Entertainment

Mother dishes on ATO’s Joshua
Published on Mar 6th, 2007
1 comments A piece in this week’s New Yorker provides an interesting back-story to our recent coverage of ATO Pictures’ success at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Deborah Copaken Kogan, the mother of 9-...
Live From… the Satellite Ballroom
Published on Mar 2nd, 2007
1 comments Several months after debuting as a work in progress at the Virginia Film Festival to a thunderous mix of applause and guffaws, Live From... the Hook, a documentary film created last year about the...
Sahara crossed… by runners!
Published on Feb 28th, 2007
0 comments Remember the run across the Sahara? Well, it ended last week, Tuesday the 20th actually, and we finally caught up with one of the guys along for the ride, former Charlottesvillian J. Tayloe Emery...
Joel blasts Roanoke Times from JPJ stage
Published on Feb 27th, 2007
4 comments At his February 23 show at John Paul Jones Arena, Billy Joel opened the evening with "Angry Young Man," a song that contains the lyric, "I believe I've passed the age of consciousness and righteous...
Book fest warms up
Published on Feb 16th, 2007
4 comments The folks at the Virginia Festival of the Book and their leader, Rob Vaughan, left, remind us Charlottesville's grandest literary event is just around the corner. The March 21-25 fest will teem...
JPJ named best new venue
Published on Feb 12th, 2007
3 comments As if more evidence were needed that Charlottesville has quickly become a live music hub, the John Paul Jones Arena has been named "Best new major concert venue" by industry publication Pollstar....
Hoedown set for late great ‘Slate Hill Phil’
Published on Feb 9th, 2007
0 comments Friends of "Slate Hill Phil" will gather tomorrow night to play music by the young musician who died of mysterious causes in late December. Tomorrow's celebration commemorates a young man who...
SGGL (all 4) to play Paramount
Published on Feb 9th, 2007
0 comments Almost anyone who attended a Virginia college in the '80s remembers the sweet sounds of SGGL, a popular band of Charlottesville pals who made people happy from Hampden-Sydney to Georgetown. Now...
Local’s lead? Apple chief blasts copy-protection
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments In a move shocking both the digital and music worlds, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has called for an end to all copyright protection on all digital music sold over the Internet. In an essay...
Raitt gives us ’something to talk about’
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
1 comments Though the spring concert season is over two months away, Bonnie Raitt has just unofficially kicked it off. According to her website, the Grammy-winning songwriter and guitarist will be making a...
Dave’s brood grows!
Published on Feb 6th, 2007
1 comments Dave Matthews may already have his hands full between rock stardom, marriage, and his five-year-old fraternal twins Grace and Stella. But the guy's got more than just a musical act– he's got a...
Message to local writers: it’s never too late
Published on Feb 5th, 2007
0 comments When bibliophiles flock to Charlottesville next month for the Virginia Festival of the Book, author Lynn York will pause from her southern book tour to join in the festivities... and offer hope...
If ya want his singing…
Published on Feb 2nd, 2007
1 comments Wake up, Maggie– Rod Stewart's coming to Charlottesville. John Paul Jones Arena officials announced tonight that the British rasper famous for such hits as "Tonight's the Night" and "Do Ya...
Decker’s hit Virus
Published on Feb 2nd, 2007
0 comments HIV-positive author Shawn Decker says his Pet Virus is multiplying... and that's a good thing. "It's almost sold out of its first printing, 15,000 copies," Decker reports of My Pet Virus, his...
Timbaland to bring SoloBack right after JPJ
Published on Jan 31st, 2007
0 comments Hip hop superproducer Timbaland is apparently still flying high as a result of his double-platinum collaboration with Justin Timberlake. Last year's FutureSex/LoveSounds LP practically had as many...
ATO Pictures wins big at Sundance
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
4 comments In yet another Dave Matthews/Coran Capshaw success story, the duo's ATO Pictures wowed the audiences and the studio fat-cats at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 27 with their feature...
The ill is gone for B.B. King
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
1 comments Local fans of iconic blues guitarist B.B. King had reason for panic. The legendary musician, who has a sold out show at the Paramount Theater coming up on February 18, was hospitalized last Thursday...
Good news for people who love Tom Peloso
Published on Jan 29th, 2007
0 comments The fine young men from 1998 indie rock sensation turned 2004 MTV sensation Modest Mouse have announced a new album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, due out March 20. Bassist Tom Peloso was a...
America’s next top author?
Published on Jan 29th, 2007
1 comments With the popularity of shows like American Idol and Project Runway, reality competitions are now springing up on the web. Keswick writer Jenny Gardiner is a finalist in the American Title III...
Ren©e fave Marshall Crenshaw to play Gravity Lounge
Published on Jan 29th, 2007
1 comments As documented in Rob Sheffield's recent memoir about his late wife, Love Is a Mix Tape, one of Ren©e Crist Sheffield's favorite artists was the underappreciated '80s power popster Marshall...