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Branch Branham, 79, one of oldest living members of the Monacan tribe, sits at a wooden desk at the Bear Mountain Mission School.

The Monacan Indian Nation, which has inhabited land in central Virginia for 10,000 years, recently received federal recognition after a decades-long struggle to honor their ancestors. P A G E 16 EZE AMOS


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THIS WEEK NEWS 9 Last week I received the much-anticipated results of my Ancestry DNA test. 10 Shrouds removed from A co-worker who had done the mail-in test was shocked when she got her Confederate statues. results: She’d always been told her grandmother was 100 percent German, 10 Help wanted: City looking to fill several jobs. but Ancestry revealed zero percent German heritage. My results came back 11 Toscano says Dominion reflective of family history shared throughout my life: mainly Irish, Welsh, bill’s not a bright idea. 12 Apex to build 170,000German and English. More surprising was that my ancestors settled in both square-foot downtown HQ. Kentucky and central Virginia—I have stronger ties to this region than I thought. 15 Yes, Virginia Knowing where you come from, where your family called home, is so important to our way of life. The Monacan Indian Nation, whose ancestors FEATURE 16 lived in central Virginia for more than 10,000 years, is one of the oldest groups in the United States to live on their ancestral homeland. But the tribe only received federal recognition six weeks ago, along with five other tribes in the state. The designation means opportunities for more resources from the government (for things such as internet in the Monacan museum in Amherst County), but more than that, it’s a reclamation of identity (p. 16). For a group of people that was often cast into the shadows of history, it’s an honoring Monacan Indians of their heritage—for themselves and their ancestors.—Jessica Luck finally receive

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Let freedom ring The University of Virginia and local community members commemorated Liberation and Freedom Day on Saturday, March 3, with a service at the UVA Rotunda and a march from the university chapel to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. According to Dr. Marcus Martin, vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity at UVA, “On March 3, 1865, 14,000 enslaved individuals in Charlottesville and Albemarle County were liberated right at the site of the chapel.” Charlottesville is currently one of the only cities in Virginia to celebrate the day slavery ended.

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The underlying problem in Charlottesville is twofold. First, racism. Second, a class of anarchists have been co-opting and/or marginalizing the legitimate civil society groups, which have been doing the long, slow work of chipping away at racism, militarism and materialism. My former colleagues at Occupy Charlottesville have opted for “action without vision.” “Action without vision is a nightmare.”—Gandhi Some of [them, who] were nice and caring people have become increasingly radicalized and decreasingly open to ideas or dialogue since we worked together in 2011. Rather than do the hard work of mutuality and relationality, these non-philosophical anarchists shout, spread falsehoods, build fearfulness and breed secrecy. Incapable of sustaining a real community, they parasite onto and co-opt other unsuspecting groups. These “fake” anarchists are still fixated on getting arrested and forcing violent confrontations with any and all authorities. They engage magical thinking whereby they delegitimize the broader movement altogether. These fake activists have managed to make Charlottesville into a stage for a grotesque theater of absurdity, where they can then enact their inchoate rage at the expense of community, dialogue, order and the general social fabric. Enabled by idealistic people like me, they infect others with the mimetic cancer of intolerance, which they thinly disguise with a veneer of catchphrases, outright lies and, of course, scapegoating and fearfulness. There can be no reckoning with racism or the Jason Kesslers of the world without first naming and confronting the dogmatic absurdities of the ideologues. To do this we must reject the fear with which they would infect us. Evan K. Knappenberger Charlottesville

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Shock, sadness and fury You can only imagine how utterly horrified my husband and I were to read the details reported [in the February 21, 2018, story, “Danger zone: Mom on a mission after soccer practice sends son to E.R.”], knowing first-hand how quickly and easily the outcome could have turned deadly for Patrick Clancy, and even Ryan Clancy as well, as it did, for our son, Kelly. [Kelly Watt died of heat stroke in 2005.] Equally as upsetting were the words and excuses given by Monticello’s athletic director and former coach in response to Mrs. Clancy’s accusations and defenses on behalf of her sons. Worst of all were the blameful remarks toward her sons, suggesting that they themselves were at fault! Unbelievable! Dr. John MacKnight, medical director for sports medicine at UVA, who was in-

terviewed by Lisa Provence, is and has been Paul’s and my physician for many years and still counsels me on a regular basis for my depression. Bravo to him, for stating the facts of the risks taken and how paramount every second is in saving a victim’s life. I have reached out to Mrs. Clancy and plan on doing so most vehemently to Mr. Pearman. Shame on him and his no longer employed coach. They’ve no idea how totally “unhinged” a mother can get! And then, despicably, those two brothers were bullied, not only by their peers there, but by their school’s administrators, as well. With great sadness...shock...and immense fury, Paige Watt Charlottesville

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YOU SAID ON THE WEB ‘Tarps off: Statue lawsuit headed to trial’ The statues are war memorials to what nation? The United States? Certainly not. Lee and Jackson fought against the United States. They were adversaries of the Union. No nation erects memorials to vanquished, defeated opponents. For those who honor the memory or the Confederacy, erect all the memorials you wish on private property. But the public square is not the place for these. Daniel Friedman

‘Clean slate: Mason Pickett cleared of two assault charges’ Apparently for some people, it is only free speech as long as they agree with it. I’m not a big fan of profanity myself, but an area designated as a free speech area is fair game for profanity or anything else anybody wants to write. And sometimes, only profanity can accurately express the idea a person wants to convey. Freedom of speech is exactly what it says, and it is the cornerstone of a free society. Susan Wilson

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ACC accolades Virginia secured the No. 1 seed and won its final home game of the season against Notre Dame March 3. Tony Bennett was named ACC Coach of the Year, Isaiah Wilkins was named Defensive Player of the Year and De’Andre Hunter was named Sixth Man of the Year.

NBC29 anchor dies Sunrise and noon anchor Ken Jefferson, 65, died unexpectedly March 4 after a brief illness. According to NBC29, he began his broadcast career with a pirate radio station as a boy. He worked at WHIO in Dayton, Ohio, and WWSB in Sarasota, Florida, before coming to Charlottesville in 2011.

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Free tampons in jail The General Assembly passed a bill February 27 that provides free feminine hygiene products to women incarcerated in Virginia’s prisons and jails. Bills to eliminate the sales tax on menstrual supplies for the non-incarcerated died in House committees.

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■ Allow Charlottesville and Albemarle to prohibit the carrying of firearms in public.

■ Allow Charlottesville and Albemarle to prohibit carrying firearms with highcapacity magazines.

■ Prohibit impersonating armed forces personnel.

■ Allow any locality to prohibit carrying firearms at permitted events.

■ Prohibit wearing clothing or carrying weaponry commonly associated with military combat at permitted events.

■ Localities may remove war memorials.

■ Define domestic terrorism as violence committed with the intent of instilling fear based on one’s race, religion, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. The state police superintendent could designate domestic terrorism organizations. ■ Paramilitary activity is unlawful if done with intent to intimidate with firearms, explosives or incendiary devices.


After white supremacists invaded Charlottesville with violent clashes that left activist Heather Heyer dead and the community traumatized, legislators carried bills to the General Assembly to give localities more muscle in avoiding such gatherings in the future. Attorney General Mark Herring also wrote a couple of bills to combat white supremacist violence—to no avail.


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Tarps off Statue lawsuit looks headed to trial By Lisa Provence @cvillenews_desk March 7 – 13, 2018



n the latest hearing on the lawsuit stemming from City Council’s vote a year ago to remove the statue of General Robert E. Lee, the tarps covering Lee and his Confederate general buddy, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, weren’t the main reason for the court date. But the judge’s ruling that the shrouds must come down have set off a new round of outrage from anti-statue protesters, and bolstered the plaintiffs assertion that council violated state law. Outside Charlottesville Circuit Court February 27, dozens of protesters chanted, “If we don’t get it, shut it down.” Inside, Acting City Attorney Lisa Robertson argued the city’s demurrer, which is a motion to dismiss, and in legal circles, informally is defined as the defendant saying, even if the claims alleged in the suit are true, so what? The big issue is whether the individual city councilors who voted to remove the Lee statue February 6, 2017, and the Jackson statue August 21—Wes Bellamy, Bob Fenwick, Kathy Galvin, Mike Signer and Kristin Szakos—are liable under Virginia’s war memorial protection statute that prohibits localities from removing or interfering with such monuments.

A judge ruled February 27 that the shrouds covering two Confederate monuments must be removed.

Robertson argued individual councilors have legislative immunity on issues that are matters of public concern on which they engaged in public deliberations and voted, and the plaintiffs can only sue the City of Charlottesville. Their vote did not constitute “willful misconduct,” she said. “Legislative immunity applies to individual members and City Council itself.” Judge Richard Moore said he agreed with most of what Robertson said, but pointed

to the statute that says a locality can’t move or damage a monument. “Clearly the General Assembly is waiving immunity for the locality,” he said. The statute also allows for punitive damages from those who remove, damage or deface war memorials. Robertson pointed out the judge had previously ruled there were no damages. An injunction has prevented the city from removing the statues until the court decides the lawsuit.

Plaintiffs attorney Ralph Main noted several times the statute allowed for an award of litigation costs and attorney fees, and said councilors were not protected by legislative immunity because they used city money for unauthorized purposes and “intentionally voted to remove the monuments.” “Whether you agree or not,” said Moore, “all of them thought this was the right thing to do. This is clearly the city’s business.” Moore issued rulings that will allow the lawsuit to go forward, and the lawyers agreed it could be handled in a one-day trial in October. Two-and-a-half hours into the hearing, Moore took up an issue not on the docket, and read a letter about his decision on the tarps City Council ordered August 21 to cover the statues as a way of mourning the August 12 deaths of Heather Heyer and two Virginia State Police pilots. Last October, he denied an injunction to remove the tarps because the coverings were temporary. The deciding factor for Moore last week was that six months later, City Council has set no date for when the black plastic would be removed. “I can only surmise that they have not set an end time because they never meant for the coverings to be temporary, but always wanted and intended them to be permanent

“I can only surmise that they have not set an end time because they never meant for the coverings to be temporary, but always wanted and intended them to be permanent or at least indefinite.” JUDGE RICK MOORE ON CITY COUNCIL’S PLAN FOR THE SHROUDS

BUDGET BOON: PART-TIME COUNCILORS WANT FULL-TIME STAFFERS One sign of a healthy economy is when local government memo called out former spokesperson Miriam Dickler for adds new positions, and Charlottesville City Manager Maunot working with the crisis communications firm Powell/ rice Jones has several in his proposed $179 million budget Tate that council hired to help with the August 12 Unite the for fiscal year 2019, including 2.5 full-time positions to help Right rally—although the flap was more about the leaked city councilors with policy and communications. memo than Dickler’s crisis communications skills. That $225,000 allocation adds a new reCouncilor Kathy Galvin did not respond search and policy employee and gives City to a request from C-VILLE Weekly, but she Council its own flack, as well as makes told the Daily Progress that she had some Clerk of Council Paige Rice’s part-time concerns about hiring a communications assistant a full-timer. staffer and whether individual councilors General fund total “They’re concerned,” says Jones. might monopolize that person’s time and $179.3 million Up 4.48% “They felt they needed more support on further divide City Council at a time it really the research side and on issues coming needs a cohesive message. Property tax rate She also said some councilors work from constituents.” 95 cents per $100 Same The communications person would up to 40 hours a week doing their own work closely with new city spokesman research on top of their regular jobs. Real estate assessments Brian Wheeler, says Jones. At their January Other new hires in Jones’ budget Residential Up 6.7% retreat, councilors discussed whether the include $72,000 for a minority business Commercial Up 2.6% spokesperson would speak for council as developer coordinator. That position a whole or for individual councilors, which would be housed in the economic Schools could certainly get dicey on issues upon development department, and would $54 million Up 5.2% which councilors don’t agree. Jones says increase city procurement from small, they decided a spokesperson could speak for women- and minority-owned businesses. Revenue sharing from them after votes had been made. The coordinator would “go out and help Albemarle County The city had a media flap last summer actively grow” and identify such vendors, $15.7 million Down $159,125 when then-mayor Mike Signer in a leaked says Jones.


UVA professor Walt Heinecke has called for the city to allocate $100,000 to hire an attorney in the Office of Human Rights to replace the one he says the city “pushed out” in 2015. Jones’ proposal is more modest: It budgets $38,000 to convert an existing position from part-time to full-time. With the city’s $2 million skate park getting under way, the budget includes $116,000 for two full-time employees to support the park. Not all city departments are hiring. Public works will save $282,000 by not filling five vacant positions—four maintenance and one auto mechanic. That comes at a time when the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville has called for more maintenance on the Downtown Mall. In a January letter to Jones and City Council, DBAC chair Joan Fenton pointed out that while the city budget had increased 17 percent over the past four years, spending on the mall’s maintenance had declined 20 percent. Jones says those positions are currently vacant. “We think we can get by for a year and see how that’s going. If we need them, then we’ll come back to them.” City staff will get a 3 percent cost of living increase, compared to their peers in the county, who are getting 2 percent. And councilors themselves will get a $4,000 raise July 1, upping their salaries to $18,000 and the mayor’s to $20,000.—Lisa Provence


Plaintiffs favor ■ They have standing. ■ An injunction that prevents the city from removing the statues until the case is decided. ■ An injunction to remove the tarps. ■ A ruling that Virginia Code applies to statues in existence when the law passed in 1997 and could prevent removal of Lee and Jackson if they’re proved to be war memorials. ■ Enough facts that the judge will consider whether the Lee statue is a war memorial.

Defendants favor ■ The city can rename Lee and Jackson parks. ■ The city is not subject to punitive damages.

TBD ■ Whether the city is liable for compensatory damages. ■ Whether councilors have immunity.

Bills reduce refunds, thwart SCC regulation By Samantha Baars

“SB966 requires Dominion to refund ratepayers just pennies to the dollar of what we are owed,” says Elaine Colligan, director of the Clean Virginia Project, which is a local independent initiative funded by investor Michael Bills and run out of Tom Perriello’s New Virginia Way PAC. As for future overcharges, Colligan says the bill postpones SCC review of base electricity rates until 2021, and if the organization finds that consumers have been overcharged, it can only order refunds up to $50 million. In 2016 alone, Dominion overcharged customers an estimated $395 million, she adds. “This is simply a bad deal,” she says. “Consumers should be refunded 100 percent of what we are owed.” Dominion Energy, a private corporation, owns the publicly regulated electric monopoly in Virginia and, according to Colligan, it is permitted to spend unlimited amounts in campaign contributions and political gifts. “The passage of SB966 is symptomatic of Virginia’s unique style of political corruption,” she says. “In the absence of publicly financed elections, a full-time and wellfunded state legislature and checks and balances on Dominion’s influence on our representatives, we can only expect that the


@cvillenews_desk Delegate David Toscano’s amendment would prohibit major utility companies like Dominion from “double dipping,” or charging ratepayers twice for the same investments.

“In the absence of publicly financed elections, a full-time and well-funded state legislature and checks and balances on Dominion’s influence on our representatives, we can only expect that the company would try to ram a utility bill through the General Assembly that is a windfall for their profits.” ELAINE COLLIGAN

t was a bill that had its own meme. “When Dominion writes the law: We pay twice. They get richer,” said a post that swept the web with the hashtags #HB1558 #KILLTHEBILL and #STOPTHESCAM before the House of Delegates voted to pass the bill 63-35 on February 13. The bill was a response to the Utility Rate Freeze Bill of 2015, which froze electricity rates, but also removed the State Corporation Commission’s review of the rates of major utility companies like Dominion Energy until 2022. Over the past couple years, Dominion has gained massive “overearnings” of several hundred million dollars, says Delegate David Toscano, who represents Charlottesville and Albemarle County in the 57th District. HB1558 and its Senate counterpart, SB966, would require Dominion to give refunds to its customers and lead to major investments in energy conservation. Toscano has called the legislation some of the most significant of this General Assembly session, and though he voted against the bills, he attached an amendment that would prohibit Dominion from “double dipping” by charging ratepayers twice to update the grid and for investments in renewable energy. Put simply, the utility company won’t be able to take from refunds owed to ratepayers—that’s one dip—and still charge extra to finance the same projects—the second dip. The same amendment was placed on the Senate bill, which passed the House 65-30 on February 26. “Few would argue that there are some substantial benefits derived from this bill,” Toscano said in a letter to his constituents. Dominion customers will receive $200 million in refunds over the next two years and an immediate rate reduction of at least $125 million. The bill supports renewable energy and requires the utility company to invest almost $1 billion in grid modernization. But in Toscano’s dissenting vote, he declares that problems with the bill remain. The SCC’s ability to control rates is restricted, and any future rate reductions could have to wait much longer than if the organization immediately resumes regulation. Costs incurred for utility undergrounding projects have been deemed “reasonable and prudent” without the SCC knowing the actual costs, says Toscano, and that could make ratepayer refunds less than the $200 million promised by the bill.

company would try to ram a utility bill through the General Assembly that is a windfall for their profits.” If the Senate bill is signed into law, Dominion spokesperson Rayhan Daudani says customers will begin seeing refunds in their July bills. The average bill is about $115.75 a month, and the average customer can expect to see a $6 credit for about nine months. Customers can also expect about $125 million in rate reductions from federal tax legislation, he says. “When you factor in these rate credits, it’ll lower them down to the same rate [customers] were paying in 2009,” he says. Dominion has drawn major controversy and criticism because of its efforts to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a $6 billion and 600-mile gas fracking pipeline that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved in October. Charlottesville resident Kay Ferguson, who also opposed the utility rate bills, says she’s become familiar with the company in her fight against the ACP. “It is a big bully,” she says. “It does have a chokehold on the government in Virginia.” But, says Daudani, “That’s the way the political process is set up. It requires us to make sure our voice is heard alongside other groups that may have their own priorities.”

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or at least indefinite,” he said. “I do not believe that the statute allows that.” At a February 5 hearing, Robertson suggested that the one-year anniversary of the August 12 Unite the Right rally is the appropriate time to end the mourning period. “This seems to be an after-the-fact attempt to portray this as something other than originally intended,” said Moore. “The question is whether it is in fact a temporary covering. I find it is not.” He also found that the “irreparable harm” from covering the statues is not physical damage, but the “obstructed right of the public, under the statute, to be able to view the statues,” including tourists and historians who’ve been unable to see them. The continued indefinite cover is “tantamount to ‘removal’ or building a fence around it, and has the same effect,” Moore wrote. Outside the courthouse, Main said, “I think he made the right decision. It’s in accordance with the law.” Protest organizer Ben Doherty, with Showing Up for Social Justice, said Take Them All Down is a national movement. While the judge said the tarps cause irreparable harm for people who can’t see the statues, “we would say the exact opposite,” said Doherty. “These statues being here on a daily basis causes irreparable harm.” In a statement, new city spokesperson Brian Wheeler said, “From the beginning, the City Council’s intention for the shrouds was to mourn the loss of life and the severe injuries that members of our community suffered on August 12. In part, the judge’s ruling is based upon his opinion that the shrouds were not temporary in nature.” While “disappointed by the ruling,” the city said it would respect the court’s decision. The tarps were removed the next morning.

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embers of a local upscale fitness club will soon be looking for a place to park. Apex Clean Energy—a company devoted to developing, constructing and operating wind and solar power facilities— announced plans March 1 to build a new headquarters on Garrett Street to house its 170 local employees who are currently spread out among three offices in town. The seven-story, 130,000-square-foot building will go right atop the downtown ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center’s gravel parking lot. “We are happy to have Apex coming in as our neighbor,” says Meghan Hammond, senior marketing director of the fitness club. Staff is currently working on ways to “ease parking challenges” during construction. Though Apex is knocking out the approximately 125-space gravel lot, a new parking garage with more than 380 spaces is included in its site plans, according to Hammond. It’ll also include—no surprise— multiple electric vehicle charging stations. “Two hundred spaces in the garage will be open for ACAC clients during club hours,” says John Bahouth, senior vice president of administration at the renewable energy company that grew from fewer than 10 employees to 220 in nine years. And of those employees, one in five participates in the company’s incentive program that encourages them to cycle, walk or rideshare to work. The new headquarters will be designed by architectural firm William McDonough + Partners, and developed by Riverbend Development, which plans to offer 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground

floor. Apex offices will anchor the building and occupy 60,000 square feet. Apex expects a mid-spring ground breaking with a 24-month buildout. Its goal is for the building to generate its own energy. “Our exact energy plans are still in process, but we’ll for certain generate energy from solar panels,” says Bahouth. The building is designed with a green roof and its location maximizes natural lighting and fresh air circulation. Green roofs are partially or fully covered with soil, plants and vegetation, and one has existed atop City Hall and the Charlottesville Police Department since 2008.

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after Parkland. His proposal? It’s straight out of the NRA playbook: arm teachers. Not any teachers—just the ones with good dispositions. Feel better now? (By way of contrast, note that Tim Kaine, the Democratic incumbent senator who was Virginia’s governor at the time of the Blacksburg massacre that left 32 dead and 17 injured, is openly emotional about what he calls “the worst day of his life.” The NRA grades him an F.) Stewart, who earns an A rating, is not the only NRA darling running for office this year. The 5th District’s own Tom Garrett has taken a couple of Gs from gun lobbyists. He too is an A student of the Second Amendment. The thing about Virginia’s lax gun laws is this: They don’t affect Virginians alone. Inconsistent regulations on background checks and ownership across the country leave everyone vulnerable to gun violence. As my colleague Scott Weaver described in this paper 10 years ago, Virginia is a leading source for guns in New York City, for example, where firearms restrictions are much tougher. In turn, New York City is a leading source for drugs in Virginia. Well known in law enforcement circles for decades, this channel of illicit transaction has earned I-95 the moniker Iron Pipeline. Maybe it’s a reach to hope that Corey Stewart and Tom Garrett will give a flying pickle about the perils of Virginia’s gun laws for people in other parts of the country since they seem unmoved by the dangers closer to home. But as the students in Parkland are demonstrating, there’s a reckoning a-coming for any lawmaker who denies the interconnectedness of the gun violence. The question in Virginia and across the country is: How long will it be before voters teach politicians a lesson about school shootings? Yes, Virginia is a monthly opinion column.

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t’s disappointing that the Virginia legislature didn’t see fit to advance even a sliver of new restrictions on guns, militias and racist, reactionary mayhem during the current session. Not a single bill drafted in response to August 12 made it through for consideration in the other chamber, nor did some 60 gun control-related bills. Plainly, GOP loyalty to the gun lobby trumps outrage over the terrifying presence of self-described militias on Charlottesville’s streets last summer. Certainly, the NRA appreciates it that way, expressing late last month its thanks to the House and Senate committees and NRA members “who voiced opposition to these dangerous attempts to restrict our Second Amendment rights and right to self-defense.” Disappointing, for sure, but unsurprising considering the near-victor in the Republican gubernatorial primary last year included an AR-15 giveaway in his arsenal of campaign stunts. Yes, Virginia, with the slaughter at Virginia Tech only a decade in the past, Corey Stewart was giving away a semi-automatic weapon to a lucky supporter at the end of 2016. Leaving aside whether Stewart lacks empathy for the families of those victims and the survivors of the Tech trauma, the chair of the Prince William Board of Supervisors and 2018 U.S. Senate hopeful is certainly tuned in to the values of some Virginia voters. Recall that Stewart lost the Republican nomination to Ed Gillespie by a slim 4,537 votes. Still, even a gun guy like Stewart, similar to his former boss Donald Trump, can’t ignore the mounting public pressure to do something real about the scourge of gun violence across the United States. “I think teachers and students are sitting ducks right now,” he told a Norfolk TV station


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Preservation & perseverance After inhabiting Virginia land for 10,000 years, the Monacan Indian Nation has seen a long road to federal recognition By Erin O’Hare


This land is their land


As is the case with many other American Indian tribes (and indigenous peoples around the world), the rich history of the Monacan people has been overlooked, largely written out of history books, says Karenne Wood, a poet and member of the Monacan Indian Nation who has a doctorate in linguistic anthropology and currently serves as director of Virginia Indian Programs at Virginia Humanities. Most people know only the English colonist version of American Indian history, starting with Jamestown in 1607 and ending in the 1700s. Originally, the tribe’s territory covered more than half of the state of Virginia, including most of the Piedmont region and part of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Charlottesville and Albemarle County included). Monacan people have lived on the land at and around Bear Mountain for more than 10,000 years, making them one of the oldest

groups of indigenous people still living on their ancestral homeland. According to The Virginia Indian Heritage Trail, a Virginia Foundation for the Humanities guidebook that Wood edited for publication in 2007, scientists believe that more than 10,000 years ago, in the Ohio River Valley, Siouan language-speaking people were unified before tribes started moving east and west, separating into Eastern and Western Siouan speakers. Monacan ancestors settled along the James River and spoke a language related to those of the Eastern Siouan tribes and related to—but still unique from—the Tutelo, Occaneechi and Saponi peoples near and in North Carolina. They were also affiliated with the Mannahoac, who occupied Virginia’s northern Piedmont region and disappeared from record in the 1720s. Those Virginia Siouans grew corn, beans and squash and domesticated other food crops, including fruit trees, wild grapes, nuts and sunflowers, and lived in communities of domed dwellings made from bark and reed mats. The Monacan people hunted deer, elk and small game, and mined copper, which they traded with the Powhatans to the east and the Iroquois to the north. They buried their dead in mounds, a tradition that sets them apart from neighboring Indian nations. They danced, drummed, made baskets and pottery, played a form of stickball and had a vast knowledge of plant medicine. Spanish explorers arrived in Central America in the 1500s, and the diseases they brought—smallpox and influenza among them—spread quickly to North America, wiping out entire tribes and reducing the population so much that the tribes were greatly disadvantaged—vulnerable, even— when English colonists landed at Jamestown in 1607. Unlike their Powhatan neighbors near the Virginia coast, the Monacan people limited their contact with the English, “fearful,” in the words of Amoroleck, a Mannahoac man who spoke with John Smith in 1608, that the colonists had come “from the under world” to take their land from them. Colonist explorers visited Monacan communities and documented what they saw, but none of them stuck around long enough to learn

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During segregation, the Bear Mountain Indian Mission School (left) was the only schooling option for Monacan children until Amherst County Schools integrated in 1963/64. Some say that without the school and the support of St. Paul’s Bear Mountain Episcopal Church (right), there might not be a Monacan Indian Nation today. Bear Mountain is the Monacan community’s spiritual center. In the early 1990s, five members of the tribe co-signed a loan to buy this parcel of land that includes a cemetery in which many of their ancestors are buried. “We had to buy our own land back,” says chief Dean Branham. EZE AMOS

ight rain falls softly and steady on patchy grass, whispering pat-pat-patpat as it dampens the rocky soil. It’s late February, and despite the rain, the air is warm at the foot of Bear Mountain in Amherst County. Dean Branham isn’t wearing a jacket, and rain droplets bead and roll off his baseball cap onto his shoulders, darkening his plaid Oxford shirt. Shirtsleeves rolled up and hands in the pockets of his khakis, Branham, 57, looks at a large, newish rectangular stone a few yards ahead. “Bear Mountain,” reads the inscription. “On this site are buried our Monacan ancestors: Johns, Branham, Hicks, Lawless, Beverly, Adcock, Redcross, Knuckles, Duff, Clark, Roberts, Nuckles, Willis, Hamilton, Terry. The first burial took place in the 1800’s [sic].” “When I come up here, I think about all our older people who are buried here,” says Branham. His grandmother buried two of her children, twins, in this cemetery, though Branham’s not sure which of the unadorned lichen-covered stones on the sloped ground marks their grave. He tugs on the bill of his cap as he looks around. Embroidered on the crown of the cap is the Monacan Indian Nation logo: two parallel arrows, one pointing up, the other pointing down, crossed in the center by a third arrow moving from left to right. It’s an apt representation of how the Monacan Indian Nation—its tens of thousands of ancestors and 2,300 living members scattered throughout Virginia, Maryland and the rest of the U.S.—is always on Branham’s mind. He’s served as chief of the tribe, currently Virginia’s largest, for the past three years; before that, he was assistant chief and sat on the tribal council for more than a decade. Along with other tribe leaders and members of the tribal council, he organizes powwows and tribal gatherings, facilitates speaking engagements, fields drumming and dancing demonstration requests and talks to reporters. An electrician and technician for a heating and air company, Branham (like many other tribe leaders) devotes nearly all of his free time—not that there’s a lot of it after a 40-plus-hour work week—to the tribe. He even sweeps the floors in the Bear

Mountain Indian Mission School located next to the Monacan Indian Nation Ancestral Museum, where he changes light bulbs, vacuums floors and leads visitors through the museum, pointing out pottery, baskets, beadwork and photographs in the glass cases. He also cuts the grass at the cemetery. “It’s peaceful up here,” he says. “Most of these people in here are the ones who fought to prove their identity” as Monacan Indians, as Virginia Indians, he says. What’s more, in the early 1990s, five members of the tribe co-signed a loan to buy back the 112 acres of land that for generations had been the spiritual center of the Monacan Indian Nation. The Monacans’ struggle to preserve their history, heritage and identity has been a long, hard one. And while preservation is one thing, making it visible is something else entirely. Though the Monacan people have occupied this very land for 10,000 years, the tribe was officially recognized by the United States government just six weeks ago. “People who live within 50 miles of here don’t even know we exist,” says Branham. “Or, they knew it and didn’t want to acknowledge it.”


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Monacan languages. As a result, some of Virginia’s more eastern tribes are better documented in the colonists’ history. Virginia Indians “kind of fade from the Virginia history books around 1700, once we’re no longer a ‘threat,’” says Wood. “And then, American Indians are cast as obstacles to civilization throughout the country. As the colonists move west onto their land, the Indians are chased off by the cavalry because they’re ‘in the way.’” But the colonists didn’t just chase the Indians away—they murdered them, even sold them into slavery in the Caribbean, and that brutality isn’t discussed nearly enough, says Wood. “We’re invisible, but there’s this whole story of what has happened to us since 1607,” she says. “Over and over again in colonial history, you see Indians moving from one place to another, trying to stay what they were, merging with other tribes so that they could continue to be Indian.” The Monacan people gradually moved west throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, away from advancing settlers. Some moved into Pennsylvania and Canada and were adopted by other tribes, while others stayed in Virginia, in present-day Amherst County, where, in the early 19th century, the modern Monacan Nation grew from the Oronoco settlement on Johns Creek. And then, in the 20th century, a paper genocide that sought to systematically erase the identity of the Virginia Indian people caused so much damage its effects are still felt today. The Monacan people generally agree that they (and other Virginia Indian tribes) have



Dean Branham joined Virginia Indian Tribal Alliance for Life, the organization that lobbied for the federal recognition of six Virginia tribes for nearly two decades, long before he became chief of the Monacan Indian Nation three years ago. He says that many people urged them to give up the fight for federal recognition, but they refused. Giving up that fight would mean giving up on their ancestors, who never stopped trying to preserve their heritage for future generations.

been most affected by the policies and ideologies of a man named Walter Ashby Plecker, registrar of Virginia’s Bureau of Vital Statistics from 1912 to 1946. Plecker, a white supremacist and eugenics advocate, believed that there were only two races: “white” and “colored,” and that one drop of “colored” blood—which in reality was most everyone—classified a person as “colored.” In 1924, the Virginia General Assembly passed and Governor E. Lee Trickle signed into law, the Plecker-backed Racial Integrity Act, which required Virginians to fill out a certificate of racial composition to be submitted and approved by the Bureau of Vital Statistics—Plecker’s office—and anyone

VIRGINIA TRIBES Currently, 11 Virginia Indian tribes are officially recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Seven of those tribes are recognized by the United States Government: the Pamunkey, Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Rappahannock, Upper Mattaponi and Nansemond, as well as Monacan Indian Nation. Four Virginia Indian tribes—the Mattaponi, Cheroenhaka (Nottoway), Nottoway and Patawomeck—are legally recognized by the state but not by the


U.S. government. A federally recognized tribe is no more or less legitimate than a tribe that is not federally recognized, says Eve Immonen, a fourth-year UVA student and member of the Native American Student Union. Immonen, who has Lakota Sioux and Chippewa/Ojibwe heritage, says, “it’s really important [to note] that these tribes all had inherent sovereignty” in Virginia, and federal recognition does

Native languages and corresponding Virginia tribes:

not change a tribe’s identity or place in history. What’s more, not all tribes seek federal recognition. Attending public

Shifting tribal groups

events hosted by tribes is a great way


to get to know a tribe, says Immonen.



That way, you get to experience a tribe’s






This map of native languages and corresponding tribes shows just how much land the Siouanspeaking tribes (such as the Monacan people) once inhabited. As other tribes disappeared from the area for a variety of reasons, the Monacan people have remained. While the presentday Monacan Indian Nation is Virginia’s largest tribe, with about 2,300 members, it’s small compared to the largest American Indian tribe in the United States—the Cherokee Nation— which currently has more than 315,000 members. INFORMATION AND MAP COURTESY VIRGINIA INDIAN TRAIL GUIDE, ED. KARENNE WOOD, 2007

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Branch Branham, 79, laughs as he slides behind a wooden desk in the Bear Mountain Indian Mission School. “This is where I used to sit!” he exclaims with delight. “In the back of the room.” Branch is Dean Branham’s second cousin; Branch was particularly close to Dean’s father, “like brothers,” Branch says, CONTINUED ON PAGE 20



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Karenne Wood, an enrolled member of the Monacan Indian Nation and director of Virginia Indian Programs at Virginia Humanities, has spent the last 20 years researching, preserving and sharing Virginia Indian history. “For our people, what [federal recognition] truly means is more of a place of legitimacy, that we can actually say ‘Yes, we are Indians,’ we are not mongrels, which is what we’ve always been called, all these horrible labels that have been applied to us because people didn’t know who we were.”

who wanted to marry in Virginia had to have that certificate. The act further banned interracial marriage in Virginia. An exception was made for those who had less than 1/64th “Indian blood” and no “negro blood,” i.e., elite Virginians who claimed to descend from Pocahontas and John Rolfe. According to the Encyclopedia Virginia entry “Indians in Virginia,” “the law was vigorously opposed by Indians…who understood its implications: Legally speaking, Virginia Indians had ceased to exist.” Many Monacan people moved out of the state to avoid the Racial Integrity Act—they wanted to maintain their identity as American Indians, and they wanted to marry whomever they wished. Plecker retired in 1946, but his policies persisted—the Racial Integrity Act remained law in Virginia until 1967, when the Supreme Court ruled in the Loving v. Virginia case that barring interracial marriage was unconstitutional. In the 1980s, the state of Virginia began granting recognition to Virginia Indian tribes. Monacan Indian Nation received state recognition in February 1989, but it would take more than that to legally reclaim their identity: Their birth certificates had to be adjusted, “colored” replaced with “Indian.” Governor George Allen simplified that process in 1997—just 21 years ago.



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adding that the younger Branham calls him every day to say hello and check in. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the log cabin-style school— which was originally built around 1868 for church services in the Monacan community—has been renovated and doesn’t look exactly like it did when Branch was a student, but its wooden floor, low ceiling, wideplank walls and wood stove conjure up plenty of memories of English lessons (his favorite), the cups of hot cocoa that missionary ladies across the street brought to the kids every morning at 10:30, and the five-mile walk/run that he, his four brothers and two sisters would make from home to school and back again. They didn’t have a school bus until the 1950s, he says, and by then, he was working in the orchards, earning 5 cents an hour lugging jugs of water to the workers—his parents and grandparents among them. Branch also remembers the nice bus driver, who always had a cigar in his mouth and didn’t tolerate roughhousing. Wood, who has conducted extensive research on Monacan history, says that during this time, the county provided schools for white children and for black children, but not Indian children, and so Monacan children in Amherst County attended the Bear Mountain Mission School up until seventh grade. If they wanted more schooling they had to go elsewhere—to a reservation school in Oklahoma—an expense most parents, who worked low-paying orchard jobs, couldn’t afford. Monacan children started attending public schools in 1963, nearly a decade after Brown v. Board of Education ended legal segregation in U.S. public schools in 1954. As Branch talks about his childhood in Amherst County, he doesn’t focus much on what his family didn’t have, though it’s clear they didn’t have much. He remembers picking up their ration of flour and visiting the man who ground cornmeal for them; every member of the family got one pair of shoes a year. Branch’s family raised their own chickens and hogs and hunted rabbits and squirrels, which were easy to chase into tree trunk holes and skewer with a sharpened stick. He helped out in the orchards

and in the corn and tobacco fields during harvest time. As an adult, Branch drove a tractor trailer for 45 years; his wife stayed home with their kids as he traveled around the country for weeks at a time. He has fond memories of the road, too, where people showed him immense kindness, sharing meals and conversation during what were often lonely trips. He worries that there’s too much hatred in the world today—“Hatred don’t get you anywhere,” he says over and over. “That’s behind us. We don’t need that anymore.” Branch’s generation had it “real bad,” says Dean Branham—because of discrimination against Indian people, and because they didn’t have access to education beyond seventh grade, it was hard for the Monacan people to get “public jobs.” So they worked long, hard hours in the orchards, where there were three separate lunch tables—one for whites, one for blacks, one for Indians. While Branch says “we’ve been down a hard road,” that’s about as much as he’ll say in that direction. It’s important to hear those stories, hear what older generations experienced, but many of those folks prefer not to relive those memories of being treated poorly because of their Indian heritage, Branham says. Branham and Pamela Thompson, Monacan Indian Nation assistant chief, are more willing to share. Branham and Thompson’s parents attended the Bear Mountain Indian Mission School, but they themselves missed it by a few years. Growing up the 1960s and ’70s, they weren’t invited to their classmates’ homes after school and often rode the school bus standing because other children didn’t want to sit next to them. Branham was called a “half breed” and “everything but a child of God.” Oftentimes, other kids would ask, “You’re not white, you’re not black. What are you?” showing just how pervasive Plecker’s two-races ideology really was. Branham says that his high school girlfriend’s parents forbade her to date Indians, so she had to sneak out for her dates with Branham. Even still, in certain places in Amherst County, “when you tell [someone] your name and who you are, you can tell by the look on [their] face, you can sense it,” how they feel about you, Branham says.

Thompson, who works as an office manager, says that as an adult, she’s had complete strangers at powwows walk up to her while she’s dressed in her regalia and tell her, “you ain’t no Indian,” before asking her to prove her heritage. Branham has experienced the same. A woman came up to him at a powwow, looking for the chief. “I am the chief,” Branham told her. “You don’t look like the chief,” the woman replied. It’s a strange paradox, being expected by some to prove an identity that others have altogether denied you. The tribe offers frequent cultural education classes to enrolled members of all ages, usually on the Bear Mountain land (which, it’s important to note, is not a reservation). One tribe member teaches basket weaving while another keeps a garden with native seeds; others teach beadwork or drumming. Thompson’s 23-year-old son, Quentin Talbott, loves sharing his passion for Monacan dance with younger generations, teaching them to love their heritage as much as he does. Although he’s danced at powwows and ceremonies, even Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s inauguration in January 2018, nothing is more important to him than passing on the dance to younger members of the Monacan Indian Nation. “My heritage is everything to me,” says Talbott. Branham and Thompson agree that attitudes toward Indians have changed over time, and that their children have it very different—they’re invited to speak about their heritage at their schools; they have public jobs; they go on to college, move out of the Amherst County and share Monacan history, traditions and culture with others. “We’re not asking for sympathy; we’re not asking people to feel sorry for us,” Branham adds. He just wants people to know: “That’s what we went through. And we survived.”

The long road to federal recognition

On January 11, Branham drove to Richmond and met up with the chiefs of five other Virginia Indian tribes—the Chicka-

hominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Rappahannock, Upper Mattaponi and Nansemond— for the drive to Washington, D.C., to sit in the Senate gallery to hear the vote on H.R. 984, or, the Thomasina E. Jordan Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017, which passed the House of Representatives in May 2017. They’d done this before, many times: Representatives of these six tribes formed the advocacy group Virginia Indian Tribal Alliance for Life (VITAL) in 1999 to advocate for federal acknowledgment through Congress rather than the Indian Affairs of the Department of the Interior’s Office of Federal Acknowledgment via the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Usually, tribes go through the process via the BIA; this is how Virginia’s Pamunkey Tribe gained its federal recognition in July 2015. But the BIA recognition process, which requires extensive documentation, was not an option for these six tribes. The Monacan Indian Nation has a set of genealogical documents it uses to determine membership, but that wasn’t enough for the BIA. Wood worked for years compiling proper documentation for the Monacan tribe, and she says it was difficult for many reasons: because of how the Racial Integrity Act legally changed their Indian identity, because their people were not welldocumented by colonists and because many of the courthouses and churches that held official records burned to the ground in the Civil War. Requesting recognition from Congress was, really, the only option. And so, at the urging of Thomasina E. Jordan, the American Indian activist and first American Indian member of the U.S. Electoral College for whom the bill is named, former Virginia representative Jim Moran introduced the bill in 2000. More than twice, the bill passed the House and stalled in the Senate, when opponents of the bill rejected the idea that Congress should recognize the tribes when the BIA had already established an official federal recognition process. But on January 11, Virginia Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine forced a surprise vote on the bill by unanimous con-

EDUCATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT There are many ways in which American Indian identity is diminished, even denied, in present-day society. Look no further than what Karenne Wood, an enrolled member of the Monacan Indian Nation, calls the “Pocahotness” Halloween costume; the feathered headdresses worn by non-Indian people to music festival Coachella and the ubiquitous elementary school Thanksgiving play that oversimplifies the interaction between colonists and American Indian people. “We have been categorized as people of the past,” says Wood, pointing out that in school textbooks, American Indians are often written about in the past tense: They lived in this type of house; they ate squash and corn; they wore feathers. It’s important that while telling the story of Virginia Indians past, the textbooks also tell the story of Virginia Indians present and future, and for Wood, director of Virginia Indian Programs at Virginia Humanities who sat on the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning committee, that means working with textbook writers to tell a fuller—not just colonist—history of Virginia Indians. It means including in these textbooks photos of Indian kids

holding cell phones to show that “we have adapted to live in this century along with everybody else,” she says. It means challenging the pervasive stereotype of Indians portrayed as savages, with bloody tomahawks in their hands, when the colonizers—who were just as, if not more, violent—are depicted as valiant and brave. Wood takes issue with the fact that there are so few representations of American Indian people in Charlottesville, and the ones that exist perpetuate the image of the triumphant colonist and either the passive or savage Indian. There’s Sacagawea, crouching passively beneath Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on West Main Street—Sacagawea, a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped guide Lewis and Clark’s expedition west, should be pointing the way, Wood says. Then there are the Indians who are moments away from being either trampled by George Rogers Clark’s horse or shot to death by Clark’s men, in the “Conqueror of the Northwest” statue on the UVA Corner. Note that these two statues were given as a gift to the city in the early 1920s—around the time the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 became law in Virginia—by Paul Goodloe

McIntire along with two other statues: the Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson statues in Emancipation and Justice parks. Wood is happy to see more and more people taking steps toward acknowledging the history of American Indians, particularly the Monacan Indian Nation, in and around Charlottesville. The city celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples Day in lieu of Columbus Day in October 2017, and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum begins all of its public programs—gallery tours, lectures, workshops—with an acknowledgment of the Monacan people as traditional custodians of the land. Similarly, Wood and other members of the tribe were asked to be present for UVA’s bicentennial celebration in fall 2017, where Wood opened the celebration with a traditional Monacan welcome. “Making that awareness is so important,” says Wood. “We have thousands of years of relationship with this place, and have developed an intimate knowledge of, and love for, homeland. We know it, and we say, ‘it is us.’ The land doesn’t belong to us; it is absolutely reversed—we are part of the land, and we belong in this place.”



Branham was eating lunch when he got the call, and things have moved quickly since. It’s been so hectic, Branham says, that the news still hasn’t sunk in. The tribe has already submitted its constitution and bylaws to the BIA, who will ultimately dole out any of the resources that the tribe gains through federal recognition. But federal recognition is not a cure-all balm for the wounds caused to the Monacan people and other Virginia Indians. The BIA, and especially its Indian Health Services, are notoriously under-funded. And there’s no telling what resources a tribe will actually

phone call to their tribal councils and tribe members. When Branham called Thompson, she didn’t believe him at first. “You’re lying! You’re lying!” she said—Branham’s known to joke around. But he wasn’t lying, and he passed his phone to the other chiefs, who confirmed the news. “It was six chiefs in a vehicle, and it was like a big smiley face going down the road,” Branham says. But it wasn’t over yet. President Trump had to sign the bill into law. And he did, on January 29. Wood says she was “completely stunned.”

receive (i.e., those for housing, health care, education, etc.). That’ll likely come a few years down the road. As soon as Thompson heard the news, she thought of her late father, who served as assistant chief of the tribe years ago. “He didn’t get to see that,” she says, swallowing hard as her wedding ring twinkles in the museum’s fluorescent lights as she lifts her hand to catch the tears spilling from the corners of her blue eyes. “But I know he knows.” Branch heard the news from his daughter, who had talked to Branham while Branch was out. Branch says he dropped his lunchbox and started crying. Crying for his brothers, who never lived to collect a Social Security check; for his parents who worked for pennies in the orchards; for all of the people buried in the Bear Mountain cemetery who were denied their Indian identity; for his ancestors who were chased off their land. “My daddy used to tell us boys, ‘Just hang in there, don’t give up. Don’t let anybody run you off your land or [take] what you got. One of these days, it’s going to pay off,’” says Branch from the school desk, his voice catching as tears well up in his eyes in the shadow of his navy blue baseball cap, with “Native Pride” embroidered along the edge of the bill. He never thought he’d live to see federal recognition. “That day I went up to D.C. and it [passed the Senate], I went up as a Monacan Indian, knowing who I was,” says Branham. “And federal recognition, whether I got it or not, I was still going to be a Monacan Indian.”

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sent, with no guarantee it would pass. No senator objected. All Branham remembers is that someone said “your bill has passed,” and they were ushered away from the Senate floor and into a hallway full of reporters with notepads and cameras. They posed for photos with Warner, Kaine and Representative Rob Wittman, who introduced the bill in the House in 2017. “I love ‘em to death,” Branham says of the three politicians. “They really worked hard, along with others who are no longer up there.” Currently, there are more than 570 federally recognized tribes in the United States. Federally recognized tribes have a direct relationship with the United States government; they can apply for and access federal grants for housing, health care, senior care, education and economic development, among other things. Thompson hopes that the Monacan Indian Nation can get funds to upgrade (or perhaps relocate) the tribe’s office—where the computers run on Windows 98 and where, because of its location in the mountain, there is no internet connection—and upgrade the museum. Federal recognition also means the tribes can repatriate the remains of their ancestors that have been stored and even displayed in the Smithsonian museum system. They “have our grandmothers in boxes,” says Wood. “Now we can bring them home, put them where they’re supposed to be, with us.” On their way back down I-95 after the vote, the six chiefs made phone call after


Branch Branham, 79, never thought he’d live to see the day that the Monacan Indian Nation was a federally recognized tribe. One of the oldest living members of the tribe, he attended school at the Bear Mountain Mission School, where he is photographed, which taught Monacan children in Amherst County before they were allowed to go to public schools in 1963.


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Lucy Dacus performs at the Southern on Wednesday. PUBLICITY PHOTO


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Being cautious has never been in Lucy Dacus’ playbook. Comfortable with big questions and lyrically confident, Dacus is still riding a wave of accolades from her debut, No Burden, an album that pegged her as someone to watch. Of her latest release, Historian, C-VILLE’s Nick Rubin says Dacus delivers “disarming frankness and old-soul wisdom.” Supported on all sides by brazen, heartfelt indie rock, Dacus continues her musical movement of grace and power. $12-15, 6:30pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

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Dramatic mountainous backdrops compete with daring cinematography during the Banff Mountain Film Festival, where the audience has a bird’s-eye view of outdoor sports pros at their most extreme. The festival offers more than 30 short films that connect with personal stories like that of American skier Aaron Rice, who aims to set a record by skiing 2.5 million vertical feet. Festival goers will also witness ultrarunners trying to break past 60 hours while facing increasing elevation in the hills around Hong Kong, and 90-year-old ice skaterYvonne Dowlen, who offers lessons from her lifelong connection to the sport. $19-21, times vary. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.





Fun Home is a musical adapted from the autobiographical memoir of graphic artist Alison Bechdel, who chronicles her life from childhood to the present. When Bechdel’s father dies, she starts an introspective adventure, trying to make sense of their complicated and sometimes strained relationship. As she uncovers the mysterious life that her dad led as a closeted gay man, she discovers her own identity. The audience follows the unique transformation through the eyes of three Alisons, as an adult, a college student and a pre-teen. $20-25, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. 977-4177.




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ARTS THIS WEEK Wednesday 3/7

bop to New Orleans-style jazz. Free, 7pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279.


The Weedeaters. Blues, bluegrass, old-time and swing. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549.

Lucy Dacus. Richmond alt-indie rocker releases her much anticipated sophomore album, Historian. With And The Kids and Adult Mom. $12-15, 8:30pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590. Sammy Horn. Local pianist plays an eclectic selection. Free, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Threesound. Organic funk, rock and pop from a fresh Virginia-based trio. 21-plus. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. Timeless. Tunes from the 1960s and ‘70s start the night off right. Free, 7pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278.

dance Bachata Fusion. Edwin Roa teaches an introductory bachata lesson before DJ Butchata spins an eclectic Latin mix for a social dance. $5-8, 8pm. The Ante Room, 219 Water St. 284-8561. Learn How To Swing Dance. This beginnerfriendly lesson series is a great way to meet new people and start swing dancing. $30, 7pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. 242-7012. Richmond Ballet. Touring dance company performs a program that includes contemporary pieces such as “Pas Glazunov,” “Polaris,” “Swipe” and “Lift the Fallen.” $23, 7:30pm. V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC, 501 College Dr. 961-5376.

words Fred Shackelford Reading. Writer discusses his novel The Ticket, which tells the story of a frantic search for a missing lottery ticket worth $241 million. Free, 1pm. Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Pl. 974-7756.

etc. Pillow Talk. An interior decorator mixes business with pleasure when she’s hired by a notorious playboy. $10, 7:15pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. 326-5056.

Thursday 3/8 music

Kat Wright. Rock ‘n’ roll with funky soul, complemented by dynamic vocals and emotional lyrics. With Charles Owens Quartet. $10-12, 9pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590. Nick and Steve Pollack. Father-son duo take acoustic rock covers to the next level. Free, 7pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. The Michael Elswick Gathering. Epic jazz ensemble with influences ranging from hard

Fun Home. Play traces the coming-of-age story of Alison, who struggles to make sense of her father’s recent death. $25-30, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. 977-4177.

etc. Hidden Figures. The true story of three female African-American mathematicians who were instrumental in helping NASA win the space race of the late 1960s. $10, 7:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. 326-5056.

The Addams Family Musical. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Free-$10, 7pm. Nelson County High School, 6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston. 263-8317.

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Saturday 3/10



Bob Bennetta. Local piano virtuoso plays light jazz tunes for your evening enjoyment. Free, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279.

Adrianne Lenker. Big Thief singer goes solo, painting a musical picture with vivid tones and emotional lyricism. With Nick Hakim. $15-17, 5:30pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

Clay Bones. Tracing the fossil record of rock ‘n’ roll, country and blues back to their primitive forms. $5 suggested donation, 7pm. The Space Lab, 705 W. Main St. 228-1120.

An Lar. A fine host of Irish musicians play traditional Irish tunes. Free, 5pm. Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St. 202-8387.

Graham Nash. Rock legend equipped with hit songs and stories from the 1960s to now. $36-395, 8pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.

Curtis Prince. Original rock ‘n’ roll heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Whiskeytown. Free, 10pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279.

Hambone Relay. Energetic modern organ trio with influences ranging from jazz and funk to blues and rock ‘n’ roll. 21-plus. Free, 10:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549.

Dervish. Original tunes and new takes on traditional songs. $25, 8pm. The Haven, 112 W. Market St. 973-1234.


Inter Arma. Post-metal with a deeply organic sound and striking complexity. With Earthlings and Salvaticus. $10, 9pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590. Jim Jones Live: The Finale. Featuring music from DJ Phalie, DJ Purple Haze and DJ Double U. 21-plus. $20, 9pm. The Ante Room, 219 Water St. 284-8561. Kevin Eichenberger Group. Jazz four-piece kicks it up a notch. Free, 10pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Kiz Carter and Juke Jackson. Blues and hill country music. Free, 8pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. Marshall Artz. Guitar duo blends Americana, folk and blues in powerful acoustic style. Free, 7pm. Wild Wolf Brewery, 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. Nellysford. 361-0088. Molly Tuttle. Bluegrass singer-songwriter and guitar savant is the first woman to win the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year award. Part of the Prism Coffeehouse series. $15-17, 7pm. C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St. 817-2633. Patrick Coman. New-to-town roots-based singer-songwriter releases his album, Tree of Life, as part of WTJU’s Lambeth Live series. Free, 8pm. Studio IX, 969 Second St. SE. 260-3803. Pickin’ and Grinnin’. An instrumental and vocal jam open to the public. Free, 7pm. James River Brewery, 561 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-7837. Superunknown. Nineties cover band plays alt-rock hits and deep cuts from one of rock’s best decades. 21-plus. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. Susie and The Pistols. Good timin’ honky tonk for rodeo sweethearts and kind-hearted outlaws. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. 975-0094. Tim O’Brien Band. American country and bluegrass band headed by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. With Amanda Anne Platt. $27-43, 7pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4948.

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Jouwala Collective. Gnawa music, traditional African and spiritual songs characterized by trance, blended with modern influences of funk, jam, jazz, rock, soul, reggae, blues, chaabi and electronic. 21-plus. Free, 10:30pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526.



Hip-Hop Karaoke. Bring your A-game on stage. Contact to sign up. Free, 8pm. The Ante Room, 219 Water St. 284-8561.

Tyler Dick Band. Charlottesville-based group puts a funky twist on songs you’ve missed. Free, 10pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279.

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Pictures & Pages. Librarian Glynis Welte’s arts-related story time incorporates movement, songs and puppets. Free, 10am. The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA, 155 Rugby Rd. 924-3592.

English Country Dance. Social dancing featuring steps from 1650 to the modern era. $8, 8pm. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 851 Owensville Rd. 589-6264.

DJ Tova. Versatile DJ will have you dancing until closing time. 21-plus. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. Eli Cook and His Band. Celebrated blues artist doesn’t always stick to convention. Free, 8pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. Eric Franzen. Veteran musician and multi-instrumentalist slides onto the piano bench for a night of fun tunes. Free, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Fulltone to the Max. Longtime duo plays energetic R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and blues tunes. Free, 4pm. James River Brewery, 561 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-7837. Grown And Sexy Pisces Extravaganza. DJ SoFly vibes with music from the 1990s and 2000s. 25-plus. Free, 10:30pm. The Ante Room, 219 Water St. 284-8561. Her Checkered Past. Local duo plays original music and ingenious covers of classic hits. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., N. Garden. 297-2326. Jason Ager. Musical storyteller weaves his way through genres, taking the best parts of classic soul, R&B and rock to create a unique sound. Free, 6:30pm. Starr Hill Brewery Tap Room, 5391 Three Notched Rd, Crozet. 823-5671. Koda Kerl and The Drunken All Stars. Whiskey-tinged Americana rock. 21-plus. Free, 10:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549. Matt Johnson. Everyone’s favorite rock and pop tunes, with a twist. Free, 7pm. Wild Wolf Brewery, 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. Nellysford. 361-0088.

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LG and Friends. Bassist Lesly Gourdet brings a group of friends together for blues, jazz, R&B and a little rock ‘n’ roll. 21-plus. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549.



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essica Lea Mayfield is done apologizing. The Nashville-based artist made her solo debut in 2008 with the album With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Known for towing the line between straight-ahead roots (she grew up playing in a bluegrass band

ARTS PREVIEW with her family) and snarling alt-rock, Mayfield delivered languid vocals that always remained afloat, transcending to another space. On her fourth full-length LP, Sorry Is Gone, Mayfield’s signature sound remains, but she is decidedly present. It’s the work of a woman taking her life, and her voice, back. “I feel like women are made to apologize for their existence a lot of times, and definitely men expect women to bend over backwards and apologize and, ‘Oh, I’m sorry for being in your way; I’m sorry for disturbing you.’ Women are just made to feel bad for being women,” Mayfield says. “You’re made to feel like you’re gross and bad and dirty, you know? You’re just made to feel like you’re a giant sexual distraction and inconvenience and [that] you should always be apologizing and proving your worth.” Mayfield wrote the bulk of Sorry Is Gone in the wake of separating from her husband, working through the trauma of domestic abuse. Despite the vulnerability and pain that comes with reliving these harrowing incidents, Mayfield stays dedicated to sharing her experience.

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“It can definitely stress me out or I can get a little panic attack-y, but the thing I realize and that I have to keep realizing is the bigger picture and why I decided to share personal details and be so personal with my music,” she explains. “Other people tell me that it helps them.” An important aspect of the conversation that Mayfield has helped shape revolves around medical care for domestic violence victims. Unable to secure adequate treatment, she struggled with a broken shoulder as a result of a domestic violence incident for nearly two years. Most doctors, she found, were dubious once she revealed the cause of her injury. “It’s like another assault—going through the medical system—and it’s not easy for women,” she says. “Before they would even x-ray me or look at me, I would tell them what happened and they’d be like, ‘Are you sure?’ Yes, I’m absolutely, 100 percent sure this happened to me. I’m not in a dream. I was injured by someone else. It happened to me. Put me in the machine and look at it. The fact that it took me three surgeons before I got there and then when I got my MRI, the surgeon couldn’t believe that I had let it go for so long.” After finally receiving the surgery she needed, Mayfield posted a statement on Instagram encouraging other victims not to live in silence. But Mayfield’s biggest statement has undoubtedly come with the release of Sorry Is Gone last Fall. She teamed up with producer John Agnello, who has worked with artists like Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth, and she recruited her longtime friend Seth Avett (The Avett Brothers) to lend backing vocals and keys. Mayfield rounded out the band with bassist Emil Amos (Grails, Holy Sons) and guitarist Cameron Deyell (Sia, Streets of Laredo). It’s a triumph of reclamation with an emphasis on self-worth, beginning by tossing all the “sorries” out the window. “It’s really important to not apologize for things you don’t have to apologize for,” she says. “You shouldn’t condition yourself for that.”


Veronica Swift

“When I look back, a lot of what I have—and some of the best times of my life—is because of high school band,” says Swift, who lives in New York when she’s not on tour. “And what Mr. Thomas does for music education, well, it doesn’t feel like education because of all the great stuff he does and the way he thinks outside the box. I want to help that in any way I can; I want to be there for the band in the same way that Mr. Thomas was there for me when I was in high school.” In addition to Swift, the Jefferson Theater show’s lineup includes John D’earth, Robert Jospé, Jamal Millner, Devon Sproule, Charles Owens, Terri Allard, Madeline Holly-Sales, Berto Sales, John Kelly, Stephanie Nakasian, Michael Coleman, Chance Dickerson and Dan Barrale. Erin Lunsford will also lend her voice to the event, which will feature the AHS Jazz Ensemble backing up the musicians, who will perform jazz standards and pop and R&B hits. “Adults let me sit in with them when I was a kid, and it revolutionized my music,” Lunsford says. “I still try to play with people who are better than me—not that I’m better than these kids; some of them are really amazing—but playing with people who are more experienced than I am is how I grow even now, and I’m happy to give the opportunity to these kids that I had growing up.” Liam O’Hanlon, a saxophone player in the AHS band [of which this writer’s daughter is also a member], is grateful for the opportunity. “It’s a privilege to have the support of so many of the area’s best musicians,” he says. “It makes me appreciate how fortunate we are to have such a passionate and supportive music community.” O’Hanlon and his fellow student musicians will use money raised from the show to help pay their way to what’s been called the “Super Bowl” of high school jazz competitions, where, as one of 12 bands selected from nationwide auditions, they will compete against groups such as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Big Band and the San Francisco Jazz All-Stars for the Faircloth Award. They’ll also participate in sessions with jazz masters, including Jason Marsalis and Marcus Roberts, and perform at Savannah’s Jazz on the River. “Every time I hear the AHS jazz band, I shake my head in wonder at the sound they are creating,” says Terri Allard, the benefit concert’s co-organizer. “Seriously, the band is that good. And add to that 15 professional guest musicians, and you have one incredible evening of music and camaraderie.”—Susan Sorensen

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ocalist Veronica Swift has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center several times. She’s got a regular gig at New York’s legendary Birdland, and she tours with trumpeter Chris Botti. She’s also shared the stage with Michael Feinstein, Esperanza Spalding and Paquito D’Rivera. But the 23-year-old Albemarle County native says the place she’s most happy is the band room at Albemarle High School, working with her former director, Greg Thomas, and mentoring members of the school’s jazz ensemble. So it’s no surprise that Swift, the daughter of local musicians Stephanie Nakasian and the late Hod O’Brien, didn’t hesitate when she was asked to sing at Swing Into Spring, a March 11 concert to raise money for the AHS jazz band’s trip to Swing Central Jazz, a three-day high school competition and workshop that’s part of the Savannah Music Festival.




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New book honors a journey of love and transition By Raennah Lorne


t began at a Live Arts callback a few years ago. That’s where Lynn Thorne, a native Virginian who had just moved to Afton, met Jennifer. “We kind of became instant friends, and she shared with me pretty early on that her husband was transgender,” Thorne says. At the time, Thorne admits, she didn’t really understand what that meant. “[Jennifer] told me what she went through to make her marriage work. I was flabbergasted by her story,” says Thorne. After numerous conversations with Jennifer and her husband, Marc (whose last name is withheld to protect their privacy), Thorne convinced them their story should be a book. Published last November, Who Am I If You’re Not You? tells the story of one spouse coming to terms with his authentic self as the other spouse loses her grasp of her own identity. While there are many memoirs by and about transgender people that chronicle their transition, Thorne’s book tells the story from Jennifer’s perspective. “There are very few books told from the partner’s side, which I think is important,” Marc says. “They are transitioning too.” Jennifer had met and fallen in love with a woman. An obedient daughter who always did what was expected of her, it was difficult for Jennifer to come out to her parents, and difficult for them to accept. But Jennifer and her partner married and were happy. Then, one day, her wife showed her a film about being transgender and opened a discussion about it. Jennifer was shocked to learn her wife identified as transgender. Soon after, she decided to transition, began using he/him/his pronouns and changed his name to Marc. Thorne describes in the book how Marc “had always felt different,” as a child. She writes from Marc’s perspec-

tive, “Maybe the whole world just pretended to feel normal, and that is what normal was: pretending to be something you weren’t.” Even as Jennifer tried to support and honor Marc’s authentic self, watching her soul mate change before her eyes hit her hard. When hormone therapy caused Marc’s voice to deepen, Thorne writes, “Jen couldn’t help feeling as though her spouse had died.” Jennifer felt completely alone and began to self-harm and deny herself food in an attempt to regain a sense of control over her life. “A lot of people would say that they adapt to the person they’re with,” Thorne says. “So if the person they’re with suddenly changes, where does that leave them?” She says there’s some irony in the book’s title “because as Marc was finding himself Jen was losing herself.” In sharing her story, Jennifer says, “My hope is that there are people who won’t feel as alone as I once did.” Jennifer sought treatment and ultimately overcame the sense of loss. In the book, Thorne recounts the moment when Jennifer came to see, “We are us, just like we’ve always been.” Thorne says, “She comes to realize [Marc] is still the person she fell in love with. I think that’s what’s key.” “I feel with all the negativity Lynn Thorne’s out in the world right now,” Marc Who Am I If You’re Not You? won says, “people deserve to hear a first place in the story that with hard work, and memoir category many ups and downs, a ‘happily for the Severed ever after’ can happen.” Jennifer Quill 2018 Book agrees. “Each time I tell the story, Awards, which recognize the work or read the story of our journey, of indie authors. it becomes less painful, because I Thorne is currently know where it leads. I know the in talks about ending, and I wouldn’t change that staging it as a play for the world.” in Charlottesville.


Saturday 3/10 One Slack Mind. D.C. metal veterans rip out nasty riffs and thick bass lines. With Congenial Crime. $8, 7pm. The Ante Room, 219 Water St. 284-8561. Salute to St. Patrick. From ancient chants to toe-tapping tunes, enjoy the music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. $20, 7:30pm. First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St. 296-7131.

stage Fun Home. See listing for Friday, March 9. $25-30, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. 977-4177.

The Addams Family Musical. See listing for Friday, March 9. Free-$10, 7pm; understudy performance at 2pm. Nelson County High School, 6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston. 263-8317.

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Baby Face. A bootlegger’s daughter uses her seductive wiles to conquer the Big Apple in this 1933 classic. $10, 2pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. 326-5056. Semiramide. A Metropolitan Opera live screening of Gioachino Rossini’s Italian opera masterpiece filled with dazzling vocal fireworks and an all-star cast. $18-25, 12:55pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.

Sunday 3/11 music Albemarle High School Jazz Band. Leading local musicians join this award-winning high school jazz group for Swing Into Spring, a benefit concert.$15-28, 7pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4948. Bill Edmunds. Local guitar virtuoso plucks and strums the evening away. Free, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Byron Massie. Guitar- and dobro-driven roots Americana music. Free, 4pm. James River Brewery, 561 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-7837.

Symphonic Dances Around the World. Nelson County Community Orchestra plays its winter concert, which includes dances by Dvorak, Brahms, Mozart, Waldteufel, Offenbach and others. Free, 4pm. Rockfish Valley Community Center Pavilion, 190 Rockfish School Ln., Afton. 361-0100. The Working Effective. Indie-folk Americana music from an eloquent Charlottesville three-piece. Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. 975-0094. Travis Elliott. Local singer and guitarist takes on songwriting subjects from love to spaceships, both badly in need of repair. 21-plus. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526.

dance Salsa Sunday. Edwin Roa leads an introductory salsa lesson before hosting a social dance to a mix of contemporary Latin music. $5-8, 8pm. The Ante Room, 219 Water St. 284-8561.

stage Noises Off. See listing for Saturday, March 10. $14-16, 2:30pm. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. (540) 832-5355. The Addams Family Musical. See listing for Friday, March 9. Free-$10, 2pm. Nelson County High School, 6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston. 263-8317. CONTINUED ON PAGE 33

Noises Off. From dropped lines to dropped trousers, you’re sure to get your laugh on. $1416, 8pm. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. (540) 832-5355.


Jazz Rascals. Playing New Orleans-style jazz and blues. Free, noon. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Jessica Lea Mayfield. Alt-country rocker with a minimalist style performs songs about taking her life back. With T. Hardy Morris. $10-12, 6pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590. King Golden Banshee. The right amount of raucousness colors traditional Irish music. Free, 5:30pm. Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St. 202-8387. LUA. Local trio bridges gaps between musical styles, blending music from different continents, cultures and centuries. Free, 3:30pm. Starr Hill Brewery Tap Room, 5391 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. 823-5671. Neal Goodloe. Singer-songwriter plays tunes ranging from blues to country, Americana and bluegrass on vintage guitars from the 1930s and ‘50s. Free, 1pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. 823-2001. Open Mic. Bring your instrument, your voice or both. Originals and covers are welcome. Free, 5:30pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. 242-7012. Patrick and Aaron Olwell and Friends. An energetic and eclectic Irish jam session. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. 297-2326. Stan Hamrick. Instrumental, acoustic arrangements of songs by The Beatles, Sting and everything in between. Free, 2pm. Wild Wolf Brewery, 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-0088.


The Pollocks. Local music heroes serenade all who listen with past hits and new tracks as well. Free, 6:30pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. 823-2001.

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Going nowhere Red Sparrow flutters but never quite lands

Belle. Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate biracial daughter of a Royal Navy admiral in 18th century England who falls for a young vicar’s son bent on change. $25, 3pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. 326-5056.

Monday 3/12 music ATM Unit featuring Jonah Kane-West. An organ wizard meets a bass warrior and together they embark on an epic adventure. 21-plus. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. Erin Lunsford. Powerhouse frontwoman of local funk and soul band Erin & The Wildfire plays a solo acoustic set. Free, 7pm. South Street Brewery, 106 W. South St. 293-6550.

words John Hart Reading. New York Times bestselling author reads from his new book, The Hush. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-2552.


Red & The Romantics. The experiences and imaginings of Erik “Red” Knierim, told through gospel church music and Cajun and blues tunes. Free, 7pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549.

Despite an excellent performance, Jennifer Lawrence can’t save the convoluted plot of Red Sparrow.


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Banff Mountain Film Festival. See listing for Sunday, March 11. $19-21, times vary. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.

Tuesday 3/13 music Bob Huntington. Hear everything from Gordon Lightfoot to The Beatles. Free, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Karaoke Night. Calling all future pop stars! Jen Dville hosts your chance to show off your vocal chops. 21-plus. Free, 8pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526.

Travis Elliott. See listing for Sunday, March 11. Free, 10:30pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279.

etc. The Fugitive. Dr. Richard Kimble is falsely convicted of murdering his wife, so he goes on the run to find her killer and prove his innocence. $10, 7:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. 326-5056.

What seem to be crucial story and character moments for the first hour are basically forgotten once the next plot thread starts.

R, 140 minutes; Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Regal Stonefield 14 and IMAX, Violet Crown Cinema it becomes clear how much time director Francis Lawrence (no relation to Jennifer) wasted to go essentially nowhere, preserving an overly intricate story map that is not exciting enough to be worth all the detours. Jennifer Lawrence is perfect in the role as Dominika, leaving us guessing as to whether she’s two steps ahead of everyone else or treading water. She and Edgerton play off of each other very well, but is it because they actually like each other or is that just what she wants him to think? This dynamic may have been worth more if the movie itself didn’t scream, “Look out, there’s a twist coming!” Everything about Red Sparrow is 40 years too late, from its Cold War plot to putting Rampling in a state-sponsored sex camp like a 1970s European exploitation movie, to relying on dated plot twists. Too long to be worthwhile, too predictable to recommend.

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Reverend Sparks and the Jubilee. Local duo well-known in old-time music circles for its warmth, vigor and youthful energy. $1215, 7pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. 242-7012.

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Ragged Mountain String Band. Old-time Appalachian tunes and songs with modern-day appeal and sensibility. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549.


Chemistry between performers is palpable, and individual scenes come alive with intrigue. The film looks terrific, and it’s refreshing to see an American film let Hungary play itself instead of acting as a cheaper stand-in for Russia. But all its qualities fade in retrospect when

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What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? Sibling rivalry was never so supremely twisted as when a demented former child star torments her crippled sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion. $10, 7:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. 326-5056.

n Red Sparrow, a fallen Russian ballerina (Jennifer Lawrence) is given an impossible choice—to sacrifice her free will and dignity for her country by becoming a “sparrow” trained in the art of exploiting the sexual vulnerabilities of her targets, or lose the apartment and medical coverage provided by the Bolshoi. That is, until the plot pivots to East-versus-West spy games in Hungary, a game of competing allegiances, leaving us not quite sure who is fooling whom. Then it’s about a mole at the top of the Russian security apparatus who goes into hiding to avoid detection. Then it’s about floppy disks, then torture, then some more torture, then a lot more torture. These threads all come together eventually, but the experience of watching Red Sparrow is like hearing a shaggy dog story where you’ve heard the punchline but are forced to hear the whole thing out anyway. If you’ve ever seen any spy or mystery movie, you’ll guess the twist about 45 minutes before the film gets around to telling you what you already know, leaving you mystified by all this hullabaloo about bank accounts and pervy bosses that make up most of the second act but are only tangentially related to the finale. Making matters worse is the complete disconnect between how this is all set up and

where it goes. What seem to be crucial story and character moments for the first hour are basically forgotten once the next plot thread starts. Dominika’s ballerina past is commented on at various points, but is basically irrelevant, and this would have been exactly the same movie without it. Her first mission sees her brutalized, essentially as a way to break down her will and agree to become a sparrow. Her sparrow training is all about seeing and utilizing people’s sexual vulnerabilities, but she mostly does regular spy stuff, like Jason Bourne with less punching, so why even go through it all? The torture scenes—yes, plural—come from nowhere, stay too long, get quite extreme in no time at all, then end with little impact on the events that follow. Red Sparrow can be enjoyable in the moment, thanks to a very solid cast, all of whom bring their best to roles big and small (Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling and a scene-stealing turn from Mary Louise Parker).


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such as momo, a traditional dumpling. “Whatever my mom cooks, we will serve the same way,” Gyaltsen says. He opened the restaurant to meet what he says is a demand for Tibetan food, and, so far, customers have proved he was right in doing so: The grand opening “was crazy” he says, smiling and shaking his head.

Parting ways Tomas Rahal, longtime chef of the Belmont tapas eatery Mas, is no longer with the restaurant, according to several sources. Stay tuned for more details.

The Nook is back After closing down for a few kitchen renovations (and worrying Downtown Mall

brunch-lovers with its papered windows), The Nook has reopened. Though some new appliances and a few new menu options have been added, the restaurant’s ambience remains untouched.

Cornering the market Armando’s has become a new late-night hub on the Corner. Located on 14th Street across from Revolutionary Soup, the restaurant serves Mexican food and drinks until 2am, and Armando Placencia is excited to be open. “I have been driving down the Corner for a while now looking for a space,” he says. “I really like the Corner. I love the energy, and I wanted to give everyone a nice place to relax and enjoy good food.”

More to love There’s a new member in the Marco & Luca dynasty: Beijing Station offers the same great dumplings alongside an extended menu of Chinese food for visitors to the Corner, and the small storefront on 14th Street evokes the feeling of a hole-in-thewall restaurant nestled deep in a big city.

Wine win Ankida Ridge Vineyards’ pinot noir has been selected by Wine Business Monthly as one of the top 10 hot brands of 2017. Ankida Ridge is the only East Coast winery that made the list, and Christine Vrooman, Ankida’s coowner and vineyard manager, says she is “excited to show the world that Virginia is indeed capable of producing world-class wines.”





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Stop by Caromont Farm for a tour, to browse the pop-up shop selling cheese-centric items, and—the main attraction—baby goat snuggling. Reserve slots in advance to spend quality time with the kids. $10 (ages 4 and under free), 11am-4pm. Caromont Farm, 9261 Old Green Mountain Rd., Esmont. 831-1393.

Side by Side is leading a community dialogue about the rights of LGBTQ students in K-12 schools in Virginia. Free, 5pm. Northside Library, 705 Rio Rd. W.

A behind-the-scenes look at how Virginia Distillery Co. finishes its Virginia-Highland Whisky series, with information on the ways individual barrels impact color, aroma and flavor. Includes samples and a welcome cocktail. $35, 4-6pm. Virginia Distillery Co., 299 Eades Ln., Lovingston. 285-2900.

This seventh annual race starts and ends at the pavilion on the Downtown Mall, and winds its way through historic and scenic neighborhoods. Participants receive a Haven hat and breakfast at The Haven, which benefits from race proceeds. $2540; 8-11am.




In the location of the short-lived Breakfast House on Fontaine Avenue, a new “house” has opened up: The Druknya House. Owned by Gyaltsen Druknya (who also owns Salon Druknya on the Downtown Mall), the restaurant serves authentic Tibetan food

J-Petal dishes out rolled ice cream in familiar flavors such as vanilla and chocolate, plus more adventurous options including green tea and Thai tea.

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new restaurant—J-Petal—has rolled into Barracks Road Shopping Center. And although the eatery offers both savory and sweet Japanese rice flour crêpes, and even serves drinks such as green tea and mojitos in a light bulb, its flashiest menu item is surely the Thai rolled ice cream. Rolled ice cream is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: Liquid ice cream is poured onto a frozen platter and then scraped into cylindrical rolls. Think of a mix between Cold Stone Creamery and Benihana. For anyone who watches elaborate dessertmaking sessions online, J-Petal will feel like a dream come true, because it’s just as fun to watch your dessert being made as it is to eat it. Besides some of their adventurous flavors like lychee-infused Thai tea and green tea, most of J-Petal’s ice cream flavors can be found in many other shops (albeit in scoop form). After choosing your ice cream base you can select one of eight premade creations such as Monkey Business with bananas and Nutella, or add your own toppings. Manager James Hardwick takes pride in the visual qualities of the food. “When we see people taking photos of their ice cream, completely untouched, we know we’ve made something good,” he says.






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Aries (March 21-April 19): The men who work on offshore oil rigs perform demanding, dangerous tasks on a regular basis. If they make mistakes, they may get injured or befoul the sea with petroleum. As you might guess, the culture on these rigs has traditionally been macho, stoic and hard-driving. But in recent years, that has changed at one company. Shell Oil’s workers in the U.S. were trained by Holocaust survivor Claire Nuer to talk about their feelings, be willing to admit errors and soften their attitudes. As a result, the company’s safety record has improved dramatically. If macho dudes toiling on oil rigs can become more vulnerable and open and tenderly expressive, so can you, Aries. And now would be a propitious time to do it.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): How will you celebrate your upcoming climax and culmination, Taurus? With a howl of triumph, a fist pump and three cartwheels? With a humble speech thanking everyone who helped you along the way? With a bottle of champagne, a gourmet feast and spectacular sex? However you choose to mark this transition from one chapter of your life story to the next chapter, I suggest that you include an action that will help the next chapter get off to a rousing start. In your ritual of completion, plant seeds for the future.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): On April 23, 1516, the Germanic duchy of Bavaria issued a decree. From that day forward, all beer produced had to use just three ingredients: water, barley and hops. Ever since then, for the last 500-plus years, this edict has had an enduring influence on how German beer is manufactured. In accordance with astrological factors, I suggest that you proclaim three equally potent and systemic directives of your own. It’s an opportune time to be clear and forceful about how you want your story to unfold in the coming years.


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(June 21-July 22): What’s your most frustrating flaw? During the next seven weeks, you will have enhanced power to diminish its grip on you. It’s even possible you will partially correct it or outgrow it. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, rise above any covert tendency you might have to cling to

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): According to my assessment of the astrological omens, you’re in a favorable phase to gain more power over your fears. You can reduce your susceptibility to chronic anxieties. You can draw on the help and insight necessary to dissipate insidious doubts that are rooted in habit but not based on objective evidence. I don’t want to sound too melodramatic, my dear Pisces, but this is an amazing opportunity! You are potentially on the verge of an unprecedented breakthrough! In my opinion, nothing is more important for you to accomplish in the coming weeks than this inner conquest.

your familiar pain. Rebel against the attitude described by novelist Stephen King: “It’s hard to let go. Even when what you’re holding onto is full of thorns, it’s hard to let go. Maybe especially then.”

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): In his book Whistling in the Dark, author Frederick Buechner writes that the ancient Druids took “a special interest in in-between things like mistletoe, which is neither quite a plant nor quite a tree, and mist, which is neither quite rain nor quite air, and dreams, which are neither quite waking nor quite sleep.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, in-between phenomena will be your specialty in the coming weeks. You will also thrive in relationship to anything that lives in two worlds or that has paradoxical qualities. I hope you’ll exult in the educational delights that come from your willingness to be teased and mystified.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The English word velleity refers to an empty wish that has no power behind it. If you feel a longing to make a pilgrimage to a holy site but can’t summon the motivation to actually do so, you are under the spell of velleity. Your fantasy of communicating with more flair and candor is a velleity if you never initiate the practical steps to accomplish that goal. Most of us suffer from this weakness at one time or another. But the good news, Virgo, is that you are primed to overcome your version of it during the next six weeks. Life will conspire to assist you if you resolve to turn your wishywashy wishes into potent action plans—and then actually carry out those plans.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the 2002 film SpiderMan, there’s a scene where the character

Mary Jane slips on a spilled drink as she carries a tray full of food through a cafeteria. Spider-Man, disguised as his alter ego, Peter Parker, makes a miraculous save. He jumps up from his chair and catches Mary Jane before she falls. Meanwhile, he grabs her tray and uses it to gracefully capture her apple, sandwich, carton of milk and bowl of Jell-O before they hit the floor. The filmmakers say they didn’t use CGI to render this scene. The lead actor, Tobey Maguire, allegedly accomplished it in real life —although it took 156 takes before he finally mastered it. I hope you have that level of patient determination in the coming weeks, Libra. You, too, can perform a small miracle if you do.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot was a connoisseur of “the art of roughness” and “the uncontrolled element in life.” He liked to locate and study the hidden order in seemingly chaotic and messy things. “My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents,” he said. “Yet when I look back, I see a pattern.” I bring his perspective to your attention, Scorpio, because you are entering a phase when the hidden order and secret meanings of your life will emerge into view. Be alert for surprising hints of coherence.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I suspect that in July and August you will be invited to commune with rousing opportunities and exciting escapades. But right now I’m advising you to channel your intelligence into well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. In fact, my projections suggest that your ability to capitalize fully on the future’s rousing opportunities and exciting escapades will depend on how well you master the current crop of well-contained opportunities and sensible

adventures. Making the most of today’s small pleasures will qualify you to harvest bigger pleasures later.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you saw the animated film The Lion King, you may have been impressed with the authenticity of the lions’ roars and snarls. Did the producers place microphones in the vicinity of actual lions? No. Voice actor Frank Welker produced the sounds by growling and yelling into a metal garbage can. I propose this as a useful metaphor for you in the coming days. First, I hope it inspires you to generate a compelling and creative illusion of your own—an illusion that serves a good purpose. Second, I hope it alerts you to the possibility that other people will be offering you compelling and creative illusions—illusions that you should engage with only if they serve a good purpose.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I do a lot of self-editing before I publish what I write. My horoscopes go through at least three drafts before I unleash them on the world. While polishing the manuscript of my first novel, I threw away more than 1,000 pages of stuff that I had worked on very hard. In contrast to my approach, science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dashed off one of his award-winning stories in a single night, and published it without making any changes to the first draft. As you work in your own chosen field, Aquarius, I suspect that for the next three weeks you will produce the best results by being more like me than Ellison. Beginning about three weeks from now, an Ellison-style strategy might be more warranted. Expanded weekly audio horoscopes and daily text message horoscopes: Real, 1-877-873-4888.

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March 7: Strength of spirit  
March 7: Strength of spirit  

The Monacan Indian Nation, which has inhabited land in central Virginia for 10,000 years, recently received federal recognition after a deca...