Entertainment

JPJ or Jack opens in Delirium
Published on Aug 1st, 2006
0 comments "I understand we're breaking this place in tonight," said multi-culti singer Nitza. "So congratulations on your new arena." As the opening act for tonight's big show, Nitza became the first...
Bigger fish swallows local big fish
Published on Jul 31st, 2006
5 comments Live Nation Inc., the world’s largest concert promotion company, will announce today it is buying a majority stake in Dave Matthews Band manager and real estate mogul Coran Capshaw’s company...
The Charlottesville School of Rock�nothing your parents would hate
Published on Jul 24th, 2006
0 comments Forget Nashville, Memphis, or New Orleans”Šaccording to a recent article in the Kansas City Star’s Sunday Living Section, Athens, Chapel Hill, and Charlottesville are the new Southern musical meccas...
DMB makes more money, loses spots on moneymaker list
Published on Jul 19th, 2006
6 comments They say that less is more, but when is more lesser? When you're the Dave Matthews Band, apparently. Such was the case Tuesday when tour industry publication Pollstar put out its list of the top-...
Sparklehorse makes long-awaited return September 26
Published on Jul 11th, 2006
3 comments When we first reported on rumors of a new album from Sparklehorse, the musical brainchild of Albemarle High School alum Mark Linkous, we cautioned fans not to get their hopes up. But after years of...
Other prez offers 4th
Published on Jun 30th, 2006
0 comments Not a big fan of heart-warming immigrants taking their citizenship oaths? Not into the island-wrapping, Park-gating works of the artist known as Christo? Then surely you'll want to drive right past...
Country’s “Big Star” to play JPJ
Published on Jun 28th, 2006
3 comments He's sold over 25 million records, he's won the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year award twice and he's even married a bona fide movie star, but there's something about our little...
Paramount gives Boomers their due
Published on Jun 23rd, 2006
2 comments The Paramount Theater unveiled its 2006-07 season today, and once again the slate skews more toward the parents than the kids, including swinger Paul Anka (September 6), country songstress Trisha...
Fab Four to JP Jones!
Published on Jun 12th, 2006
0 comments Well, the other fab four– you know, Greg, Murray, Anthony and Jeff? Okay, if you're over age four, you may not be aware of the superstar status achieved by tot group The Wiggles, who'll take...
Jefferson Theater stops $3 flix
Published on Jun 10th, 2006
1 comments The Jefferson Theater, which has been serving up cheap movies since at least the 1970s, is going out of business for at least a year while it undergoes renovation by its new owner, music mogul Coran...
Local dudes snare wine prizes
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
0 comments Area wineries snared 10 of the 17 Gold Medals awarded in the most recent Virginia Governor’s Cup wine competition. The event, considered the premiere statewide wine contest, was held in early May in...
Soulive suddenly gives free show tonite
Published on Jun 2nd, 2006
1 comments Starr Hill Music Hall will be the setting of a free concert tonight from Soulive, a jazz/jam trio with a national following. It turns out that there was a surprise cancellation in another city, so...
‘Everyday’ hugger reminisces with DMB pix
Published on May 25th, 2006
3 comments Judah Friedlander, the geeky, heavyset actor/comedian whose role as the random street hugger made the Dave Matthews Band's 2001 "Everyday" video so memorable, has posted his behind-the-scenes...
Sweet Baby James at John Paul Jones
Published on May 23rd, 2006
10 comments If "You've Got a Friend," now would be a good time to call him up and make plans for Thursday, August 17 when uber-folkster and 1970s icon James Taylor will "Shower the People" at the John Paul Jones...
‘Reluctant’ Sinatra kidnapper dies in Salem
Published on May 21st, 2006
0 comments A 65-year-old man came East a few years ago to be closer to his son, a Staunton musician, died May 6. What makes this story so unusual is that the father was a participant in the 1963 kidnapping of...
Stop the presses… Bodo’s changes
Published on May 17th, 2006
0 comments Charlottesville's fastest-serving but slowest-evolving bagel chain has recently made a move. After 18 years of accepting only cash and checks, Bodo's Bagels has begun accepting credit cards for...
Tinsley’s tennis tunes
Published on May 11th, 2006
0 comments As the promos for Wimbledon start up on ESPN2 in June, watch and listen closely; the theme music for this year's tournament is composed by none other than DMB fiddler and tennis aficionado Boyd...
Progress forced to cover news again
Published on May 11th, 2006
3 comments After at least a dozen front page stories covering every possible twist and turn on the issue of whether a former Fluvanna County resident will survive the televised talent show called "American Idol...
Albemarle’s Avian ABC Alert
Published on May 9th, 2006
0 comments If you turn on the television tonight and watch the world premiere of the ABC movie "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America," airing at 8pm EST, you'll see plenty of scenes shot in and around Virginia,...
DMB helps rebuild New Orleans
Published on Apr 28th, 2006
3 comments The DMB is offering a $1.5 million challenge grant to help build the New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village, reports MTV News. The village would include Habitat for Humanity homes and house the Ellis...