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Soup to Nuts Live!
Well into its second decade, WHQR's SOUP TO NUTS LIVE! has become one of the Cape Fear region's favorite, live-listening experiences, featuring a wide array of musical genres on its stage. The M.C. Erny Gallery has hosted Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Celtic, Country, Blues, Latin, Jazz, Folk, Indie, Pop, and Americana performances. And along the way, we've welcomed talented, hard-working musicians from all walks of life.Our Gallery is an acoustic room that demands attention. Adapting your 'unplugged' performance to our space may require some patience, but the reward is a truly intimate, interactive experience for both artist and listener. STNL!'s recording process reflects its commitment to high quality, ongoing success, and the hard work of its technical staff. Each performance is engineered, multitracked, and edited into a one-hour program for broadcast on an upcoming date. In addition, we forward and cross-promote the live event (and the later broadcast) across our website, on-air, social media, and related platforms.If you would like to be considered for a future STNL! session in front of a live audience at WHQR, we'd like to hear from you. Send an email of interest to stnl@whqr.org and include links to your music, biography, website, videos, social media, club & tour dates, etc. We look forward to making contact with you soon. Thank you!

STNL!: "Sylvia Johns Ritchie & Class Act" Performs February 28th

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The next edition of WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! will feature Sylvia Johns Ritchie & Class Act on Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 pm (doors open 6:30 pm) in the MC Erny Gallery at 254 N. Front St. in downtown Wilmington. Price: $10 suggested donation at the door. Reserve a seat by sending an email to soup@whqr.org or call 910-343-1640 during regular business hours. 

Sylvia Johns Ritchie & Class Act - Original music by Sylvia Johns Ritchie,
(songs with Jazz, Beach & Blues influences) plus performances of Class Act’s
favorite tunes from the American songbook.
Sylvia Johns Ritchie (Lead Vocals & Piano) is an award winning New Orleans
musician, singer/songwriter, and one-of-a-kind dynamic entertainer who's been
captivating audiences in clubs and at festivals throughout the South for
decades. Her original tunes come from a rich palate of jazz, blues, country and
Cajun music, and since moving to the Cape Fear area, she's received attention
and airplay on beach music radio across the Carolinas. Her bandmates include
Barry Langston (Bass, Guitar, Vocals), a talented multi-instrumentalist and a
veteran of many popular regional bands, including Heart & Soul. Nel Nichols
(Harmonica, Keyboard, Vocals) brings her unique chromatic harmonica,
wailing blues harp, and keyboards to the Class Act sound. As a producer,
studio owner, and performer, JK Loftin (Guitar, Vocals) is well-known in the
Wilmington music community, adding his stellar resume of musical experience
to the Class Act line-up for this performance.

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A Wilmington resident since 1993, Lan began his tenure as on-air host for WHQR’s Front Street Blues in 2003, later adding operations and information technology to his duties, as well as production & logistical support for the long-running music series, Soup To Nuts Live!. He also provides images, video, and written content to WHQR.org.