Entertainment

In God we trust? John Fea explores America's Christian (?) foundations
Published on Mar 10th, 2011
3 comments Want to pick a fight? Bring up politics or religion. In his new book, Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?, historian John Fea tackles both. The book explores the heated debate over whether or...
Twain's Huck: Racist and anti-racist at different places
Published on Mar 3rd, 2011
0 comments What's new about Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Stephen Railton, an English professor in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences, has just published a new edition...
That '70s show: UVA paints an era
Published on Mar 1st, 2011
2 comments No artist works in a vacuum. Whether consciously or un-, artists constantly respond to a host of factors: exposure to other artwork, the immediate environment, ideas discussed with creative types,...
Ghost stories: Local metalheads now stronger but more paranoid
Published on Feb 19th, 2011
2 comments Where do you go after you've already blasted into outer space? After local prog-rockers Corsair released their debut record approximately one year ago, they immediately began pushing their boundaries...
Interview: Picking away at the hard questions with the Carolina Chocolate Drops
Published on Feb 19th, 2011
3 comments Dom Flemons and his band have an uphill battle as long as one of our culture's prevailing images of a black man in a cowboy hat is Sheriff Bart from Mel Brooks' satirical western Blazing Saddles. The...
Painful memoir: 12-step rape victim's book hits shelves
Published on Feb 1st, 2011
67 comments Liz Seccuro's first book, a memoir of her 1984 rape and a two-decade later apology and prosecution, hit shelves January 3. FILE PHOTO It's been five-and-a-half years since Liz Seccuro received the...
Interview- Tapes 'n Tapes back to basics-- even releasing
Published on Jan 31st, 2011
1 comments BY JUSTIN COBER-LAKE Minneapolis rockers Tapes 'n Tapes took off in 2005 when they self-released their energetic but slapdash debut album The Loon, which was heavily indebted to indie icons like...
UVA screens REEL INJUN
Published on Jan 22nd, 2011
0 comments The University of Virginia screens Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian, a documentary that looks at how Hollywood movies have portrayed Native Americans through the history of cinema....
The Paramount screens FREEDOM RIDERS
Published on Jan 15th, 2011
0 comments The University of Virginia and The Paramount Theater present Stanley Nelson's documentary, Freedom Riders, which tells the story of the more than 400 Americans who bravely took a stand (or a seat)...
The Bridge presents a performance by All Saints Theater
Published on Jan 15th, 2011
0 comments All Saints Theater The Bridge Public Arts Initiative presents a performance by Richmond's arty, puppet-making All Saints Theater. 209 Monticello Road. 984-5669.
Bold as Love: Local musicians reflect on, cover Hendrix
Published on Jan 10th, 2011
14 comments Several of Charlottesville's finest guitarists will band together to pay their respects to the original gypsy alien troubadour at Bold as Love, a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert at the Jefferson Theater...
Kings Dominion embroiled in bitter corporate fight
Published on Jan 9th, 2011
8 comments The park as seen from its 1/3-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Kings Dominion, the Virginia amusement park that has entertained millions of people since its beginnings...
UVA Art Museum hosts "Battle of Wonders"
Published on Jan 8th, 2011
0 comments John Raphael Smith English, after Henry Fuseli Swiss, "Ariadne and Theseus," 1788. The University of Virginia Art Museum hosts "Battle of Wonders," featuring a literary contest, sculpture parade,...
Funcracker Variety Show
Published on Jan 7th, 2011
0 comments Snow. PHOTO courtesy ABT Albemarle Ballet Theatre and the Studio for the Performing Arts present The Funcracker Variety Show at Western Albemarle High School. This second annual anti-blues, mid-...
Terra Voce in Crozet
Published on Jan 6th, 2011
0 comments Terra Voce. Publicity photo Cellist Andrew Gabbert and flutist Elizabeth Brightbill explore their musical expression from many different places and times. They have delighted audiences with their...
Hook Mr. Grisham: By writing a great short story
Published on Jan 4th, 2011
25 comments Convince him (with your story) that you're the next big thing. FILE PHOTO BY TOM DALY 2010 was a busy year for John Grisham. Not only did he come out with another legal thriller, The Confession, but...
Snow White
Published on Dec 29th, 2010
0 comments Once upon a time, a vile and devious Queen sought power over the kingdom by murdering an innocent and kind-hearted princess.  The Old Michie Theatre is thrilled to present the amazing tale...
To Infinity and Beyond
Published on Dec 29th, 2010
0 comments Amazement Square. PHOTO courtesy of Amazement Square The idea of traveling through space has existed throughout history, but it was only in the 20th century that the idea truly came to life. Share...
Starry, Starry Night
Published on Dec 29th, 2010
0 comments Amazement Square. PHOTO courtesy of Amazement Square Winter is the ideal time to view constellations, planets, and other celestial bodies in and beyond our solar system. Wee ones and others can...
Fruitcake Science
Published on Dec 27th, 2010
0 comments Pudgie. PHOTO courtesy SMV How long does fruitcake last? The folks at the Science Museum of Virginia have already started that experiment with Pudgie the Fruitcake, our holiday ambassador pictured...
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