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The Man, the Myth, the Wonder

There’s no getting around it: Stevie Wonder is a goofball. “My name is DJ Tick-Tick Boom,” the 65-year-old living legend explained to his audience, a stadium full of fans, old and new, from children to the elderly. “What’s my name?” The man had no intention of moving on until we acknowledged his stage name. Wonder’s November 17 performance at John Paul Jones Arena, clocking in at a marathon four hours, was a masterclass in career stamina. I marveled at the ease with which…

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Tod Seelie: Bright Nights

On January 31st, the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative (PAI), which is located behind downtown Charlottesville, hosted a talk by photographer Tod Seelie on his new book Bright Nights: Photography of Another New York. The book puts the reader through the eyes of an artist entrenched in subculture. The photographs that are scattered throughout its pages range from tall-bike jousting rallies to intimate portraits of friends and lovers. Currently, Seelie is on a whirlwind book tour through the south. The tour interrupts the…

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Egyptian Filmmaker Hosts “Arab Revolution and Film” Festival at U.Va.

Highlighting films from Egypt and Tunisia, among other areas in the region, the event showcased both the hopes and the struggles of everyday people living with social turmoil.

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Video Games as Art for Non-Gamers

Many make the assertion that video games should be considered art, but rarely in terms that a non-gamer can understand. I will define art as “anything whose expression transcends the sensible world” (i.e., with the potential to inspire emotions, thoughts, or anything else that cannot be explained by the senses alone), although I know this definition will be disputed. Regardless of what the reader’s personal conception of art is, I hope that the connection between video games and art will resonate just…

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Interested in the arts?

Interested in the arts? Apply for ISAPF, the Independent Student Art Project Fund. This is essentially a grant program for student artists, who may or may not be enrolled in arts classes at UVa. Students can submit a project proposal to the Student Council Student Arts Committee, and if accepted, they will receive funding for an art project that will be displayed later in the year. The purpose of the fund is to enrich and diversify a student’s own education, while contributing…

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600-year old Painting at the UVa Art Museum

Recently here in Charlottesville, a painting known as the “Adoration of the Magi” by Bartolo di Fredi made in 1385 arrived from Italy to the UVa Art Museum. The painting is said to be divided into four pieces. Of the four, one is the recently acquired, another piece also resides here at the UVa Art Museum as a gift from Rita Evans, and the third piece is from the Lindenau-Museum in Altenburg, Germany. The last piece is said to be missing and…

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