VIDEO: Hiroshi Arakawa, a young Japanese musician who came to Raleigh to learn English and bluegrass, plays in public for the first time during Beer & Banjos at The Raleigh Times Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, as Arakawa continues his recovery from a devastating Thanksgiving night car crash that killed his girlfriend and hospitalized him for 72 days.
Hiroshi Arakawa: On the mend and back to pickin'
The original Village People cowboy is back on the Billboard charts
Bonnie Tyler singing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on a cruise ship during a total eclipse
Tift Merritt performs 'Stitch of the World"
Rhiannon Giddens jams with Giri and Uma Peters
Molly Tuttle plays The Lincoln on the 2016 IBMA Bluegrass Ramble
IBMA Soundcheck with Sierra Hull
Musician Bernie Worrell performs in the Pop-up Factory
PLAY-Sound at Moogfest in Durham
Country superstar Garth Brooks to play Raleigh's PNC Arena
Someday - A Benefit for Duke Hospice
Duke University's 'Vespers' to perform with Rolling Stones in Raleigh
Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler belted out her 1983 hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in a duet with pop band DNCE during the solar eclipse Monday. Tyler performed on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas as the ship passed into the eclipse's path of totality at about 3 p.m.
Rhiannon Giddens plays "Pretty Little Girl" with Giri and Uma Peters, two kids of Indian descent from Nashville who were one of the hits of last week's World of Bluegrass festival in Raleigh. After reading that Carolina Chocolate Drops had inspired Uma to take up banjo, Giddens arranged a meeting at their home in Nashville and stayed about two hours, teaching them songs, history and musical techniques.
Someday - A Benefit for Duke Hospice features North Carolina singers and recording artists including Chuck Champion, Dexter Romweber, Harvey Dalton Arnold, Pete and Andrea Connolly (Birds and Arrows), Heather McEntire (Mt. Moriah), Rachel Hirsch (I Was Totally Destroying It), and Skylar Gudasz.