Entertainment

Hook winners kick off Book Fest
Published on Mar 26th, 2008
0 comments What's wrong with this picture (besides the clumsy photography)? Normally the three winners of the Hook short story contest, handpicked in a blind reading by our judge, John Grisham, would appear in...
Local filmco debuts latest picture
Published on Mar 26th, 2008
0 comments Local filmmaker Barry Sisson unveils his latest picture tomorrow night in Calabasas, California, as the opening night selection of the Method Fest Independent Film Festival. Familiar Strangers, a...
Sons Of Bill sign with Capshaw
Published on Mar 26th, 2008
7 comments Local country rock outfit Sons Of Bill has become the latest band to sign with Coran Capshaw's Red Light Management, joining a clientele that includes the likes of such heavy music biz hitters as...
Snap o’ the day: Shields signs
Published on Mar 26th, 2008
0 comments Charles Shields, author of two unauthorized biographies of Harper Lee, signs one for Dot Etchison at today's opening ceremony for the Virginia Festival of the Book. Shields says his next book is an...
No media peeping in Staunton porn trial
Published on Mar 25th, 2008
1 comments Judge Thomas Wood has denied a motion filed by the Staunton News Leader and NBC29 to allow cameras in his courtroom during the obscenity trial of Rick Krial, owner of adult video store After Hours...
Van Halen reschedules yet again
Published on Mar 17th, 2008
7 comments Van Halen fans are hoping the third time is the charm. After backing out on their original John Paul Jones Arena date just hours before showtime on February 22, and nixing their make-up date of March...
Didn’t get to see Kid Rock last night?
Published on Mar 14th, 2008
0 comments Here's a little sample...
Extra police out this weekend
Published on Mar 13th, 2008
2 comments While you're likely to see a lot of green as you celebrate this weekend at your favorite bar or at a friend's party, you'll also be seeing a lot of blue. According to a news release, the Albemarle...
JPJ revisited: When sold out doesn’t mean totally full
Published on Mar 12th, 2008
5 comments After we ran our October 2007 cover story Entertainment overload: Can so many music venues make it? [published October 25, 2007], John Paul Jones Arena general manager Larry Wilson (picture left...
CSN in C-ville (Y most likely elsewhere)
Published on Mar 7th, 2008
1 comments Pollstar is reporting at least one big punch at the tail end of the Charlottesville Pavilion's summer concert season: folky classic rock legends Crosby, Stills, and Nash are scheduled to perform on...
Staunton to get multiple porn trials
Published on Mar 6th, 2008
4 comments In Staunton Circuit Court today, a hearing in the case of the town's new adult video store After Hours Video, its owner Rick Krial (at left, with his attorney Paul Cambria answering a reporter's...
City passes noise ordinance
Published on Mar 3rd, 2008
21 comments Despite a plea from a music promoter who says he'll probably have to cancel some patio shows, the city of Charlottesville amended its noise ordinance tonight to empower police to use mobile sound-...
Van Halen cancels tour?
Published on Mar 2nd, 2008
18 comments Nine days after postponing their John Paul Jones Arena gig, and nine days before their scheduled make-up date, Van Halen may be scrapping the entire remainder of their reunion tour. According to...
UVA’s Paige graced Playboy’s cover
Published on Feb 29th, 2008
3 comments The Hook doesn't have a subscription, so we missed it when UVA alum and one-time Hotseat-sitter Amanda Paige graced the cover of Playboy last September. Click the thumbnail to view the whole thing....
Where’s Jill?
Published on Feb 29th, 2008
2 comments The interim director of the UVA Art Museum, Elizabeth Turner, left, is having a little Final Friday chat this evening between 5:30 and 7:30pm to talk about the museum's future. But will she address...
Dennis Miller joins ‘CHV lineup
Published on Feb 28th, 2008
3 comments Come Monday, syndicated satirist and Saturday Night Live veteran Dennis Miller Show joins the the line-up of NewsTalk 1260 AM WCHV radio. Host of a three-hour weeknight show, the five-time Emmy...
Mug o’ the day: Herman’s teddy
Published on Feb 28th, 2008
0 comments WVTF's spring fund-raising drive began yesterday, and Charlottesville essayist/painter of bears Beth Herman won the honor of having her artwork grace a coffee mug offered by the station to listeners...
Van Halen reschedules JPJ show to March 11
Published on Feb 28th, 2008
4 comments After backing out of their original date at JPJ only hours before showtime on Friday, February 22, Van Halen announced today that they have rescheduled their Charlottesville show for Tuesday, March...
Military uses David Gray against terror detainees
Published on Feb 27th, 2008
3 comments The song that put ATO Records (formerly based here) on the map, is also apparently one song that drives terror suspects crazy. According to Mother Jones magazine, David Gray's "Babylon" is one of...
Fisk honored with ‘80 percent’ of an Oscar
Published on Feb 25th, 2008
1 comments Hollywood set guru and Albemarle resident Jack Fisk came into Oscar night as one of five nominees for Best Art Direction for his work on the eight-times-nominated California oil drama There Will Be...