C-VILLE Writers

The most enduring act in roots reggae, Culture, takes the stage at the Main Street Annex with a new lineup and the same great beats. Photo by Reggae Story.

ARTS Picks: Kenyatta “Culture” Hill

The name and the lineup have changed since the band currently known as Culture first began laying down tracks with Joe Gibbs in 1977. But the group remains one of the most authentic and enduring acts in the history of roots reggae. Its extensive back catalogue, comprised of nearly 50 studio, dub, and compilation records, […]

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Local guru answers your green living questions

Teri Kent runs Charlottesville’s Better World Betty, a non-profit organization and online resource for locals looking to shrink their impact on the environment. Every month, Betty—Kent’s ’50s-housewife-meets-earth-goddess alter ego—answers the most burning eco-questions from our readers about energy use, water, waste and recycling, transportation, and green buying. Q: What is the best way to dispose […]

Christina Ramsey, Anna Goodrich, and Ben Merrel are looking swell in AHS’s production of Hello, Dolly!

ARTS Picks: Hello, Dolly! at Albemarle High School

The Albemarle Players, C-VILLE’s Best Musical winners for two years running, are going for a trifecta this weekend when Hello, Dolly!, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, hits the stage. Originally called Dolly, A Damned Exasperating Woman, the show’s title was shortened when Broadway producer David Merrick heard Louis Armstrong’s version […]

Fridays After Five begins this week. Photo: Graelyn Brashear.

What’s coming up in Charlottesville and Albemarle the weekend of 4/26?

Community events, activities, and other happenings in Charlottesville and Albemarle this busy spring weekend. Know of something going on that we missed? Add it in the comments section. Don’t miss this season’s first show in the Charlottesville classic Fridays After Five concert  series. Every Friday, starting today and running through July 5, the nTelos Wireless Pavilion will […]

Lightening struck a second time with the release of Wyoming, the 2012 album from the Water Liars. The duo performs at the Tea Bazaar on Friday. Photo by Daniel Drinkard.

ARTS Pick: Water Liars

Some accidents seem like divine intervention, especially if they result in brilliance. When Justin Kinkel-Schuster got together with Andrew Bryant to make a casual recording (2011’s critically praised Phantom Limb), they tapped into a rare magic and Water Liars was formed. The second effort by the Missouri-based duo, Wyoming, carries on the crushingly poignant, bad ass folk-pop that put it on so many “best of” lists among indie rock tastemakers.

The man with the plan, Paul Beyer, sets up. Photo: Tom Corey

Tom Tom: A festival in photos

Tom Tom 2013 has come and gone, but we’re having fun looking back at the weekend of music, art, and ideas through the lenses of a few local photographers. Here are some of our favorite shots, from photographers Tom Corey, Gina Proulx, Robin Macklin, and Nicole Sheridan. What did you take in at Tom Tom? […]