Celebrities http://wvtf.org en Castle Hill http://wvtf.org/post/castle-hill <p>Summer vacation might mean a trip to the beach or the mountains, a few days at Disney World or a whirlwind tour of Europe, but two people who live near Charlottesville had another idea.&nbsp; They invited the public to spend four days visiting with their neighbors. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:01:40 +0000 Sandy Hausman 7983 at http://wvtf.org Castle Hill In Memory of a Civil Rights Activist http://wvtf.org/post/memory-civil-rights-activist <p>One of the nation’s most controversial artists has announced a surprising new work. It's a&nbsp; living tribute to W.E.B. Dubois. Carrie Mae Weems is a photographer who has reached back in history to honor millions of people who never got their due – women, people of color, and now the early civil rights activist W.E.B. Dubois.&nbsp;</p><p>On the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of his death, she began thinking about her favorite flower – and an unusual way to preserve the memory of Dubois.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:55:48 +0000 Sandy Hausman 6006 at http://wvtf.org In Memory of a Civil Rights Activist Killing Kennedy Movie Seeks Extras http://wvtf.org/post/killing-kennedy-movie-seeks-extras <p>National Geographic is looking for extras to work on the film <em>Killing Kennedy,</em> filming in Richmond next week.</p><p>The production company was most recently in Virginia filming last <em>year’s Killing Lincoln.</em></p><p><em>Killing Kennedy</em> stars Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin.&nbsp; They’re looking for background players of all shapes and sizes, including many Caucasian males and Hispanic men and women.</p><p>There’s one scene that takes place in Mexico City, even though it will be shot in Richmond.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:36:25 +0000 Connie Stevens 5557 at http://wvtf.org Killing Kennedy Movie Seeks Extras Stephen Colbert Delivers Comedic Valedictory Speech http://wvtf.org/post/stephen-colbert-delivers-comedic-valedictory-speech <p>Valedictory exercises give universities a chance to hand out awards and thank people <strong>before</strong> the main graduation&nbsp; – and they’re not always well attended, but this year’s speaker drew a huge crowd to the University of Virginia -- and as Sandy Hausman reports -- Stephen Colbert did not disappoint.</p><p>At a reception beforehand, Colbert was gracious, posing for photos with more than a hundred students and parents who were clearly pumped.&nbsp; We spoke with Ben Hemenway, Danielle McKia, Erin Abdel-- razaq and Ariana Parsons.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:27:01 +0000 Sandy Hausman 4648 at http://wvtf.org Stephen Colbert Delivers Comedic Valedictory Speech Celebrity Sighting http://wvtf.org/post/celebrity-sighting <p>It's hard to imagine that posing for a photograph could change a life -- uniting a Virginia man with a woman living 7,000 miles away, but that's exactly what happened when Staunton writer Carey Keefe went on vacation with her husband.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:50:35 +0000 Carey Keefe 2005 at http://wvtf.org Celebrity Sighting