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The Lonesome River Band recently released two outstanding cds- one a tribute to the famed Easter Brothers of North Carolina.

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Mark Erelli has been recording since the late 90’s and his new album “Lay Your Darkness Down” is inspired by a recent diagnosis of a degenerative eye disease that could leave him blind.

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On Thursday, February 16th, Another View will be live in Edenton, North Carolina where the debate is ongoing over what to do with a monument to confederate soldiers near the downtown waterfront. Should it remain in place or be moved to another location?

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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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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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