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.
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.
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.
"I am a high school senior who three days ago was worried about which of my friends would receive flowers for Valentine's Day." ... Now, "my main concerns are funerals, gun control and whether or not I am going to be shot wherever I go," says Delaney Tarr, a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School, Tarr spoke to a crowd Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at the U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale during rally for gun control.