The always-classy Virginia Gentleman awed more than just the female crowd members Friday night during their third concert of the year. All in attendance that night became instantly engaged in the A Capella group’s personalities upon entering Old Cabell as the concert program challenged the audience to guess which five singers of the 17 had a correct biography.
This past Wednesday, short story writer and mystery novelist Lauren Groff performed a book reading as part of a series sponsored by the English department. Though the excerpts were not entirely captivating, the experience offered valuable insight on the writing process.
Indie rock group The Head and the Heart has achieved tremendous momentum since forming in 2009. The band has opened for notables Dr. Dog, Vampire Weekend and Charlottesville’s own Dave Matthews Band — all artists the Seattle-based band cites as inspiration.
With all the renovations Newcomb Hall has undergone in the past few years, it can be easy to forget that the building is a hotbed of student life.