Entertainment

The Big Ray and the Kool Kats Quintet
Published on May 18th, 2008
0 comments Old school jazz quintet
Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson coming to JPJ
Published on May 16th, 2008
5 comments Country legend Reba McEntire and pop chartbuster Kelly Clarkson announced yesterday that they will bring their double-billed "2 Worlds 2 Voices" tour to the John Paul Jones Arena on October 30. The...
Heritage sheds Rep
Published on May 10th, 2008
1 comments Since 1974, theater buffs have enjoyed Heritage Repertory Theatre's professional summer offerings. No more. After a year off for parking deck construction at Culbreth Theatre, Heritage has been...
Storm Team 29 bumps Scrubs finale
Published on May 9th, 2008
20 comments Local fans of NBC medical comedy Scrubs had to miss the final episode of the show's seven-season run last night. Instead, fans of J.D., Elliot and Turk tuned in to find the NBC 29 "Storm Team"...
My Morning Jacket coming to Pavilion
Published on May 9th, 2008
1 comments Louisville rockers My Morning Jacket announced their biggest headlining tour ever yesterday, and it includes a date at the Charlottesville Pavilion on Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm. Tickets go on sale...
Paramount loses Rucker
Published on May 8th, 2008
10 comments Less than a year ago, after a national search that produced 71 candidates, the Paramount Theater heralded new executive director Edward I. Rucker (pictured left with CNET founder Halsey Minor at the...
Good news for Modest Mouse, Tom Peloso lovers
Published on May 6th, 2008
1 comments Coming off the success of last year's #1 album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Washington state indie-rockers Modest Mouse are coming to the Charlottesville Pavilion Sunday, June 29 at 7pm...
Snap o' the Day: Waiting on a sunny day
Published on Apr 30th, 2008
3 comments At 1:30pm, a full six hours before showtime, Bruce Springsteen fans with general admission tickets line up to get their wristbands admitting them on to the floor for tonight's show. Each wristband...
Springsteen's version of Thompson's story
Published on Apr 25th, 2008
0 comments As he recounted in this week's cover story, Richmond songwriter Robbin Thompson's first gig with Bruce Springsteen in the band Steel Mill was an eventful one, ending in a riot with New Jersey police...
The perfect traffic storm
Published on Apr 24th, 2008
2 comments As in times of falling precipitation, given the deluge of traffic coming this weekend, stay off the roads this Saturday. A bottleneck on Barracks Road is inevitable with the semi-annual equine -...
Saturday between 5 and 7pm
Published on Apr 24th, 2008
0 comments What's the best time to try out for Jeopardy!? The popular game show's Brain Bus will be at Colonial Auto Center seeking contestants to play mock Jeopardy! and answer-in-the-form-of-a-question their...
Van Halen returns to the road
Published on Apr 23rd, 2008
2 comments On Saturday, Van Halen played their first show after twice postponing their concert at John Paul Jones Arena due to guitarist Eddie Van Halen "undergoing a battery of comprehensive medical tests to...
Jefferson ever ready for his close-up
Published on Apr 21st, 2008
3 comments With last night's conclusion of the HBO miniseries John Adams, so ended the latest on-screen portrayal of Thomas Jefferson. This time around, British actor Stephen Dillane (best known to American...
Hook book: Sobel's monkeying around
Published on Apr 17th, 2008
1 comments What's a nice Jewish boy doing hanging out with a bunch of gurus and other "consciousness-raisers"? You'll find out and get a lot of laughs in the process by reading The 99th Monkey, a new memoir...
UVA comedy team yuks way to Sweet 16
Published on Apr 15th, 2008
0 comments An English education major is carrying the ball for the University of Virginia in a national comedy competition, and fifth-year Kathleen O'Brien wants your vote. UVA took down Georgia Washington...
Dave rocks out with the Dalai Lama
Published on Apr 14th, 2008
1 comments As protests in his name raged across the country, including here in Charlottesville, the Dalai Lama took time out of his schedule for a Q&A session with Dave Matthews on Friday. A reportedly...
Heston's Charlottesville visit
Published on Apr 6th, 2008
1 comments Legendary Hollywood actor Charlton Heston passed away last night at age 84. After an illustrious career that had already included portrayals of Moses in The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur in the film of...
DMB rains on Clinton's parade
Published on Apr 4th, 2008
34 comments What's the best way to lure college students away from a former president's talk? Three words: Dave Matthews Band. That's what happened in Bloomington, Indiana, when former President Bill Clinton...
Eagles take the fast lane to JPJ
Published on Mar 28th, 2008
7 comments Will Van Halen eventually play John Paul Jones Arena? We'll find out in "The Long Run." Until then, classic rock fans have '70s giants the Eagles to look forward to when they come to the JPJ on...
Karon hears voices, reads sex scene
Published on Mar 27th, 2008
1 comments The maven of Mitford, author Jan Karon, told a sold-out crowd at the Virginia Festival of the Book luncheon at the Omni today that she created 700 characters in her most recent book, Home to Holly...