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Sharon Marcus reads from her new book, The Drama of Celebrity, at New Dominion Bookshop on Saturday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Drama of Celebrity

Cult of personalities: Almost 25 million people have visited Graceland since Elvis’ death in 1977; Beyoncé has 134 million followers on Instagram; and over 46 million adults read People magazine every week. Why do we care so much about famous people? In her new book, Sharon Marcus looks at The Drama of Celebrity, starting with […]

Tim Summers talks about music and technology at New Dominion Bookshop on Monday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Tim Summers

Digital strings: Reflecting on the 20 years since he co-founded the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, violinist Tim Summers hosts a discussion about the shifts that classical musicians and composers face in the digital age as streaming, electronic amplification, and computer-generated music take hold. Summers will play selections from Bach and Berio, and field questions about […]