April 26th, 2012 issue #1117

April 26th, 2012
  • Mr. Tom Tom: Beyer sees bands and innovation together

    As far as music festivals go, certain regions of the country have it covered: Chicago has Lollapalooza, Tennessee has Bonnaroo, and Austin has South-by-Southwest. What more do we need?

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  • Six bands (and venues) to watch

    For a town with a long lineage of locally-grown musicians, rounding up contenders as "up and coming" stars is easy, but choosing from all this talent is hard. Our venues are constantly packed with lots of bands, lots of sounds. So we turned to some big names from radio stations WTJU and 106.1 The Corner to do some nominating. What exactly does it mean to be a "big thing"? For Charlottesville, it means more than just creating a cool sound– the musicians that are loved the most are those with a real presence in town.

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  • Survival story: How they defeated a rabid bear

    Running into a rabid bear can pretty much ruin your morning, according to two men who survived to tell the tale of Virginia's first-ever reported rabid bear, an encounter that occurred in the neighborhood of the hiker-heavy Appalachian Trail and the family-friendly Skyline Drive. Another intense bear story in the Hook 600-pound black bear: 'It sounded like it was tearing my arm off'

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst way to get out of going to court: The Louisa Sheriff's Office is looking for 38-year-old Danielle Messineo, whom they say has made bomb threats on days she was sche...

The Dish


Real Estate - $old

  • Renovation and location make for quick sale

    3/8/12 Charlottesville Opre Gleasons Development LLC to Cooper W. Stewart & Louisa T. Bradford, 200 Garrett Street, Unit 402, $439,000 Ferdinand D. Harris, Jr., Sarah F...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    May 1 at 11:30am at the Albemarle CourthouseProperty: 1646 Seminole TrailDebtor: WSG Charlottesville LLCOriginal amount owing: unknownBidder brings: $100,000 Info: Charles ...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERBear down!When two farmhands headed out on their Gator to repair a dam on a sprawling Afton estate, the last thing they expected was a showdown with a rabid bear. Thei...


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Black and White

  • Long-range transportation plan

    "Cville Bike mApp project is a regional bike-mapping project developed by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization, in partnership with BikeCharlo...

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