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The Cape Fear Chordsmen carry Christmas cheer through carols

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videoThe Cape Fear Chordsmen bring cheer to so many around the Cape Fear this time of year, and their passion for music won't miss a beat throughout other seasons, either. Several members of the group stopped by Good Morning Carolina to give viewers a listen of a fun, holiday favorite. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Thalian Hall Productions

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video This week, WWAY's George Elliott went to Thalian Hall where he met with executive director Tony Rivenbark to talk about an honor he will receive plus all of the productions going on at North Carolina's official community theater. Full story...
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Cold crowd gathers for hot discs on Record Store Day

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videoBig box stores were not the only spots with lines out the door this Black Friday. Gravity Records on Castle Street in Wilmington featured limited edition music that drew a crowd for what is called Record Store Day. Full story...
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Widespread Panic to play two Azalea Festival concerts

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videoGet ready for Panic at the 2014 North Carolina Azalea Festival. Widespread Panic will play two concerts during the 67th annual event in April, festival organizers announced this morning. Full story...
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Music of Mozart, Words of Einstein

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The 2013-14 Chamber Music Wilmington (CMW) season should banish any conventional ideas you may harbor about small-ensemble classical music. The season opener on Sunday at UNCW's Beckwith Recital Hall is a program titled "Einstein: Speaking of Mozart." Full story...
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Downtown Sundown Concert features Katy Perry Tribute Band

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videoAt the Downtown Sundown Concert Friday night, people of all ages, and many tweens enjoyed the sounds of Katy Perry, Pink and Adele. Full story...
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Cape Fear Blues Festival comes to a close

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videoBlues lovers came out to The Rusty Nail this afternoon for an all-day jam. Full story...
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Extraordinary People: Bootleg Dynasty brings unique sound to Cape Fear music scene

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video Rowdy Americana, some homegrown hootenanny with a Johnny Cash twist. That's how you could describe the hot tunes from Wilmington group, Bootleg Dynasty. From Brad Lackey on lead vocals and acoustic guitar to Ryan Curry not missing a beat on the drums, these guys truly love playing together. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington's largest live music venue now open

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video A new music venue opens at an address that was a trouble spot downtown. Ziggy's by the Sea has only been open for a few weeks, but they hope to bring more music lovers downtown. Full story...
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Downtown Sundown Concert: Dave Matthews Tribute Band

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videoThe Dave Matthews Band Tribute Band will headline from 8 to 10 p.m. Opening act, American Patchwork starts at 6 p.m. Half of the proceeds from wristband sales will benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at Wilmington. Full story...
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'Les Miserables' prepares to take the stage

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video An all-time famous Broadway and Hollywood musical is making its way to the Port City. Opera House Theatre Company will perform "Les Miserables" at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington for the next three weekends. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Street musician brightens downtown with smooth sounds

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video As the sun sinks down over downtown Wilmington, sweet sounds swing up and down Front Street. At the mouthpiece is saxophonist Glen McRae. "It’s about joy, gets the mess out of the world sometimes," McRae said. McRae takes his place on the street stage every day, collecting tips from passersby who may be out shopping or to get a bite to eat. But while many may hear his bright tones, what they may never hear is hi past near fatal battle with alcoholism. Full story...
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Bluegrass festival benefits local economy

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videoFolks jammed out to the 9th Annual Mostly Bluegrass Spring Festival in Shallotte this weekend. Bands took stage at the farmer's market in riverside park while patrons sang and danced. Mostly Bluegrass Society Events Coordinator Jim Caulder says they play for the love of the music, but also for the continuation of the music into the next generation. Full story...
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UNCW grad student uses hip hop as therapy tool

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video A UNCW grad student's name may not be familiar to you, but his alias Kon Sci has been making waves in the local music scene for the years. Full story...
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WWAY proud to be exclusive media partner of WDI's 'Downtown Sundown Concert Series'

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WDI kicks off Wilmington's annual signature Friday night concert series Friday May 24. This summer marks the 8th season for the Downtown Sundown, which began as an economic development promotion to attract people downtown in the late afternoon. It has grown to be one of the more popular FREE events in the region, attracting locals and tourists of all ages. Full story...
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