Entertainment

Opening a restaurant? The Food Network wants to help
Published on Feb 24th, 2010
4 comments If you’re planning to open your first restaurant this year, the Dish found out something that might interested you. A Canadian TV production company is producing a show for the Food Network called...
Another 4th-Grade Achievement: sell-out
Published on Feb 23rd, 2010
17 comments It's a small local film made on a shoe-string budget, but World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements, one of the subjects of the Hook's February 18 cover story, made a big splash in a sell-out...
The Bridge screens THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, with live music by Matt Marshall
Published on Feb 21st, 2010
0 comments The Bridge celebrates the 90th anniversary of the making of the silent film classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with a screening accompanied by live music by Matt Marshall. The event is a...
Random Row Books screens THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON
Published on Feb 21st, 2010
0 comments In honor of Black History Month, Random Row Books will screen the 1971 documentary, The Murder of Fred Hampton, which examines the murder of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton by the Chicago police...
'Love Somebody' New Schuyler Fisk song benefits SPCA
Published on Feb 20th, 2010
6 comments The song (previewed here) is available only on iTunes. RECORD JACKET Up-and coming singer-songwriter Schuyler Fisk (still best known as the daughter of Oscar winning Sissy Spacek) has released a new...
Spacek lobbies Richmond
Published on Feb 16th, 2010
28 comments Albemarlean Sissy Spacek was at the General Assembly Tuesday, February 16 with Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling (and with her husband Jack Fisk) to beseech lawmakers to pass incentives to attract...
Interview: St. Vincent in Technicolor [free tickets!]
Published on Feb 15th, 2010
6 comments St. Vincent is the marquee name of the unassuming Ms. Annie Clark, recently-liberated former backup musician for both The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens. Now flying solo as a guitarist...
Paramount screens Chris Farina's WORLD PEACE... AND OTHER 4TH-GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS
Published on Feb 13th, 2010
1 comments Still from Chris Farina's World Peace...and Other 4th-Grad Achievements. The Paramount presents an encore screening of  filmmaker Chris Farina's 60-minute documentary, World Peace...and Other 4th-...
Visulite theater goes digital
Published on Feb 12th, 2010
2 comments The Staunton newspaper has the story. (The first Charlottesville theater to go digital was the Carmike which made the switch in 2007.)
Bell and Denk: What a way to spend a snowy night (music review)
Published on Feb 11th, 2010
2 comments The man and his Stradivarius. SONY MUSIC PHOTO When we learned we were getting complimentary tickets for the Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk concert, my wife, herself once second fiddle in the Lane High...
Crozet Mudhouse presents artist John Lynch and musician Lester Seal in "The Labyrinth of Music, Art, and Dance"
Published on Feb 8th, 2010
1 comments John Lynch, "Grammar and Composition." The Mudhouse in Crozet presents "The Labyrinth of Music, Art, and Dance," a one night collaborative event, featuring art by surrealist painter John Lynch and...
UVA's Film du Francophone screens LA GRAINE ET LE MULET
Published on Feb 8th, 2010
0 comments The University of Virginia Department of French Language and Literature's annual Festival du Film Francophone screens La Graine et la Mulet (The Secret of the Grain). Minor Hall, 125. For more...
Food Inc. gets Oscar nod, but Salatin prefers Fresh
Published on Feb 2nd, 2010
1 comments Food Inc., which features local farmer and 2009 Hook Person of the Year Joel Salatin, was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Salatin, however, prefers Fresh, another...
Random Row Books screens ARISTIDE AND THE ENDLESS REVOLUTION
Published on Jan 31st, 2010
0 comments Random Row Books screens the award-winning documentary, Aristide and the Endless Revolution, which examines the rise and fall of Haiti's first democratically elected president. The screening is the...
Dave woulda stuck cheatin' Edwards with stiff bill
Published on Jan 31st, 2010
2 comments Charlottesville-based musical superstar  Dave Matthews–- unimpressed that disgraced politician John Edwards and his career-killing paramour allegedly chose Dave Matthews Band's "Steady as We Go...
Ticketmaster merger okayed
Published on Jan 25th, 2010
14 comments In what might initially appear to be a blow to artists such as Bruce Springsteen, who bemoaned the proposed merger, the Justice Department gave tentative approval today to the merger of Ticketmaster...
Mile high: Local filmmaker does Machu Picchu
Published on Jan 24th, 2010
1 comments Rick Preve (right) and his crew film as archeologists take a new look at Machu Picchu. PHOTO COURTESY PREVE FILM "Why did the Incas abandon their city in the clouds?" asks the promo for NOVA's...
Chapter 7: Air America demise leaves WVAX in lurch
Published on Jan 22nd, 2010
16 comments Air America, launched by the likes of former funnyman Al Franken, was supposed to be a progressive counterpoint to conservative talkmeisters like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Instead, the radio...
Trey Anastasio to play the Jeff
Published on Jan 5th, 2010
41 comments The legendary Phish guitarist chose Charlottesville to kick-start his latest tour. FILE PHOTO BY TOM DALY Fresh off a year full of Phish tours, guitarist Trey Anastasio is starting the new decade...
Regal goes a-courtin'
Published on Dec 30th, 2009
4 comments Having taken some heat for insisting on upgrading a location in the way of a new road, the Regal Cinemas chain reveals via press release that it's getting courted by the developer of another location...