Entertainment

The Bridge screens "The Films of Mario Montez"
Published on May 6th, 2010
0 comments First discovered by notorious underground filmmaker Jack Smith, Mario Montez went on to star in 10 Andy Warhol films, becoming arguably the first drag superstar. The Bridge screens a selection...
Snap: 'Blue Ridge East Fall' on Barracks
Published on May 2nd, 2010
0 comments Barracks Road at U.S. 250 gets its second Art in Place mural, thanks to a bucket truck mustered on Thursday, April 29, by Photoworks. The piece is a digital reproduction of a painting by Catherine...
Dead in the Water: WriterHouse teacher publishes 2nd book
Published on Apr 30th, 2010
0 comments Scottsville-raised Meredith Cole has lived out of Virginia for nearly 20 years. When she wrote her first mystery, she set it in Brooklyn, where she lived at the time. Cole moved to Belmont in...
Willie Nelson returns to Pavilion
Published on Apr 30th, 2010
10 comments Country music legend Willie Nelson returns to perform this summer at the Charlottesville Pavilion. The pony-tailed musician played there in 2006 and 2008 and highlights a trio of acts announced...
New website helps you find cheap drinks, eats
Published on Apr 29th, 2010
0 comments Cheap drinks? Eats? A.J.Maher's got the scoop at cvilledrinkspecial.com PHOTO COURTESY A.J. MAHER Dish recently stumbled on a local website called cvilledrinkspecials.com, which lists the various...
Arena envy: JPJ luring folks away from Richmond
Published on Apr 29th, 2010
4 comments Is Charlottesville, thanks in large part to the John Paul Jones Arena, edging out Richmond as an area sports and entertainment destination? Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones seems to think so. According...
Overheard: Spacek, Duvall talk Chang
Published on Apr 28th, 2010
21 comments The Huffington Post reports that Charlottesville resident Sissy Spacek and Northern Virginia resident Robert Duvall enjoyed a wild night out at Wall & Water with Bill Murray at the Tribeca Film...
Peace and Parking: Local films flying high at festivals
Published on Apr 26th, 2010
5 comments World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievements and  The Parking Lot Movie were the subject of the Hook's February 18, 2010 cover story. HOOK COVER IMAGE One month after two local movies premiered at...
Muse comes back to town
Published on Apr 22nd, 2010
3 comments Muse, the band that opened for U2 in October at Scott Stadium, will be coming to the John Paul Jones Arena on October 27. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 23.
Ice Park owners set June 30 as final skating day
Published on Apr 21st, 2010
24 comments The owners of Charlottesville's beloved but beleaguered ice rink have set Wednesday, June 30 as the final day of operations, as a deal to save the Downtown Mall facility appears not to have yet...
Animated guy: Local wins collegiate Emmy-like award
Published on Apr 15th, 2010
0 comments Ross Bollinger goes to Hollywood–- and wins. PHOTO COURTESY ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES FOUNDATION A publicist warns us that "Emmy" is not the correct term for the award that...
DMB honors fallen mate with performance hall
Published on Apr 12th, 2010
3 comments The surviving members of Dave Matthews Band honored LeRoi Moore, who died two years ago, by donating the proceeds of their last Charlottesville concert so that the Music Resource Center could tear...
Tiki's alleged honor violation
Published on Apr 7th, 2010
22 comments "Tiki Barber dumps pregnant wife for hot blonde" screams the New York Post headline about former UVA football/New York Giants superstar and NBC Today Show correspondent. Barber met his wife, Ginny,...
Star flick-er: How Warren Beatty seduced America
Published on Apr 6th, 2010
2 comments If you've heard the startling statistic that Warren Beatty slept with 12,775 women, that number comes courtesy of author Peter Biskind, who calculates the Bonnie and Clyde star's sexual encounters...
Norah Jones at the Paramount
Published on Apr 4th, 2010
0 comments Fresh from Madison Square Garden, she packed the Paramount on Thursday, April 1. Check out the images by Tom Daly.
PVCC and PCA screens WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?
Published on Apr 3rd, 2010
0 comments The Piedmont Virginia Community College Art Department and Piedmont Council of the Arts screens the award-winning documentary, Who Does She Think She Is?, which examines women artists' struggles to...
Snap: One Ice Park for sale
Published on Apr 3rd, 2010
8 comments Wanna buy a struggling Ice Park for $4.1 million? Call Bob Kahn at 245-5050.
Parking Lot Movie premieres Sat
Published on Mar 27th, 2010
4 comments The Parking Lot Movie, one of the two Charlottesville-made films invited to the prestigious South by Southwest Festival (and subjects of the Hook's February 18 cover story), makes its Virginia debut...
Photos from Taylor Swift at JPJ
Published on Mar 23rd, 2010
6 comments Former Hook art director H. Mitchell Jarrett took some pictures at the March 20 Taylor Swift concert at John Paul Jones Arena, and here they are.
The Paramount screens THE PARKING LOT MOVIE
Published on Mar 20th, 2010
0 comments The Paramount screens the much-anticipated The Parking Lot Movie, a documentary by local filmmaker, Meghan Eckman, about The Corner Parking Lot near the University of Virginia. You've parked there...