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Local Musician Check-in: Sons of Bill

April 17, 2013 by

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This month we had the pleasure of sitting down with “self-renounced” rock star, James Wilson of Sons of Bill. Sons of Bill is a Rock/Country/Americana band formed right here in Charlottesville by three of the four sons of retired UVa Professor Bill Wilson – James, Sam, and Abe. James shared about the benefits and blessings of sharing […]

Archive 10 in 20ten- Featured Artist: Lisa Russ Spaar

June 30, 2012 by

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The New Jersey born Lisa Russ Spaar, a Professor of English and Creative Writing at U.Va, never thought she would be a teacher. “I’ve always written (luckily my parents aren’t pack-rats, so most of this juvenilia is compost in central New Jersey by now), but I remember most wanting to be a visual artist – […]

Archive 10 in 20ten- Featured Artist: Jen Fariello

June 30, 2012 by

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For Jen Fariello, her life was not what she expected it to be. Now a successful photographer, the once University of Virginia Pre-Dental Major owns a thriving photography business in Charlottesville. After an inspiring professor led her toward pursuing her dream of a career in photography, Fariello rented out the lower level of the Jefferson […]

Archive 10 in 20ten- Featured Musician: In Technicolor

April 30, 2012 by

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Drew Morris, of the band “In Technicolor,” wanted to build a band in a market where there were great venues open to all ages. He envisioned a culture where music was still regarded as an entertainment medium and a vital part of the nightlife, and from this vision he moved to Charlottesville with a group […]

Archive 10 in 20ten- Featured Artist: Hugh Wilson

April 30, 2012 by

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Director and Writer Hugh Wilson distinctly remembers the time in the 70s when Atlanta bars cleared out when The Mary Tyler Moore Show and M*A*S*H were on TV. “That was my dream…to write for one of those, then direct,” he says of the popular shows. At the time, he was busy making his way to […]

Charlottesville Ballet Company

February 11, 2010 by

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In 2007, two ballerinas decided Charlottesville needed a ballet company. Emily Mott, a Roanoke, VA native, and Sara Jansen, originally from New York, co-founded the Charlottesville Ballet Company. Jansen, who was teaching in the area, and Mott, who was pursuing academic studies at U.Va, decided that with the broad spectrum of arts in Charlottesville, a […]

Beleza Brazil

February 10, 2010 by

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The heart and soul of Brazilian music has been filling Charlottesville’s air since 2005. However, for Humberto and Madeline Sales, it all began in Salvador, Brazil, where they met and began playing music together. Madeline traveled to Brazil as a “gift to herself,” or a break from her Arlington cubicle job, and fell in love with the […]

The Olivarez Trio

February 10, 2010 by

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Charlottesville is filled with niche markets, and thus, niche products. The Olivarez Trio, Charlottesville’s renowned gypsy jazz band, represents an accessible yet high-end niche product. “It’s a limited market,” explains guitarist Rick Olivarez, “but it’s a special, unique product.” Guitarist Jeff Cheers adds, “Ethnic music reaches the soul, and when you hear it done right, […]