Entertainment

The day the Comcast stood still
Published on Oct 29th, 2007
4 comments The Monday morning routine was slightly altered this morning for thousands of Charlottesville-area Comcast cable customers. Those who usually start their day by tuning in to CNN's American Morning,...
Radiohead to sign with ATO?
Published on Oct 23rd, 2007
6 comments When Dave Matthews and Coran Capshaw founded ATO Records, they had the financial resources of one of the world's biggest bands with which to build the label. Now it's being reported that the label...
Kristina’s new world: WLWT in Cincinnati
Published on Oct 19th, 2007
18 comments Former NBC29 anchor Kristina Cruise, who was "reassigned" to general reporting earlier this year to make room for another anchor, has disappeared from the NBC29 website. But not to worry, Kristina...
‘Is that a ferret?’ UVA video wins prize
Published on Oct 17th, 2007
1 comments A UVA-produced video warning students of the perils of showing their nutty sides on the web has won an award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group for University and...
Turturro, Thomas added to Film Fest bill
Published on Oct 15th, 2007
0 comments Actor and director John Turturro is the latest addition to this year's Virginia Film Festival lineup. Known for his memorable on-screen turns in films like O Brother Where Art Thou, The Big Lebowski...
Monticello Media launches ‘Tom@107.5′
Published on Oct 12th, 2007
73 comments Only a month after acquiring Clear Channel's six Charlottesville radio stations, Monticello Media Group is already heralding change in the local radio market. At 5pm today, they launched the new Tom...
Crystalphonic goes bankrupt
Published on Oct 5th, 2007
4 comments Only four years after opening its doors, Charlottesville's multi-million dollar recording facility Crystalphonic Recording Studio has declared bankruptcy and will sell off much of its contents at an...
Beauty queens for Sacagawea
Published on Oct 4th, 2007
13 comments Miss Representation and Miss Informed promenade the Downtown Mall seeking 500 signatures for a petition to correct the portrayal of Lewis and Clark guide Sacagawea in the statue at Ridge and West...
Sayles to headline Film Festival
Published on Oct 4th, 2007
0 comments Virginia Film Festival director Richard Herskowitz announced this morning that Academy Award-nominated writer and director John Sayles will headline opening night of this year's celebration. The...
Beta Bridge gets a peeling
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
0 comments For the first time in what UVA facilities experts estimate to be about 13 years, ever-painted Beta Bridge has gotten a peel-back. And it happened organically, according to an article in InsideUVA....
Gravity Lounge packs ââ?¬Ë?em in
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
0 comments In a feat that would impress even those venues with many more resources, the Gravity Lounge appears to be booked solid for the next few months. The small upstart club has found an eclectic mix of...
‘Little Eichmanns’ quotester to speak
Published on Oct 2nd, 2007
9 comments One of America's more polarizing figures, the man who defended the 9/11 terrorists while claiming that the victims were agents of their own destruction, or "little Eichmanns" as he so famously put...
Easters cancellation 25 years ago recalled
Published on Sep 29th, 2007
9 comments A Hook journalist recently came across this poster which appears to have been created after the November 1982 announcement that UVA was attempting to cancel Easters, an annual Bacchanal centered...
Slurry Dylan wins applause
Published on Sep 29th, 2007
10 comments A talented backup band plus a career based on creatively questioning his elders combined to satisfy at least two fans of Bob Dylan, reviewers in Style Weekly and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. And...
Stones’ tour grabs #1 in Guinness Book
Published on Sep 26th, 2007
0 comments Though their Scott Stadium show was nearly two years ago now, the Rolling Stones' "Bigger Bang" tour is still making headlines. Rolling Stone's "Rock and Roll Daily" blog reports today that Mick,...
Blues ‘genius’ Corey Harris wins big grant
Published on Sep 25th, 2007
5 comments Musicians like Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and even the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA have been dubbed "genius," but none has the paperwork to justify the title like Corey Harris. The local blues musician...
Seccuro: separated at girth
Published on Sep 21st, 2007
10 comments Liz Seccuro blasts the notion that her attacker William Beebe looks like Johnny Depp, but she gets into the pairing pictures game by posting images on her blog of the Val Kilmer-starring-as-Jim...
$87.5 million means one less job
Published on Sep 13th, 2007
3 comments Buckingham County resident Tucker Adcock says that splitting an $87.5 million lottery prize means that he can now quit one of his three jobs. He's thusly quoted in an AP story following the...
Depp-arated at birth?
Published on Sep 13th, 2007
0 comments Some who saw William Beebe leave the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail this morning wondered if he'd had any inspiration for his "dramatic" makeover. The answer might lie in The Ninth Gate, a...
ATO files: Joshua survives the summer, Choke wraps production
Published on Sep 11th, 2007
0 comments Joshua, the latest film from Dave Matthews and Coran Capshaw's ATO Pictures, wowed audiences this year at the Sundance Film Festival, and its producers inked a $4 million distribution deal with Fox...