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'Joy to the World' with Bob Thompson Around West Virginia
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Bob Thompson and his band present their annual concert Joy to the World in three West Virginia cities this week.
“You have to be very careful when you’re dealing with Christmas music because this is music that belongs to everybody and people know this music. It’s special to them. So you can’t take it too far away from what it is. You still want to evoke those memories of the holidays with people so you can’t get too far outside. But at the same time we try to put our own stamp on it.”
Bob Thompson and his band perform "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."
Joy to the World, Thompson and his band’s annual Christmas gift to jazz lovers will be presented in three cities beginning tonight at the Culture Center in Charleston, Friday night at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins and Saturday night at the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown.
This week’s premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage features the 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner, Alisa Amador. As a bilingual sing-songwriter, Amador commands audiences with her soulful voice and mixture of rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk that is sweetly wrapped with the Latin music she grew up with.
The public is invited to join Us & Them podcast host Trey Kay for a deep discussion on journalism and trust in the news media. The event will be held on Sept. 20 at Reynolds Hall on West Virginia University's campus in Morgantown.