Entertainment

Message in a blog-le: Police to hit JPJ
Published on Sep 10th, 2007
4 comments The biggest secret in town is officially out: the Police's reunion tour is coming to the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville November 6. And not coincidentally, the man in charge of the tour,...
Music scene: Freakfest kicks off countdown to C-Fest
Published on Sep 6th, 2007
4 comments Now that we have our own book, film, and photo festivals, it's only natural that we should have our own music festival. On September 8 at 8pm at the Satellite Ballroom, the first of four mini-...
Dave and Fenton direct bizarre new video
Published on Sep 4th, 2007
11 comments Today, Dave Matthews enters the pantheon of such musical luminaries as Bob Dylan, David Byrne, and Barbra Streisand with his first foray into filmmaking. With DMB lighting director Fenton Williams,...
Pavilion envy? Roanoke courts Red Light for amphitheater project
Published on Aug 29th, 2007
0 comments It seems Roanoke has been heavily courting Coran Capshaw's Red Light Management lately, hoping the music mogul and concert promoter will put his weight and experience behind a proposed amphitheater...
NatBridge makes money… but not $39.5 million-worth
Published on Aug 29th, 2007
0 comments Sunday's Roanoke Times brought out the most detailed story yet on the quest by the mystery-shrouded owners of Virginia's renowned Natural Bridge to gain a stupendous sum– they're seeking $39.5...
‘ewwwww!!!!!’ - Beebe comment gets blogged
Published on Aug 29th, 2007
7 comments 3:45pm August 30 update: The links below for the two pages on the blog revealing the personal comment and the attack on the lawyer's garb have broken today, as the pages were unceremoniously removed...
Music scene: Hogwallers to stop Sunday gigs
Published on Aug 28th, 2007
5 comments Update/Clarification 8/31/07: The Hogwaller Ramblers are NOT breaking up. While the post below, and the news short that appears in this week's print edition of the Hook seems to suggest the Ramblers...
Civil War (the series) ends
Published on Aug 24th, 2007
2 comments For years, listeners in the vast WVTF broadcast area have awakened at 6:50 every Friday morning to the dulcet, southside Virginia accent of Dr. James "Bud" Robertson, Virginia Tech distinguished...
Wilco to play Pavilion in October
Published on Aug 24th, 2007
0 comments Much more of this, and they might have to start paying city taxes. That's right, Wilco will be playing yet another Charlottesville gig, this time on October 20 at the Charlottesville Pavilion....
Charlottesville stars at Starlight
Published on Aug 21st, 2007
0 comments It's a local music line-up just about any Charlottesville venue would be proud to host: Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees, David Sickmen, Lauren Hoffman, Sarah White, and Robbie St. Ours. But there...
Free Wilkie!
Published on Aug 21st, 2007
0 comments Apparently someone in Silicon Valley has developed a taste for Charlottesville-grown bluegrass. Until next Tuesday, King Wilkie's single "Wrecking Ball," from their new album Low Country Suite, will...
Dylan and Costello coming to the ‘Jack’
Published on Aug 20th, 2007
3 comments The University of Virginia and Live Nation announced Monday that legendary eclectic folk-rockers Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello are coming to the John Paul Jones Arena Thursday, September 27, at 7pm...
Winchester pass a clue in 1979 killing
Published on Aug 18th, 2007
2 comments A backstage pass to see folk legend Jesse Winchester is one of the few clues in a 28-year-old murder mystery that was featured tonight on the long-running Fox program America's Most Wanted. The...
Red Light signs the Decemberists
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
0 comments Hyper-literate indie rock fans of Charlottesville rejoice! Though it has yet to be announced on the company's website, Red Light Management confirms that it has landed the Decemberists as its latest...
More Vick co-defendants to enter pleas
Published on Aug 13th, 2007
0 comments ESPN reported Monday that two more of NFL star Michael Vick's co-defendants in the federal dogfighting case have scheduled hearings to put in plea deals by the end of the week. Quanis Phillips and...
Vick suspension rumors and denials circulate
Published on Aug 13th, 2007
0 comments Controversy over federal dog-fighting charges against Atlanta Falcons' quarterback Michael Vick isn't confined to the courtroom and media. On Sunday, A Yahoo! Sports exclusive quoted two anonymous...
John Gardner has died
Published on Aug 9th, 2007
2 comments John Gardner, the man who picked up the torch for Ian Fleming by writing 16 of the swashbuckling James Bond novels, died Friday in Basingstoke, England at the age of 80, according to an obituary in...
City puts the kibosh on Artini, other events at Ix
Published on Aug 6th, 2007
0 comments For those who enjoyed the recent Artini party, part of the allure was the venue– the old bombed out Frank Ix building that created a unique, other-worldly atmosphere for the event. In this...
Build-a-Bears reproduce like bunnies
Published on Aug 6th, 2007
1 comments Correction: The Fashion Square shop is the first Build-A-Bear Workshop in Charlottesville. The others, such as "Create a Critter" at Hobbytown may be what Build-A-Bear company lawyer Bill Alvey, a...
Dave premieres new song at $15,000 show
Published on Aug 1st, 2007
2 comments Four nights ago, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds played their much anticipated $15,000-per-ticket intimate acoustic show on Long Island. For the high rollers in attendance, the duo busted out a new...