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The First Lady has mentioned the singer, who is coming to Durham as part of AT&T's speaker series/concert tour, several times. It's been widely reported that First Lady Michelle Obama is a huge fan of Varner and her 2012 debut album "Perfectly Imperfect," after First Daughters Sasha and Malia hipped her to the artist.

Modified: 02/12/13 12:02:04 AM

Follow along here Sunday night for all the thrills, chills and spills of the Grammy Awards. The telecast starts at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, but David Menconi should be snarking and blogging on the pre-broadcast portion before then -- at which point we should know whether or not a good chunk of his predictions came to pass. Y'all come.

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Granite Falls native Eric Church is up for two Grammy Awards Sunday, for country song and country solo performance for his No. 1 country hit “Springsteen.” In both, he faces formidable competition from the likes of Carrie Underwood and Alan Jackson.

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NC musicians: What are the odds at the Grammys?

The Grammy Awards were a cinch to predict last year: An Adele landslide appeared to be the most likely outcome, and the British singer took home six including the grand prize, Album of the Year. By contrast, there are no sure things this year – which also goes for the categories where North Carolina folks are up for awards.

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Country singer Eric Church faces competition for Grammys

Tar Heel of the Week:  Dolph Ramseur has taken the Avett Brothers and Carolina Chocolate Drops to the top. Both are nominated for Grammy Awards.

Modified: 02/09/13 08:51:24 PM

The performance at the Super Bowl was one of many tributes to the victims, some put on by world famous performers.

Modified: 02/08/13 06:52:50 PM

‘I feel like my kind of music is a big pot of different spices,’ says the singer/songwriter/clawhammer banjo player.

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ClassicalPicks:  The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival comes to Raleigh.

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RockPicks:  Experience Patterson Hood’s raspy howl at the Carrboro ArtsCenter.

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Contrary to what the name might evoke, ‘Lovesick Blues’ is an intricately crafted pop cathedral with strings and woodwinds.

Modified: 02/06/13 04:25:13 PM

It’s been a year since the MC and the former third of acclaimed hip-hop trio Little Brother performed in the capital city.

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Napoleon Wright II will perform live for the first time at the Pour House Music Hall.

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