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Rocker Joe Cocker dies at 70

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Legendary rock star Joe Cocker has died, his agent confirmed to the BBC. He was 70. Full story...
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Harpist on Call spreads Christmas cheer

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videoHarpist on Call usually provide musical therapy for patients to provide help with pain and anxiety. They also help spread holiday cheer by performing holiday classics to help ring in the Christmas season. Full story...
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Alan Jackson to play Azalea Festival

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videoWe're barely into fall, but it's already to start making plans for spring's biggest event in Wilmington. The North Carolina Azalea Festival announced country star Alan Jackson will headline one of the concerts set for the annual event, which runs April 8-12, 2015. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Benji Horrell

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videoBenji Horrell, our Teacher of the Week, brings sweet music to the halls of Hoggard High School. With a performer's heart and an educator's head, Mr. Horrell is an inspiration to both past and present students. The Choral Director says performing, not teaching, is his favorite thing because that's when everyone is singing at one time and that means there are sometimes as many as 150 singers on stage. Full story...
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Phlock to the Beach is August 22-24 at Oak Island

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videoPhlock to the Beach, A Buffett Style Beach Bash is August 22 - 24 in Oak Island. Change your latitude and your attitude at the opening night Parrot Head Pub and Grub Crawl that extends from the island to nearby Southport. The entire weekend is filled with events including horseshoe and cornhole tournaments, arts, food and drinks and live music. Full story...
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Cape Fear Blues Festival kicks off

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videoA weekend full of great music begins Friday night as the Cape Fear Blues Festival gets underway. Full story...
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Willie Nelson, Farm Aid coming to N. Carolina

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Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina. The concert is scheduled for Sept. 13 in the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh. It features performances by Nelson, who is Farm Aid president and co-founder, along with fellow board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews. Local artists will also perform. Full story...
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Pender Co. twin takes to Twitter to bring Drake to sister's funeral

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Former Laney High School cheerleader Jasmin Grady is at the center of the Twitter-verse, as her twin brother works to fulfill her last wish. As he works to bring Drake to the Port City to sing at her funeral, the family effort has her story all over social media.

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Big Smo visits Wilmington kids, plays Ziggy's tonight

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videoHick-Hop is coming to Ziggy's by the Sea tonight. From "Kuntry Livin'" to the Port City, reality star Big Smo is performing up and down the east coast and stopping along the way to explain to kids the importance of art and following their dreams. Full story...
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2014 Carolina Beach Music Festival out numbers all previous years

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video The 29th Carolina Beach Musical Festival saw more people than ever before this year. Full story...
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