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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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Photo courtesty of Hunter Smith

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 […]

Checking in with the Locals: Greer Johnson

August 12, 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! Greer Johnson Describe what you do in town. I own Duo, a boutique that sells both new and […]

Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Little Black Dress

August 8, 2014
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As the fashion saying goes, every lady needs a little black dress in her closet. But does every lady have a little black dress with a little edge? When I found this vegan leather detail dress at BitterSweet, I knew it would be perfect for a night out (or #ootn) look. And when I remembered […]

Tuning In with Betsy Wright

August 7, 2014
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Betsy Wright has spent most of the summer in a van with her Ex Hex bandmates and their equipment, driving from city to city to play shows in support of their 7” single, “Hot and Cold,” and upcoming album. It’s what she’s wanted to do for years. Wright knew she wanted to play music, she said […]

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Buzz of the Week: 8.7 – 8.13

August 7, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 8.7 Holy Ghost Tent Revival with Moby & The Dicks @ The Southern | 830pm | Details »   FRI 8.8 Faces & Places: Art Opening with Eliza Evans and Virginia Rieley @ Blenheim Vineyards | 6-8pm | Details »   SAT 8.9 Rockn’ To Lockn’ Final Round feat. Erin & The Wildfire @ The Jefferson | 8pm | Details »   […]

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Local Artist Check-In: Virginia Rieley and Eliza Evans

August 6, 2014
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Portrait of Dave Matthews, Acrylic on Wood, Eliza Evans.

Local people, local places, local wine. Mixed media artist Virginia Rieley and acrylic portrait painter Eliza Evans are collaborating for a show at Blenheim Vineyards, opening this Friday. One of their many collaborative projects, the exhibit will highlight a few of Charlottesville’s familiar “faces and places.” Eliza’s portraits of Blenheim staff along with Virginia’s mixed-media Charlottesville […]

Checking in with the Locals: Megan Evo Greenwood

August 5, 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! Megan Evo Greenwood This local gal can be found at the barre, in the pool, and in the […]

Cheers Check-in: Cville Niche goes on a Wine Tour

August 4, 2014
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This post was written in a single evening, after an afternoon of wine tasting. Please excuse imperfections. On a bright Sunday morning, a duo of Cville Niche staff – Linnea White and myself – set out on a wine tour hosted by the Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co. to see what the buzz is all about. […]

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Buzz of the Week: 7.31 – 8.6

July 31, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! FRI 8.1 Anniversary Sale @ Roxie Daisy | 10am-6pm | Details »   FRI 8.1 First Fridays Art Opening feat. Kaki Dimock’s “Minor Mutations” @ The Garage |5-8pm | Details »   SAT 8.2 Bag Sale and Summer Clearance @ ReThreads |10am-6pm | Details »   SAT 8.2 My Darling Fury w/ Michael Coleman @ The Garage | 8pm | Details »   SUN 8.3 Pep Rally and […]

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Local Music Check-in: Erin and the Wildfire

July 30, 2014
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If you haven’t been graced by the sound of Erin Lunsford‘s soulful voice, you’re missing out. She and her band, The Wildfire, featuring guitarist Ryan Lipps, drummer Nick Quillen, and bassist Matt Wood, encompass all that is rock, folk, blues, and soul. At any show, from start to finish, you’ll be covered in goosebumps as Erin’s voice permeates the room. […]

Checking in with the Locals: Ethan Zuckerman

July 29, 2014
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Photo by Linnea White

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! Ethan Zuckerman Describe what you do in town. I’m a Nelson County native, a specialist in sustainable systems, […]

Cheers Check-in: Barefoot Bucha

July 28, 2014
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As a craft beer lover with an addiction to cheeseburgers, a mysterious drink known as kombucha and often found at farmer’s markets and natural foods stores seemed more suited for someone more health conscious than myself. Plus, I figured there was no way this earthy cocktail could taste good. It turns out that my skepticism […]

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Dressing Up with Darling: Bohemian Summer

July 25, 2014
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Oh, fleeting Summer… “To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie - True Poems flee.” {Emily Dickinson} How quickly July has come and gone! For this Dressing Up with Darling, we seized the days of long Summer skies with this effortless boho-inspired jumpsuit from Anthropologie, and a sun hat for […]

Tuning In: Music to Run To

July 24, 2014
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When I finally got fitted for shoes at Ragged Mountain and started running to stay in shape, Ann Mazur of Runners Love Yoga made me this set of tunes to get me moving and keep me motivated. Three years later, it’s still one of my go-to sets of songs for a run. The list is […]

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Buzz of the Week: 7.24 – 7.30

July 24, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 7.24 Brews with a View @ Second Street Gallery | 630-10pm | Details »   THUR 7.24 The Arts Incubator presents Free Draw @ The Bridge | 7pm | Details »   FRI 7.25 Wine & Cheese Pairing night w/ Nadjeeb Chouaf  @ 22 Brix | 5-8pm | Details »   FRI 7.25 Eats by Blue Ridge Pizza Co. & […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Kath Younger

July 22, 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! Kath Younger From baked treats to delicious eats, this local is definitely a foodie. Take one look at […]

Food Check-in: Red Pump – A Tuscan Kitchen

July 21, 2014
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As someone who lived in Italy for over two years, it is safe for me to say that Red Pump Kitchen is the piece of Tuscan flare that Charlottesville was missing. The beautifully decorated, intimate environment is the perfect place to stop in for a uniquely created cocktail at the bar, or to gather friends and family around […]

Fitness Check-in: Ann Mazur of Runners Love Yoga

July 18, 2014
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Ann Mazur has run 21 races so far this year. She was the first woman to cross the finish line in 17 of them. This past April, she placed 3rd in the Nike Women’s Half in D.C., running the 13.1 miles in 1:22:58. Less than a week later, she ran up the side of a […]

Fitness Update: Michie Tavern Downtown Mile

July 18, 2014
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Looking to run a race in Charlottesville? From the Women’s Four Miler to the Charlottesville Ten Miler, not to mention countless 5ks, there are plenty of races to challenge runners of all levels. Most of these races cover a fair amount of distance and might not be as accessible to, say, young runners or new […]

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Buzz of the Week: 7.17 – 7.23

July 17, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 7.17 Devon Sproule w/ Sally Rose @ The Garage | 8pm | Details »   THUR 7.17 Bargain Days & Sidewalk Sale @ The Downtown Mall | Thur-Sat | Details »   FRI 7.18 Grand Opening of Le Chic Picnic @ Route 151 outside the Flying Fox Wine Tasting Room and Le Bleu Ridge Bed and Breakfast | 11am-7pm | Details »   SAT […]

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Local Musician Check-in: Tucker MacDonald

July 16, 2014
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One evening in early June, musicians and onlookers gathered in the Library at Blenheim Vineyards for a special show featuring Portland trio Joseph. Before the sister trio took the spotlight, local musician Tucker MacDonald set the tone of the evening with crooning vocals, subdued, rhythmic drums, and the fullness of strings. A magical night of many […]

Checking in with the Locals: Darren Sweeney

July 15, 2014
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It’s been one year since we started checking in with the local-loving people of Charlottesville, featuring the faces of Cville and their top picks every week. For this special occasion, we’re checking in with the Cville Niche Team! This group of locals is passionate about what they do in this great city. So far we’ve checked […]

Food Truck Check-in: Cville’s Sweet Spot

July 14, 2014
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Long before food trucks began popping up on every corner in big cities like New York and Los Angeles (and, yes, even Charlottesville), ice cream trucks were the kings of the road. Remember those summer nights chasing after the ice cream truck around the neighborhood, hoping you had just enough change for a Mickey Mouse […]

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Dressing Up with Jean Theory: Casual Chic Chambray

July 11, 2014
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Every gal needs one (or two or three) perfect chambray shirt in her closet. And what better place to find said shirt than jean theory? Once you find the chambray of your dreams, play up the versatility of this piece. Tie it over a dress or a high-wasted skirt. Try the denim-on-denim look by pairing it […]

Tuning In with Adam Smith

July 10, 2014
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For a while, Monday nights at C&O were Radio Bistro nights. Local musicians, record store owners, and DJs would set up turntables to the right of the downstairs bar, between the monkey lamp and the swinging barn door. That night’s DJ brought his/her own records to spin, each one creating for the night a special ambiance in […]

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Buzz of the Week: 7.10 – 7.16

July 10, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 7.10 Avers w/ New Boss & The Trillions @ The Southern | 830pm | Details »   THUR 7.10 Guest Pourer Justin Stone of Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co. @ 22 Brix | 4-8pm | Details »   FRI 7.11 “Souvenir” | Laura Snyder presented by New City Arts Initiative @  WVTF Gallery | 5-7pm | Details »   FRI 7.11 Yoga Flash […]

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Local Artist Check-in: Corry Blanc

July 9, 2014
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Corry Blanc: Photo by Elizabeth Casey

Corry Blanc is the definition of an artist who beautifully blends art and function. You may have seen his work at homes and businesses throughout the area in the form of beautiful gates and fixtures, his grilling tools at J.M. Stock, or even spotted Corry himself selling handmade goods at the Farmer’s Market. His products are individually hand-forged and […]

Checking in with the Locals: Shannon Gillen

July 8, 2014
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It’s been one year since we started checking in with the local-loving people of Charlottesville, featuring the faces of Cville and their top picks every week. For this special occasion, we’re checking in with the Cville Niche Team! This group of locals is passionate about what they do in this great city. So far we’ve checked […]

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