Archives: venues

Balliceaux Cleans House

Two hundred three North Lombardy has been transformed. Most know this address to be the old location for Bogart’s, the legendary restaurant, drinking hole, and jazz club that recently moved to W. Cary St. But after much work and many months, the new leaseholders have christened the restaurant in its place Balliceaux (pronounced “bali-so”).

Bogart's: New Location, Stage, and Vibe

I walked into Bogart’s last night to see John Winn and his quartet. Upon entering the door, I looked at the band to my right and noticed, to my surprise, that they were elevated. In the past couple weeks, I have been a bit hard on the relocated venue about the lack of the mysterious […]

MUSE: Breaking Artistic Ground

Scott Burton and Glows in the Dark, along with Fight the Big Bull, will be hosting Matana Roberts for a performance on May 22, 2009, at MUSE Creative Workspace. by Joey Ciucciphotos by Dean ChristesenAshby Anderson is a piano player who performs concerts, not a keyboardist who plays shows. He is a composer concerned with […]

Bogart's Reopens After Fire

Landmark Restaurant’s New Space Unharmed Richmond, Va. – Bogart’s restaurant, a Fan landmark for more than 35 years, reopened its doors last week after narrowly escaping major fire damage at its new location on West Cary Street. The fire, which broke out in an outdoor shed behind the restaurant less than a month ago, was […]

A drive by Bogart's

I stopped by Bogart’s new location at Cary & Granby St. today to see how the construction was looking. The signature yellow sign was hanging on the side of the building for all Cary St. traffic to see. Looking through the large front windows revealed a near-ready restaurant and beautiful bar. The location is a […]

Infuzion Ups the Music, Part 2

“Our city is so full of great talent,” says Paul Blacker, President and Co-Owner of Infuzion, “and I feel lucky enough to offer them a nice venue to showcase their musical skills.” Infuzion is split into two halves: a club and a bistro. While the clientele may be different for the two sections, music is […]

Live Music at Infuzion

VCU Jazz Prof. Bob Hallahan will be performing SAT 2/9 from 8-11p at Infuzion Bistro and Lounge, 1401 Roseneath Road (two blocks north of Broad, in a renovated 1940s-era warehouse), with bassist/alumnus Randall Pharr and VCU Jazz alumnus Aaron Binder on drums. On Tuesdays from 8-10pm, Hallahan also performs in a duo format with VCU […]

A Year Without Bogart's…

For those who haven’t heard, Bogart’s in the Fan will be closing this April. Steve & Lainie Gratz, the new owners of the property, plan to renovate the restaurant and re-open in Spring 2009. More information can be found at The Back Room at Bogart’s has been a staple of the Richmond jazz scene […]

Jazz on Broad Street @ The Camel

The Camel – the “social oasis” that quickly became a favorite spot to see local jazz and rock acts since its opening in March 2007 – will host its new “Jazz on Broad Street” series on Wednesdays beginning in 2008. The series was conceived shortly after Rockitz took over booking for The Camel. January 23 […]