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A lively Cellar crowd laughs as Wade Downey explains his opening song was written for his two-year-old son, Finn, and the eventual break-ups he'll go through later in life.
Downey, 37, had the crowd laughing from the beginning of his performance at the Cellar last Thursday, opening with a solo acoustic set, followed by accompaniment from talented musicians such as computer science professor Barry Lawson on Mandolin, senior Nathan Riehl on bass guitar and VCU physical therapist Adam Powell on drums.
Playing college gigs is nothing new for Downey, with the show being his first in seven years since playing with his band in graduate school.
The nearly two-hour set was seamless, showing no signs of a seven-year hiatus, with new material and an energetic, yet intimate Cellar atmosphere.
Starting next semester, hungry Heilman Dining Center patrons will no longer be able to stop and chat with cashier Diane Bennett.
Alvin Johnson, who has worked at the dining hall for three years and was trained by Bennett, said: "I will miss her a lot.
Since this will probably be the last movie review I write for "The Collegian," I'm deliriously relieved that I get to tell you about a very good film.
If you thought you saw or heard about the Harvard Sailing Team's visit to campus last Friday night, you're wrong.
1. Thou shalt not wear lodge shoes anywhere but the lodge.
Not only would it be completely unacceptable to do so, but it would also make you look like the Bird Lady from "Home Alone 2." You are dreaming if you think a good pair of shoes would still look trendy after dunking them in lodge sludge.
Lodge shoes should be chosen based off of three factors: comfort, price and durability.
Something magical was brewing in the heart of downtown Richmond on Tuesday. The musical "Wicked" has returned to the Landmark Theater and crews were on site unpacking and assembling the set for its first show last night.
Productions will run from Oct.
I'm in the air about 100 feet above the clear water of the James River. The pedestrian suspension bridge under Richmond's big, truck-noisy Lee Bridge leads me over to the sometimes eerie quiet of Belle Isle.
Runners sprint past me.
The lights went dark, the crowd quieted and the theme song from "Mission Impossible" started playing as a tall figure came down the aisle, flashlight in hand at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Leslie Creek Theater.
Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside, named "best drag performer" of 2011 by Style Weekly and hostess for the evening, hoisted herself onto the stage where a tiara sat on a pedestal.
The UR Players open their season with "Trojan Women: A Love Story," a play that fuses Greek tragedy, opera, pop culture and aspects of the contemporary world, at 7:30 p.m.
Seeing my parents on campus for the last parent's weekend of my college career was bittersweet.
As a senior, this was my first parent's weekend where my family attended the football game and tailgate, and it was quite an experience.
The tailgate started around 1:30 p.m.
This is the answer key for Catherine's Crossword Corner published on Oct. 20, 2011.
I'm starting to wonder if Hollywood film reviewers are being paid to say that movies this year are decent when they're actually so boring it's almost criminal that someone funded the making of them.
The movie "Drive" follows a character who is based on a superman-type persona, barely speaks and is also as awkward as Ryan Gosling's character in "Lars and the Real Girl." Sure, he's a stoic superhero with a secret identity but he's also awkward, makes strange decisions and gets involved with really obvious crime kingpins.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a nonprofit program that trains service dogs, has made University of Richmond one of its training sites.
Cathy Foldesi, regional coordinator for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and her husband, Les, meet in the North Court courtyard the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month to host training sessions.
The program teaches puppies the behavioral skills they need to become service dogs.
While a group of teenage boys cast fishing hooks into the James River at the Manchester Docks, I somberly gazed toward the city, contemplating the first view that African slaves had of Richmond.
"This view has not changed in over 200 years," said Ralph White, manager of the James River Park System.
The University of Richmond's Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art is showcasing the Annual Student Exhibition in the Pickles Gallery located in the Modlin Center.
Do not touch your face while you read this. Seriously. You're doing it now, aren't you? Well, congratulations.
Being young - only in fourth grade - it was hard for me to understand the extent of the catastrophe that had occurred.
Journalists played an imperative role in informing the world about the attacks through their coverage, and the staff members of the Collegian in September 2001 were no different.
Ten years ago the idea of going to war for ROTC cadets may have been a nebulous one, said Lt. Col.