November 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

Today is Election Day! There are elections in Charlottesville today for the the Senate, the House, City Council, and the School Board; there’s a ton of serious and very contentious issues affecting the City right now, from the Bypass to the Reservoir to noise ordinances and more, so I highly encourage to take a minute […]

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Win Tickets to the Live Arts Gala Afterparty!

November 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

In addition to the Film Festival (detailed below), the other big event this weekend is the Live Arts Gala, and the infamous afterparty which apparently has been officially branded for the last few years as “the Afterglow,” although every person I know still just refers to it as that party after the Live Arts Gala. […]

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Film Festival, continued…

November 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Film Festival, continued… · By

To continue this weekend’s Virginia Film Festival write-up… One of things I complained about in the past two Festivals is that they’re turning largely away from the archival or repertory screenings that had been the Festival’s headlining events in past years, and moving more towards including more aspiring documentary filmmakers and the sorts of films […]

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Emperor X and Timbre at the Tea Bazaar

November 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment · By

If you aren’t planted in a movie theater this evening… You probably know if you’ve followed this blog for a while, that Emperor X is one of my favorite ultra-clever lo-fi folk-pop recording artists. You may have seen him recently at the Tea Bazaar, last year in my back yard, or at The Bridge before […]

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Film Festival Weekend

November 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · By

The Virginia Film Festival began this afternoon (apologies for not having a post up sooner, I’ve been incredibly busy even in my smaller-than-usual behind-the-scenes capacity); there’s a few films I wanted to point out which look particularly interesting, as well as a few specific music-themed ones which might be of particular interest to Nailgun readers… […]

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