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Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera

When opera lovers hear the name Figaro they think of one of two things: either Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro or Rossini’s Barber of Seville. What gets lost in this is the original author, Pierre Beaumarchais.

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In addition to wonderful music for the Christmas season from the WHRO FM library, we are happy to bring you a number of special programs again this year.

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Virginia Stage Company opened their annual production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol last weekend at the Wells Theatre in downtown Norfolk. A Christmas Carol is often credited with sparking the concept of “holiday spirit.”

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Seasoned film critic Mal Vincent recalls the moment that started it all for him. 

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Staying with relatives during this holiday season? Our expert has tips to help, whether you're hosting the family or the one sleeping in the guest room.

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Whether you love the Christmas classics, or the lesser-known compositions, WHRO FM has something for every listener during this holiday season.

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Tune in Christmas Eve to hear a variety of programs celebrating the magic of this season. WHRV 89.5 FM will be airing holiday programs starting at 6 p.m.

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Have you seen our new socks? This trendy apparel can be yours when you support WHRO.

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