Christmas at the Paramount delights with a 90-person chorus singing holiday favorites on Saturday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Christmas at the Paramount

With joyful ring: Michael Slon conducts a 90-person chorus for Christmas at the Paramount, which features traditional holiday music and selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat. One of Bach’s most popular works, it celebrates the season through an uplifting expression of joy and humility. Children’s Choir of Central Virginia and the First Presbyterian Church Handbell Ensemble […]

Dave Matthews Band returns to John Paul Jones Arena this weekend. Image: Rene Huemer

ARTS Pick: Dave Matthews Band

Home stretch: Charlottesville’s history is built on many difficult stories, but the formation of the Dave Matthews Band is one of our city’s happy tropes. Formed in 1991 by the band’s namesake, the group quickly emerged from gigs on the jazz bar scene to weekly sell-outs at Trax nightclub. The band’s national fame escalated quickly, with […]