Entertainment

Couric: still America’s sweetheart?
Published on Apr 25th, 2007
3 comments First, she was expected to step into the shoes of Dan Rather and single-handedly stem the slide in evening news ratings. Now, in the wake of a backlash over her interview with presidential nominee...
Kristina’s world: Cruise pic pulled
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
12 comments Embattled NBC29 anchor– er, make that former anchor– Kristina Cruise suffers the latest slight in her fall from grace for talking to the Hook– although sources familiar with...
Charlottesville makes Laurie David cry
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
17 comments The woman who came up with the idea of sweetening sermons about global warming with free Sheryl Crow concerts apparently left the stage of the Pavilion last Thursday and burst into tears. Laurie...
Buses bring free concert– but no Crow
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
4 comments We saw these buses parked downtown in anticipation of tonight's free Robert Randolph concert, but- alas- Sheryl Crow skips Charlottesville on the bio-diesel fueled Stop Global Warming College Tour...
Frampton and Angelou top Paramount summer bill
Published on Apr 13th, 2007
0 comments Starting next month, the Paramount Theater will host its first-ever summer season, and yesterday it revealed that among the big stars who will tread the boards in the coming months are multi-...
Another addition to the Cville art scene?
Published on Apr 12th, 2007
2 comments In a November cover story, the Hook wondered if Charlottesville was becoming the "Little Apple" due to its culture, fine dining, and diversity. With a plethora of studios already around town,...
Maxwell brings home Kevin’s Bacon!
Published on Apr 10th, 2007
9 comments In mid-January, Robin Maxwell– an Albemarle mom, triathlete and businesswoman– received a devastating diagnosis: she has Multiple Sclerosis, a degenerative neuromuscular disease that...
Seccuro’s story inspires TV drama
Published on Apr 10th, 2007
36 comments Over a year after the Hook first extensively reported it, somebody at CBS decided the story of William Beebe, Liz Seccuro, and justice delayed 21 years would make a good TV show. At least that...
Small film, big award– teens nab a Peabody
Published on Apr 10th, 2007
9 comments A few years ago, Sahar Adish was a young Afghani teenager living with her family in a refugee camp in Pakistan following a daring nighttime escape from the Taliban. Last week, Adish's film about...
See Tim McGraw in Nelson County… for $295
Published on Apr 3rd, 2007
2 comments Want to see country superstar Tim McGraw but don't feel like going all the way to a big city? You're in luck! The two-time Grammy winner is coming to the Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County for a one-...
Ben Folds returns to town
Published on Mar 30th, 2007
2 comments For the first time in a dozen years, college circuit rock star Ben Folds is coming to Charlottesville. His first and only appearance until tomorrow's free show at UVA was April 13, 1995. Then,...
Doors managers here tonight, tomorrow
Published on Mar 27th, 2007
4 comments Despite helping cement their role in music history, Bill Siddons may always face second-guessing over his management of the Doors, the late 1960s rock and blues band whose albums have sold over...
Stewart brings stand-up to JPJ
Published on Mar 26th, 2007
8 comments In 2004, "Thomas Jefferson" did Jon Stewart the favor of writing the foreword to America (The Book), a spoof of high school civics textbooks as written by Stewart and his cohorts at The Daily Show....
Trevor Moore goes nationwide with Whitest Kids
Published on Mar 20th, 2007
0 comments Remember the Charlottesville public access cult hit sketch comedy program The Trevor Moore Show? The one that featured a plucky teenager doing everything from paling around with a "Giant Walkin'...
Pavilion shows cards: Raitt, Randolph, O.A.R., Gill & Grant
Published on Mar 13th, 2007
4 comments There may be a pearl or two inside that giant white clamshell: on Tuesday morning, the Charlottesville Pavilion announced part of its schedule for the 2007 season. The first scheduled show is a free...
It’s official…Dave Matthews is a somebody
Published on Mar 13th, 2007
5 comments And you can be one, too, if you read The Nation. As the image at left shows, Matthews has lent his visage to the lefty mag's new subscription efforts, which feature various "somebodies" reading the...
What you missed last night…
Published on Mar 10th, 2007
1 comments For those unaccustomed to the sights, sounds, and even the smells of monster truck competition, last night was a moment of Charlottesville history. Yes, for the first time, the town that gave the...
Those pink protestors are back
Published on Mar 7th, 2007
10 comments The Code Pinkers are back. They are the feminist group named to satirize the Bush administration's color-coded terror warnings who stage a weekly protest and sit-in at the Charlottesville office...
Dave’s performance on House
Published on Mar 7th, 2007
3 comments We weren't sure what to expect from last night's episode of House. So, you can imagine our surprise when, in the course of the episode, Dave Matthews gets a breathing tube forced into his mouth,...
Dave appears tonight on House
Published on Mar 6th, 2007
1 comments Dave Matthews hit by a bus? Yup. But don't worry, it's just for his role on the Fox medi-drama House, which airs tonight on the Fox network. Albemarle's resident rock star plays Patrick, a piano...
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