Music

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Coming Home with Leah Shaw: Performance and Q&A

Leah Shaw, winner of Our State’s 2014 Singer-Songwriter competition, performs her song “Carolina I’m Home” and talks about pining for the land of the longleaf pine.
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Grits & Soul: Live at Our State

Asheville’s Grits & Soul sings about love, heartbreak, and North Carolina in the Our State library.
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Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends, “Wake Me, Carolina”

In 2007, folk musician Stephanie Stewart left North Carolina for the Pacific Northwest. A year later, she returned with inspiration for a song. Watch Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends perform “Wake Me, Carolina” at Turntable in Jamestown.
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Western Carolina University’s Marching Band to Perform in the Big Apple

Start spreading the news — Western Carolina University’s marching band is heading to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Raleigh Ringers

Lords of the Ring: The Raleigh Ringers

When this handbell choir puts on a show, the rhymes and chimes of traditional melodies give way to rock ’n’ roll.
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The Sound of Dreams: American Idol

Fantasia. Scotty. Caleb. Three winners, more than any other state in the nation. And a slew of famous finalists. “American Idol” introduced the country to a new voice of North Carolina. How did this phenomenon happen?
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Music Issue Mix: November 2014

We couldn’t have created a music issue without feeling inspired by our favorite music-makers.
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Signing and Singing: Sign-Language Karaoke

For the deaf and hard of hearing in North Carolina, sign-language karaoke is a way to stay connected to music.
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The Sound of Unity in a Pittsboro Church Choir

From soprano to bass, a Pittsboro church choir blends the voices — and personalities — of its members in joyful, appreciated harmony.
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Farewell, War Memorial Auditorium

After 55 years, a beloved Greensboro performance venue takes its final bow.
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