HAMLET — The timeless sounds of Motown will give way to an unforgettable concert experience, “The Magic of Motown,” coming Tuesday, Jan. 22, to the Cole Auditorium located on the main campus of Richmond Community College.  

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ROCKINGHAM — Thursday night will be a time for Richmond County residents to “Be young, be foolish, but be happy.”

Legendary R&B group The Tams will take the stage as Plaza Jam, the city’s summer outdoor concert series, comes to a close.

The Atlanta-based group was founded in 1960 and had several top 10 hits. They have been honored with two gold records and several awards and were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, according to their website.

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ROCKINGHAM - Bucky Covington, the former American Idol contestant on arguably its most star-studded season the show ever had, has been invited to the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

A native of Richmond County, Bucky first appeared in the national spotlight on American Idol's fifth season alongside Chris Daughtry, Taylor Hicks, and Elliott Yamin, and went on to garner major success and become the bestselling debut artist of 2007.

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Friday, 28 July 2017 08:16

We Are Richmond: Roger Dawkins

Like other towns, Rockingham has its share of talented artists. Singer/songwriter artist Roger Dawkins, lead singer of the band, Underwater Trailer Park, has lived in Rockingham all his life. He grew up listening to rock and roll and watching The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, while Pink Floyd is his all-time favorite band. Dawkins’ career in music began in 1990 when he, his nephew, and a friend “started jamming.” Dawkins proclaims he wasn’t a very good guitar player but says “I could pick enough to figure out the song.” His friend, however was a very good guitar player. Between the three of them they played old cover songs, blues, rock, and jazz. Then he began writing some lyrics; he got a riff in his head and before he knew it he had a song. He thought, “That sounds pretty good!” As it turned out, this was the first among many songs he was to record. Dawkins says his first two songs, Ball and Chain, and Back in the Day, were recorded at Luap Studios in Rockingham. He had some other lyrics in mind and decided to see what he could do with them. Over time, Dawkins wound up with enough material for an entire album of original songs. That was four years ago. As of today, Dawkins has recorded 22 songs, waiting to record the last two for his second album at Red Arrow Studio in Seneca, South Carolina.

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