Fluvanna Review

The Carysbrook Center for the Performing Arts and the Fluvanna County Arts Council (FCAC) has rolled out their 2014-2015 season of performances and this season is infused with a myriad of performances sure to please the most selective of music and theater lovers.
The performances include everything from country music to bluegrass, from live theater with the Persimmon Tree Players and Langden Mason to singers, comedians, and the Charlottesville Municipal Band ensembles. The FCAC has gone all out to make this a season people will remember and bring people back to live theater beginning with country duo Wilson Fairchild set to play on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
If you are a fan of country music, don’t miss Wilson Fairchild. Their rich vocals and classic country sound are evocative of the days when country music was pure in sound and unique in its own rhythm and genre.
“We love country music and will never let it die,” says the duo. Will and Langdon Reid, sometimes known as the Reid boys among those who know them well, have been performing, composing and playing music ever since they were in their teens. Will Reid is the son of Harold Reid and Langdon is the son of Dan Reid of the legendary Statler Brothers.
Following Wilson Fairchild will be Fluvanna’s only community theater group, the Persimmon Tree Players. This season they will be performing Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap, still running in theaters in London and the U.S. It’s a classic whodunit in the Christie style with twists and turns sure to keep everyone wondering “Who done it?”
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Peg Redd's artwork

Eight area artists will be participating in the upcoming Second Annual Artist’s Studio Tour to benefit the Fluvanna County Historical Society on June 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Historical Society is sponsoring a studio tour to raise money for the Endowment Fund while promoting Fluvanna’s artists.
New to the tour this year are longer hours to allow visitors to reach every studio. Add a comment

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The members of Perfect Slight. Photo by Erin EdgertonNot many high schoolers can say that they spent their weekend performing at a music and performing arts venue that dates back to 1923 and has hosted famous musicians such as Foo Fighters, The Killers, and Switchfoot. But on Sept. 20, local rock band Perfect Slight had the honor of playing at Richmond’s National Theater for the On The Verge: Best of 804 Locals event, featuring up-and-coming local bands.
After meeting at Fluvanna County High School, the members of Perfect Slight – seniors Bowen Reed, Joe Osteen, Ryan Boone, and FCHS 2014 graduate Maxx Turner – formed a band and have been performing together for 1 1/2 years. How did they decide on their unusual name? “My dad and I made it up,” said Reed. “Every guy in the band has been ‘slighted’ by a girl, so it fit.”
The group started by performing small gigs at the Downtown Mall and Cuppa Joe and has worked its way up to bigger venues such as Millers Downtown and The National. “Being able to hear the music at such a high volume in such a big venue was my favorite part about playing the National,” said Reed. A lot of the support for the band comes from other FCHS students who went out to see them play at The National. FCHS senior Erin Edgerton, of EEE Photography, was asked by the band to take their official photos at the venue. “I was so excited for the guys to play at The National and getting a press pass was such an experience. It was so much fun shooting them,” said Edgerton.
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Candidates Page Gifford, Dick Cummings and Charles Harrelson stood at the meeting where election results were announced. Charles Harrelson and Dick Cummings were elected as directors of the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association, the LMOA announced Saturday (June 30).

The LMOA oversees the huge Lake Monticello subdivision in Fluvanna County.

Harrelson, a retired businessman, garnered 811 votes. Cummings, a retired CPA, got 810 votes. Page Gifford, a freelance writer and community volunteer, received 430 votes.

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Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) has taken a position in opposition to the application by Aqua Virginia to increase its water and sewer rates. In November 2011, Aqua Virginia filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) for a statewide increase averaging 9.9%. The increase for Lake Monticello residents would be more than 13% for water and more than 11% for sewer. The application comes just months after Aqua Virginia attempted to impose ownership of grinder pumps onto homeowners. Aqua Virginia‘s last rate increase was approved in October 2010.

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