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The voice, oboe, cello, and piano ensemble known as A Closer Look is playing Huntsville, the hometown of manager and vocalist Alexandra Fees. Performance stops in our Rocket City include the library on Monroe Street, A.B. Stephens Music, Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, and A Cup of Everything.

You can find much more information about the group's Huntsville activities at its official website ACloserLook.com.

You can hear much more from A Closer Look's members here, with an interview conducted by WLRH host Judy Watters.

News from NPR

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