Casting stones (a short story)
Published on Jul 25th, 2012
4 comments "I swear, we didn't kill his goddamn goose!" "Don't you ever talk to me that way. Put your father on the phone." Neither of us cared to talk with her, but I handed him the receiver. With his eyes...
Invisible Women (a short story)
Published on Jul 19th, 2012
3 comments People notice dead women. After the third one, the Philadelphia media started lovingly resurrecting family backgrounds, social lives, and charitable causes, packaged in news shows like made-for-TV...
Dani's day: Murder trial begins with painful photos
Published on Dec 8th, 2008
6 comments Seen here in a family photo, Danielle Howard was only 22 at the time of her death. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HOWARD FAMILY Nearly three years after Katherine Danielle Howard, 22, was gunned down on a...
NYT gets it right, almost
Published on Oct 26th, 2008
4 comments Where in the heck is Barboursville, Grandpa? PUBLICITY PHOTO FOR THE WALTONS In today's Travel section of the New York Times, Charlottesville is featured for its culture, history, cuisine, and...
Pork belly spending
Published on Oct 15th, 2008
0 comments Double H. Farm's Richard Bean FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN Politicians have never been more eager not to pork barrel, and I’ve recently found myself wondering where all that bacon is going. To our...
Published on Oct 2nd, 2008
0 comments Chocolate lovers are invited to a day of pure chocolate indulgence that includes a multitude of homemade, scrumptious confections and fondue. Other enticements include the Chocolate Chase 5K run/walk...
Weekend hours for Virginia Wineworks
Published on Sep 22nd, 2008
0 comments Virginia Wineworks, home of Michael Shaps Wines, is adding weekend hours for wine tastings and winery tours. Now through December, you can taste from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Virginia...
Dave McNair
Published on Sep 18th, 2008
0 comments "We're not looking to industrialize anything," says Bobby Vess, responding to complaints from Keswick residents unhappy about his proposed mulch processing plant. He insists that the complaints are...
9am Brunch alert!
Published on Aug 24th, 2008
0 comments Hungry for brunch? Here are a few suggestions... Beer Run on Carlton Road in Belmont Menu Brasserie Montiel on Commonwealth Drive Menu Fossett's at Keswick Hall Menu Maya at 633 West Main Street...
Christabel and the Jons
Published on May 19th, 2008
0 comments Christabel and the Jons play blues and folk like plenty of other folks in Appalachia, but they wear much cooler costumes than most. Christabel and the Jons - Remember Christabel and the Jons - You...
The Virginia Glee Club
Published on May 11th, 2008
0 comments The Glee Club sings for seniors with a special final concert which includes Ave Maria, Russian folk tales, and selections from Leaves of Grass.
The Rivanna River Chiggers
Published on Mar 17th, 2008
0 comments Rivanna River Chiggers get under your skin and suck. The Rivanna River Chiggers - Over The Waterfall The Rivanna River Chiggers - June Apple
Old School Freight Train
Published on Feb 17th, 2008
1 comments Old School Freight Train is a blistering local bluegrass group. Young songwriter Helen Horal opens.
Heather Maxwell
Published on Feb 3rd, 2008
0 comments Multidimensional vocalist Heather Maxwell once again teams up with local percussion Big Daddy Robert Jospe for a lecture and performance about West African music. Also featuring Lucy Kilpatrick on...
Six Organs of Admittance
Published on Jan 19th, 2008
0 comments Ben Chasny's guitar-laden experimental project Six Organs of Admittance combines droning exotic themes with psychedelic folk, seemingly conjuring comparisons to Devendra Banhart at every turn....
Minister Danny Hill and the Group Determination
Published on Jan 14th, 2008
0 comments This concert by Minister Danny Hill and the Group Determination will also feature local groups like the Gospel Four and the State Farm Gospel Choir.
The Rivanna River Chiggers
Published on Jan 13th, 2008
0 comments The Rivanna River Chiggers are Charlottesville's newest old-time string band. They get under your skin and suck. The Rivanna River Chiggers - June Apple
Ensemble Vermillion
Published on Jan 13th, 2008
0 comments 17th Century Italian chamber music arranged for recorder, cello, viola da gamba and harpsichord
Jason Konik
Published on Jan 7th, 2008
0 comments Jason Konik sings folk songs about the trials and tribulations of his ancestors – "with roots in rootlessness," according to his bio. Guitar and harmonica back up his stories of travel in...
Dan Franklin Smith
Published on Dec 26th, 2007
0 comments Classical pianist Dan Franklin Smith performs pieces by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin.
Hi Ho Six Shooter
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
0 comments Lynchburg's Hi Ho Six Shooter is a 5-piece "neo-Western" band, which at first glance appears to mean "Western, but not stodgy old dudes." After looking at their web site, though, we're not so sure....
Cleek Schrey, Andy Thacker, and Ryan McGiver
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
0 comments This trio of locals plays traditional Old World and Americana music on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar
Eli Cook
Published on Dec 9th, 2007
0 comments The talented young blues guitarist goes solo
The Eli Cook Band
Published on Dec 9th, 2007
0 comments The Eli Cook Band will put aside the traditional blues and pick up the psychedelic rock for a Hendrix tribute show at the Barboursville Community Theater as a benefit for the Four-County Players...
Published on Dec 9th, 2007
0 comments Local legend Bob Girard leads the eternal favorites through another set of Grateful Dead cover tunes at a New Year's shindig shrouded in secrecy. He won't tell us anything other than that there...
The Blue Ridge Orchestra
Published on Dec 3rd, 2007
Derek Webb and Alex Mejias
Published on Dec 3rd, 2007
0 comments Nashville singer-songwriter Derek Webb is a guitarist and vocalist for the folky Contemporary Christian Music act Caedmon's Call when he's not striking out on his own. Alex Mejias is one of the few...
6 Day Bender and the Kings Of Belmont
Published on Nov 23rd, 2007
0 comments In what should likely be taken as an endorsement of the highest order, Rapture has decided to have a two-band concert on the weekend for the first time ever. "We've never done it before, but it was...
Webb takes City
Published on Jun 13th, 2006
2 comments In the race to see who will go up against George Allen for a U.S. Senate seat, the victor (in Charlottesville at least) is retired Navy Secretary James Webb. Election tallies just released by City...
Zany Warner pops up in Vegas
Published on Jun 13th, 2006
0 comments Today is the day we find out whether Virginia's Republican presidential hopeful, George Allen, has to fight James Webb or Harris Miller to hold on to his U.S. Senate seat. But just a week after...