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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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George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

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videoGeorge Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81. Full story...
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Aaron Diehl Trio performing Sunday at Kenan Auditorium

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Chamber Music Wilmington, debut of Aaron Diehl, recent winner of the prestigious Cole Porter Prize from the American Pianists Association. The concert is Sunday at 7:30 pm at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium. Call the Kenan Auditorium Box Office at 962-3500 or order online at www.etix.com Full story...
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Azalea Festival concerts ready to go rain or shine

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video There was more progress today as crews set up downtown for this weekend's Azalea Festival concerts. Organizers say the concerts will go on rain or shine. With the concerts moving outdoors after years at Trask Coliseum, organizers are preparing for the worst. Full story...
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Azalea Festival concert stage rises

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The main stage for this week's Azalea Festival concerts is taking shape. Crews started setting it up in a parking lot at Cape Fear Community College this morning. video Full story...
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Azalea Festival releases more tickets for Avett Bros.

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videoThought you wouldn't get in to the Avett Brothers show during the Azalea Festival? You have another chance. The festival has released 1,000 more tickets to the show Friday, April 12. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Buddy Guy to headline 20th Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival

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videoFolks in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach area already jazzed about the 20th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival, and it's not happening until October. Full story...
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Colt Ford to play Saturday concert at Azalea Festival

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videoThe Azalea Festival has announced a third and final concert slated for downtown Wilmington next month. Colt Ford will perform Saturday, April 13, at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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The North Carolina Jazz Festival

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video The 33rd Annual NC Jazz Festival is right around the corner. Organizers say this year will be even bigger, thanks to new workshops and master classes Full story...
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Avett Brothers to rock Azalea Festival again

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videoThe Azalea Festival is slowly unveiling details of this year's major events. At a news conference this morning organizers announced a repeat performance by a musical group that packed a festival concert just two years ago. Full story...
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Azalea Festival moves concerts downtown to CFCC

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video Thousands more people will be able to enjoy the North Carolina Azalea Festival's concerts at a larger location next April. Organizers announced Cape Fear Community College's parking lot on North Front Street across from the Schwartz Center will be the venue for the festival's headliner concerts. Full story...
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20 city music tour stops in Wilmington

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video The very first Sunset Sessions tour featuring Duncan Sheik, Alpha Rev, Courrier & Laura Warshauer kicked off in Las Vegas November 8, 2012. Full story...
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Seafood Blues and Jazz festival is a hit

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Locals and visitors are making their way to Pleasure Island this weekend for the annual Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival. This year the festival welcomed iconic, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gregg Allman to the stage. The great food and music attracted a sold out audience this year, and people seemed very satisfied. Full story...
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National Pawn donating more than 100 band instruments to D.C. Virgo

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National Pawn owner Bob Moulton is donating more than 100 instruments to the D.C. Virgo Academic Academy band program to help budding musicians. Full story...
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