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What's on the Musical Menu

What’s going on for this week’s World Music Show (5/27)? Well, it’s a star-studded, full blown celebration of some newly released CDs. Or is that overselling it a bit? Either way, there is some great tunes lined up for this week. And, just to give you a taste, here’s a brief menu run-down.

In the appetizer section, your choices are as follows (though, really, you have no choice, since it’s been pre-selected. Perhaps this is a French menu?

McAuliffe Signs Bill To Help Grow Wineries and Breweries

Continuing his quest to visit all the craft breweries in Virginia, Gov. Terry McAullife stopped by Steam Bell Beer Works today to sign a bill that would allow for growth in both wineries and breweries. 

With a pen in his hand and a beer at the ready, Gov. McAullife signed into law today HB2418, which will allow both wineries and breweries to get more banquet licenses per year.

The change McAuliffe says, from 4 licenses to 8 licenses, will allow more growth across the board, including with agriculture.

Back to Basics

In the past few weeks, I feel like, due to the every expanding cavalcade of new music that have been gratefully flooding the offices of 88.9 WCVE, we need to take a step back a bit. So on this week’s World Music Show (5/20), that we’re going to go back to basics.

A Brazilian Love-Fest

It’s going to be a Brazilian love-fest on this week’s World Music Show (5-13). In the first hour, I’ll have an interview with the founder of the band Forro in the Dark. We’ll talk about their new CD as well as some of the great musicians they’ve worked with. Then for the rest of the show, we’ll explore the subcultures of Brazilian music. So either you way you slice it, the Brazilian beats are going to be thick this week, which is by no means a bad thing.

On the Metaphorical Turntable

More newness is seeping into yet another week’s World Music Show (5/6). This not only means good news for your ears, but good news for your method of listening—whether it’s a full-blown Hi-Fi system or a little transistor radio—ok yes, I’m totally dating myself. Because I’m sure you’re hunkered down in your Opal or your Volvo wagon while listening to the show, or perhaps you’re lying on your twin bed listening on your clock radio. But whatever your choice of listening device, this week’s show has something for everyone.

A Bevy of Stars

Sadly or maybe happily, this isn’t a Hollywood premier. But on this week’s World Music Show (4/29), the stars of the show (besides you, the listener of course), will be plentiful and magical.

A Musical Love-Fest of Local & Newness Awaits

When I spin the big wheel o’ fun on this week’s World Music Show (4-22), I foresee the prize needle landing on both a mix of new music as well as some local World Music. How do I know this? I rigged the board—that’s right. I write the rules of this musical love fest—that’s just how it goes. So sit back, buckle up and get your fingers poised to spin the wheel (because that’s all people want to do, right? Spin?).

Now, here’s the run down of how the slots are going to filled. First up , for all the new music sections, we’ve got artists like:

Accordion Crimes & Misdemeanors

So what happens when an accordion, a sitar, a tabla drum and a kora all walk into a bar? I’m not sure, but on this week’s World Music Show (4/15), we’ll explore each of these unique instruments.

It’s time to dust off that Sherlock cap, grab your pad & pen so you can help me investigate and roll the dice on our musical game of Clue.

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