C-VILLE Writers

Clowning through a crisis can be the greatest, according to the folks at Charlottesville Circus Arts. Photo: courtesy of Charlottesville Circus Arts

ARTS Pick: Clowning Workshop

Working through the tides of life’s natural ups and downs can get the better of even the best of us. Some shut off, while other’s go off (see road rage, going postal, and anger management). Enter the ringmasters at Charlottesville Circus Arts, who have a funny way of looking at life’s lemons.

"Camel Flowers" at Sunbow Trading Company.  Image courtesy of Sun Bow.

ARTS Pick: Camel Flowers

“Camel Flowers” is a private collection of rare tribal Anatolian and Persian animal adornments curated by local business owner, Saul Barodofsky.  While highly decorative, these medallions, head dresses, knee pads and whips were devised to protect against evil, and bring fertility to the nomadic tribes who dressed their camels and horses with them.  The antique tack […]

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C-VILLE’s Election Day live blog

It’s arrived: Election Day 2012. All day, we’ll be keeping tabs on the polls here in Charlottesville, in Virginia, and beyond, so stick with us. 11:30pm: Four more years Despite too-close-to-call situations in Virginia and Florida, NBC, CNN, ABC, and Fox are all calling it: Obama wins. And we’re calling it a night! 11:20pm: The other […]

Paul Ryan will hold a rally in Charlottesville Thursday, October 25. Image courtesy of Romney-Ryan campaign.

Paul Ryan to hold Thursday rally in Charlottesville

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is making another local stop to stump for his ticket, this time at a rally Thursday at Crutchfield Corporation in Charlottesville. Doors open at 4:30pm for the 6:30pm event, which will take place at Crutchfield’s headquarters at 1 Crutchfield Park off Dickerson Road near the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. Free tickets […]

ARTS Pick: Easy Star All-Stars

ARTS Pick: Easy Star All-Stars

Easy Star All-Stars are a cover band of Jah-normous proportions, but instead of playing another act’s songs, it translates landmarks of pop music history. Over the last 10 years, Easy Star has aimed its roots-reggae lens at Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and The Beatles, releasing Dub Side Of The Moon, Radiodread (based on Radiohead’s OK Computer), […]

Albemarle County Supervisor Christopher Dumler. Photo: John Robinson.

UPDATED: Albemarle County Supervisor Christopher Dumler released on $50K bond

Update, 11:25am Friday: Christopher Dumler, the Albemarle County Supervisor whose arrest for forcible sodomy shocked the community this week, will be released on $50,000 secured bond following a hearing in General District Court this morning. Dumler was arrested late Wednesday after a woman came forward October 16 with allegations of forced anal intercourse on October 4, […]

The Pollocks unveil their latest musical creation at Plank Road Exchange on Saturday. (Publicity photo)

ARTS Pick: The Pollocks

Jason Pollock (former guitarist for grunge hitmakers Seven Mary Three) and his eponymous band of Albemarle-area musicians, carve out songs that sound like Tom Petty got his chocolate in The Smithereens’ peanut butter—resulting in familiar, flavorful tunes. The Pollocks roll out a new album, Life Of The Stars, and it crackles with the energy of […]

Ultimate '80s tribute band, The Legwarmers deliver "Any Way You Want It" and "Won't Back Down."

ARTS Pick: The Legwarmers

Raid your closet for those acid wash jeans and feather your hair back because the pop culture of the ’80s has come full circle. Naturally this requires a soundtrack, so Gordon Gartrell and Cru Jones, after hearing one too many bogus covers of their favorite decade, decided they weren’t gonna take it, gathered four similarly-minded […]