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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 […]

Guitarist Larry Keel pushes the limitations of bluegrass.  Photo: Bright Life Photography.

Chasing down the voodoo of Larry Keel’s bluegrass guitar

It’s Floydfest, June 2003.  The evening is thick and balmy, draping the rolling Floyd County landscape in shimmery violets and blues. Along the festival’s arterial corridor, despite main stage bands kicking into their second sets, an exodus was underway. I remember it distinctly: the wild-eyed shirtless young man materializing, catching hold of the girl dancing […]

Illustration: Matt Pamer

Fruit of the Vine: Wine events for October 1-14

Afton Mountain Garlic Festival at Rebec Vineyards October 13-14 (540) 456-8667 www.aftonmountainvineyards.com Barboursville Vineyard Palladio Cooking Class Tuesday, October 9 The Art of Charcuterie & Wine Pairing $120 All cooking classes begin at 6:30pm and last approximately 3½ hours. The classes are “participation” classes, so dress accordingly – no high heels, please. Participants will receive […]

Jack White at his September 10, 2012 performance in Copenhagen. Photo by Jo McCaughey.

Live Snapshot: Jack White at the Pavilion

Jack White, the rock virtuoso known for his participation in more bands than a hand can hold —The Raconteurs, The White Stripes and The Dead Weather, to name a few—released his highly anticipated debut solo album Blunderbuss back in April. Last night, his tour supporting this critically acclaimed record brought him to Charlottesville’s nTelos Wireless […]

Hill & Holler. Photo: John Robinson

Small Bites: This week’s restaurant news

The hills are alive Enjoy a four-course family-style dinner paired with Barboursville wines amidst the vineyards’ very vines on Sunday, September 30 at 5pm. Palladio’s Melissa Close-Hart teams up with chef husband, Matthew Hart from The Local, at this $100 dinner organized by Hill & Holler. Visit hillandholler.org/events.php to reserve. Proceeds benefit the Scottsville Center of Arts […]

Photo: Cramer Photo

Small Bites: This week’s restaurant news

Mangia l’etoile L’etoile might be Virginia cuisine with a French influence, but on Tuesday, September 25, gourmet fineries from Foods of All Nations and wine from The Country Vintner will help it go Italian at its 6pm Italian Wine Dinner. For $80 per person (plus tax and gratuity) expect six family-style courses and eight wines […]

Fruit of the vine: Wine events for the week of September 17

Fruit of the vine: Wine events for the week of September 17

Afton Mountain Afton Mountain After Hours Saturday, September 22: Dallas Wesley and Band (6-9pm) (540) 456-8667 www.aftonmountainvineyards.com Barboursville Vineyard Italian Harvest Feast Saturday, September 22 at 1pm: Enjoy a traditional five course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Guest Chefs Cesare Lanfranconi, formerly of Washington’s Café Milano, Tosca, and Spezie, and Shannon Overmiller of The Majestic […]

Clouds roll in behind the gardens at Monticello. Photo: Ashley Twiggs

Small Bites: This week’s restaurant news

Party like it’s harvest time Monticello, the home of our own “first foodie,” serves as the pastoral background for the sixth annual Heritage Harvest Festival on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15. You and your family will learn—with all your senses—about the gifts of our local soils and the hardworking people who grow them. […]

Fruit of the vine: Wine events for the week of September 10

Fruit of the vine: Wine events for the week of September 10

Afton Mountain Afton Mountain After Hours Saturday, September 22: Dallas Wesley and Band (6-9pm) (540) 456-8667 www.aftonmountainvineyards.com Barboursville Vineyard Italian Harvest Feast Saturday, September 22 at 1pm: Enjoy a traditional five course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Guest Chefs Cesare Lanfranconi, formerly of Washington’s Café Milano, Tosca, and Spezie, and Shannon Overmiller of […]

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Free Will Astrology: September 4-10

Virgo (August 23-September 22): I’ll bet that a-ha! experiences will arrive at a faster rate than you’ve seen in a long time. Breakthroughs and brainstorms will be your specialty. Surprises and serendipitous adventures should be your delight. The only factor that might possibly obstruct the flow would be if you clung too tightly to your […]