C-VILLE Writers



Local fan favorite William Walter & Company fills the nTelos Wireless Pavilion with high-energy rock and twang, thanks to a little help from friends DJ Williams and Tara Mills & Yankee Dixie. Publicity photo.

ARTS Picks: William Walter & Company

After 239 live gigs last year, it’s clear that William Walter & Company’s feel-good, high-energy rock resonates with fans across the map. Walter has picked up Best Emerging Artist accolades at Floyd Fest, international songwriting nominations, and national radio airplay on the road, and is returning to his loyal local fan-base at Fridays After Five, […]

Broadway comes to the John Paul Jones Arena for a one night performance of West Side Story, the classic New York musical spin on Romeo and Juliet. Publicity photo.

ARTS Picks: West Side Story

Never was there a tale of more woe than that of Maria and her Tony. Broadway’s West Side Story travels south to the John Paul Jones Arena for one night only. Revel in the Bernstein and Sondheim score, the knife fights, and the love story as the Jets and the Sharks spar on the streets […]

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 […]