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Albemarle High School Players present Hairspray

The Albemarle High School players are excited to bring the Broadway musical “Hairspray” to the Albemarle High School Auditorium!  “Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960’s.  Show dates are Thursday, April 28th and 29th at 8:00pm, Saturday the 30th at 8pm with a 6 o’clock dinner theatre option and a Sunday matinee May 1st at 3pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults online – $20 at the door, $12 for students and seniors online – $15 at the door.  For more information and tickets, click here!

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Awareness Education Fair

Concerned about the risk of brain injury with sports, military service or work? Want to know more about how to decrease your risk of stroke? Learn more!

Visit information booths for educational materials and local resources, blood pressure checks, stroke risk factor screenings and free bicycle helmets.*

*One helmet per person. Limited quantities. First come, first served. Recipient must be present. Parent/guardian must sign waiver if recipient is younger than 18.

Organized by the UVA Traumatic Brain Injury Quality Support Team & the UVA Stroke Team.

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New City Arts SOUP Dinner

SOUP, a seasonal public dinner series to support creative projects in Charlottesville, will be held Monday, May 2nd at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville.  Doors open at 6:30pm.   Tickets are $10 and include soup, salad, bread, dessert and a vote on creative projects in need of funding.  Community members will make presentations about their creative projects eligible for funding.  If you have a presentation to consider, your proposal is due by April 4th.  For more information, call New City Arts Initiative at 434-202-5277.

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Discoveries of James Monroe’s Highland Photography Exhibition Opening and Reception

Ash Lawn-Highland is excited to host the exhibition opening and reception for the UVa SCPS class “Advanced Digital Photography: Discoveries of James Monroe’s Highland” on May 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This opening and lecture will feature the work of students from John Hulburt’s advanced digital photography class focused on Ash Lawn-Highland, home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. The evening will begin in the lower level of the event barn, where Highland’s Executive Director, Sara Bon-Harper, will discuss current initiatives and the historic site, and Hulburt will describe the events and topics photographed during the course. Each student will introduce his or her image, explaining why and how the image was made. The exhibition of prints will be available for viewing in the main house, followed by a reception. This event is free and open to the public.

About John Hulburt
John Hulburt was an award-winning professional photographer before embarking on a career in financial management. He continues to be active in digital photography and has won local competitions for his work.  John is a member of the Charlottesville Camera Club (CCC) and the Charlottesville Photographers Initiative (CPI).  He has taught an array of digital photography courses through SCPS for several years. Recent projects have included an exhibit of student work in partnership with Montpelier as well as a solo exhibition at the UVa Medical Center.

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Celebrate Clean Commute Day

The Commuter Information Team is proud to host the 26th annual Clean Commute Day in the Central Virginia region, Friday, May 6th, 2016.

Area commuters are encouraged to take the “Clean Commute Pledge,” promising to use a commute option other than driving alone for at least one day this spring.  Participants who make the pledge are eligible to win valuable prizes from sponsors. The Grand Prize Winner will receive two tickets on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Service good for travel to any location along the route from Charlottesville to Boston.

CAT is offering free bus rides all day!

Join the celebration on Friday, May 6th at the Community Chalkboard on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Representatives from RideShare, JAUNT, UTS and CAT will be there providing information and giveaways.

Take the “Clean Commute Pledge”. Pledge cards will also be available at the Clean Commute Day Celebration on Friday, May 6th. Clean Commute Day is sponsored by Whole Foods and Amtrak.

Entertainment

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this May

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On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Mother’s Day,’ Key & Peele comedy ‘Keanu’ hit theaters

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu this May

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It's going to be a great weekend for some binge-watching.

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Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

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The Swedish Oscar winner follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie to play the famed adventurer.

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‘Angry Birds,’ apps to go hand-in-hand at the movies

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Creators of the upcoming "The Angry Birds Movie" movie will ask audiences to whip out their phones during the end credits and point them at the screen.

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12 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Local Sports, Sports, Surrounding Counties, UVA, UVA Sports

UVA Men’s Lacrosse Ends Season

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The UVA men's lacrosse program ended its 2016 season with a 7-8 record after a 19-11 loss to Brown University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

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UVA Baseball Team Takes Two From Pitt

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UVA won a Saturday double header over Pittsburgh Saturday, and racked up its 28th and 29th victories of the baseball season.

23 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Local Sports, Sports, Surrounding Counties, UVA, UVA Sports

Baltimore Ravens Select Canady

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UVA has now managed to have one of its football players drafted by an NFL team for 33 years.

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The weekend sports schedule

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Here’s a look at some of the sporting events taking place this weekend.

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The best sports shots this week

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A look at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.

Viral Videos

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Watch Richard Sherman pick up unsuspecting passengers

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The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl winner takes a side gig as a driver for Lyft.

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Stern father finally praises you

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"Law & Order" star J.K. Simmons and Stephen Colbert know how much praise from a stern father means. Here, pull up a chair.

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The Internet is down – the musical

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How will you live without 24/7 access at your fingertips?

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A lip-sync conversation

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Talking in songs.

UVA

5 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Pedestrian Struck On McIntire Road

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A male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Sunday morning, and he's in critical condition at the UVA Medical Center.

5 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Police Investigate Robbery Behind Corner

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City Police are investigating a Saturday morning robbery in a parking lot behind the UVA Corner business district.

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Cuccinelli Won’t Run In 2017

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Former State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has told fellow Republicans he will not run for governor in 2017.

12 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Cruz Prevails In GOP Delegate Count

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Ted Cruz won most of the Republican at-large delegates that were chosen at the Virginia GOP Convention at James Madison University.

12 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Local Sports, Sports, Surrounding Counties, UVA, UVA Sports

UVA Men’s Lacrosse Ends Season

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The UVA men's lacrosse program ended its 2016 season with a 7-8 record after a 19-11 loss to Brown University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

News

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

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U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

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The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

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No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

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The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.

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