Normally at this time of year, we start preparing for our annual, free Weekend/Going Out Guide summer concerts at Carter Barron Amphitheatre. Remember them? Local reggae, Latin and jazz bands performing under the stars on a summer Friday night?
Well, we've got some bad news: The National Park Service at Carter Barron is scaling back its summer programming, including all of our weekly concerts. (Damn that sequester!)
Let's hope things look brighter next summer. Lisa Rein has much more about how spending cuts are taking a toll on the city's parks, museums and cultural destinations in today's Style section.