Y'ALL is: Christian Smith (tweed), Adam Wolcott Smith (blue button-down), Adam Brock (orange button-down, brown jacket), Jon Bray (jean jacket) / Photo by Tom Daly April 16, 2015
Y'ALL is: Christian Smith (tweed), Adam Wolcott Smith (blue button-down), Adam Brock (orange button-down, brown jacket), Jon Bray (jean jacket) / Photo by Tom Daly April 8, 2015
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Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint teamed up with Spudnuts to create the Showalter burger. April 6, 2015
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Checking in with the Locals: Sharon Shapiro

March 31, 2015
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Sharon Shapiro A local artist with a true passion for depicting women in paintings and drawings with beautiful versatility. When she’s not painting you can find her instructing at our local Pure Barre (and at short pump!). A strong lady who’s affecting our community through art and movement! What more could we look for in our […]

Tuning In with Grits n’ Gravy

March 26, 2015
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Robin Tomlin (left) and Colin Powell (right) at a Grits n' Gravy dance party at R2 / Photo by Elli Williams

One Saturday night this past February, a line formed outside the door of Richmond’s Balliceaux. The venue was hosting a Grits n’ Gravy dance party, and people were eager to get in and dance to the funk and soul that poured through the sound system, a series of old school singles spun by one of […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Randi Laudisio

March 24, 2015
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Randi Laudisio From educational travel expert to cupcake extraordinaire, this local lady is a sugar and spice and everything nice. When Randi isn’t frosting cupcakes, she and her hubby, a.k.a. Johnny Cheeseburger, enjoy a bite out (a.k.a. stealing food off each other’s plates), and, of course, spending time with their pup, Sampson. Check out her top […]

Tuning In with 2sly

March 20, 2015
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Ashley Miller (Photo by Adrienne Eichner)

Ashley Miller, aka 2sly, has been producing music since he was in high school. So, when he starting playing on an acquaintance’s turntables during his sophomore year of high school, DJ-ing seemed like a logical next step. Nowadays, Miller says that when he’s not playing music, he’s not awake. He is always checking out his […]

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Local Music Check-in: Will Overman Band

March 18, 2015
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The Will Overman Band is set to take over the stage at The Southern on Friday, March 27. The Cville Niche recently caught up with the four band members to chat about their music, their variety of influences, and a few of their Charlottesville favorites. Tell us a little about yourselves. Where are you from? […]

Dressing Up with Darling: Transitions

March 13, 2015
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Over a year and a half ago, in October 2013, the Dressing Up series came to life. It started as a small collaboration with Elizabeth Steel, former owner of Darling. Over the past year, it’s grown into a collaboration with five local boutiques! In the past months, a collaboration with Allie Merrill of M Squared Creative introduced […]

Checking in with the Locals: Tara Montgomery

March 10, 2015
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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 celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Tara Montgomery This lovely local lady designs lovely local jewelry. From super mom to super artist, Tara is a […]

Dressing Up with The Yellow Button: Waiting on Spring

February 27, 2015
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March is right around the corner, and to us, that means it’s time to start beckoning in Spring. And that’s exactly what we did with this styled outfit featuring The Yellow Button in the Shops at Stonefield. This Spring, try a reimagined shirtdress, like this Johnny Was vibrant floral number with double high slits (and pockets!). […]

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Tuning In with Will Overman

February 26, 2015
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The Will Overman Band

Will Overman was about nine years old when his dad turned 40 and decided that both guys should learn an instrument. “Music had always been an important part of our relationship, and I was blessed to have parents who shared their knowledge and appreciation of music with me,” explained Overman. “So my dad and I […]

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The Buzz of the Week: 2.26 – 3.4

February 26, 2015
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 2.26 I’m Not Racist…Am I? Screening @ The Paramount | 7pm | Details »   FRI 2.27 WTJU Presents Borrowed Beams of Light Split Tape Release Show with New Boss and Klauss @ The Southern | 9pm | Details »   FRI 2.27 Barn & Brew Night! Featuring The Rock Barn & Blue Mountain Brewery @ Ivy Provisions | 5-7pm | Details » […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Megan Tiernan

February 24, 2015
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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 celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Megan Tiernan This Michigander transplant has a big vision and an even bigger heart. You can find Megan, one […]

Fitness Check-in: barre.[d]

February 20, 2015
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The aftermath of class on the glass.

A couple of years ago, when barre workouts started popping up in fitness magazines and on my Facebook news feed, I looked around the internet for an easy barre workout to do at home. I found one on Shape magazine’s website, and sometimes pulled a kitchen chair and a few small free weights into my […]

Local Artist Check-In: Charlene Cross

February 18, 2015
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At the McGuffey Art Center downtown, housed in a building that has stood since 1916 and used to serve as a school, you will find jewelry-maker Charlene Cross’s studio, among 44 other artists renting space. Among those other artists is painter Jean Sampson who describes Cross as “a wonderful and extremely creative jewelry-maker.” The McGuffey […]

Checking in with the Locals: Natalie Barton

February 17, 2015
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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 celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Natalie Barton This purveyor of local entrepreneurs and freelancers is one lady to watch. And she has great taste […]

Dressing Up with Jean Theory: VDay Edition

February 13, 2015
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Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all pink hearts and red roses, although there isn’t anything wrong with that. A head-to-toe black ensemble with pops of red, pink, or even leopard bring an edgier vibe to the Hallmark holiday. In the last Dressing Up post, we announced an exciting new collaboration with Allie Merrill of […]

The Buzz of the Week: 2.12 – 2.18

February 12, 2015
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 2.12 SPCA Valentine’s Benefit @ Suz Somersall Stonefield | 10:30am-8pm | Details »   FRI 2.13 Made by Mieka Olive Oil Soap Demo @ Rebecca’s Natural Food | 11am-2pm | Details »   SAT 2.14 FREE Seated Chair Massage from Alyssa of JLA Massage @ jean theory | 10am-2pm | Details »   SAT 2.14 Second Saturday Yoga Art Grooves @ Second Street Gallery | 3-4:15pm | Details » […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Renee Byrd

February 10, 2015
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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 celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Renee Byrd Follow this lady on Insta – right now. If her photography doesn’t make you instantly drool all […]

The Buzz of the Week: 2.5 – 2.11

February 5, 2015
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 2.05 Nettles Record Release Party @ The Southern | 8pm | Details »   FRI 2.06 New City Arts presents “Elements”, new encaustic works by Amanda Smith @ The WVTF and Radio IQ Gallery | 5-7pm | Details »   SAT 2.07 Max Strom Weekend Workshops  @ Opal Yoga | 11:30am – 5pm | Details »   SAT 2.07 Monte La Monte and Melaudio @ […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Alicia Cost

February 3, 2015
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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 celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Alicia Cost This local lady is an inspiration. From her work with the Charlottesville youth through a local non-profit […]

Tuning In with Brad Savage

January 29, 2015
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Brad Savage has one of Charlottesville’s most recognizable voices. From talking to local politicians and environmentalists on 106.1 The Corner’s Breakfast Show to interviewing bands and artists on The Corner Lounge, and sharing some of his favorite vinyl cuts on the Brad’s Bin segment, his friendly, enthusiastic voice is hard to miss. It’s clear that […]

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The Buzz of the Week: 1.29 – 2.4

January 29, 2015
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 1.29 Shop Winter Sales @ Local Boutiques – Jean Theory, Darling, BitterSweet, Duo, and more! | Details »   FRI 1.30 Milli Jokes Stand Up Comedy @ Milli Joe | 8pm | Details »   FRI 1.30 Carl Anderson & Mary Bragg @ The Pink Warehouse | 9pm | Details »   FRI 1.30 Grits and Gravy! Soul Dance Party @ R2 […]

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Local Music Check-In: Ross Schiller of Yearbook Taco

January 28, 2015
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Yearbook Taco has drawn locals through its doors with the promise of delicious tacos and good tunes. Yes, tunes, and a variety of tunes at that. Depending on the night of the week, you can find a DJ spinning vinyl, playing 90s hits, hip hop, or house/EDM, or a troupe of singer/songwriters sharing their songs […]

Checking in with the Locals: Billy Hunt

January 27, 2015
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2015 ushers in another year of Checking in with the Locals! Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Billy Hunt He’s a one-of-a-kind creative, a maker […]

Dressing Up with Duo: One Dress, Two Ways

January 23, 2015
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Wear it now, and wear it later. A shirtdress embodies versatility. From Winter to Spring, from a casual afternoon to a night on the town, the right shirtdress has endless possibilities – layered for colder weather or as a dress, unbuttoned or belted, over jeans or beneath a leather jacket, dressed up with pumps or dressed down […]

The Buzz of the Week: 1.22 – 1.28

January 22, 2015
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 1.22 Weekend Warm up With Thomas Dean @ Yearbook Taco | 9pm | Details »   FRI 1.23 “This is It” Tasting: Select Blenheim Vineyards Wines @ Beer Run | 5-8pm | Details »   FRI 1.23 Exploring Acroyoga with Kaelyn Rogers @ Flydog Yoga | 630pm through 330pm on Jan. 24 | Details »   FRI 1.23 Barn & Brew Night […]

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Inside the Big Blue Door Story Slam V

January 21, 2015
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Sound check is at 7:15pm and I arrive at Bon a few minutes early. Jen and Joel Jones, the founders and producers of Big Blue Door, are setting up chairs and selling tickets, Lewis Reining is checking the sound (and probably practicing the story he will also tell), and the ballots are stacked on a […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Allie Merrill

January 20, 2015
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2015 ushers in another year of Checking in with the Locals! Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Allie Merrill This local gal is a bundle […]

Tuning In with Marie Landragin

January 15, 2015
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Landragin DJ-ing at Champion Brewery (top, photo by Brad Day); and screenprinting (bottom)

Like many musicians, Marie Landragin’s first instrument was piano (she started playing at age 7 while living near Melbourne, Australia). But when, as a teenager, she moved to Culpeper, Virginia, with her family, she began taking classical guitar lessons at school. “I remember when my parents gave me my first classical nylon-stringed Yamaha,” she says. […]

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The Buzz of the Week: 1.15 – 1.21

January 15, 2015
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 1.15 Big Blue Door SLAM V: Theme: Don’t You Forget About Me (True Stories Show) @ BON | 8pm | Details »   THUR 1.15 Lora Kelley CD Release Show w/ Sam Bush @ The Southern | 8pm | Details »   FRI 1.16 Free Movie Friday: Gone Girl @ PVCC – V. Earl Dickinson Building | 730pm | Details »   FRI 1.16 […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Amy Sarah Marshall

January 13, 2015
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2015 ushers in another year of Checking in with the Locals! Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Amy Sarah Marshall One of the most passionate […]

The Buzz of the Week: 1.8 – 1.14

January 8, 2015
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 1.8 Live Music: Erin & The Wildfire @ South Street Brewery | 9pm | Details »   FRI 1.9 New City Artist Exchange Exhibit Opening Reception @ WVTF Radio IQ Studio Gallery | 5-7pm | Details »   FRI 1.9 “Here and There” by Roger Williams and Victoria Long @ The Garage | 5-7pm | Details »   FRI 1.9 Free Weekly Wine Tasting […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Waverly Davis

January 6, 2015
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2015 ushers in another year of Checking in with the Locals! Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Waverly Davis Describe what you do in town. […]

Food Check-in: Yearbook Taco

December 29, 2014
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In Charlottesville, it seems that when one restaurant closes, another one opens. This is exactly the case for one of the city’s newest downtown eateries. Nestled next to The Whiskey Jar on the west end of the Downtown Mall, Yearbook Taco seems like the perfect fit for this college town. The locally inspired menu, craft beer, cozy atmosphere, […]

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Grand Opening: Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria

December 22, 2014
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Photo by Linnea White

Today is the day, Cville. Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria is now open, serving up good eats from 11am to 12am, Monday through Saturday. This past Friday, the tables and chairs arrived just hours before the soft openings began. But these seats were filled and the tables were loaded, as the four man (and two waitress) crew […]

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Dressing Up with The Yellow Button: It’s Party Time

December 19, 2014
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‘Tis the season of holiday parties, and thus the season of sparkle. From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve, your calendar is filled with fêtes and you’re in need of some holiday outfit inspiration. For this Dressing Up feature, we stopped by The Yellow Button at Stonefield for a little holiday dress up, finding not one, […]

Tuning In with Megan Sharp

December 18, 2014
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The Tuning In series aims to expose you, dear listener, to music that you haven’t yet heard, and to make old favorites new to you again. It is about sharing the songs we love and will come to love. This week’s playlist comes from Megan Sharp, a trained opera singer who currently serves as music […]

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The Buzz of the Week: 12.18 – 12.24

December 18, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 12.18 Big Blue Door Storytelling Jam: December Edition – “All in The Family” @ C’Ville Coffee | 7pm | Details »   THUR 12.18 Corsair & We Are Star Children w/ New Boss @ The Southern | 845pm | Details »   FRI 12.19 The Ugly Sweater Holiday Party ft. The Lone Rangers @ The Jefferson | 8pm | Details »   SAT 12.20 […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Lauren Stonestreet

December 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! Lauren Stonestreet This local lady is a photographer and creative director, dancer, and musician. Her presence is invigorating, and […]

Oakhart Social: Welcome to Midtown

December 8, 2014
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Photo by Linnea White

“[It all started] sitting in a tide pool [with an octapus] in Costa Rica drinking too much,” explained Benjamin Clore. Clore and Tristain Wraight, the childhood friends and collaborators behind Midtown’s newest eatery, Oakhart Social, share a love of food and the entrepreneurial drive to open a restaurant. Over the past five years, Clore and Wraight […]

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Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Holiday Sparkle

December 5, 2014
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December’s here, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Charlottesville. From the snowflakes and wreaths and red bows donning the lamp posts downtown, to the night time sparkle and twinkling lights from The Lawn to the mall. This city is sparkling. Why not you, too? This season, from Christmas to NYE, think […]

Get Your Holiday Music Fix

December 4, 2014
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The Country Christmas Show

Snowflake lights are hung on lampposts all over town, and that can mean only one thing: the holiday season has arrived! Cville-ians are bustling about, buying gifts and hosting parties at home, but our town’s music scene is still going strong. Here’s a roundup of some of the holiday music events happening in town over […]

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The Buzz of the Week: 12.4 – 12.10

December 4, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 12.4 Gift Forest Pop-up Holiday Shop @ The Bridge PAI | Through 12.24, Open weekdays 12pm-8pm/weekends 10am-6pm | Details »   THUR 12.4 Anatomy of Frank live @ Sidetracks Music | 7pm | Details »   FRI 12.5 First Friday Art Opening featuring Cate West Zahl @ The Garage | 5-7pm | Details »   FRI 12.5 Haven Art Auction @ Old Metropolitan Hall | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 12.5 Carol […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Emily Holter

December 1, 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! Emily Holter The cutest, sweetest cupcake shop in town obviously has to have the cutest, sweetest manager. Introducing […]

Cheers Check-in: Firefly Lights Up Belmont Nightlife

December 1, 2014
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Photo by Darren Sweeney

After working hard all summer between chemotherapy treatments and surgeries, Mark Weber has finally been able to realize his dream of opening a modern game room with craft beer and local food. “I want a place where I can go play pool, it’s not smoky, and I can drink good beer,” Weber said. While there […]

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