Music

Western Carolina University

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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microphone

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 mix

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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sign-language karaoke

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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Pittsboro

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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war memorial auditorium

Farewell, War Memorial Auditorium

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

The Sound of Live: First Concert Memories

Some things never change. Like the transformative thrill of a rockin’ first concert. With your parents.
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McInturff Guitars

The Sound of Ingenuity: Terry McInturff’s Guitars

The recipe for an epic electric guitar solo is simple: Take one rock legend. Eric Clapton will do. Add a guitar made by Siler City’s Terry McInturff. Turn the amp up to 11. Stand back.
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FM Converter

The Sound of Escape: A Quest for an FM Converter

AM radio is fine if you’re looking for hog prices or want to listen to monophonic versions of Christmas songs. But, if you’re a teenager in a small North Carolina town in the ’70s, you want — you need — FM.
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