Entertainment

Cashier at Staunton porn shop indicted
Published on Jan 25th, 2008
5 comments In December, the Hook reported on the case of Rick Krial, the owner of Staunton adult video store After Hours Video who faces eight felony obscenity counts after undercover police purchased 10 DVDs...
Once-semi-local Kingston Trio member dies
Published on Jan 25th, 2008
2 comments January 26 Update: WINA radio journalist Chris Callahan says he recalls that Stewart and family dwelt during that era in Buckingham, near the Yogaville ashram that drew them to Central Virginia...
Kid Rock tickets on sale Feb. 2
Published on Jan 25th, 2008
0 comments After long delaying official confirmation, John Paul Jones Arena officials have announced that Kid Rock is indeed coming to Charlottesville. Tickets– priced between $25 and $45– go on...
Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd coming to JPJ
Published on Jan 25th, 2008
6 comments Get ready to get rowdy, Charlottesville. Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd will bring their "Rowdy Frynds" tour to John Paul Jones Arena Friday, May 16, according to concert industry publication...
Jack Fisk nominated for an Oscar
Published on Jan 22nd, 2008
1 comments Look out, Sissy Spacek. You may not be the only Oscar winner living in your own house for much longer. Jack Fisk, a.k.a. Mr. Sissy Spacek, has won an Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction, for his...
Allman Brothers’ Betts added to Kid Rock bill
Published on Jan 17th, 2008
1 comments Legendary former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts will join Run DMC's Reverend Run as an opening act at Kid Rock's March 12 show at John Paul Jones Arena, according to concert industry...
Kid Rock coming to JPJ
Published on Jan 11th, 2008
11 comments Lock up your daughters, Charlottesville. Pollstar reports that rapper, rocker, and full-time party boy Kid Rock is coming to John Paul Jones Arena Wednesday, March 12, with opening act Reverend Run...
Radiohead tops Billboard chart
Published on Jan 10th, 2008
2 comments U.K. rock band and recent Coran Capshaw signee Radiohead tops this week's Billboard Top 200 albums chart with its latest release, In Rainbows. The band saw 122,000 CDs move last week, in spite of the...
Willie Nelson covers Dave
Published on Jan 8th, 2008
4 comments Further advancing the reputation of Charlottesville's most famous ex-bartender, country music icon Willie Nelson has covered a Dave Matthews song. On the pony-tailed troubadour's forthcoming covers...
Sparky’s Flaw makes Rose Bowl telecast
Published on Jan 1st, 2008
0 comments In 2007, the Hook predicted Sparky's Flaw would be the next big thing to come out of the Charlottesville music scene, and now 2008 has begun with an auspicious sign for the quartet. As ABC cut to...
Grinch steals light donations
Published on Dec 19th, 2007
1 comments Gene Meeks and his son, Steve, have been putting up lights at their Crozet-area house since 1994. The family nails a donation box to a tree for the thousands of people who come to Meeks' Run to see...
Stevie Jay returns after three years
Published on Dec 17th, 2007
3 comments Heeeeee's baaaaack! After a nearly three-year absence touring all over the U.S. and the U.K., Charlottesville-based performance artist Stevie Jay and his one-man show, Life, Love, Sex, Death and...
Bruce sells out, bidding begins
Published on Dec 17th, 2007
5 comments Yes, tickets to see Bruce Springsteen at John Paul Jones Arena April 30 have already sold out¢ââ??¬“-more than four months in advance! Looks like local Bruce-heads, along with the online scalpers...
Snap o’ the day: Open Burn
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
1 comments Last Saturday night, one Western Albemarle family took advantage of the repeal of the governor's ban on open burning by igniting a pile of brush that had accumulated over the summer. There were no...
Durkee returns… with anti-splurge film
Published on Dec 11th, 2007
2 comments Don't know what to get your best friend, cousin Elmer, or significant other for Christmas this year? Worried about spending too much money? Well, two Charlottesville natives have some words of...
Snap o’ the Day: Bricker’s studio
Published on Dec 9th, 2007
0 comments Virginia Metalcrafters may have shut down, but molten metal still flows in Waynesboro. Today, foundryman Robert Bricker, at left with two assistants, poured bronze for several trophies in an art...
Santa spotted by Moore’s Creek
Published on Dec 8th, 2007
2 comments A red-suited jolly guy has set up shop again this year on Mountainview Road Street in Hogwaller, one of the most exuberant light shows in the Charlottesville area. While perhaps not as sprawling as...
M*A*S*H guy and Mosley signed for Book Fest
Published on Dec 5th, 2007
0 comments Author and activist Mike Farrell, aka Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the long-running TV series M*A*S*H, and bestselling author Walter Mosley are on board for the 14th annual Virginia Festival of the...
Bruce tickets go on sale this Friday
Published on Dec 3rd, 2007
2 comments According to JPJ's website, tickets for Bruce Springsteen's April 30 show in Charlottesville will go on sale this Friday at 10am. Tickets are going for between $67 and $97. So how long will it take...
They’re baaack! Ruckersville family puts merry in Christmas
Published on Nov 30th, 2007
8 comments For the thousands who missed the annual holiday extravaganza of lights, angels, music, and food in Ruckersville last year, don't worry: they missed you too. Last year, the couple who put on the show...
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