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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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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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