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McCormick Observatory Public Night

This Friday is public night at McCormick Observatory from 9-11pm. Each public night includes observing with all of the telescopes (weather permitting), audio-visual presentations, museum exhibits, and tours of the Observatory. Please call (434) 243-1885 for the Public Night Information Line.

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The Nutcracker Suite

Two days, 4 performances

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Christmas at The Paramount Concert

Join the Oratorio Society of Virginia for their annual Christmas at The Paramount concerts!  Sing in the season with conductor Michael Slon and our inspiring and accomplished ensemble, performing holiday and seasonal favorites including Daniel Pikham’s Christmas Cantata, an audience sing-along, and participation by local school and community choirs.

Saturday, December 20th at 2:30 and 7:30

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It’s A Wonderful Life

Sunday at 2pm

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The Sting

Movies at the Paramount

Local

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UVA Rector Blasts Rolling Stone, Calling It Drive By Journalism

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The University of Virginia's Rector has blasted last month's Rolling Stone article about UVA.

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NOW Chapter Issues Statement On Sexual Assault

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The local chapter of the National Organization for Women has released a statement on the issue of sexual assault at the University.

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State Jobless Rate Lowest In Seven Months

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The Virginia Employment Commission says the November jobless figure was the lowest in seven months.

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UVA 2nd On Kiplinger’s Best Value List

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine says UVA is the second best value in education in the nation among public universities.

National

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Making headlines this week

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A look back on some of the week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Consumers can sue Target over data breach

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A judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue the retailer over the 2013 data breach.

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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

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Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety.

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U.S. plans to rate colleges on affordability, performance

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The White House released a draft of its plan to tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to improve.

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FBI: North Korea behind Sony attack

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The White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the Hollywood studio is a matter of national security.

Lifestyle

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Forget 2-day shipping, Amazon launches 1-hour delivery

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

You won't get your deliveries in a New York minute, but you might be able to get them in a Manhattan hour.

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American Kennel Club adds 4 new dog breeds

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The AKC now recognizes 184 breeds of dogs.

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Waiting for Christmas

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For children, waiting for Christmas is filled with wonder and fun.

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We’re living 6 years longer

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Fewer people are dying from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and there's a better survival rate in poor countries from tuberculosis and malaria.

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Christmastime comes with superstitions, tall tales

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Christmas has long been a time ripe for superstitions, tall tales and odd beliefs.

Blog

Les Sinclair

Wrapping hacks

Just in time

Sherry Taylor

End of the Year Letter

Thanks to my friend

Lisa Allen

20 Facts You Didn’t Know About “A Christmas Story”

You won’t watch it the same way this year!

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Colbert’s star-studded farewell to ‘Report’

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Stephen Colbert bid farewell with the help of scores of celebrities in a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."

News

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

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Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

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REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

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Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."

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Cameron Diaz engaged to Good Charlotte star

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The "Charlie's Angels" star is reportedly planning to marry Benji Madden.

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MOVIES: 25 Days of Christmas Films

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Count down to Christmas with these 25 festive holiday movies.

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Lite Rock Z95.1 Christmas Music

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Charlottesville’s Continuous Christmas Music through Christmas!

Volunteer Opportunities for Families

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From serving meals to sorting toys

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Who will be the next Christmas Star? You decide!

Teacher of the Month

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Nominate Outstanding Teachers

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