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Friday’s After Five – STILL FREE!

Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, continues to be Charlottesville’s favorite live concert series. 2015 will be the 28th year of free live music and fun.  The first event will kick off at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on April 17th and will run each Friday thereafter ending on September 11. Each week volunteers work the concessions on behalf of a variety of local non-profits who share in the proceeds, which raises tens of thousands of dollars to support their work in our community. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles; there is something for everyone! Unwind Friday evenings at this fabulous and FREE Charlottesville institution.

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Pools Opening This Weekend!

Both Onesty Pool and Washington Park Pool

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Jesse Matthew Evidence Suppression Hearing Continued

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The new date is June 4th, four days before his trial for the 2005 rape of a Fairfax woman is set to begin.

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Council Candidate Mike Signer: Avoid Studies

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Signer feels studies should come under the same scrutiny as the budget.

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Hess Seeking Full Term As Fluvanna Sheriff

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The sheriff of Fluvanna County will be running for a full term.

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Latest Sales Tax Holiday Starts Monday

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The hurricane preparedness state sales tax holiday runs March 25-31.

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City Leaders Get Feedback On Rentals

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City officials meet with fans and critics of short-term rentals.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Takata air bag recall could take years to complete

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The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.

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Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

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If the Senate doesn't act, the laws authorizing the programs will expire June 1, and officials say they will lose valuable surveillance tools.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

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Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Move over Bacardi – there’s a new rum in town

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Pernod Ricard is poised to sell its Cuban-made rum in the U.S. once a 53-year-old trade embargo is lifted, going head-to-head with Bacardi.

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Your knockoff makeup is too good to be true

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Counterfeit makeup, some being sold online, contains untested and dangerous ingredients including rat droppings and urine, police say.

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Fly the crowded skies

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The summer skies will be filled with passenger planes, as a record number of travelers are expected.

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Super Slow-Mo Lightning

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Albemarle High School boys ~ The Karios Effect

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Celebrating Memorial Day

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Game of Thrones: The Musical’

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Coldplay teams up with the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a hilarious musical version of the hit HBO show to help raise money for Red Nose Day.

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PLAYLIST: 19 of the best Summer songs

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Start your season off right with this playlist spanning the '60s to now.

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Netflix: What’s coming and going in June

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Take this long weekend to binge on shows and movies that are leaving Netflix and get a sneak peak at what's coming next month.

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REVIEW: Disney goes meta at the multiplex with ‘Tomorrowland’

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Long before the credits roll, Tomorrowland will have you craving a theme park turkey leg and planning a meet up at Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

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WATCH: Getting married by The Rock

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It's normal to cry at weddings, but you'll laugh at this one too.

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Jon Bon Jovi celebrates degree with new song

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The rocker was honored by Rutgers.

What's Happening

95 Days of Summer!

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Great Music, Events & PriZes!

Community Awareness Grant

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Area non-profits are encouraged to apply now!  Deadline is June 19th.

Paul McCartney “OUT THERE” Tour

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Tickets on sale May 4 at 10AM

Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Tickets on sale now

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May book ~ Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

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