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New “Summer at CenterStage” Series Set To Kick Off

The Richmond Symphony is presenting a new summer concert series “Summer at CenterStage,” in partnership with the University of Richmond School of Music and VCUarts. The inaugual season will feature 8 one-hour concerts highlighting the complete sonatas by Johannes Brahms. The individual concerts will spotlight works for piano and solo instruments.

The Smell of Newness

We all love new things, right? From that new car smell to how new clothes feel to discovering a new restaurant, we all get a tad giddy when new things cross our path. So, imagine my joy for this week's World Music Show (6/21/14), because I'll get the chance to play a bevy of new music for you (but perhaps I should rename this week's episode "The Sound of Newness?").

Shake It Dad!

Dads have been known to shake it. They've got their own groove and rhythm. And whether that groove is on target or off the mark, you have to give them credit for the attempt (at least in my book). So on this week's World Music Show (6/14/14), we're going to give Dad plenty of tunes for him to shake it to, plus we're going to feature some father & son pairings that will hopefully make fathers and non-father's proud.

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown! RCBS' 10th Blues Challenge!

We hope you’ll join us this Saturday night (6/7/14) at 11:00 on Time For The Blues as Henry and I are sampling some music with connections to the Bayou State. A lot of great music emanated from here, and we’re bringing you just a small sample. Also, the River City Blues Society of VA's 10th Annual Blues Challenge is this Sunday (6/8/14)!

About this Week...

Ever have one of those weeks in which there is just too much going on and time just seems evaporate before your eyes? Well, I'm having one of those weeks. But, despite that type of week, I wanted to make sure that you knew what to expect on this week's World Music Show (6/7/14). Well, as I used to say to my dad about what my day was like, it's "a little bit of this of this and a little bit of that."
 

A French Dip Sandwich of Sound

You know, many wish they could have traveled back in time to be part of the French heyday when famous American writers and musicians roamed the streets of Paris in search of enlightenment. And while that sounds good to me, I also wish I could have been in Paris circa 1960s when they were having an explosion of pop music--most likely reflecting what was going on in the U.S. and in Great Britain. On this week's World Music Show (5/31), we'll explore a little bit of that world--especially in the first hour. In fact, it'll be like a French Dip sandwich of Sound.

Need a Lift?

Sometimes you need a little lift. And whether it comes from espresso, an electric shock or from music, either way it's a jolt that could help fuel a dip in your weekend momentum. So, on this week's World Music Show (5/24), I hope to do just that.

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