Entertainment

New Sheffield book remembers Renee
Published on Jan 8th, 2007
2 comments Former Charlottesville-based rock critic Rob Sheffield is still mourning. And understandably so. On May 11, 1997, his wife, Renee Crist, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. Her death left one...
Dave to guest star on TV’s House
Published on Jan 7th, 2007
11 comments Thousands of devoted fans have called Dave Matthews a musical genius. Now he gets to play one on TV. According to Hollywood trade publication Variety, Charlottesville's own will guest star in a...
Monster trucks at JPJ Arena– BE THERE!!!
Published on Jan 4th, 2007
2 comments The timbers are going to shiver at UVA's new John Paul Jones Arena when monster trucks roll onto the floor March 9 and 10 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the Monster Jam go on sale January 5 and range from...
Tea Bazaar to open in Staunton
Published on Jan 2nd, 2007
1 comments Coming soon to Staunton: an assortment of delicious beverages and an unbridled passion for eclectic indie rock. Well, maybe slightly bridled. Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar founder Matteus Frankovich...
DMB ranks ninth on concert revenue list
Published on Jan 2nd, 2007
3 comments The numbers are in and Dave Matthews Band has put their money where their reputation is. Concert tour trade publication Pollstar has once again published its annual list of highest grossing tours in...
Richmond music critics: Charlottesville shows rock!
Published on Dec 28th, 2006
8 comments As you may have noticed, every magazine or newspaper you pick up this week is running their ââ?¬Ë?06 almanac issue. The news, the people, the trends, and the events that shaped another year past. Of...
Musician ‘Slate Hill Phil’ dies
Published on Dec 27th, 2006
7 comments While the death of James Brown grabbed headlines, the Charlottesville music scene is mourning one of its own, a young man who helped shape the local blues and bluegrass scenes: Phillip Allen...
UVA: No Heritage Rep in ‘07
Published on Dec 14th, 2006
0 comments UVA has announced that the construction around Culbreth Theater means no Heritage Repertory Theater this summer. Heritage, an annual array of Broadway-style plays geared to older audiences, has...
DMB takes Europe
Published on Dec 12th, 2006
1 comments Dave Matthews Band may be one of the biggest touring acts in the nation, but across the pond? Let's just say they don't have quite the draw. The band may be hoping to change that with its 2007 tour...
Capshaw, JPJ nominated for industry awards
Published on Dec 11th, 2006
11 comments As if more evidence were needed that Charlottesville is fast becoming a live music hub, two local institutions have been nominated for industry publication Pollstar's Concert Industry Awards....
Studio 60 boss hails from Charlottesville
Published on Dec 6th, 2006
5 comments One of the lead characters in NBC's new drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip confirmed on this week's episode that she hails from Charlottesville. The character, Jordan McDeere, is the female head...
Man writes xmas song for troops
Published on Dec 6th, 2006
5 comments Charlottesville stage artist John Carden has written a Christmas song with arrangements by M.E. Forbes for American troops and their families. Carden, who during the day works at the hair salon he...
Newsplex gets Comcast boost
Published on Nov 29th, 2006
9 comments Comcast's takeover of Adelphia Cable is proving a boon for the local Gray Television stations as they land prime spots lower on the dial, while their fiercest competitors get the boot– or the...
Copywrong: why can’t we take pix inside Monticello?
Published on Nov 28th, 2006
2 comments A November 27 post at the popular boingboing.net suggests that the reason visitors aren't allowed to take pictures inside Monticello is– get this– copyright law. But according to...
Biggest yet: Billy Joel’s coming to JPJ
Published on Nov 27th, 2006
4 comments Billy Joel, the "piano man" who shot to fame in the mid-1970s with a moving song by that title and then successfully danced through various musical genres, is bringing his tunes to town. According...
Gray Television nixes O.J. faux confessional
Published on Nov 20th, 2006
0 comments Public outrage over O.J. Simpson's upcoming book, If I Did It, and a FOX interview with the former football star acquitted of murdering his wife spills to the local airwaves. Gray Television,...
‘Tis the (tree-ey) season
Published on Nov 20th, 2006
2 comments The Christmas trees have arrived– as seen in this 8am photo today at Ivy Corner, a horticultural shop in downtown Ivy. Driver Nathan Moles of Floyd-based Tree Transport says the evergreens...
Colbertââ?¬â?¢s a fan of ââ?¬Å?Gail for Railââ?¬Â jingle
Published on Nov 15th, 2006
4 comments The election may be over, but the hits keep on coming in the Virginia senate race. On the November 14 episode of his Colbert Report, Comedy Central's fake conservative commentator Stephen Colbert...
Shadyac shows off two minutes of Evan
Published on Oct 30th, 2006
6 comments 1981 UVA grad Director Tom Shadyac admitted to a Newcomb Hall audience Saturday night that he: a) didn't choose Crozet out of love for his alma mater, b) can "almost promise" a Paramount premiere,...
DMB ‘best of’ album out Nov. 7
Published on Oct 26th, 2006
0 comments The track list for the new two-disc Dave Matthews Band “Greatest Hits” CD, entitled The Best of What’s Around – Vol.1 is out, and fans everywhere can begin pre-ordering the CD for its...
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