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Louisiana-based, blues-infused rocker Marc Broussard ventures north to kick off his April tour, which includes a stop on Saturday at the Jefferson.

ARTS Picks: Marc Broussard

Louisiana heat With musical roots in rock and the soulful blues of the deep south, Marc Broussard may be the right elixir to spark a somewhat latent spring fever. Since the spontaneous beginning of his musical career at age 5 (when he got on-stage with his father’s band), Broussard’s singing and songwriting has evolved into […]

The University of Virginia. Photo:  Dan Addison/UVA Public Affairs

UVA tells frats to finish initiation process early as it investigates hazing

UVA has told its fraternities to finish their pledge process by Saturday or risk losing their official University recognition, telling the Inter-Fraternity Council’s 31 member groups it’s investigating at least one frat for “inappropriate behavior”—apparently hazing—according to a press release and letter sent out yesterday. The press release says the order to wrap up pledging and initiate […]

Celebrate the warm, spring-infused work of local artisans, with over 210 quilts on display this weekend. Image: Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild

ARTS Pick: Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild show

A Stitch in Time Springtime typically begets a seasonal bedspread switch, and this eighth-installment of the Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild (CAQG) biennial quilt show offers the best of warm, vibrant, and lively linen inspiration. Transforming the East Rivanna Fire Station into a  hub of artistic activity and enterprise, the event includes a silent auction, displays […]

A charity food event, an ironic bake sale, and a special election: Events this weekend and beyond

A charity food event, an ironic bake sale, and a special election: Events this weekend and beyond

Here’s a quick rundown of a few upcoming Charlottesville events heading into the holiday weekend. It’s a hodgepodge, but we didn’t want to let these fall off readers’ radars: The First United Church of Charlottesville (101 E. Jefferson St.) is slipping in some community service between services this weekend. From 9am-noon Saturday, volunteers will be […]

Got paperbacks to unload? McIntire Recycling Center's book swap is one option. File photo.

Ask Betty: 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. Betty—Kent’s ’50s-housewife-meets-earth-goddess alter ego—will answer the most burning eco-questions from our readers every month. Send your own queries about energy use, water, waste and recycling, transportation, and green buying to betty@betterworldbetty.org. Question: […]