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Ren©e fave Marshall Crenshaw to play Gravity Lounge
Published on Jan 29th, 2007
1 comments As documented in Rob Sheffield's recent memoir about his late wife, Love Is a Mix Tape, one of Ren©e Crist Sheffield's favorite artists was the underappreciated '80s power popster Marshall...
Daughtry moves to #1, sells the bejesus out of Starr Hill
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
2 comments Starr Hill has announced that the April 14 homecoming of Fluvanna resident turned American Idol contestant turned rock star Chris Daughtry sold out in seven minutes when tickets went on sale this...
UVA soccer alum joins MLS
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
1 comments Just days after UK football megastar David Beckham stunned the sports world by announcing his intention to leave championship Spanish team Real Madrid – and igniting a surge in Major League...
Grisham holds on to non-fiction Best Seller list too
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
0 comments It probably won't surprise readers to learn that John Grisham's latest book is still doing remarkably well at the register. Maybe it should. The bestselling author (who announces today that he'll...
Charlottesville’s the place to stay if you’re gay…in Virginia, anyway
Published on Jan 24th, 2007
1 comments The Hook pointed it out last November in its cover story, "Is our town the Little Apple?"–-Charlottesville is a gay-friendly refuge in a largely gay-unfriendly state. While Virginians voted...
Leroi Moore and Nas collaborate
Published on Jan 24th, 2007
0 comments It looks like DMB may have developed a taste for hip-hop. After working with decidedly urban producer Mark Batson on the last album, Stand Up, Dave & Co. teamed up with the absurdly retro MCs...
Evan Almighty director backs local homeless shelter
Published on Jan 18th, 2007
3 comments In director Tom Shadyac's film Evan Almighty, which was  filmed in Crozet last year, God commands Evan to build an ark. In Shadyac's real life, however, a Higher Power appears to have commanded the...
Where is Music�s Secret Money Machine?
Published on Jan 14th, 2007
2 comments According to Fast Company Magazine’s February 2007 cover story, it’s in Crozet. Or, as the in-depth feature article on Coran Capshaw and Musictoday puts it, "in The Foothills of the Blue Ridge...
Grisham headed back to court
Published on Jan 12th, 2007
2 comments One of Charlottesville's longest legal dramas got new life today when the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that an Albemarle Circuit Court judge erroneously dismissed Katharine Almy's lawsuit...
Waldo’s itch
Published on Jan 11th, 2007
3 comments In his latest web creation, blogger Waldo Jaquith has turned his attention on a place where the sun never–-okay, well, rarely shines–-the inner workings of the Virginia General Assembly....
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...
White supremacist charged with kiddie porn
Published on Jan 5th, 2007
2 comments The message on the National Vanguard phone notes the organization's objective: "We want a decent future for white children." Kevin Strom, founder of the neo-Nazi group dedicated to protecting the...
Style names Harvey family ‘Richmonders of the Year’
Published on Jan 5th, 2007
1 comments Just two days after the one-year anniversary of the brutal murder of musician Bryan Harvey and his family, Richmond's Style Weekly made the decision to name the Harveys its "Richmonders of the...
Goode meets Muslim congressman
Published on Jan 4th, 2007
2 comments For the last two weeks, the names of Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) and the nation's first Muslim congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) have been linked in the national discourse. Controversy and even...
Local con-man Jefferson Ward dead?
Published on Jan 4th, 2007
2 comments He was known as Jefferson Ward, DJ Twist, and by his given name, Jeffrey Allen Ward. He was also known as an habitual criminal and liar who left a string of bad checks and grandiose tales...
Boyd chosen new Supes’ chair
Published on Jan 3rd, 2007
0 comments Albemarle County's Board of Supervisors has new chair, and it's Ken Boyd, the man who has been representing the Rivanna District since 2003. The move came today, County spokesperson Lee Catlin...
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...
Queen Elizabeth II to visit Jamestown
Published on Nov 16th, 2006
1 comments Four centuries after English entrepreneurs claimed our Commonwealth in the name of her forebear, Queen Elizabeth II will attend the ceremonies commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown...
Save 30 seats– Leitao lures Farrakhan to UVA
Published on Nov 15th, 2006
2 comments Mustapha Farrakhan, a highly recruited Illinois prep basketball player and grandson of controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, announced yesterday that he has signed a letter of...