Jamie Shalvey


A look at the Spectrum Theatre’s “Arabian Nights”

Spring theater season is in full force around Grounds, with the casts of the drama department’s “Museum” and Shakespeare on the Lawn’s “Titus Andronicus” having just taken their final bows, and First Year Players’ “Kiss Me Kate” a few weeks away.

Team event barely skates by

The Winter Olympics are in full swing, bringing with them intense hockey games, crazy ski jumping and enticing rounds of speed skating. I’d argue the most eye-catching event, though, is figure skating.

94 minutes of "Awkward"

After the promotion for “That Awkward Moment,” starring Zac Efron and up-and-coming stars Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, I felt compelled to see what exactly was so awkward about the story of three twenty-somethings living in New York City.

A stunning 'spectrum'

As University students, many of us are familiar with the annual performances of “The Vagina Monologues” and “Voices of the Class.” But Spectrum Theater, the organization that puts on these shows, is less well-known.

McConaughey’s Deep Dallas Performance

Based on the true story of Ron Woodroof’s efforts to distribute medication to treat AIDS in the 1980s, the latest Matthew McConaughey film “Dallas Buyers Club” plays out with the vivacity that the story calls for.

'Catching Fire' ignites new flame

In the second installment of the immensely popular “Hunger Games” series, the audience is thrown into 146 minutes of emotional distress.

Dig deeper into local music with GigDog

If you’ve attended shows at local Charlottesville concert venues like The Southern or The Jefferson, you may have faced the same sort of confusion that always tends to strike me.