Entertainment

DMB to headline ‘Concert for Virginia Tech’
Published on Aug 1st, 2007
0 comments Virginia Tech announced today that Dave Matthews Band will headline "A Concert for Virginia Tech," a star-studded free show for the Tech community at Lane Stadium on Thursday, September 6. DMB...
Capshaw a top geek
Published on Jul 31st, 2007
2 comments Blender Magazine just named Coran Capshaw one of the top-10 most influential people in online music, along with Steve Jobs (1), MySpace creators Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe (2), and YouTube...
Has the DMB become muzak?
Published on Jul 31st, 2007
3 comments Now Starbucks is serving up the Dave Matthews Band with its coffee. Beginning today, the coffee giant will start offering the touring giant's latest edition of "Live Trax" in all its stores. A...
Carpenter finds gratitude at market
Published on Jul 31st, 2007
0 comments Country crossover star and Albemarle resident Mary Chapin Carpenter tells NPR how a local supermarket ("paper or plastic?") checkout man changed her world after a life-threatenening illness canceled...
Jeeps overrun Charlottesville
Published on Jul 30th, 2007
1 comments Some Charlottesville residents may have noticed a shortage of parking in the Water Street area and an overabundance of Wranglers and Cherokees around last weekend. What was up with that? The Jeep "...
Randy Travis made magic last night
Published on Jul 27th, 2007
4 comments Last night, on a balmy evening on the bustling Downtown Mall, a decidedly, unhip, un-age-conscious crowd of nearly 1,500 moseyed in to witness the voice of a country generation, Randy Travis. Not...
Newsplex forecasts: 24-7 weather channel
Published on Jul 25th, 2007
10 comments Not content with four channels– CBS, ABC, Fox and the nostalgia-based MyC'villeTV– the Gray Television-owned Newsplex plans to launch a 24-7 weather channel in mid-August. The new...
Paramount announces Fall/Winter line-up
Published on Jul 24th, 2007
9 comments Standing under the illuminated marquis of the historic Paramount Theater this morning, venue officials ceremoniously pulled a gold quilted sheet from an easel revealing the 39 acts of the 2007-2008...
Victory marchers meet Sheehan singers
Published on Jul 20th, 2007
9 comments One of the larger protests Charlottesville has seen in recent years began this afternoon on the occasion of a visit by America's most renowned bereaved war mom, Cindy Sheehan. "We could impeach Dick...
Ryan Adams concert reset for 9/13
Published on Jul 20th, 2007
0 comments The Paramount Theater concert by Ryan Adams, dashed July 10 by high winds that grounded his plane in New York, has been rescheduled for September 13, according to promoter Starr Hill Presents. All...
Worlds may collide at ice park
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
8 comments A counter-rally to Cindy Sheehan's anti-war march is scheduled for Friday in front of the Charlottesville Ice Park. Self-described "Pro-victory" supporters will meet at the Paramount at 5:45pm and...
Paramount’s new boss no stranger
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
1 comments Ten months after the unexpected and unexplained departure of its founding executive director Chad Hershner, the Paramount Theater introduced its new executive director, Edward W. Rucker. Speaking...
Storm postpones Ryan Adams show
Published on Jul 11th, 2007
11 comments A storm along the east coast kept Charlottesvillians from seeing Ryan Adams at the Paramount Theater yesterday evening. According to promoter Starr Hill Presents, the weather grounded Adams' flight...
Did Jim Morrison O.D.?
Published on Jul 10th, 2007
11 comments The mystery surrounding the 1971 death of the lead singer of the Doors rock band intensified today with a highly detailed account published in a U.K. newspaper alleging that Jim Morrison perished...
Maroon 5 brings tour to JPJ
Published on Jul 10th, 2007
1 comments L.A. pop quintet Maroon 5 announced yesterday that they would be making a Monday, October 8 stop at John Paul Jones Arena on their upcoming fall tour. Tickets to see the Grammy-winning group go on...
ATO’s Joshua makes Charlottesville premiere
Published on Jul 2nd, 2007
0 comments If you hurry, you could get a ticket to the Charlottesville premiere of Joshua, the film from Dave Matthews/Coran Capshaw's ATO Pictures, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January and...
Dave boggled
Published on Jul 1st, 2007
1 comments What does Dave Matthews think of his band's success? Remember, the DMB is second only to the Stones in ticket sales. "It boggles my mind," says Matthews in a Billboard/Reuters story published in the...
$ crisis pushes WVPT to ax shows
Published on Jun 30th, 2007
1 comments Harrisonburg-based public TV station WVPT, which fights a never-ending battle with WCHV for Charlottesville's hearts and minds (and money), announced yesterday that it was dropping several long-time...
Two dead in Rolling Stones stage accident
Published on Jun 29th, 2007
0 comments Two workers fell to their death Friday when the Rolling Stones stage they were dismantling collapsed, the Associated Press reports. Two other workers were injured, one who also fell from the 30-...
Out wit, out play, out cast
Published on Jun 29th, 2007
0 comments Local CBS affiliate WCAV has announced they will be holding an open casting call for the 16th season of the reality show Survivor right here in Charlottesville. The auditions, taking place Saturday...