Tuesday, April 25
Tuesday, April 25
What a bizarre season this has been. Virtually no frontrunners have emerg-ed, like, at all. (By contrast, Randal was clearly earmarked as the victor from the beginning last season.)
It\’s been around a month and a half since Restaurantarama first detected a certain lovely smell wafting across the Downtown Mall.
As I was looking back and reminiscing on the websites I\’ve pushed on people in the year since I began professionally pushing websites, I was shocked and appalled to realize that while I\’ve waxed poetic about some of the most random websites that the wacky World Wide Web has to offer, I\’ve neglected to praise some of the most obvious.
With the ratings for “American Idol” higher than ever, and the approval ratings for President Bush lower than ever, it would seem an ideal time to unveil American Dreamz, Paul Weitz’s satiric jab at our country’s military-entertainment complex.
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Attention, pig lovers! Long an isolated mainstay way out on East Market Street, Jinx’s Pit’s Top is set to make an entrance on the Downtown scene. You may have noticed that the Downtown Mall kiosk has been bursting with flowers in recent weeks, thanks to the entrepreneurship of Betty Jo Dominick. Any day now, Jinx Kern will be supplying her with boxed barbecue lunches schlepped over from his tiny original location.
The pork will be tucked amongst the blooms during the noon hour, and also at dinnertime on Fridays After 5. For $6, says Jinx, you’ll get a barbecue sandwich, along with coleslaw and some cucumber saladâ”both of which we’re rather famous for,” he notes.
Jinx says this is the first toehold in a long-term plan for Downtown Jinxifica-tion. “I hope ultimately not just to be up there by proxy, but to have my own place on the Mall,” he says. We’ll lobby for seating when that day finally comes.
This Friday evening, April 28th, you can catch one of the series of music and arts shows put on by painter Lee Alter. Alter’s studio is located at 109 E. Jefferson St., in a building that is one of the oldest in town (and was formerly the site for town meetings and dances). The building, […]
Thursday, April 20
The Cyndra Van Clief Jazz Sextet wrapped up the season at The Cardinal CafÃ© in Scottsville this past Sunday night. The sextet plays jazz music from the 1930s, and features vocals, piano, bass, guitar and flute. Van Clief says she is very excited about playing Scottsville, which is her adopted hometown, and also where her church (she sings in the choir) is located. Cardinal CafÃ© presented the band’s premiere performance, and you can look for them to play more around town. I got to ask Van Clief about the music that she and the band like to play.
The UVA Department of Music takes a page (or trashcan lid)
from Stomp! on Wednesday, April 26. Under the direction
of I-Jen Fang, the drumming ensemble performs “A Night
of Percussion” at Old Cabell Hall, featuring classical to
contemporary music on non-pitched drums of all description. Free, 8pm. 924-3984.
Thank You for Smoking – R, 92 minutes
Now playing at Regal Downtown Mall 6
For times call 817-FILM
Take the Lead – PG-13, 108 minutes
Now playing at Carmike Cinema 6
For times call 817-FILM
To hear Fabio Esposito tell it, the pizza business just won’t leave him alone. When he opens Fabio’s N.Y. Pizza in the former High Street Pizza Hut building next month, Esposito will draw on seven years of experience running the original Fabio’s N.Y. Pizza in Gordonsville. “‘Your kitchen is our second kitchen,'” he recalls his Gordonsville customers telling him, before he and his wife Elena sold the place two years ago.
Starting the studio in their home with no budget, the two have since been able to attract a very diverse clientele of 35 students from ages 4 to 54.
University Area Baja Bean— Salsa-and-margarita flair with open mic on Mondays and karaoke on Tuesdays. 1327 W. Main St. 293-4507. No cover. 9pm. Biltmore Grill— Beer flows at this student-packed Elliewood mainstay with regular Saturday-night patio music. 16 Elliewood Ave. 293-6700. No cover, 10pm. Buddhist Biker Bar & Grill-— Acoustic and folk in snug, house-party […]
Recalling the exact moment when he was inspired to turn the hills and forests around Charlottesville into a blood-splattered battlefield, where armed horsemen, martial-arts madmen and men with laser guns hunt humans for sport, David Lee Stewart cracks a smile and chuckles, “I guess it started with a cave.”
This Sunday night, the Pavilion presents Wilco, one of the most successful and adventurous alt-rock bands on the planet.
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Tickets are already on sale for Patty Larkin’s concert at The Gravity Lounge on Sunday, May 7. 977-5590. www.gravity lounge.com.
Feel good! James Brown comes to the Pavilion May 25. Tickets are at www. charlottesvillepavilion.com. 877-CPAV-TIX, and all Plan 9 locations.
Get your tickets now for America’s Wetland Revival Tour, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Neville Brothers and Dr. John. June 11 at the Pavilion. www.charlottesvillepavilion. com. 877-CPAV-TIX, and Plan 9 locations.
About 12 years ago, I had a twinkling of an inkling of what "Beatnik glory" might mean, of what it might mean to be singingly silly. I belonged to a jazz-and-poetry group started by Gregory Foster – formerly a cowboy, carnival worker, journalist, roadie for a famous jazzman, Miles Davis’ cab driver, Thelonius Monk’s chess […]
Ah, life in the fast lane. You’ve got two choices–push ahead or get the hell out of the way. Well-known photographer Barnaby Draper knows the fast lane better than most. And recently, he made his choice: He got the hell out of the way. Between 1995 and 2000, Draper poured himself into his career as […]