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December 01, 2016

Ninety minutes or so of music doesn't begin to capture the work that goes into Friday's annual Christmas concert by the Tar River Children's Chorus and the Tar River Junior Strings.

Auditions for the chorus' three ensembles ran throughout the summer, and the singers in third through 12th grades…


N.C. Symphony to perform at ECC

December 01, 2016

It'll be beginning to sound a lot like Christmas when the N.C. Symphony plays its annual holiday pops concert Dec. 8 at Keihin Auditorium.

This year will be the ensemble's 10th consecutive Christmas concert at the Tarboro venue at Edgecombe Community College, said Eric Greene's its cultural arts…


River of art courses from Rocky Mount artist

November 24, 2016

Marion Clark Weathers' art ranges far afield — from the fields and streams of Eastern North Carolina all the way to Paris.

Oil and watercolor works from the Rocky Mount painter's series "Rivers and Waterways" are on display this month as part of the rotating exhibits at Braswell Memorial…


At 11, composer about to premiere first full opera

November 24, 2016

VIENNA — Alma Deutscher is a composer, virtuoso pianist and concert violinist who wrote her first sonata five years ago and whose first full opera will have its world premiere next month — and she's only 11.

Time-worn associations with Mozart, who wrote his first symphony at age 8,…