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David Cross – Making America Great Again!

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.

Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross launched his “Making America Great Again!” tour in January 2016. He last toured in 2009 with a solo stand-up show in support of his New York Times Bestseller, I Drink for a Reason. “David Cross: The Pride is Back,” aired on HBO in 1999, and was named one of the 25 best stand-up comedy specials and concert films of all time by ROLLING STONE in July 2015.  Learn more & get tickets!

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Harlem Globetrotters’ 90th Anniversary

 

Celebrating 90 iconic years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions, The Harlem Globetrotters® are a worldwide icon, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter@Globies.

With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female standout Sweet J Ekworomadu – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.  Get your tickets to see them when they come to the John Paul Jones Arena!

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Elton John & His Band

Elton John and his band return to Charlottesville, Virginia for one performance at the John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8 pm as part of a nine-city concert tour that will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as selected tracks from his upcoming album Wonderful Crazy Night. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 20!

Local

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

GOP Will Use Convention To Pick Nominee

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5th District Republican leaders have agreed to hold a May 14th convention where they will pick a nominee for Congress.

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

UVA Captures Road Win At Pitt

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UVA racked up its sixth consecutive victory Saturday afternoon trouncing Pitt 64-50.

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

Boards Take Heat For Recent Decision

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Earlysville resident Gary Grant has scolded the Albemarle Supervisors for deciding their committee assignments in a January 6th closed session.

24 hours ago in Election, Local, Surrounding Counties

New GOP Hopeful Enters Race

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Andrew Griffin, who's from the Lynchburg area, has become the fifth Republican to voice interest in the House seat that Robert Hurt will vacate later this year.

1 day ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

City Police Investigate Gunfire Reports

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City Police investigate reports of shots being fired in the 700-block of Prospect Avenue.

Sports

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

UVA Captures Road Win At Pitt

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UVA racked up its sixth consecutive victory Saturday afternoon trouncing Pitt 64-50.

19 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

You can stream the Super Bowl

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This year, CBS will broadcast the game on TV and stream it live on cbssports.com. The network will play the same commercials on TV and on the live stream.

2 days ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

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Here’s a look at some of this weekend’s major sporting events.

2 days ago in Sports

The week’s best sports shots

Mark Macaspac leaps off the Super Bowl 50 sign inside Super Bowl City Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in San Francisco. The Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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

2 days ago in Sports

Broncos, Panthers set to deliver Super finish to season

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The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers are primed to provide a grand finish worthy of a landmark Super Bowl 50 on Sunday and cap a season of celebration by the National Football League.

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2 days ago in Sports, Weird

Prognosticating Ape picks Panthers to win Super Bowl

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The 1-year-old orangutan named Tuah chewed up a cardboard Panthers sign and later kissed a papier-maché Panthers helmet.

2 days ago in Weird

The Strangelove Suite: Northern Ireland sells nuclear bunker

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It has no windows — but offers unrestricted views of Armageddon.

3 days ago in Weird

A prank call that will make you smash your own windows

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Police in Tucson, Arizona, say pranksters convinced employees at a fast food restaurant to smash windows by pretending to be a fire-suppression company.

4 days ago in Weird

Jury summons directs people to call sex hotline

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That's one way to get people to do their civic duty.

5 days ago in Weird

Google buys ‘Google’ for just over $6,000

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A Massachusetts graduate student who pointed out a glitch that allowed him to briefly "own" the world's most heavily trafficked website has been rewarded by Google.

Blog

Tawne Hayes

Working for the Weekend

I’ve always called Thursday the “Unofficial Start of the Weekend”.  Of course, this goes back to the time when I…

Perry Stone

C-Ville, healthy & deadly

Charlottesville is a wonderful town. I know, you’re saying what?  When’s the other shoe going to drop? Don’t worry, it’s…

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32 Reasons Why the Eagles are the Best Band in the Universe

Check out this post from Vulture.com and see if you agree –

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2 days ago in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl 50 commercials

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A 30-second commercial spot on Super Sunday can cost up to $5 million. Which Super Sunday ad was your favorite?

News

18 hours ago in Music

This week’s top rock tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

19 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

You can stream the Super Bowl

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This year, CBS will broadcast the game on TV and stream it live on cbssports.com. The network will play the same commercials on TV and on the live stream.

2 days ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: Puppies predict Super Bowl 50

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Right or wrong, one thing is for sure: these puppies are adorable!

2 days ago in National

Making headlines this week

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

2 days ago in Entertainment

McDonald’s serving up ‘smarter’ Happy Meals

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Ronald McDonald plans to serve up a side of literacy as the fast food giant swaps toys for millions of books.

2 days ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

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

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