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During the month, as we celebrate Black History Month, the WHRV music producers offer their own tributes to the musical geniuses of jazz, blues, and folk and look at how their artistry helped fuel a greater awareness not only of the music but in a need for change in America.

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We’ll hear from Eric Bibb, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Tracy Chapman.

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Songs about teenage angst are so much more meaningful coming from an actual teenager. Ann Gray is a sixteen year old Hampton Roads high school student who’s just released her debut album “The Half of It.”

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Don Reno and Red Smiley were one of the most acclaimed duos in country and bluegrass music in the 1950s and 60s.

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Photo: Matt Wittmeyer

A new 13-week series celebrates the performances, artists and artistry of the Gateways Music Festival. Join us on Fridays at 9 p.m. beginning on February 3. 

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Lucky 757's new album “Rockabilly Revival” brings the 1950’s genre kicking and screaming into the 21st century by recalling the frenetic energy of its pioneering artists.

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Throughout the 1980s, singer/songwriter Holly Knight composed anthems that became the soundtrack for millions of people’s lives. She discusses her career and her new book Friday at noon on WHRV FM.

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We’ll have songs by cowboys and about cowboys with music by Ian Tyson, John Denver, Ramblin Jack Elliott, and plenty of others.

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