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Sure they keep the drinks flowing, but bartenders do so much more. Part therapist, part cop, part hostess with the mostest, the men and women behind the bars at your favorite local watering holes juggle it all. Meet a few of our favorites.
Two years after the skeleton of missing Morgan Harrington was found in a Southern Albemarle cow pasture, her parents have little more than knowledge of her demise. But a new song puts the slain student in the company of the Haysoms and, inexplicably, the woman who leapt from the Hollywood "H."
From mechanical bull riding at a hoedown to a film on the dangers of "fracking" to a musical act that delves into issues of race and history while making your toes tap, it's time to fill your calendar with Fun Stuff!
Americans talk a good game about energy conservation, but most measures being pushed aren't going to get us anywhere, says Randy Salzman, who points out the flaws in several of the most commonly promoted "green initiatives."
That's Brandon Dillard of Zinc restaurant, and he's just one of the sharp barkeeps interviewed this week.
–photo by Tom Daly