Entertainment

Gillian's song: Welch at the Paramount
Published on Aug 22nd, 2011
3 comments In support of their latest record, The Harrow & The Harvest (and in support of their fans, of course), Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings played the Paramount on Thursday, August 18. Photographer...
Berlin bound: Sproule and Curreri head for Europe
Published on Aug 22nd, 2011
1 comments Over the past decade, folk musicians Paul Curreri and Devon Sproule have been key figures in the Charlottesville music scene, but after a late August farewell concert, the married couple will move to...
Scalped: Dave & Tim show drew some 'cockroaches'
Published on Aug 18th, 2011
19 comments So you wanted tickets to the sold-out Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds show on Saturday August 20 at the nTelos Pavilion? You could still get them even a day before the concert, but you might have paid a...
City Slickers: California Dreaming with Dawes
Published on Jul 18th, 2011
1 comments "The best rock 'n' roll is never preconceived," says Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith. This is hard to swallow coming from a guy whose handsome band hails from Los Angeles, one of the most...
Smooth move: Restaurant Week opens in style
Published on Jul 11th, 2011
2 comments Charlottesville Restaurant Week kicked off Monday night with a bang. Over at Brookville Restaurant, co-owner Jennifer Pendleton, who'll be marrying her chef-partner Harrison Keevil later this year (...
Fringey trio: Three locals featured in D.C. theater festival
Published on Jul 7th, 2011
2 comments Three Charlottesville-based artists are among the line-up at this year's Capital Fringe Festival, a prestigious multi-week assemblage of the performing arts in Washington D.C. They are Stevie Jay,...
Rock Hill forever: Charlottesville's not-so-secret gardens
Published on Jul 6th, 2011
12 comments Forget about the impending Meadowcreek Parkway and the 250 Interchange project for a minute, as well as the fabulous history of the nearby eight-acre Rock Hill estate, once the site of a circa-1820...
The wedding issue
Published on Jun 29th, 2011
7 comments The summer edition of the Hook's spectacular quarterly wedding guide is here, and in addition to its presence as a special insert inside the June 23 edition you can read it in a digital edition....
Homecoming: Making a map of Mariana Bell
Published on Apr 29th, 2011
0 comments As an Australian-born, Charlottesville-raised, New York-trained artist who's moved to Los Angeles, Mariana Bell knows the effect that location can have on her work.  "There's some truth to the...
On the road again: Local bands hit the festival circuit
Published on Apr 28th, 2011
6 comments Who hasn't begged Mom and Dad to let them take a roadtrip over a summer weekend to catch their favorite bands or been thrilled to see multiple artists performing on the same bill? And what great...
Dance the blues away: Doobie Brothers keep the music rolling
Published on Apr 27th, 2011
0 comments At this point in their career, the Doobie Brothers have two interrelated sets of fans– the gracefully aging rockers who remember lazy summer days in the 1970s and '80s frolicking by a river,...
Dogg/Williams: Two stars in one night thrill downtown
Published on Apr 26th, 2011
6 comments It may have seemed like just a typical spring night in Charlottesville, but Monday, April 25 held the distinction of showcasing the talents of two nationally renowned– yet somehow different...
Dynamic tix: Could JPJ see Ticketmaster's demand-based pricing?
Published on Apr 20th, 2011
5 comments Live Nation Entertainment, the company whose Ticketmaster division drives customers to the tickets at the John Paul Jones Arena (and also the parent company of Crozet-based click-pack-ship division...
Rags and riches: Haven founder Shadyac goes on Oprah Wednesday
Published on Apr 19th, 2011
12 comments Tom Shadyac, the blockbuster director turned soul-searcher, the man who poured part of his personal fortune into a Haven for the homeless in Charlottesville, appears on Oprah Winfrey's television...
Staunton Restaurant Week excites
Published on Apr 19th, 2011
6 comments Following the success of Charlottesville's Restaurant Week, the folks over in Staunton approached the Hook for guidance on starting their own. We were happy to oblige. Moreover, Staunton's Visitors...
Hey diddle, diddle! Old Calf channels nursery rhymes
Published on Apr 14th, 2011
0 comments For local folky Americana quartet Old Calf (the name reflects the conglomeration of founding members Ned Oldham and Matty Metcalfe), the inspiration for their newest release, the instrument-...
Beleza, but not Brazil: Funkalicious duo finds its rhythm
Published on Apr 12th, 2011
0 comments When they brought their delicious and danceable Brazilian-inspired samba, blues, and funk to Charlottesville in the mid 2000s, husband and wife duo Madeline and Humberto Sales of Beleza Brazil were...
nTelos Pavilion: Naming rights headed to telecom co.
Published on Mar 31st, 2011
37 comments The Charlottesville Pavilion is losing its old name. Henceforth the Downtown Mall landmark will be known by a more corporate (and curiously-capitalized) moniker: nTelos Wireless Pavilion. (It could...
Liz Taylor: She shot classic Giant in Albemarle
Published on Mar 23rd, 2011
22 comments As tributes pour in for Elizabeth Taylor, some Albemarle residents may recall how she came to the Charlottesville area more than 50 years ago to shoot a movie that became a classic: Giant. Besides...
Books in the time of Twitter: Hook's hot lit picks for 17th festival
Published on Mar 10th, 2011
3 comments The world has changed since the first celebration of the book here in 1995. Back then, no one seriously considered the feasibility of a computer replacing bound pages for one's reading pleasure. In...
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