Entertainment

Capshaw folds Starr Hill, buys into Satellite
Published on Jun 29th, 2007
9 comments Music mogul Coran Capshaw is bringing his international reach and the promise of "marquee national artists" to the Corner by partnering with the owners of the Satellite Ballroom and closing his...
Monticello borrows $30 million
Published on Jun 27th, 2007
0 comments A Bloomberg news columnist lauds the managers of Monticello (which borrowed $14.8 million in 2004 to get Montalto back) for again tapping the municipal bond market– this time for $30 million,...
Theater at Webster Studio closes
Published on Jun 26th, 2007
0 comments Only two months after its opening, the people behind new art house movie theater at East Market Street's Webster Studio announced today that they're closing its doors. "Due to a temporary...
St. Ours films Kuttner in the fast lane
Published on Jun 26th, 2007
0 comments Back in March, developer Oliver Kuttner admitted that trying to build in Charlottesville was "not fun anymore." He'd just given up trying to develop the old Boxer building on the Mall and sold it...
Evan dissed by critics, audiences
Published on Jun 25th, 2007
0 comments The big-budget film shot by philanthropic UVA grad Tom Shadyac largely in Crozet has stumbled with critics and now audiences, as opening weekend box office reports indicate that even coming in at #1...
Get ready to Rummage– all year!
Published on Jun 22nd, 2007
0 comments For more than 50 years, the Rummage Sale has been the signature fundraiser for the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, helping haul in more than a quarter million dollars annually. It's about to get even...
Some recent local videos…
Published on Jun 21st, 2007
0 comments How entertaining is Charlottesville? Very. To give an idea of just a fraction of the fun that has occurred in the past few months, we hereby present six recent short videos of entertainment in our...
DMB takes down Hook material from website
Published on Jun 19th, 2007
7 comments If the Dave Matthews Band was hoping to demonstrate how in touch they are to their hometown by launching a "Charlottesville" page on their website, they just proved the strength of that connection....
Take a Chanson
Published on Jun 15th, 2007
0 comments If the Downtown Mall felt decidedly Parisian this afternoon, it is thanks to an unusual musical visitor. At first glance, some might have thought the singer, standing with a mike in front of the...
Eclectic crowd walks Evan green carpet
Published on Jun 14th, 2007
3 comments A varied swath of Charlottesville citizenry turned out for the local premiere of Evan Almighty. Former mayor Maurice Cox, City Councilor Dave Norris, a Code Pinker and a local homeless guy were...
DMB lifts Hook material for website
Published on Jun 12th, 2007
6 comments Long having been hailed for their originality as musicians, it comes as a bit of a surprise to some to find Dave Matthews Band borrowing so liberally when it comes to the Internet. As was brought to...
‘Hoos for Hokies’ message erased… by grateful Hokies
Published on Jun 8th, 2007
3 comments The record-breaking reign of the beta bridge painting "Hoos for Hokies" has finally ended, after lasting more than 50 days. A group of UVA student leaders organized and painted the commemoration on...
‘Wild animals’ appear on Mall
Published on May 29th, 2007
2 comments Click for a cool slide show PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Wild animals have taken over the Downtown Mall! Well, sorta. Yesterday, volunteers with "Look3: Festival of the Photograph," put up 25 banners...
Jon Stewart thinks Goode talks funny
Published on May 23rd, 2007
13 comments Congressman Virgil Goode (R-Rocky Mount) got himself into a bit of national controversy in January when he wrote in a letter to constituents, "I fear that in the next century we will have many more...
See Dave for $15,000 per ticket
Published on May 18th, 2007
6 comments Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will put on a special, intimate show on Saturday, July 28 on Long Island, part of a special five-concert series called "The East Hampton Social," featuring not only...
Big names added to Pavilion’s season
Published on May 16th, 2007
6 comments To borrow from Casey Kasem, the hits just keep on coming for the Charlottesville Pavilion this summer. After announcing a summer season that already includes the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Lyle...
Clear channel: WNRN gets new sound
Published on May 16th, 2007
2 comments Going up: WNRN's new antenna rises to the occasion via the crane on the right. PHOTO BY JON HALL Regular listeners to WNRN may have noticed over the past month that the modern rock station wasn't...
Cox lays down his toilet brush
Published on May 9th, 2007
6 comments After making Constitutional history by being the first person to defend the First Amendment with a toilet brush, Charlottesville resident Kevin Cox is calling it quits. "I'm not touching it again...
Lennon and Yoko Liked Charlottesville!
Published on May 9th, 2007
11 comments When a delusional fan shot and killed John Lennon outside his home in New York in 1980, his family lost a father and husband; the world lost a visionary. But what has never been confirmed until...
Sanjaya and other ‘Idols’ coming to JPJ
Published on May 2nd, 2007
4 comments The American Idols Live tour will perform at Charlottesville's John Paul Jones Arena, according to an announcement on the venue's website this afternoon. The tour, which arrives in Charlottesville...