Entertainment

Mugshot drag: Crime Times error raises ire
Published on Apr 30th, 2012
18 comments Nobody ever wants to see their picture in a mugshot magazine, but one man says his concern over a misdemeanor arrest was compounded into utter humiliation and outrage when Crime Times printed his mug...
Under the bridge
Published on Apr 30th, 2012
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Everybody's place: Citizen Burger Bar set for Memorial Day opening
Published on Apr 29th, 2012
6 comments Restaurateur Andy McClure says he's been trying to open a place on the Downtown Mall for several years. And he came close a few times, once at The Gleason, and another time closer downtown where Jean...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events May 3 and beyond
Published on Apr 29th, 2012
2 comments   First stop for First FridaysWith its artist studios and monthly receptions, McGuffey Art Center is the headquarters for the local art scene, the place you're going to find some art that you...
Big lessons: Candid Doughty offers sa-sa-something
Published on Apr 28th, 2012
1 comments The man who sings about his reticence in "Na Na Nothing" turns out to have plenty to say– or at least write about. If fans haven't always been privy to intimate stories from Mike Doughty, they'...
Six bands (and venues) to watch
Published on Apr 26th, 2012
2 comments For a town with a long lineage of locally-grown musicians, rounding up contenders as "up and coming" stars is easy, but choosing from all this talent is hard. Our venues are constantly packed with...
Mr. Tom Tom: Beyer sees bands and innovation together
Published on Apr 26th, 2012
19 comments As far as music festivals go, certain regions of the country have it covered: Chicago has Lollapalooza, Tennessee has Bonnaroo, and Austin has South-by-Southwest. What more do we need? According to...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events April 26 and beyond
Published on Apr 25th, 2012
3 comments Anthropologist extraordinaire"She is impressive," says Charlottesville-based evolutionary psychiatrist Andy Thomson, speaking of Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, a University of California-Davis-based...
Touchingly naive: Superb cast wasted on tiresome formula
Published on Apr 25th, 2012
5 comments Think Like a Man Director: Tim Story Starring: Steve Harvey, Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Chris Brown Playing: Carmike PG-13 ~ 122 minutes Anyone who reads advice...
Big windowless: Stonefield's Regal makes its mark
Published on Apr 24th, 2012
6 comments The new Regal Entertainment 14-screen theater rises on Hydraulic Road, a powerful symbol of cinematic enthusiasm in a town that hasn't seen a new movie place since the 1996 opening of the downtown...
Mayer Hawthorne breaks hearts at the Jefferson
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
0 comments Mayer Hawthorne, a crooning white guy in a dinner jacket whose music echoes the Stylistics and other soulful sounds of the 1960s, performed for an appreciative Monday night crowd at the Jefferson...
Divine stage: Waters serves up idea-drenched Monticello feast
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
5 comments On a beautiful day last Friday, April 20, Monticello served as the "divine stage" for a feast of feasts, according to Alice Waters, owner and executive chef of the world-famous Chez Panisse...
Non-Hollywooder: Spacek can eat lunch in this town again
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
11 comments Getting dressed for a party at the White House in the early 1980s, Sissy Spacek and husband Jack Fisk were donning their formal apparel at a posh Washington hotel when they suddenly realized they'd...
Heating up: Chang wows Richmond; plans new menu, movie
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
8 comments Peter Chang is likely the only chef in America whose migration from one restaurant to the next over the last several years has been depicted by a map graphic in the Washington Post, from his arrival...
Caplin theater progresses
Published on Apr 22nd, 2012
2 comments The Ruth Caplin Theatre begins its rise on Culbreth Road. Headed up by Nielsen Construction, the $13.5 million addition to the University of Virginia's drama complex will provide a 300-seat, thrust-...
Tom Tom Founders Festival
Published on Apr 18th, 2012
13 comments Beer, music, food, people, perfect weather, and a bear-in-progress (by sculptor Ed Miller), as the Festival kicked off on Friday, April 13 with a block party at the McGuffey Art Center.~Commentator...
Empathetic realism: Belgian brothers avoid sentimentality
Published on Apr 18th, 2012
0 comments The Kid with a Bike Directors: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Starring: Thomas Doret, Cecile de France, Jeremie Renier Playing: Vinegar Hill in French, with English subtitles ~ PG-13 - 87 minutes The...
Mud fun: 2,400 humans, one bull turn out for Mud Warrior
Published on Apr 17th, 2012
4 comments Participants came prepared to leap over flames, scale walls, and wade through mud, but several runners in the first-ever Mud Warrior mud race faced an unexpected obstacle: a charging bull. "Those...
'Mother' calling: Celebrity chef Alice Waters to visit Monticello
Published on Apr 17th, 2012
9 comments Okay, hard-core foodies, fasten your seat belts. Monticello just announced that Alice Waters, widely hailed as the "mother of American cooking" and the American pioneer in the local food movement,...
Growing trend: Zynodoa puts the farm on the table
Published on Apr 17th, 2012
1 comments There's a growing trend, literally, among chefs and restaurant owners to source food from their own gardens and small farms, but few seem to be embracing that idea quite like Zynodoa in Staunton....