Arts and culture

WNIU Plays Songs From The Heart

Feb 12, 2018

If music be the food of love, play on . . . .

Make Valentine’s Day special by dedicating that perfect song from the heart. This February 14th, WNIU will play classical requests and short messages from listeners. Schedule a special moment to pair with that bouquet for the kitchen table and box of chocolates. Choose your favorite bit of Brahms or Beethoven, Schubert or Schumann, and dedicate it to the one you love.

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