Entertainment

Peter and the Wolf
Published on Dec 30th, 2009
0 comments The Charlottesville High School Orchestra presents Peter and the Wolf, a narrated musical tale designed to introduce children to the transporting sounds of the orchestra. Bob Chapel, Artistic...
Cold at Carmike: Roof leak turns Avatar into water world
Published on Dec 25th, 2009
52 comments Carmike moviegoers got a chilly surprise at a Christmas Day screening of Avatar. PUBLICITY PHOTO Avatar may be known for its cutting edge special effects, but some moviegoers catching James...
DMB top touring act of the decade
Published on Dec 20th, 2009
16 comments Pollstar has named Dave Mathews Band the highest-grossing touring act of the decade. The band grossed $529 million and sold 11 million tickets, about 6 million more than Celine Dion (second at $522...
Blockbuster busts: Score one for the little guys
Published on Dec 18th, 2009
17 comments Could its pullout help the indies? LOGO Struggling movie rental business Blockbuster Inc. will close all three of its Charlottesville stores as of January 3, according to a clerk at the Barracks Road...
Anyone know why this is so watched?
Published on Dec 17th, 2009
6 comments The Harrisonburg paper reports that a video of a Legend of Zelda medley in string quartet form has passed the millionth-viewing milestone. What next, a medley from Call of Duty?
Hello, legs: Rockettes rock the JPJ
Published on Dec 15th, 2009
3 comments Santa had plenty to smile about at the JPJ. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER So who from Charlottesville goes to The Radio City Music Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes? Didn’t the Rockettes...
Cold theater syndrome spreads
Published on Dec 14th, 2009
6 comments In a front-page story on Saturday, the Daily Progress reported that the Regal Seminole 4 had no heat. Then, the next day, on Sunday, December 13, according to a theatergoer, Carmike 6 joins the...
The Bridge screens DER GOLEM
Published on Dec 12th, 2009
0 comments The Bridge screens Der Golem. Widely recognized as the source of the Frankenstein myth, the ancient Hebrew legend of the Golem provided actor/director Paul Wegener with the substance for one of the...
Charlottesville Mall comes to YouTube
Published on Dec 7th, 2009
46 comments It finally happened: somebody made a rap about the benefits of using the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. Credit (or blame) must lie with Emily Bolecek and Arin Noble, seen here in their five-...
Interview- Job security: Sharon Jones just wants a place near a lake
Published on Dec 7th, 2009
1 comments It's funny how Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings became today's preeminent funk and soul ensemble without really caring one iota about the "today" part. Jones and her Daptone Records bandmates, an...
Casting call for True Grit remake at Live Arts
Published on Dec 3rd, 2009
3 comments The Newsleader is reporting that Paramount Pictures and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are holding an open casting call at Live Arts on December 6 from 1pm to 5pm to fill the roll of Mattie Ross,...
Virginia Film Society screens PETER AND VANDY
Published on Nov 28th, 2009
0 comments Still from Jay DiPietro's Peter and Vandy. The Virginia Film Society concludes its fall schedule with the screening of writer/director Jay Pietro's Peter and Vandy, a Sundance-selected film...
Big time: Charlottesville company heeds Call of Duty
Published on Nov 23rd, 2009
9 comments Inktree Inc. owners Eric Braun and John Keefe were a part of the largest launch in entertainment history: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 FILE PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO Since launching their Shredhed...
Familiar Strangers now on DVD and download
Published on Nov 20th, 2009
4 comments A year after its release, Familiar Strangers, the Charlottesville-produced and Staunton-filmed movie that won festival and audience acclaim–- and even briefly bounced James Bond from the top...
Gingerbread Express Bus Tours
Published on Nov 20th, 2009
0 comments Downtown Business Association invites everyone to jump aboard the Gingerbread Express (formerly Holly Trolley). Enjoy a one-hour tour of the holiday lights around Downtown area. This popular event...
Snap: Giving up the discs
Published on Nov 20th, 2009
0 comments DJ Melissa McKenna and Program director Brad Savage hand out free CDs containing new tracks by artists popular on their radio station, 106.1 The Corner, Wednesday night, November 18 on the Downtown...
The Southern: not just another music hall
Published on Nov 19th, 2009
0 comments The Southern's Andy Gems and Lauren McRaven hope the music hall will also be known for its cuisine. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Back in 2005, when Lauren McRaven opened The Flat on Water Street, she...
Booze in the blender: Jimmy Buffett rocks Charlottesville
Published on Nov 19th, 2009
9 comments Jimmy in 2008. PHOTO BY MICHAEL W. PENDERGRASS I think my wife and I don't get out enough. We won two free tickets to the November 17 Jimmy Buffett concert in Charlottesville from a local newspaper's...
Howard debuts 'Bass: the Movie' in California
Published on Nov 18th, 2009
1 comments Remember those old television fishing shows–- the ones that aired on weekend mornings with long droning music and scant narration? Charlottesville filmmaker Jamie Howard does, and he's trying...
Jefferson Theater almost finished
Published on Nov 17th, 2009
1 comments Crews are putting the finishing touches on the 1912 Jefferson Theater in anticipation of its long-awaited re-opening as a four-level music hall. In this November 17 photo, the 1915 plasterwork by...