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Saturday January 22nd


	Paul Defiglia, Scott Avett and Joe Kwon, from left to right, of the Avett Brothers perform at “MElodies” to benefit Musical Empowerment.

UNC's Musical Empowerment hosts ?rst bene?t concert

There is power in music, and Thursday night, “MElodies” aimed to prove that. Musical Empowerment, a UNC student-led organization dedicated to providing free music lessons to children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, hosted its first annual “MElodies” benefit concert at the University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street.

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	David Menconi

Q&A with music writer David Menconi

David Menconi, The (Raleigh) News & Observer’s music critic since 1991, is making waves with his recent biography — “Ryan Adams: Losering, a Story of Whiskeytown” — about the former frontman of the local alternative rock band Whiskeytown.

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	People at the barbeque dance along to music by the band Flesh Wounds.

Backyard Barbecue draws more than 100

Karina Soni thinks the combination of food and music is the perfect way to enjoy the summer outside. Soni is the station manager at the UNC student-run radio station WXYC, which put on its first Backyard Barbecue event of the summer outside of Chapel Hill Underground Sunday. Sunday’s event featured live music from two local bands, pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs and chips for a cover charge of $3. Around 150 people attended the event. Backyard Barbecue shows are scheduled to occur on the last Sunday of every month at the Chapel Hill Underground.

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