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It’s not every band that releases a mission statement about their latest album but on The Avett Brothers new one “Closer Than Together” they must have felt the songs needed some explanation. According to them, “The Avett Brothers will probably never make a sociopolitical record. But if we did it might sound something like this.”

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On October 4, Virginia Opera opened its new season with a production of Puccini's Tosca. Rebecca Evans shares her review.

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Why are today’s students exiting high school with a negative view of skilled trades as viable careers? Dr. Quentin Kidd of Christopher Newport University and the Wason Center for Public Policy attempts to answer this in this week's series of programs.

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It may not be cool enough yet for sweaters and hot chocolate, but this week on Acoustic Highway we are celebrating everything about the fall season. Join us Sunday night!

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In remembrance of Jessye Norman, who died earlier this week, WHRO FM will air a special tribute show on Oct. 3 and again on Oct. 5-6.

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This Week in Mal’s World, Mal Vincent previews Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella presented by Virginia Musical Theatre.

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The cover of Sturgill Simpson’s fourth album “Sound and Fury” features a muscle car with a radio for a front grill, driving away from a nuclear bomb mushroom cloud.

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This month, you can hear Music of the Baroque operas on WHRO FM. If you’re a fan of early music, you won’t want to miss these special broadcasts! 

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