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8:48 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Jerry Douglas and The Earls of Leicester to Perform at Merlefest

The Earls of Leicester


The dobro is a guitar you play on your lap. It's typically played with a steel slide, and it has a sound that’s kind of like a weeping banjo. The dobro has appeared on countless songs, especially in bluegrass and country music. Based on statistics alone, if you’ve ever heard a recording of a dobro, there’s a good chance you heard it played by today’s guest, Jerry Douglas.

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8:59 am
Thu April 16, 2015

NC Writers' Network Hosts Spring Conference in Greensboro

North Carolina Writers' Network Executive Director Ed Southern.

The North Carolina Writers' Network was established in 1985, and since then it has become one of the largest writers' organizations in the country.

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10:40 am
Wed April 15, 2015

NC A&T State University Presents "No Dwelling: Homeless in America"

Symone Austin

Last year, Guilford County Schools reported that 2,800 students experienced homelessness.

North Carolina A&T State University alumnus, actor/director and playwright Miller Lucky Jr. explores the causes behind homelessness and the toll it takes on those affected in his new play No Dwelling: Homeless in America.

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9:42 am
Tue April 14, 2015

NC A&T State University Celebrates The Legacy Of Jazz With Delfeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis

North Carolina A&T State University Jazz Ensemble will celebrate the legacy of jazz music featuring trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis.

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9:31 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn To Perform At Merlefest

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn.
Lilly Abbott

He’s been nominated in more different musical categories than any other musician in the history of the Grammy Awards. She’s been called “a modern classic” by the Boston Globe, and “a daring, defiant talent” by the Wall Street Journal: internationally renowned banjo sensation Béla Fleck and singer/banjoist Abigail Washburn.

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