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Inspired by Grisham, UVA grad walks to DC
Published on May 23rd, 2007
5 comments In addition to inspiring local fiction writers recently, local author John Grisham has inspired one local anti-war activist to begin a 5-day walk tomorrow from the Rotunda to the White House in...
See Dave for $15,000 per ticket
Published on May 18th, 2007
6 comments Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will put on a special, intimate show on Saturday, July 28 on Long Island, part of a special five-concert series called "The East Hampton Social," featuring not only...
$10,000 reward for St. Anne’s letter writer
Published on May 15th, 2007
7 comments Katharine Almy, the local woman who sued John Grisham and his St. Anne's-Belfield colleagues for emotional distress, announced today that she is now offering a $10,000 reward for evidence leading...
Lennon and Yoko Liked Charlottesville!
Published on May 9th, 2007
11 comments When a delusional fan shot and killed John Lennon outside his home in New York in 1980, his family lost a father and husband; the world lost a visionary. But what has never been confirmed until...
Deadly pennies?
Published on May 3rd, 2007
4 comments In 2001, UVA physics professor Louis Bloomfield made national headlines for catching cheaters. Six years later, Bloomfield is making headlines for catching something else: pennies. Bloomfield,...
Sanjaya and other ‘Idols’ coming to JPJ
Published on May 2nd, 2007
4 comments The American Idols Live tour will perform at Charlottesville's John Paul Jones Arena, according to an announcement on the venue's website this afternoon. The tour, which arrives in Charlottesville...
Couric: still America’s sweetheart?
Published on Apr 25th, 2007
3 comments First, she was expected to step into the shoes of Dan Rather and single-handedly stem the slide in evening news ratings. Now, in the wake of a backlash over her interview with presidential nominee...
Surprise, surprise: Mayor Brown seeks reelection
Published on Apr 25th, 2007
5 comments He may be a chiropractor, but Mayor David Brown isn't backing out of politics. As first reported here yesterday, he is seeking another four-year term on City Council. Brown formally announced his...
City to reveal new park name Friday
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
3 comments The city will reveal the name of Charlottesville's newest park on Friday, April 27 at noon, during an Arbor Day Celebration in which Mayor David Brown will unveil the park's new sign. The...
Kristina’s world: Cruise pic pulled
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
12 comments Embattled NBC29 anchor– er, make that former anchor– Kristina Cruise suffers the latest slight in her fall from grace for talking to the Hook– although sources familiar with...
Brown’s in: Mayor seeks 2nd Council term
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
0 comments Charlottesville Mayor David Brown will announce his plans to seek reelection to City Council tomorrow at 10am in front of City Hall. The Democrat was elected to office four years ago with fellow...
Eight zeroes: Batten gives record gift to UVA
Published on Apr 12th, 2007
5 comments University of Virginia President John Casteen announced today that retired media mogul Frank Batten, Sr. has donated $100 million– the largest gift in UVA's history– to establish the...
Greenspan to receive award at Monticello
Published on Apr 12th, 2007
2 comments The unmistakable face of the American stock market, whose every word investors hung on through the turbulent and high-flying 1990s (and later hung on their walls, thanks to a local artist), will...
Columbian gold! Kluge donates $400 million
Published on Apr 11th, 2007
5 comments Columbia University will announce later today that billionaire former Charlottesville resident John Kluge is giving his alma mater one of the biggest gifts– if not the very biggest– in...
Ben Folds returns to town
Published on Mar 30th, 2007
2 comments For the first time in a dozen years, college circuit rock star Ben Folds is coming to Charlottesville. His first and only appearance until tomorrow's free show at UVA was April 13, 1995. Then,...
Gillen to coach South Florida?
Published on Mar 20th, 2007
12 comments Two years after he resigned as UVA men's basketball coach– and days after he crossed paths with his former team at the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, where he was broadcasting the games...
Trevor Moore goes nationwide with Whitest Kids
Published on Mar 20th, 2007
0 comments Remember the Charlottesville public access cult hit sketch comedy program The Trevor Moore Show? The one that featured a plucky teenager doing everything from paling around with a "Giant Walkin'...
It’s official…Dave Matthews is a somebody
Published on Mar 13th, 2007
5 comments And you can be one, too, if you read The Nation. As the image at left shows, Matthews has lent his visage to the lefty mag's new subscription efforts, which feature various "somebodies" reading the...
Dave’s performance on House
Published on Mar 7th, 2007
3 comments We weren't sure what to expect from last night's episode of House. So, you can imagine our surprise when, in the course of the episode, Dave Matthews gets a breathing tube forced into his mouth,...
Dave appears tonight on House
Published on Mar 6th, 2007
1 comments Dave Matthews hit by a bus? Yup. But don't worry, it's just for his role on the Fox medi-drama House, which airs tonight on the Fox network. Albemarle's resident rock star plays Patrick, a piano...
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