Entertainment

Mustangs win ‘Pop Quiz’
Published on Jan 29th, 2007
0 comments With a score of 400 to 330, the team from Monticello High School won the Pop Quiz championship over Woodberry Forest School. The finale to the 25th season of the academic showdown came in a live...
The Smiths’ $22 million ‘expires’
Published on Jan 28th, 2007
3 comments The Daily Progress is reporting this morning that one of UVA's biggest-ever pledges has expired, throwing the prospect of a 1,200-seat concert hall on Emmet Street into turmoil. The 2003 pledge of...
Wine industry gets some mag love
Published on Jan 27th, 2007
1 comments Southern Accents magazine, a kind of "Better Homes and Gardens" written exclusively for the Dixie set, is carrying a feature story about Jefferson-area vineyards. "The Barboursville estate has aged...
Ski resorts smiling, finally
Published on Jan 27th, 2007
0 comments Ski resorts are smiling again. With the recent run of cold temperatures, Wintergreen Resort now has 17 of 25 runs open. And with 25" of natural snow in less than two weeks, Snowshoe in West Virginia...
Daughtry moves to #1, sells the bejesus out of Starr Hill
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
2 comments Starr Hill has announced that the April 14 homecoming of Fluvanna resident turned American Idol contestant turned rock star Chris Daughtry sold out in seven minutes when tickets went on sale this...
Special Report: Dave Matthews still rich
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
1 comments The Dave Matthews Band has been named to Forbes magazine's 2006 list of the biggest moneymakers in the music business. Hmm, this list looks suspiciously like the concert tour grosses published by...
Diggin’ it at the Pavilion
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
3 comments A walk to the east end of the Downtown Mall these days feel a little more like time travel thanks to the major excavation and construction going on at the Pavilion. Hasn't that place been done...
RHCP tickets reach “Higher Ground” on Internet
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
2 comments For folks who managed to snag tickets to tomorrow night's Red Hot Chili Peppers show at John Paul Jones Arena, seeing Anthony, Flea, John, and Chad meant plunking down $58.50 plus fees for any seat...
Grisham holds on to non-fiction Best Seller list too
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
0 comments It probably won't surprise readers to learn that John Grisham's latest book is still doing remarkably well at the register. Maybe it should. The bestselling author (who announces today that he'll...
Dr. Dog coming to Starr Hill
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
1 comments Philadelphia rock quintet Dr. Dog has announced that they will be coming to Starr Hill on May 11. Their evolving pop songbook, heavy with Beatles influences, will next be showcased on the album We...
Confederacy Museum eyes Lexington
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
1 comments The Washington Times reports that the Museum of the Confederacy may be looking to move from its Clay Street digs in Richmond– next to the Confederate White House, conveniently enough– and...
Snocap partners with every indie label ever (sort of)
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
0 comments Snocap, the (legal) internet music delivery service started by Napster creator Shawn Fanning, has reportedly reached an agreement with independent record labels allowing them to provide media...
Leroi Moore and Nas collaborate
Published on Jan 24th, 2007
0 comments It looks like DMB may have developed a taste for hip-hop. After working with decidedly urban producer Mark Batson on the last album, Stand Up, Dave & Co. teamed up with the absurdly retro MCs...
20 bands ready to rumble
Published on Jan 22nd, 2007
0 comments Charlottesville's online Battle of the Bands has 20 bands signed up right now. "That's the exact number we decided would determine success," says Leah Woody, the business consultant at the Hook, who...
City announces Festival of the Photo
Published on Jan 21st, 2007
1 comments We've already got a film festival and a book festival. And now, thanks to a partnership between the City and the National Geographic Society, we're about to get the Festival of the Photo. In a...
Welcome back, Chris Daughtry
Published on Jan 19th, 2007
0 comments An American Idol finalist is coming back near his old stomping grounds, and the Daughtryphilic Daily Progress, which penned many loving stories last year, is the first to notice that the Fluvanna...
24 Out-FOXed
Published on Jan 16th, 2007
3 comments Jack Bauer might have been searching for nukes on last night's two-hour episode of 24 but some area viewers were going nuclear when the show cut off three-quarters of the way through part two of the...
Where is Music�s Secret Money Machine?
Published on Jan 14th, 2007
2 comments According to Fast Company Magazine’s February 2007 cover story, it’s in Crozet. Or, as the in-depth feature article on Coran Capshaw and Musictoday puts it, "in The Foothills of the Blue Ridge...
DMB meets BitTorrent
Published on Jan 11th, 2007
4 comments Leading DMB fan site antsmarching.com has decided to add their own spin to the growing field of online music distribution. To commemorate their fifth anniversary, the site recently installed a "...
Tim Reynolds Comes Home Again, Again
Published on Jan 9th, 2007
3 comments Just a few months after his last show at Starr Hill, madcap guitar whiz Tim Reynolds has announced that he will be swinging through town yet again this coming spring. Reynolds was a Monday night...
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