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On Christmas Eve 1944, 19-year-old John Waller was on a ship that was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the English Channel. He joined us on HearSay this week to share his tragic and amazing story that remained a mystery for years until it was recently made into a documentary.

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Mal Vincent talks about the actor and hip hop artist Pharrell William’s proposed plans for a three-day oceanfront music festival in Virginia Beach.

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Join us on WHRO-FM Sunday night for a special musical presentation just in time for Chanukah. 

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The Epilogue of Boito's "Mefistofele." Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera

On Saturday, December 1, the 88th Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season begins with Mefistofele by Italian composer and librettist Arrigo Boito.

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Core Theatre Ensemble will perform its original adaptation of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne at the Little Theatre of Norfolk, Thursday, November 29 through Saturday, December 1.

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This Week in Mal’s World, Mal Vincent retells the mystery of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, its Virginia connection, and his weekend trip to Washington, DC to see “Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical” at the Kennedy Center.

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Latin Flair was a fun opening for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s season at Regent University, showcasing dynamic, lesser-known classical works under their new assistant conductor Gonzalo Farias’s elegant conducting.

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This year, Thanksgiving falls on the same day as the Feast Day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Tune in to WHRO FM for warm and joyful music throughout the day.

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