jefferson theater

The Jeff: Reborn
Published on Apr 8th, 2010
7 comments   PHOTO BY TOM DALY I am a life-long Charlottesville resident, and while this town has nurtured my love of history, architecture, and entertainment, only one building merges my interest in all...
Interview- Pull out the To-Do list: Drive-By Truckers play two nights at the Jeff
Published on Feb 21st, 2010
2 comments Southern country rockers bring The Big To-Do to the Jefferson. PUBLICITY PHOTO BY DANNY CLINCH Despite their improbable fairy-tale rise to prominence, Drive-By Truckers are now arguably the South's...
Snap: Jefferson Theater snowball fight
Published on Feb 2nd, 2010
3 comments A light-hearted snowball fight breaks out tonight around 8:30pm in front of the Jefferson Theater, the 1912 palace of movies and mirth that reopened last Thanksgiving.
Interview: Animal instincts? Rocker Escovedo gets reflective
Published on Jan 12th, 2010
3 comments At 59, Alejandro Escovedo has combined a lifetime of experiences and sounds in his ninth studio album. PUBLICITY PHOTO BY MICK ROCK When Austin-based rocker Alejandro Escovedo was informed that his...
Trey Anastasio to play the Jeff
Published on Jan 5th, 2010
41 comments The legendary Phish guitarist chose Charlottesville to kick-start his latest tour. FILE PHOTO BY TOM DALY Fresh off a year full of Phish tours, guitarist Trey Anastasio is starting the new decade...
Snap: 'It's Dee-lish'
Published on Dec 9th, 2009
1 comments One of the interesting, if unsung, components of the old Jefferson Theater is this old popcorn warmer–- saved by Stu Rifkin, seen here in background. The warmer, photographed in late November...
Cinema taco: New Mexican in the Jeff
Published on Dec 8th, 2009
6 comments An Alex George and Stu Rifkin production, starring the Jefferson Theater and its new Mexican restaurant, named Cinema Taco, we hope... PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR While the name of the new Mexican place in...
Interview- Job security: Sharon Jones just wants a place near a lake
Published on Dec 7th, 2009
1 comments It's funny how Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings became today's preeminent funk and soul ensemble without really caring one iota about the "today" part. Jones and her Daptone Records bandmates, an...
Bras thrown: And faves played, as beloved Jefferson Theater returns to glory on opening night
Published on Nov 29th, 2009
2 comments Yes, that's a bra next to lead singer James Wilson. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE GARCIA The view from the seated balcony peering down at Jason Isbell and the sold-out crowd below. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE GARCIA...
Jefferson Theater almost finished
Published on Nov 17th, 2009
1 comments Crews are putting the finishing touches on the 1912 Jefferson Theater in anticipation of its long-awaited re-opening as a four-level music hall. In this November 17 photo, the 1915 plasterwork by...
Jefferson Theater to open November 27
Published on Nov 10th, 2009
17 comments The Jefferson Theater, the historic downtown theater sold by Hook editor and former owner Hawes Spencer to local music magnate Coran Capshaw in 2006, has announced a re-opening date of November 27,...
A tour of the Jefferson Theater
Published on Sep 24th, 2009
11 comments The last owner of the Jefferson Theater made a few improvements, but he was no Coran Capshaw. With a $5 million renovation, the manager of the Dave Matthews Band plans to reopen the 1912 pleasure...
Odd balloons at the Jefferson
Published on Aug 5th, 2009
2 comments Actually, these sausage-shaped balloons bursting forth from the Jefferson Theater August 4 are for air circulation.
John Kase helped make D-Day possible
Published on Jun 6th, 2009
0 comments One Charlottesvillian who didn't survive all the way to the 65th anniversary of D-Day but who help make it possible was John Kase (right in photo shot in 1996) who died May 24 at the age of 94. A...
Inside move: Ash Lawn Opera moves to Paramount
Published on May 26th, 2009
4 comments For the first time in 30 years, the Ash Lawn Opera Festival will be held indoors. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO After 30 years under the stars at Ash Lawn-Highland, the Ash Lawn Opera Festival is...