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New JPJ GM: Wilson exits, Pedone takes over
Published on Mar 16th, 2010
45 comments So long, Larry. PHOTO COURTESY POLLSTAR John Paul Jones Arena officials announced March 16 that Jason Pedone, assistant general manager for the venue since 2007, has replaced Larry Wilson as general...
Darkness and divorce: Sparklehorse's Linkous takes own life
Published on Mar 8th, 2010
26 comments Mark Linkous was the subject of a February 28, 2002 Hook cover story. ARCHIVE He died once 14 years ago, but this time Mark Linkous won't be coming back. The 47-year-old musician who performed under...
"Our Parents, Our Selves: The Later Years"
Published on Mar 8th, 2010
0 comments UVA's Institute on Aging presents Virginia Morris, a nationally recognized authority on eldercare and author of How to Care for Aging Parents, who will discuss how families can effectively engage in...
UVA Arts Grounds named for Casteens
Published on Mar 4th, 2010
14 comments The couple at a Downtown art opening for Lincoln Perry in 2005. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR UVA has dubbed its ambitious $200 million Art Grounds development project the Betsy and John Casteen Arts...
Coleman pens 'The Logo's' autobiography
Published on Mar 4th, 2010
0 comments [caption id="attachment_28992" align="alignleft" width="140" caption="Legendary point guard Jerry West"][/caption] Local writer Jonathan Coleman, the best selling author of At Mother's Request, Exit...
Oh, Kay! Liberal activist, editor Peaslee leaving Charlottesville
Published on Mar 2nd, 2010
35 comments Kay Peaslee is moving to Indianapolis and will take along her cat Yang Guifei– named for the most famous concubine of the Tang Dynasty. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART She covered news as the...
New Yorker features local restaurant, chef
Published on Feb 25th, 2010
23 comments Back in November, Dish reported that renowned Szechuan chef Peter Chang was cooking at Taste of China in Albemarle Square, but the Chang groupies who've tracked the chef online for years were way...
Kranish on Jefferson�s dark days
Published on Feb 24th, 2010
0 comments Boston Globe correspondent Michael Kranish’s new book is politely called Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War, but it could just as easily be called “Jefferson on the Run” or “Jefferson’s...
Local boy makes good... on his loans
Published on Feb 9th, 2010
16 comments Internet whiz investor Halsey Minor has satisfied the creditors who were hounding him about his sprawling Fox Ridge Farm near Free Union in Western Albemarle, according to a story in the Daily...
Susan Eisenhower at the Miller Center
Published on Feb 3rd, 2010
0 comments 2/4/2010 POSTPONED: Due the the approaching bad weather, this event will have to be rescheduled. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, gives a talk, entitled "The Promise...
Historian John P. Kaminski at New Dominion
Published on Feb 3rd, 2010
0 comments Update: Rescheduled from February 10 to February 17 due to the weather. John P. Kaminski, founder and director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin...
Food Inc. gets Oscar nod, but Salatin prefers Fresh
Published on Feb 2nd, 2010
1 comments Food Inc., which features local farmer and 2009 Hook Person of the Year Joel Salatin, was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Salatin, however, prefers Fresh, another...
Former Greene Sheriff Willie Morris dead from shot
Published on Jan 28th, 2010
137 comments Sheriff William Morris in 2003. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Greene County's flamboyant five-term former law enforcement head, Sheriff William Morris, 65, has been taken off life support January 28...
Breaking ground: Wood builds mammoth 'cabin on the hill'
Published on Jan 25th, 2010
31 comments Wendell Wood's house on Carter's Mountain takes shape. Click on the image for a closer view. AERIAL PHOTO BY SKIP DEGAN “Why would you want to write about some house I'm building?" That was...
UVA artist Gasman dies
Published on Jan 22nd, 2010
2 comments Retired UVA art history professor and currently exhibiting artist Lydia Gasman died January 15 at the age of 84, according to a University release.
Historical feast at Michie Tavern
Published on Jan 19th, 2010
3 comments Picket's Charge from the point of view of the Confederates. PAINTING BY EDWIN FORBES In February, feasting meets history at the Michie Tavern when award-winning author, writer and lecturer, Rick...
Madame president! Sullivan to take UVA reins
Published on Jan 11th, 2010
83 comments A smiling Teresa Sullivan, current provost at the University of Michigan, greets future colleagues in the Rotunda at an event announcing her hiring as UVA's eighth president. PHOTO BY COURTENEY...
Bruce W. Bytnar at New Dominion
Published on Jan 6th, 2010
0 comments Former park ranger Bruce W. Bytnar discusses and signs copies of his memoir, A Park Ranger’s Life Thirty-two Years Protecting Our National Parks, at New Dominion Bookshop on Saturday, January 16 at...
Minor buys his own farm at foreclosure auction
Published on Jan 4th, 2010
25 comments Auctioneer Dick Heatwole takes bids from the crowd at the January 4 foreclose auction for Halsey Minor's Fox Ridge Fam. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR In the bitter cold outside the Albemarle County...
DMB top touring act of the decade
Published on Dec 20th, 2009
16 comments Pollstar has named Dave Mathews Band the highest-grossing touring act of the decade. The band grossed $529 million and sold 11 million tickets, about 6 million more than Celine Dion (second at $522...