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Join host Barry Graham to hear from Virginia Beach native Skip Friel as he talks music and features tracks from his multiple releases.

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Join WHRO FM on Friday, February 26, for a collection of powerful songs, stories and interviews with some of today’s most acclaimed Black artists and scholars. 

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The Hold Steady are like no other band today. With vocals that sound like shouted threats on a schoolyard and operatic guitars mixed with horns and heavy percussion, they have carved a niche for their songs about people on the street. Their eighth album, "Open Door Policy," brings that style to a whole new level.

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Pickin' continues its month-long birthday celebration of bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley this week. Tune in Sunday at 7 p.m. 

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Despite the cancellation of the Americana Music Association's award ceremony this year, fans can still enjoy the defining music of this year's honorees on this week's episode of the Acoustic Highway.

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Asia Caraballo is a local teen singer-songwriter, and the featured artist for a streaming performance through Teens With a Purpose on Thursday, February 18.

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"I think it is important for fellow musicians and artists to remain positive and to keep reaffirming there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel." Musician Jae Sinnett encourages artists to find outlets for their creativity during the pandemic. 

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is one of the first totally indie bands, releasing their debut in 2005 fully on their own. That D.I.Y. appeal is still evident on their album “New Fragility.”

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