C-VILLE Writers



CHO’s new jet bridges make is easier for passengers with limited mobility to get on and off airplanes.
Jeanne Siler

The next steps: CHO’s got its passengers covered

By Jeanne Nicholson Siler April showers have finally brought May flowers, but any time it’s precipitating at the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, some passengers boarding or leaving airplanes will have a dry passage—at least part of the way. The airport purchased four portable jet bridges—covered ramps—earlier this year to eliminate the movable steps between a plane […]

The National plays the Pavilion on Monday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The National balances darkness and light

Known as a band that details its personal evolution and society’s ills through the somber delivery of cryptic lyrics, The National is often pigeonholed as brooding and melancholy. But its obsessive fanbase, officially named Cherry Tree, finds optimism, hidden messages and even tattoos (of lyrics) in the euphoric undercurrent of the group’s music. Tracks on […]

Hailed as an up-and-coming country star, Margo Price has succeeded in telling her story through vivid songwriting and compelling performances.  Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Margo Price tells her truth

Hailed as an up-and-coming country star, Margo Price has succeeded in telling her story through vivid songwriting and compelling performances. From the loss of her family’s farm, to selling her car and pawning her wedding ring to buy studio time, Price’s journey is authentically crafted into songs drawn from experience. Her sophomore album, All American […]

Dawn Woodford says Fifeville parking suffers because of UVA employees. Staff photo

Fifeville fumes: No parking after 7am

By Mary Jane Gore Fifeville is a neighborhood of new avenues and narrow side streets. Some curbs are permit parking only; others are open. The well-positioned neighborhood, near West Main Street and adjacent to the UVA Health System and other university buildings, is now fighting to preserve its streets for resident parking. “It’s getting worse […]

Anderson East soothes with soul at the Jefferson on Tuesday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Anderson East soothes with soul

Serious but not pretentious, Anderson East’s modern soul draws from the Alabamian’s raw vocals and charismatic live performances in which he rocks out a sinuous blend of rhythm and blues, gospel and country. East’s latest release, Encore, is the second record guided by hot-handed producer Dave Cobb, whose Low Country label has given rise to […]

Rising from the sand of North Carolina’s Outer Banks in 2011, Zack Mexico took its experimental rock to the world through years of festival gigs, constant touring and a recent European stint as the opening act for Future Islands. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Zack Mexico

Rising from the sand of North Carolina’s Outer Banks in 2011, Zack Mexico took its experimental rock to the world through years of festival gigs, constant touring and a recent European stint as the opening act for Future Islands. The band’s popularity continues to swell through its technically dazzling psychedelic surf jams that unite the […]

Known for her impact on pop music as well as her incredible live shows, P!nk is taking her countless hits around the globe on her Beautiful Trauma world tour. Photo by Sølve Sundsbø

ARTS Pick: P!nk makes a power play

Known for her impact on pop music as well as her incredible live shows, P!nk is taking her countless hits around the globe on her Beautiful Trauma world tour. Despite using aerial stunts, Vegas-style production and lots of backup dancers, P!nk wins from the first note with her vocal talents. Expect hits, from the powerful […]

LIVING Picks: Week of April 18-24

LIVING Picks: Week of April 18-24

FAMILY Earth Week Eco Fair Sunday, April 22 Learn about local environmental organizations and businesses, listen to speakers and enjoy live music, workshops, a book swap and more. Free, 11am-4pm. IX Art Park, 522 Second St. earthweek.org NONPROFIT Wordplay Thursday, April 19 This team-based trivia night includes questions on pop culture, history, literature and more. […]

The Tom Tom Founders Festival hosts a three-day block party featuring several bands, technology and art showcases, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more. Photo by Tom Daly

LIVING Picks: Week of April 11-17

Nonprofit Block party Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15 The Tom Tom Founders Festival hosts a three-day block party featuring several bands, technology and art showcases, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more. Free entry, 5-11pm Friday; noon-11pm Saturday; and 2-8pm Sunday. Emancipation Park, 101 E. Market St. tom tomfest.com Health & Wellness […]

The Jazz4Justice performance features vocalist Stephanie Nakasian (above) and the Virginia Women’s Chorus. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Jazz concert seeks justice

John D’earth directs the UVA Jazz Ensemble in a three-way benefit for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, the Legal Aid Justice Center and the UVA jazz program. Jazz4Justice is a statewide, college-based series that raises funds and awareness about social justice issues through community partnerships. The Charlottesville performance features vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the […]

With the release of his debut album, Shine on a Rainy Day, Brent Cobb credits his success to a small town upbringing. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Brent Cobb has Georgia on his mind

Over the past 10 years, Brent Cobb toured with some of country music’s biggest names, was personally invited to the Nashville scene by Luke Bryan, wrote hits for Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney and others and discovered that a distant cousin is an L.A. producer for outlaw musicians like Shooter Jennings. But with the release of […]

Disintegration. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Metal Showcase prepares to crush it

Whether you’re a metal devotee or your knowledge of the current scene is rusty, Champion Brewing Company’s third annual Metal Showcase (part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival) is the place to exercise your nod and crush cans of brewery favorites as mutant-hardcore and grind noise meet nuts-core metal and power violence in a show […]

Mudhouse will open its third standalone location in the former Cville Classic cars space 
on 10th Street. Rendering courtesy Wolf Ackerman Architecture + Design

Mudhouse to open third stand-alone location

By Sam Padgett and Erin O’Hare eatdrink@c-ville.com A third full-size Mudhouse will soon open on 10th Street NW, in the former Cville Classic Cars space. The local roastery and coffee shop’s new location will offer the usual Mudhouse coffee and atmosphere, plus an extended array of bakery items. Mudhouse co-owner Lynelle Lawrence is excited to […]

The Rockfish Valley Foundation hosts the 10th annual Kite Festival, which includes free kites for the first 400 kids in attendance, music, parachute races, a magician and more.

LIVING Picks: Week of April 4-10

FAMILY Kite Festival Sunday, April 8 The Rockfish Valley Foundation hosts the 10th annual Kite Festival, which includes free kites for the first 400 kids in attendance, music, parachute races, a magician and more. Free, 11am-3pm. Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center, 1368 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 226-0446. NONPROFIT World Voice Day celebration Friday, April […]