August 29th, 2013 issue #1235

August 29th, 2013
  • 2013 Fall Music Preview

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  • Feedback loop: Red Light turns on at the Southern

    For four years now, the Southern Cafe & Music Hall has survived in the shadow of Coran Capshaw's Jefferson Theater on the Downtown Mall, competing every week for a share of the music show-going crowd. While founder Andy Gems admits he hasn't gotten rich doing it, he says he hasn't lost money either, and more importantly— he's kept the small-venue music scene alive. "I've invested a lot of time and money in the local music scene," says Gems," more than anybody else I know."

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  • Sky high: Local heart-throbs come back home

    It might seem as if Parachute were an overnight success— but that would be selling their story short. The hometown heroes have gradually risen through the ranks, from a rascally high school band initially named Sparky's Flaw in the early 2000s to a pop rock outfit re-branded as Parachute, to, today, a slick, confident, and mature ensemble that's heard their songs in Nivea advertisements, shared the stage with artists including the Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, and Taylor Swift, and performed on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest anniversary: Fifty years after the March on Washington, thousands flood the Mall and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool August 24 where Martin Luther King made hi...

The Dish

  • Game Day ready for game day

    It's hard to believe that someone hadn't thought of this before. A sports bar on Fontaine Avenue offering tailgate catering for UVA football games just a half-mile from Sco...

  • Secret tasting society?

    Last week, we brought news of the opening of Crozet Pizza at the Buddhist Biker Bar & Grill. In a stroke of luck, just before our visit to the popular pizzeria, Dish d...

  • Wine and paint pairing on Market Street

    If you like wine, and you think you'd like to paint, there's actually going to be a place to enjoy both at the same time on East Market Street in the old Michie Building. W...


Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    August 29 at 11:30am at the Albemarle CourthouseProperty: 1646 Seminole Trail Debtor: WSG Charlottesville LLC Original amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: $100,000 Info: M...

Movie Reviews

  • Violent mess: Sequel doesn't Kick Ass

    By Richard Roeper Jim Carrey played THIS character in THIS movie, and he was troubled by the violent content only after the fact?     Flashback: About six we...


  • Table of contents

    COVERFall music previewCharlottesville's music scene is an embarrassment. An embarrassment of riches, that is. There's so much musical awesomeness going on in and around th...



Black and White

  • Prohibited signs

    One of my early jobs was stapling placards for “International Productions” in Richmond. There is wisdom in hiring juveniles to do the illegal work. ~Commentator Bill...

Cultural preview