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Virginia Opera Presents: HMS Pinafore–This Weekend at Richmond CenterStage

Virginia Opera will be performing Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore this weekend at the Carpenter Theatre. Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Adam Turner and bass-baritone Jake Gardner (Sir Joseph Porter) stopped by the 88.9 WCVE studios to discuss the opera and the company’s production.

So, About This Week's Show...

So, about this week’s World Music Show...which by the way falls on this Saturday 11/22/14, will be jammed packed with a whole bunch of goodness. From Tropical Discotheque music, to desert blues music to classic French pop music by a racontour, this week's show will be filled with sounds that reach far beyond the typical. So, come with me now, as we examine, albeit briefly, on a tour a what to expect for this week.

Starting A Swing Music Collection: It’s All About “Discovery”

I love physical media. I’m thinking of CDs particularly. Although CD liner notes are not always accurate, if they are fairly comprehensive, they do go a long way toward helping me research the music, the musicians and stories on The Sound of Swing and to put them in a broader context. There may be something that catches my attention in those details or in a song itself and I’ll head to my internet browser to get more details.

Hart and Bonamassa Live in Amsterdam! Remembering Little Walter!

Henry and I hope that you’ll join us this weekend (11/15/14) on Time for the Blues because this is one of those shows that people are going to be talking about for a long time. And we mean in a good way, not the way that people usually talk about us. Relax, kick back, and turn the volume way up (Henry says make sure your dial goes up to 11) and you just might find out we’re a great way to end a Saturday night!

In Your Face--But in a Good Way

If I were one to use all caps, in order to prove a point--as in trying to shout about this week's World Music Show (11/8), then the entire text would in essence be all caps and look like I was yelling. But, luckily for you, I don't need to scream or get in your face about this week's show. I don't even need to use exclamtion points. Because the music selected for the two hours, will simultaneously be in your face, while at the same time, not over power you to turn the chanel. 

A World Music Circus

Alright, here's the low-down for this week's World Music Show (11/1). By now, if you're a frequent listener to this venue of world tunes, then you know that we regularly criss-cross the globe in the formats of both time and space. And if you don't know this, well then, this may be the perfect show for you to dip your musical toes into. Wait, that metaphor really clashes with all normal standards, which actually fits right in with this week's show.

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