C-VILLE Writers

Ventriloquist and comedian Lynn Trefzger brings a polished but unpredictable routine to PVCC Friday, August 30. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Lynn Trefzger

Talking hands: Self-taught ventriloquist and comedian Lynn Trefzger brings more than four decades of experience to a routine that’s polished but unpredictable. Her cast of characters includes a recently potty-trained toddler excited to share, a confrontational drunk camel, and an old man who keeps things fresh in the bedroom with Saran Wrap. Trefzger’s performances, which […]

ARTS Pick: Dropping Julia

ARTS Pick: Dropping Julia

Ruling the roof: Dropping Julia is the culmination of guitarist Emily Kresky’s journey as a musician, which she began in New Jersey at age 19. After developing her chops on the road, Kresky landed in Charlottesville where she formed the four-piece pop rock band. Rootsy Americana graced by jazz and folk is channeled through “Jersey […]

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram plays to a sold-out Southern Cafe & Music Hall Saturday, August 31. Photo by Rory Doyle

ARTS Pick: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Breakout blues: At 20 years old, blues artist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram wanted to do what no one else was doing. While most of his music-making peers turned to rap, Ingram embraced the rich tradition of the Mississippi Delta where he was raised. His crossover appeal is apparent in the range of musicians who consider themselves […]

Mipso brings Americana, bluegrass, and indie pop to The Jefferson Theater Friday, August 30. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Mipso

Off the grass: They got their start as a folk duo playing campus events, but today, Mipso’s blend of Americana, bluegrass, and indie pop is filling music halls rather than lecture halls. Since graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013, the band has grown, and toured in Japan, played with the former chancellor of their alma […]