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Posted Friday, April 28, 2017 by WLRH News

The Quatuor Danel was founded in 1991 and has been at the forefront of the international music scene ever since, with important concert performances worldwide and a row of groundbreaking CD recordings winning many important international awards. They're performing tonight (4/28) at Trinity United Methodist Church to conclude the Huntsville Chamber Music Guild's season. First violinist Marc Danel and cellist Yovan Markovitch dropped by WLRH prior to the performance to talk with Ginny Kennedy about the group's history and its repertoire. They also offed some advice for young string players. Tickets and information are available at

  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, pictured right, announced Sunday that she'll retire from Congress at the end of her term next year. In this 2016 photo, Ros-Lehtinen, puts heart glasses on a dog at the ASPCA's Paws for Love Valentine's Day pet adoption event at the Capitol.

    Posted Sunday, April 30, 2017 by NPR News

    Ros-Lehtinen, the first congressional Republican to publicly support gay marriage and a fierce critic of Cuban politics, will retire after almost three decades in the House of Representatives

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