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First lady to arrive today, speak Tuesday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Michelle Obama will arrive in Charlotte on Monday and speak at the opening evening of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, according to a schedule released Sunday.

That schedule does not include an appearance at the CarolinaFest taking place on Tryon Street Monday afternoon and evening.

The first lady’s speech is scheduled for 10:35 p.m. Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

On Wednesday, she is slated to speak to the African American and Hispanic caucuses and at a luncheon honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered elected officials at the Marriott City Center.

Thursday’s schedule calls for her to join Jill Biden for a USO service project at the Convention Center, followed by a joint speaking appearance at the women’s caucus. She will join President Barack Obama at the Bank of America Stadium Thursday night, where he will accept the nomination for re-election.

Michelle Obama’s staff would not say where she will stay while she’s in Charlotte.

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