Author Archives: Frank Dominguez

WDAV has Olympic Fever

With the Summer Olympic Games starting Friday, the world will be focused on London as athletes from across the world compete for medals in sports from rugby to table tennis. WDAV is turning our focus to the British capital, too. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mexico (and “Hola,” Hispanic Heritage Month)!

Today Mexicans are celebrating their nation’s bicentennial, and it’s also the start of Hispanic Heritage Month here in the US. So today we’re sampling selections from a new 2-CD set called Mi alma Mexicana – My Mexican Soul – featuring … Continue reading

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Remembering a Friend of Classical Music in Charlotte

Last Sunday, the Charlotte-area arts community lost one of its more beloved figures, Dr. George Stegner. For decades he was a music teacher at Queens University (then College) in Charlotte. He was also well known to Charlotte Symphony patrons for … Continue reading

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Holiday specials begin on WDAV

Call me crazy, but while other folks are anticipating the turkey and gravy, the favorite side dishes made from family recipes, and the overall feast of goodwill that is Thanksgiving, I look forward to the start of the holiday specials on WDAV.
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CSO On Campus

The Charlotte Symphony is continuing an innovative project for a second year with some of the area’s major arts groups as partners. CSO on Campus is a series of multi-disciplinary events presented in collaboration with the Levine Museum of the New South and the Mint Museum of Art, and taking place on six local college campuses, including Davidson College.
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Alicia de Larrocha Dies at 86

A diminutive Spanish pianist with a giant talent passed away Friday night. Alicia de Larrocha was beloved as an interpreter of both Mozart and Spanish composers, and played with a lightness and subtlety that seemed to match her small stature.
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Reflections on WDAV’s 30th

WDAV’s 30th anniversary has special significance for me, and not simply because I work at the station. I’ve been here in one position or another long enough to be considered a “veteran,” but many of my co-workers, such as Ted … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Barricades in Classical Music

Some listeners from Mint Hill happened to be in Davidson the other day and decided on an impulse to drop by the station with a burning question: what the heck is the Academy of St. Martin-in -the-Fields? They knew it … Continue reading

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