Entertainment

SNL worker goes on Jeopardy!
Published on Mar 19th, 2010
3 comments Charlottesville area resident and SNL Financial reporter Nick Gorski appeared on–- and nearly won–- the March 15 airing of Jeopardy! He was in the lead going in to the final round: "In...
The Parking Lot Movie
Published on Mar 18th, 2010
0 comments PHOTO courtesy of Red House Productions "It's not just a parking lot, it's a battle with humanity." The Paramount Theater brings you the Charlottesville Premiere of the highly anticipated local...
Snap o' the day: And then there were 3
Published on Mar 18th, 2010
0 comments The March 17 kickoff of the Virginia Festival of the Book means more than wearing o' the green to local fiction writers: It's also when the winners of the John Grisham-judged Hook short story contest...
Snap: Michael Franti in the Corner Lounge
Published on Mar 16th, 2010
0 comments To some music fans, March 16 means a John Mayer concert, but to many others–- including the 40 radio station contest winners who gathered upstairs at The Sound studio on Prestion Avenue earlier...
New JPJ GM: Wilson exits, Pedone takes over
Published on Mar 16th, 2010
45 comments So long, Larry. PHOTO COURTESY POLLSTAR John Paul Jones Arena officials announced March 16 that Jason Pedone, assistant general manager for the venue since 2007, has replaced Larry Wilson as general...
Monster miracle? Injured emcee should make 'full recovery'
Published on Mar 16th, 2010
4 comments Medical personnel attend to the victim, whose pelvis was shattered in the incident. PHOTO BY REID DAVISWORTH The monster truck emcee struck and rolled over by one of the trucks in the Friday, March...
VFH sliced, but survives state budget
Published on Mar 15th, 2010
10 comments Virginia Foundation for the Humanities president Rob Vaughan will not have to announce the demise of the Book Festival this year. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities...
Lady Gaga coming to JPJ
Published on Mar 15th, 2010
31 comments Music sensation Lady Gaga will perform at the John Paul Jones Arena on September 8, it was announced Monday morning. Tickets will go on sale at a yet-to-be-determined date.
Taste of China: The hottest ticket in town
Published on Mar 14th, 2010
49 comments Those aren't flat-screen TVs; they're backlit scenes o' China. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Happy diners, some of whom waited an hour for a table–- in a town where any wait is unusual–- savor...
Lights out: Local company makes Earth Hour go viral
Published on Mar 12th, 2010
6 comments A Scottsville company is responsible for recruiting and filming arguably the most beautiful couple on Earth–- New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen–...
Squawky wheel: 'Parrothood' dropped, author 'Winging It'
Published on Mar 12th, 2010
1 comments Graycie the parrot is the subject of Jenny Gardiner's latest book, which will not be called Parrothood. FILE PHOTO OF GARDINER BY JEN FARIELLO Sleeping with Ward Cleaver author Jenny Gardiner's tale...
Snap: Low Strung Cellos at Fellini's
Published on Mar 11th, 2010
2 comments The Low Strung Cellos, a group of Yale University students who perform pop and rock covers, earned big ovations Wednesday night, March 10, at Fellini's restaurant. Low Strung covers the gamut from...
Darkness and divorce: Sparklehorse's Linkous takes own life
Published on Mar 8th, 2010
26 comments Mark Linkous was the subject of a February 28, 2002 Hook cover story. ARCHIVE He died once 14 years ago, but this time Mark Linkous won't be coming back. The 47-year-old musician who performed under...
Virginia Film Society screens BLOOD ON THE FLAT TRACK: THE RISE OF THE RAT CITY ROLLER GIRLS
Published on Mar 6th, 2010
0 comments The Virginia Film Society screens Blood on the Flat Track: the Rise of the Rat City Roller Girls, a documentary about the resurgence of women's roller derby that follows the Rat City Rollergirls of...
Flaming lips to return to Charlottesville Pavilion
Published on Mar 3rd, 2010
3 comments The Flaming Lips–- whose last visit to Charlottesville featured big smiles, big balls, and alien dancers–- will perform April 15 at the Pavilion, according to Pollstar.
A taste of Waynesboro
Published on Mar 3rd, 2010
0 comments Waynesboro is holding its 11th annual Taste of the Town city fundraiser on Tuesday, March 16 from 5pm to 8pm. There will be 14 local chefs on hand, including Waynesboro City Councilor Lorie Smith....
Council approves 65dB noise ordinance
Published on Mar 1st, 2010
30 comments Despite pleas from several music-lovers that it might kill a burgeoning part of the Charlottesville music scene, City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to create a new ordinance to ban amplified evening...
'Village Jam' Haiti benefit moves the Paramount
Published on Mar 1st, 2010
2 comments Another big time at the Paramount. FILE PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES Homegrown. Charlottesville’s loaded with it. Where else but here could one walk three blocks from one’s downtown home on the spur of...
The Virginia Film Society presents the Black Maria Film & Video Festival
Published on Feb 28th, 2010
0 comments The Virginia Film Society, which is now screening its programming at The Paramount, presents selections from the 2010 Black Maria Film & Video Festival, an annual touring collection of cutting-...
Grisham to write kids' novels
Published on Feb 26th, 2010
3 comments The judge of the Hook short story contest (oh, and the author of 23 books) has inked a deal with Penguin Young Readers Group to produce a series about“Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer.”Although he...