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CAPE FEAR MEMORIAL BRIDGE: Updates, resources, and context
WHQR and Thalian Hall are presenting a live performance of Phil Furia’s feature program The Great American Songbook on Friday, March 2nd on Thalian Hall’s main stage. Before the big event, WHQR's Rachel Lewis Hilburn is taking a deeper look at the history of the Great American Songbook with a three-part series. It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely… that familiar phrase found its way into the English lexicon in the first half of the twentieth century. In Part II of our special series on the history of The Great American Songbook, WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn and Phil Furia, creator of the Midday Café feature, explore how so many of the great lyricists started life as light verse poets. For tickets to the event, visit thalianhall.org.

Great American Songbook Live: The Oscars! - Tickets On Sale Now

WHQR Public Media and UNCW Office of the Arts are pleased to present The Great American Songbook Live: The Oscars on the big stage at Kenan Auditorium on Saturday, February 17 at 7:30pm.  Tickets available at the Kenan Box Office (910-962-3500) or...

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Nina Repeta

For this special show, Academy Award winning songs and contenders from the history of the Oscars will be performed. Host Phil Furia and musicians Bob Workmon, Nina Repeta, Jack Krupicka, LaRaisha Dionne, and many others will perform - offering an evening of the most enduring songs and songwriters of the 20th century.

The Great American Songbook Live: The Oscars is the latest concert version of the WHQR radio feature broadcast weekdays at 8 pm on 91.3fm. Classic popular songs will be performed by LaRaisha Dionne (Vocals), Jack Krupicka (Vocals/Piano), Nina Repeta (Vocals), Bob Workmon (Vocals) and others.

The show will feature the stories behind the songs written and narrated by Phil Furia and illustrated by Laurie Patterson from archival images of songwriters, performers, shows, and movies. All proceeds benefit WHQR.

The concert will feature “When You Wish Upon a Star," "Moon River," "Days of Wine and Roses" and many other favorite Best Song Academy Award winners and contenders.
Tickets are all reserved seating and are $25 (general admission), $22 (senior) and $15 (child/student) and on sale at the Kenan Auditorium Box Office (910.962.3500), open Monday – Friday noon – 6pm - or - purchase tickets here.

Listen to our Communique interview with Phil Furia here.