January 6th, 2005 issue #0401

January 6th, 2005
  • Extreme makeover-- Paramount edition: Tarting up a tattered theater


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  • Faves in high places: What part of the Paramount looks best?

      Kristen Gleason, Paramount director of community relations: "I really love the paint motif on the barrel vaults in the lobby. The only reason we have that motif is there was one little section leftthey were painted over with redand that was original...it was so close to being lost forever."

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  • Room for all: A vestibule by any other name

    If you've got a few thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket and you're considering donating it to the Paramount, then you, too, can have a piece of the theater named in your honor. Consult the list below to see what's already taken. (Board member Michael Gaffney jokes, "I'm getting a switch plate.") The Mamie Atkinson Jessup and Claude A. Jessup Lobby Hunter J. Smith Ballroom Suzanne Jessup Brooks Founders Suite Diane & Paul Wood Administrative Offices

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  • Top billing: What show are you looking forward to?

    Volunteer usher Meg Reichman: Marvin Hamlisch. House manager Alex Caines: The Peking Acrobats. Production manager Doug Leffert: "It was Tony Bennett." Assistant to the executive director Sandy DeKay: "Movies! I had seen Wizard of Oz on the big screen before, but it was great seeing Casablanca surrounded by a packed house."

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

      Worst natural disaster: A 9.0 earthquake in the Indian Ocean December 26 unleashes tsunamis in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and eight other countries, leavi...

Editor's Note

  • Changing of the Photophile guard

    In this issue, the Hook welcomes photographer Lauren Brooks who is grabbing the brass ring from longtime "Photophile" party photographer Lincoln Ross Barbour. Among her ass...

The Dish

  • Gods-to-go: Ambrosia comes to Nellysford

      As soon as I walked in the door of the new Ambrosia Bakery and Deli in Nellysford, I knew my post-holiday fast was foiled. I followed the smells of honey and garlic ...


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

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    ALBEMARLE 11/16 Peggy T. Williams to Laura J. Moss, 2.282 acres near Milton, $6,500. Stephen J. White and Sandra Getchell-White to Edward P. Kirby Jr., 146 Scarborough Pla...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • Off the Block!- SOLD

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: July 15, 2004 in issue 0328 ADDRESS: 729 Northwood Avenue DAYS TO CONTRACT: 93 ASKING: $779,000 SOLD FOR: $732,500 SELLER'S AGENT: Judy Campbell of Mc...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • The circle: Doesn't stay unbroken for long

      ADDRESS: 2636 Jefferson Park Circle ASKING: $389,000 BUILDING: 1846 sq. ft, 1,123 sq. ft. unfinished LAND: 0.29 acres YEAR BUILT: circa 1930 NEIGHBORHOOD: Fry's Spri...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    January 6, at 11am, at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 1725 Old Forge Road, Hessian Hills, Charlottesville Debtor: Dewey B. Morris and Agustin E. Rodriquez Amount...

DR. HooK

  • Cut off: How much booze is too much?

      During the holidays, people were chug-a-lugging along, drinking eggnog with rum, eating fruit cake with more rum, sipping wine, and downing martinis. Most people kno...

Music Reviews


The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

Strange But True



  • Breaking barriers: Stevie Jay comes home

      Stevie Jay smiles at his audience and coyly refers to the performance they're about to see as "a multi-chakra extravaganza." Like nearly everything else about his su...


  • Land not worth the horrors

    Thank you for the recent story about what has happened to The McGraths at their Lower Sherwood Farm in Keene [December 16 cover story: "Blenheim brouhaha: She Sherwood like...

  • Wings not worth the horrors

    I would like to thank the Hook for the article in the November 18 paper about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' effort in Charlottesville to highlight the suffer...

Full Stories List for January 6th, 2005 issue #0401

4Better Or Worse


Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Off the Block

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

Sports Doctor