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7:18 am
Mon December 16, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday December 16, 2013

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

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Environment
4:45 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

How Much Will Your Electric Bill Be This Holiday Season?

Energy officials say your power bill could increase up to $80 a month, depending on the type of light bulbs you use in your holiday lighting displays.
Credit Keri Brown

Duke Energy is offering an improved tool to help consumers estimate their holiday lighting costs.

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Children
8:01 am
Sat December 14, 2013

Mothers, Citizens Break the Silence

According to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, in 2013, an estimated 30 youth under the age of 18 were killed by guns.
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This weekend, thousands of people nationwide and in North Carolina will hit the streets to advocate for better gun control legislation.

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Arts
1:31 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Jazz Guitar, Handel's Messiah, Another Holiday Film Classic, and More on Triad Arts Weekend

Fall Into Me is this year's Honor Card by artist Bill Mangum. The Honor Card Program raises awareness of the homeless in our state.
William Mangum

Triad Arts Weekend: December 13, 2013

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Arts
8:19 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Meet the Artist: Bass Jason McKinney

Jason McKinney as Paul Robeson
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Acclaimed bass Jason McKinney graduated from the University Of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied voice with soprano Marilyn Taylor and tenor Glenn Siebert. He also studied conducting with Maestro James Allbritten, and composition with Kenneth Frazelle. Jason McKinney has performed the role of legendary bass Paul Robeson many times in "A Play Based on the Life of Paul Robeson" by Phillip Hayes Dean.  In it, Jason embodies the many fascinating sides of Robeson’s life.

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