An anonymous long-time friend of the station from Lumberton sent us a generous end-of-year donation along with this note:
Everytime I listen to Diane Rehm, my enthusiasm tends to be dampened. But never mind me. With the exception of my feelings that the station leans more left than it ever has before and is not balanced in certain program choices … the music is non-political and has no ideology, and I enjoy that – so I will donate.
We thank anonymous both for the contribution and the comment.
Once sound came to Hollywood, movie producers faced a dilemma: how to bring popular Broadway musicals to the big screen, without sacrificing realism. To have actors suddenly bursting into song on screen, at first, just seemed unbelievable.
Current popular singers like Queen Latifah, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, and even country singer Willie Nelson, are tackling old songs written by the great composers and lyricists from the first half of the 20th century.
WHQR is thrilled to be co-presenting The Great American SongbookLive at Thalian Hall on Friday, March 2 at 8:30. The show, with an expanded cast of musicians, will be a live version of our popular radio feature with Phil Furia, heard each afternoon at 1:30.