Americana group Hawktail plays The Front Porch Saturday, February 8. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Hawktail

In record time: Building fresh material out of tradition and experience, Hawktail thrives on the combined talents of fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolin player Dominick Leslie. The low-key supergroup (members’ affiliations include the Punch Brothers, David Rawlings, Crooked Still, and “A Prairie Home Companion”) found its groove in the […]

TV personality Ross Matthews dishes on his celeb friends and connections at The Jefferson on Tuesday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Ross Mathews

Life stories: Ross Mathews, the renowned television personality most famous for appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Insider,” and “Celebrity Fit Club,” engages his audience with hilarious tales and spicy anecdotes from his extensive time in show business. From spending a Christmas with the Kardashians to his TV chat with Omarosa, and […]

Sculpture and drawings by Phuong Nguyen are on view in “Constructions” at the New City Arts Welcome Gallery this month. Image courtesy artist

February galleries guide

Phuong Nguyen’s small wonders In recent years, artist Phuong Nguyen has learned the truth of a common proverb: Big things do indeed come in small packages. After graduating from UVA in 2015, she struggled to find a studio that would allow her to paint and print on a large scale. So she changed her creative […]