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Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016 by WLRH News

Huntsville's summer chamber music festival returns this weekend and founders Matt McDonald and Susanna Phillips took time out of their busy schedules to chat with Ginny Kennedy about what's new and exciting with the popular event and what sets it apart from other festivals. The concerts feature a wide array of music performed by talented musicians from around the country including a new commission just for Huntsville. More information is at www.twickenhamfest.org.

  • South Koreans watch TV news showing a file image of Thae Yong Ho, a minister at the North Korean Embassy in London who recently defected to South Korea.

    Posted Sunday, August 28, 2016 by NPR News

    Defections appear to be on the rise, but it's difficult to tell what that means about relations between North and South — or the stability of Kim Jong Un's regime.

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