April 25th, 2013 issue #1217

April 25th, 2013


  • DIY music: Get out there and sing it!

    Think you've got what it takes to thrill an audience? Charlottesville has some fun ways that those with musical aspirations–– but without a back-up band or regular gig–– can take to the stage.

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  • Full circle: Music Resource Center launches careers, collaboration

    It's a Thursday afternoon, and Music Resource Center Outreach Coordinator Damani Harrison is in the Center's state of the art sound studio with a group of high school boys recording a radio show. "How 'bout we call this segment, 'Local News Out of the Closet,'" suggests one, as the rest of the group cracks up and Harrison gives the nod, laughing along even as he expertly steers the conversation–– which has suddenly and inexplicably veered onto the relative pros and cons of body hair–– back on track, coaxing the three hosts to introduce themselves to their listeners.

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  • Good vibrations: Music heavies weigh-in on the scene

    "Vibrant," appropriately enough, is the word many local musicians the Hook spoke to used to describe the local music scene these days.

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  • Live and outside: Festivals rock all summer

    What would summer be without outdoor music festivals? A lot less fun, that's what. You don't have to go far to find festivals large and small, and Charlottesville acts are on the bill at most of these festivals. Check your tent, pack a cooler, and get ready to rock! Mountain Cove- April 28 in LovingstonAlligatorFrom Here On BlueDarrel RoseJosh MayoYankee Dixie

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Latest tuition increase at a best-value university: UVA ups its in-state tuition and fees 3.8 percent to $12,458 a year, making a year there around $26,000. Out-of state s...

The Dish


Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    April 25 at 11am at the  Albemarle Courthouse Property: 1638 Harris Creek Road Debtor: Sonja M. Burt Original amount owing: $220,000 Bidder brings: 10 percent sal...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERGood vibrationsThe Charlottesville music scene is alive and well, say the heavyweights of local music. John D'earth, Tucker Rogers, Jeyon Falsini, and others weigh-in ...


Black and White

  • Parade

    A perfect day for a parade, cool temperatures, California quality light. ~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at billemory.com/blog.

  • Spring formal

    Whatever that is... ~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at billemory.com/blog.

Cultural preview

  • Get Out! events, shows, things to do

    “If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music." ― Kurt Vonnegut   Stringdusters play for t...