The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville

Author Roxane Gay comes to Charlottesville as the keynote speaker for the 2020 Community MLK Celebration.  Image: Jay Grabiec

ARTS Pick: Roxane Gay

Rox our world: Roxane Gay can write with both authenticity and wit about Italian restaurants, feminism, body image, racism, rape culture, gun control, and other cultural hot buttons. She’s become internationally recognized for her to-the-point social criticism, and in 2019 Playboy called her one of the most important and accessible cultural commentators of our time. […]

The Flying Karamazov Brothers unleash their wacky antics at The Paramount on Saturday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: The Flying Karamazov Brothers

Let it fly. Performing as clever pranksters since 1973, The Flying Karamazov Brothers have happily basked in the career-long praise from audiences and critics who call them zany, goofy, and creative. The Brothers mix juggling, theatrics, and comedy into their precisely calibrated act in which every joke and acrobatic stunt lands perfectly. According to Variety, […]

The original lineup of the groundbreaking quartet Béla Fleck & The Flecktones celebrate at the Paramount on Sunday. Image: Jim McGuire

ARTS Pick: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Bin buster. In the early days of their career Bela Fleck and the Flecktones posed a challenge to record store clerks. By incorporating classical and jazz, bluegrass and African music, plus electric blues and Eastern European folk into their music, the group defied catgorization while opening fresh perspectives among their peers. “I think we gave […]