollywood career from Covenant High School. And speaking of D-Listers, we subjected C-VILLE TV critic Eric […]

Twenty years of news and arts in the spotlight

Twenty years of news and arts in the spotlight

Some journalistic traditions deserve to endure: coverage of season-opening football games, jokes at the expense of millionaire rock bands, exasperation at callers who want to pitch stories about Charlotte. But there are certain stories we’d be glad to surrender to history. One example: the dire needs of people who don’t have health insurance who depend […]

Gallery listings

Art Upstairs Gallery 112 W. Main St. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5pm. 923-3900. Through September 27: “Home Sweet Home: Scenes We Know and Love,” oil paintings by Randy Sights Baskerville. BozArt 211 W. Main St. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday-Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, 1-4pm. 296-3919. www.bozartgallery.com. September 4-27: “Surfaces—Abstracts in Acrylic,” works by Ucky Light. The Bridge/Progressive Arts Initiative 209 Monticello […]

First Friday

First Friday is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. Angelo “Dreaming Dam Square,” mixed-media collages by Loes van Riel, 5:30-7:30pm. Art Upstairs Gallery “Home Sweet Home: Scenes We Know and Love,” oil paintings by Randy Sights Baskerville, 5-8pm. BozArt “Surfaces—Abstracts in […]