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Local Music Check-In: The Smiling Islanders

October 22, 2014
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Having recently opened for The Anatomy of Frank at The Southern, The Smiling Islanders have gotten their first big taste of the Charlottesville music scene and don’t want to let go. According to their Facebook page, front man David Gray, guitarist Ben Laderberg, bass player Tim Swartz, and drummer Wes Bonelli formed The Smiling Islanders after a late […]

Checking in with the Locals: Jojo McDuffie

October 21, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Jojo McDuffie Describe what you do in town. You can usually find me at 1 of 3 places […]

Dressing Up with jean theory: Falling for Basics

October 17, 2014
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Fall requires three key pieces – versatile boots, wear-everyday denim, and a cozy, warm cardigan. Luckily, you can find these fall pieces and much more at jean theory on the downtown mall. Jean theory will have you falling for basics and pining for must-have closet staples, from the perfect basics – like the SNUG tank […]

Buzz of the Week: 10.16 – 10.22

October 16, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! FRI 10.17 Big Blue Door UnHinged Presents: Smallprov – Big Comedy in Small Spaces @ BON | 8pm door, 9pm show | Details »   SAT 10.18 WNRN & South Street Brewery Present: IXTOBERFEST @ IX Art Park | 1-6pm | Details »   SAT 10.18 Last Day and Final Farewell Clearance @ Trade | 9am-6pm | Details »   SAT 10.18 […]

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Elaine B Jewelry

October 15, 2014
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Mountains of circles, rows of earrings, stacks of metals. Inside the artist’s studio, local jeweler Elaine Butcher sits in the natural light amongst a bevy of geometric shapes. Her jewelry line, Elaine B Jewelry, infuses edgy shapes and with everyday, wearable designs. Her pieces can be found in stores in Cville, such as BitterSweet, and around the […]

Checking in with the Locals: John Laudisio, a.k.a. Johnny Cheeseburger

October 14, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! John Laudisio, a.k.a. Johnny Cheeseburger Describe what you do in town. I handle all of the social media […]

Fitness Check-in: IronWolf Training

October 10, 2014
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Two days ago, I walked into IronWolf Training with my head held high, ready to embrace the “pack mentality” and iron spirit at Laura Conklin‘s Charlottesville gym. From plyometric step ups, wall sits, and one leg squats to kettle bell swings, ring rows, and one arm cleans, the circuit style class was a butt-whoopin’ served […]

Tuning In with Cal Glattfelder

October 9, 2014
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Sons of Bill played a live set at the new Sidetracks location on Sept. 30, 2014.

“I tend to think of playlists in terms of albums,” says Cal Glattfelder, owner of Sidetracks Music. “That is: collections of songs put together by the artists and/or producers in a certain order that flows they way they intended.” Instead of compiling a list of songs, Glattfelder wants you to listen to a single record, The […]

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Buzz of the Week: 10.9 – 10.15

October 9, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! FRI 10.10 David Tewksbury and Michael Coleman @ Glass House Winery | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 10.10 The Makers Series // The Art of Craft @ Meade Hall in Christ Episcopal Church | 7-9pm | Details »   FRI 10.10 The Festy Experience @ Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co | Fri, Sat, & Sun! | Details »   SAT 10.11 Crozet Arts […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Cary Oliva

October 7, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Cary Oliva Describe what you do in town. I am a Virginia native, having lived in Charlottesville several […]

Cheers Check-in: Beer Garden Coming Soon to Coca-Cola Building

October 5, 2014
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The historic Coca-Cola bottling plant on Preston Avenue will soon house the Kardinal Beer Hall and Garden.

Beer Run owners Josh Hunt and John Woodriff decided years ago that it was time to think about expanding their popular Belmont restaurant, beer store, and taphouse. The brothers have had their eyes on the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on Preston Avenue for a long time, so when two regular customers, who happen to be […]

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Dressing Up with Darling: Coffee Shop Chic

October 3, 2014
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A year ago, the Dressing Up series was conceived as a collaboration with shop owner at Darling, Elizabeth Steel. Now, the Dressing Up series includes four regularly featured boutiques with many more collaborations in the wings! How perfect then that this weekend Darling is celebrating their own anniversary. Celebrate Darling’s 2nd Birthday with a sale […]

The Buzz of the Week: 10.2 – 10.8

October 2, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! FRI 10.3 Lexi Hutchins Gallery Show From the Dirt @ Old Metropolitan Hall | 5-8pm | Details »   FRI 10.3 New City Arts presents What Is This Place?, new oil paintings by Joy Meyer @ The WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery | 5-7pm | Details »   FRI 10.3 Screen Printing Party feat. Thomas Dean, Matt Leech, […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Lexi Hutchins

September 30, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Lexi Hutchins This Cville gal shines in all she does. She’s launching her art business this week, so […]

Food Check-in: Poe’s Public House

September 29, 2014
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Poe's Public House opened Aug. 29 on The Corner across from the University of Virginia.

Charlottesville is a city built on history. There’s also a lot to offer in the realm of locally crafted food and drinks. New restaurant owners Joe Fields and Mark Graham have decided to open a venue that combines historical and local foodie flavors. Fields and Graham opened Poe’s Public House on August 29th on The […]

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Fashion Friday: Tom Tom Mixer for Cville Creatives

September 26, 2014
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The Cville fashion community is inspiring and aspiring, from boutiques and designers, to stylists and jewelers. Tom Tom Fest hopes to bring together this thriving community at the Fall Block Party’s Creative Mixer. “Fashion, style, and self-expression are at the core of what makes Charlottesville special, and what Tom Tom strives to celebrate,” said Tom Tom Fest marketing representative Carolyn […]

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The Buzz of the Week: 9.25 – 10.1

September 25, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 9.25 Closing Sale @ Trade | Starts today! | Details »   FRI 9.26 Tom Tom Fall Block Party @ McGuffey Art Center | 5-11pm | Details »   FRI 9.26 Official The Head & The Heart Afterparty ft. Avers w/ White Laces @ The Southern | 10:30pm | Details »   SAT 9.27 Fall into Fun Festival @ Chiles Peach Orchard | 9am-6pm | Details » […]

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Local Music Check-in: We Are Star Children

September 24, 2014
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We Are Star Children is a local musical talent that is most definitely out of this world. With their original look and Adventure Pop sounds, this band does not mess around when they hit the stage. Composed of a number of musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds, We Are Star Children has stayed busy in […]

Checking in with the Locals: Tracey Love

September 23, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Tracey Love You may know this local lady from her farm-to-table style dinner events known as Hill & […]

Cheers Check-in: New Cider Barn at Bold Rock

September 22, 2014
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Photos by Darren Sweeney

Capitalizing on nearly three years of success and overwhelming demand, Bold Rock has transformed its once relatively modest tasting room and production facility on Route 151 in Nelson County into a breathtaking, multi-million dollar cider barn. The cider barn, which cost at least $6 million to build, opened to the public Monday. The expansive two-story, […]

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A New World of Beer Comes to Charlottesville

September 21, 2014
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There’s a new restaurant and bar in Charlottesville that offers people a trip around the world without leaving their bar stool. World of Beer – Charlottesville officially opens its doors Monday, Sept. 22, in The Flats at West Village on West Main Street. The bar and grill features 57 rotating taps, an infusion tower, a […]

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Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Fall Layers

September 19, 2014
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Feel that? Fall is in the air. Nights are crisp, days are warm, and it’s time for fall layers. Good thing BitterSweet is packed with fall essentials, including a collection of Frye boots. From cozy sweaters to throw-on jackets, BitterSweet is your one-stop-shop for a new fall wardrobe. To showcase some of the fall pieces available […]

Tuning In with Erin Lunsford

September 18, 2014
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Erin Lunsford, accompanied by her mom on guitar, sang Shania Twain’s “From This Moment On” in her 5th grade talent show. It’s Lunsford’s first vivid memory of singing before a crowd. “It was quite epic, and so was my hair that day,” she says. Lunsford’s performances are still epic, but she’s come a long way […]

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The Buzz of the Week: 9.18 – 9.24

September 18, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 9.18 Big Blue Door Jam: Strangers in a Strange Land @ C’Ville Coffee | 8-10pm | Details »   THUR 9.18 3 course dinner for $15 @ Fig Bistro | Every Thursday | Details »   FRI 9.19 Sam Cregger & The Blue Ridge Pizza Company @ Adventure Farm | 5-8pm | Details »   FRI 9.19 Charlottesville’s Main Street Agriculture Event @ […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Dawn Story

September 16, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Dawn Story Describe what you do in town. My passion is transforming vegetables, fruits, herbs and grains — […]

The Buzz of the Week: 9.11 – 9.17

September 11, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 9.11 The Official Trombone Shorty After Party ft. Grits and Gravy @ The Southern | 11pm | Details »   THUR 9.11 Josef Beery Art Opening and Printmaking Demo @ Blenheim Vineyards | 6-8pm | Details »   FRI 9.12 Wildlife Center Fundraiser with Spiked Food Truck @ Glass House Winery | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 9.12 Reading Series feat. Elliott […]

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Local Musician Check-in: Gina Sobel

September 10, 2014
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Local jazz musician and Charlottesville native Gina Sobel has always been a jazz spirit at heart. By age twelve, she was playing the jazz flute in her father’s band and a number of other instruments, including the sax and guitar, came to her hands soon after. As a teenager, she began singing and finding her voice […]

Checking in with the Locals: Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell

September 9, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell This lady may be singlehandedly responsible for keeping the performance art scene alive in Cville. […]

Dressing Up with Duo: Back to School in Style

September 5, 2014
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September 1st has come and gone, and University Avenue is buzzing with students once again. Back to school shopping doesn’t have to be all knee-length skirts, varsity jackets, and oxfords. In fact, it can and should be a little bit edgy and a lot a bit versatile. Right around The Corner on Elliewood Avenue, Duo […]

Tuning in with Gwen Berthy of Melody Supreme

September 4, 2014
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Gwen Berthy gets ready to spin some boogaloo.

Gwen Berthy, owner of Melody Supreme, kicked off the “Tuning In” series in March of this year, with a selection of songs for Spring. Now, he’s back with a few tracks that are a bit more personal. Says Berthy of this week’s choices: When he was a teenager, growing up in France, “We were listening to a lot […]

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Buzz of the Week: 9.4 – 9.10

September 4, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 9.4 A Walkable City: Informed Citizens Create Better Communities @ Jefferson City School African American Heritage Center | 5-745pm | Details »   FRI 9.5 Laura Dillon Rogers: New City Arts First Fridays @ The WVTF and Radio IQ Gallery | 5-7pm | Details »   FRI 9.5 Frank Fairfield @ The Garage | 8-930pm | Details »   SAT 9.6 Sidewalk Sale featuring […]

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Local Artist Check-in: Laura Dillon Rogers

September 3, 2014
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Vintage clothing, wool fabric, and the influence of earth and nature are just a few key components of Laura Dillon Rogers’ woven wall sculptures. Rogers is an emerging fiber artist from Charlottesville who creates weavings from silk, wool, and cotton materials. Her fascination with vintage clothing, along with a creative knack for repurposing thrift store […]

Checking in with the Locals: Anna Quillon

September 2, 2014
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Photo courtesy of Anna Quillon, The Hometown Tourist

Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Anna Quillon This local gal LOVES Cville – a lot. And her social media alias The Hometown Tourist […]

Cheers Check-in: New breweries rake in the medals

September 2, 2014
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Champion Brewing Co. and Three Notch’d Brewing Co. have been pouring beer in Charlottesville for less than two years, but continuously rack up praise from craft beer lovers and industry peers. While word of mouth, unique collaborations, and well, the beer itself, have all been good for business, now the breweries have some hardware to […]

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Buzz of the Week: 8.28 – 9.3

August 28, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 8.28 Final Tailgate Thursday w/ Bryan Elijah Smith & Krista Polvere @ Stinson Vineyards | 6-9pm | Details »   THUR 8.28 FREE Local Cider and Sausage Tasting feat. Potter’s Cider and Rock Barn @ Feast! | 1:30-3:30pm | Details »   FRI 8.29 The Six Pack Songwriter Series @ The Southern | 8pm | Details »   FRI 8.29 Lord Nelson @ […]

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Local Musician Check-in: Moby and the Dicks

August 27, 2014
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These fellas ain’t dickin’ around. They mean business when they take the stage. You’ve probably heard them play at Rapture, The Jefferson Theater, Brews with a View, or The Southern, but if you haven’t experienced a performance by Moby and the Dicks, you’re missing out. They’ll have you dancin’ and whippin’ your hair around in […]

Checking in with the Locals: Micah LeMon

August 26, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Micah LeMon Known around Cville as the guy who makes incredibly delicious libations, Micah LeMon is a class […]

Dressing Up with Darling: Staring at Stars

August 22, 2014
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Summertime. That beautiful Gershwin aria crooning across the late Summer breeze, tickling the hem of your favorite Summer dress and weaving through your hair, coaxing you to stop and sit a while. And that’s just what this outfit called for – the perfect spot to stop, sit, and breathe in the final days of summer. […]

Tuning In with Rob Dobson

August 21, 2014
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Rob Dobson, of Big Air and formerly of the Fire Tapes, is packing up his belongings and moving to Los Angeles this week. Before saying au revoir to C’Ville, though, he made a playlist for your late-summer listening pleasure. When Dobson first moved to C’Ville, he played solo shows for a few years, “but I couldn’t […]

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Buzz of the Week: 8.21 – 8.27

August 21, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 8.21 Wings over Wine Country @ Trump Winery | 6pm | Details »   THUR 8.21 CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation Art Auction @ Blenheim Vineyards | 6-8pm | Details »   THUR 8.21 New Boss w/ Borrowed Beams of Light & Elephant Child @ The Southern | 830pm | Details »   FRI 8.22 concorDance contemporary‘s “Communitas” @ The Haven | 8pm | Details »   FRI 8.22 […]

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Local Artist Check-In: Kaki Dimock

August 20, 2014
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Kaki Dimock is no stranger to the Charlottesville art scene. A local from North Garden, she has shown her work at Second Street Gallery, McGuffey Art Center, and most recently The Garage, which is currently hosting her work “Minor Mutations.” “This show started with an owl from which a tree grew.” Many of Kaki’s drawings […]

Checking in with the Locals: Veronica Hart

August 19, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Veronica Hart Every time you see a dance show with the name Veronica Hart on the program, you […]

Buzz of the Week: 8.14 – 8.20

August 14, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 8.14 Tailgate Thursday w/ Gallatin Canyon @ Stinson Vineyards | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 8.15 Reading Series @ The Bridge PAI | 7pm | Details »   FRI 8.15 Kishi Bashi w/ The Anatomy of Frank & The Ridges @ The Jefferson | 7pm | Details »   SAT 8.15 Beat the Heat Party w/ Beleza Brasil @ DuCard Vineyards | 12-6pm | Details » […]

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Local Music Follow-Up: Erin & the Wildfire

August 13, 2014
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The four bands who performed that night stood jittery on the stage of The Jefferson Theater, sweat seeping through their pores as they anxiously awaited the results: Who won the spot to play at the Lockn Festival? Compliments and praises were given to each of the bands – People’s Blues of Richmond, Erin & the Wildfire, The […]

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