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“Red, White and Randy 4th” On Sirius XM

“Red, White and Randy 4th” On Sirius XM

GAC Re-airing Special Show Nashville, TN — Be sure to tune in this Fourth of July when country superstar Randy Travis hosts the holiday special, Red, White, and Randy 4th on Sirius XM.  The program is set to air throughout the day on Prime Country (Channel 58), beginning at 6:00 a.m. (ET).  It will feature a playlist boasting some of Randy’s greatest hits and tracks from his Anniversary Celebration CD along with some of the nation’s most moving and popular patriotic songs. Other highlights include reflections from Randy on some of his favorite songs, and stories behind many of the hits that he’s written and recorded over the years. To ensure that everyone is able to check out the celebrated […]

Ninth Annual Wild Horse Days in Corolla

Ninth Annual Wild Horse Days in Corolla

Corolla, NC – The ninth annual Wild Horse Days begins on Tuesday, July 3rd, at Currituck Heritage Park. The day starts at 11:00 with a police K9 demonstration.  Come and see Currituck County’s canine bomb sniffing officer in action during an explosive demonstration. At 11:30, kids and small adults can ride a gentled Colonial Spanish Mustang that has been rescued from the wild and trained. At 12:30, watch a wild horse training demonstration. Steve Edwards and his young riders from Mill Swamp Indian Horses in Smithfield, VA will demonstrate natural wild horse gentling techniques with two year old “Ash,” a wild Colonial Spanish Mustang from the beaches north of Corolla. The day continues with more Mustang rides, a petting zoo, […]

Hank Williams “The Last Ride” Earns Early Acclaim

Hank Williams “The Last Ride” Earns Early Acclaim

The Movie of Hank Williams’ Last 72 Hours Earns Early Acclaim Movie called “fascinating”, “engaging” and “deeply interesting”   Jett Williams and Benjy Gaither to perform on Huckabee on Fox News June 30th Nashville, TN – The early reviews are in for The Last Ride, a new film about the final days in the life of country music icon Hank Williams. Variety called it “an engaging road trip” and said Hank Williams is “persuasively played by Henry Thomas.” The New York Daily News described Williams’ music as “eloquent” and “mesmerizing”. New York Observer said, “It’s a fascinating film that I enjoyed thoroughly.” The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette called it “A deeply interesting movie.” Oxford American Magazine editor, Mark Smirnoff, says the The […]

Hank Williams Jr “Old School” Music Giveaway

Hank Williams Jr “Old School” Music Giveaway

NASHVILLE, TN – As a celebration of Independence Day, Bocephus Records/Blaster Entertainment along with Hank Williams, Jr. is giving away free copies of Williams’ new single, “That Ain’t Good,” through the “Free Music for a Free America” program. Radio stations across America have been offered a specially designed Hank Williams, Jr. widget for their station website allowing fans to click though, receive a free download of Hank’s debut song and learn more about his July 10 release, Old School, New Rules. Radio network Dial Global and satellite radio giant Sirius XM have joined in the free music give-away. The “Free Music for a Free America” promotion ends Friday, July 13. Radio stations or media outlets wishing to participate in the […]

Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotives: A Family Portrait, Gets Bigger As Event Approaches

Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotives: A Family Portrait, Gets Bigger As Event Approaches

The Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotives: A Family Portrait event at the N.C. Transportation Museum July 3 and 4 continues to grow to historic proportions.  The event celebrates Norfolk Southern Corporation’s 30th Anniversary, created by the merger of Southern Railway and Norfolk Western Railway.  These two companies, however, were the product of hundreds of predecessor railroads, some of which date back to the 1800’s. To honor that history, Norfolk Southern has painted 20 locomotives in the classic paint schemes of some of those predecessor railroads.  Some of these Heritage Locomotives have been traveling the country for months.  In other cases, these engines have just rolled off the line with a colorful new exterior. It was noted that gathering these Heritage units […]

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It’s Electrifying! New Exhibit at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

It’s Electrifying! New Exhibit at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

Fayetteville, NC – On Saturday, July 14, the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex will open the exhibit It’s Electrifying! This traveling exhibit from the North Carolina Museum of History highlights how the distribution of electric power changed lives throughout the state in the early twentieth century. Electric power impacted the lives of North Carolinians during the first half of the 20th century. As more homes and communities got power, the demand for electric appliances grew, which manufacturers promised would make housewives’ chores easier. The exhibit illustrates this by contrasting pre-electric devices such as waffle irons, toasters, coffeepots, clocks, fans and irons with their electric-powered counterparts. “Today, we have become accustomed to rapidly changing technology and how it affects […]

Roanoke Island Festival Park: N.C. A&T Presents “Songs I Have Always Wanted To Sing”

Roanoke Island Festival Park: N.C. A&T Presents “Songs I Have Always Wanted To Sing”

MANTEO - North Carolina AT State University returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park with the production, “Songs I have Always Wanted To Sing” on July 2-6 at 7 p.m. in the Indoor Theatre. Have you ever wanted to sing like Celine Dion or Garth Brooks or even Diana Ross? This musical odyssey is full of some our favorite songs and music styles. From gospel to pop to classical to disco this will be a night of get up and dance and sing along fun!  Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for children six to 12-years-old. Admission is free for kids five and under are free. They may be purchased in advance at the Visitors Center or the night of the event. Some of North Carolina’s best […]

Roanoke Island Festival Park Exhibit Explores the Civil War and the Sea

Roanoke Island Festival Park Exhibit Explores the Civil War and the Sea

ROANOKE ISLAND – The exhibit, Workboats and Watermen in the Civil War, honors the State of North Carolina’s Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War. It can be seen daily at Marshes Lighthouse located on the Manteo Waterfront through September 4, 2012. The Battle of Roanoke Island, fought on February 8, 1862, was part of the Burnside Expedition. Confederate and Union forces quickly realized the importance of regional expertise and need for local flat-bottomed workboats as the Civil War reached coastal North Carolina.  The Union used Roanoke Island as a base of operations to advance on coastal towns such as Plymouth, Elizabeth City, New Bern and Beaufort. The Union secured forts Hatteras and Clark in August, 1861, and used local knowledge to […]

This Week on Pleasure Island 7-2-2012 to 7-8-2012

This Week on Pleasure Island 7-2-2012 to 7-8-2012

Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment.  There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan on joining us for a double dose of music and fireworks this week.  Beginning on Tuesday, July 3rd, we will be having our HUGE Independence Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (that is four times bigger than our Thursday night shows) with DUTCH TREET performing from 6:30 -9:00. Dutch Treet is a musical tour of your favorite tunes that you can dance to from the 70s all the way up to today’s current hits with an occasional detour down a side street into the land of big hair and spandex. You’ll dance, […]

Topsail Island North Carolina – 4th of July Weekend Celebrations

Topsail Island North Carolina – 4th of July Weekend Celebrations

Independence Day Celebration Surf City July 3 Fireworks at 9PM, Soundside Park Independence Day Celebration Holly Ridge July 4 4th of July Fireworks in the Holly Ridge Municipal Park! Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 Park opens at 6 p.m. and the fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Inflatables, glownecklaces, Concessions, Music!!!! Bring a blanket and come out and enjoy some July Fun!!! Ocean City Beach Jazz Fest July 7 3PM to 8PM Ocean City Community Center 2649 Island Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 Music by Ernest Turner Quartet & the FROG Project Food provided by Top Chef Contestant Keith Rhodes of Catch Restaurant in Wilmington, NC