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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

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UVA Sexual Assault Policy Review To Go Public

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Still no timeline on when the review process will end.

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McAuliffe Wants To Close Powhatan Prison

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To save money, Governor McAuliffe is proposing shutting down the Powhatan Correctional Center and delaying the opening of a prison in Culpeper County.

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Two Bids For 29/250 Interchange

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Bids are from Charlottesville-area firms have been submitted to build the so-called Best Buy ramp.

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Anthony Weiner Gets New Sentencing Date

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The defense uses a unique --and highly unusual-- state law.

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More Criticism In Rolling Stone Saga

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There's another odd twist in the month old saga of a Rolling Stone article that focused on UVA.

National

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From joy to outrage, Cuba-Americans greet new U.S. policy

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The U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half century.

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Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospitals

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By Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) – The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated…

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Poll: Majority of Americans back higher military spending

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More than two thirds of U.S. voters back increased military spending given growing threats to America's security.

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U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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The major policy shift will end decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.

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Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

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Restaurant drinkers will soon know how many calories are in their margarita or craft beer.

Lifestyle

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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.

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Christmas in Colonial America wasn’t always festive

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Little is known about how Christmas was celebrated in Colonial times.

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‘Culture’ gets nod as word of the year

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Whether popular, corporate, or entitled, "culture" was named word of the year by Merriam-Webster.

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Traditional Christmas foods include more than fruit cake

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Holidays are a time for feasting and Christmas is no different.

Blog

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Shaquille O’Neal’s Favorite Easy-Bake Oven Recipes

Don’t make it exactly like this :)

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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: Fallon & Timberlake are awkward teens at camp

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The boys are back at summer camp and they can't stop singing "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind.

News

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Taylor Swift and J. Cole rule Billboard charts

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"Woman of the Year" honoree Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York.

Taylor Swift is celebrating her longest reign at the top of the U.S. pop chart after Blank Space racked up a fifth week at number one.

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Stevie Wonder welcomes ninth child

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In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Stevie Wonder performs “Songs in the Key of Life” tour Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Stevie Wonder and his partner Tomeeka Robyn Bracy have welcomed a daughter called Nia.

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Chris Pratt thought ‘Guardians’ would be a box office flop

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The "Parks and Rec" star was very, very wrong.

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Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ in win for N. Korean hackers

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The $44 million raunchy comedy was scheduled to debut on Christmas Day.

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REVIEW: Modern ‘Annie’ a mixed bag

This photo released by Colombia Pictures - Sony shows Jamie Foxx, left, as Will Stacks and Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Annie."

"Annie" gets an update for the new film version of the classic musical, starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis.

What's Happening

Lite Rock Z95.1 Christmas Music

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Charlottesville’s Continuous Christmas Music through Christmas!

Holiday Food Drive 2014

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Help feed the hungry this holiday.

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

Teacher of the Month

Nominate Outstanding Teachers

Join us at the Movies!

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And listen for your chance to win tickets…