U.Va.'s Culbreth Theatre will be far from empty this summer. Thanks to the Heritage Repertory Theatre, the Charlottesville community as well as University students will have the opportunity to see Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, Carousel.
Students need not trek to Campbell Hall or the Bayly Museum to see works of art on campus. Old Cabell Hall is now graced with the work of Maine artist and former University visiting professor of art Lincoln Perry in a multiple panel mural entitled "The Student's Progress." The mural depicts a student experiencing different phases of college life, who falls into some bad places but ultimately succeeds and graduates.
Now on its ninth season, MTV's Tuesday night soap, The Real World, continues to attract large audiences craving a dose of so-called reality.
According to University lore, it all started November 12, 1840 when Prof. John Davis was fatally shot by a rioting student in front of his Pavilion X home.
Although its sign may be smaller in comparison to the billboards of other Corner merchants, the orange and blue letters of Mincer's store are an unmistakable signal to Wahoos that they've come home. Mincer's, the T-shirt and merchandise shop that sells University fashion mainstays such as "Friends Don't Let Friends Go to Tech," has transcended time.
When Charlottesville made plans to build an all-white high school in 1940, Charlottesville resident Ed Jackson's home was demolished and he and his family were displaced for the first time. Jackson, 77, was born on Pearl Street, the street across from Preston Avenue's Bodo's Bagel shop, where the County Office building now stands.
Everybody has one. That one person who makes your heart beat a little faster, your day a little better.
Just when you think the Corner has nothing more to offer, when you've been there and done that at every watering hole, coffee shop and eatery, University Avenue's easy-access cultural hub jumps up and surprises you. There's food, sure.