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Shades of Shakespeare – Twelfth Night at Greenfield Amphitheater

Shades of Shakespeare – Twelfth Night at Greenfield Amphitheater

Wilmington, NC – The Shakespeare Youth Company kicks off the 20th season festival performing: Shades of Shakespeare – directed by Cherri McKay Featuring 12th Night Greenfield Amphitheater Monday 6/11/2012 Tuesday 6/12/2012 Wednesday 6/13/2012 Thursday 6/14/2012 Shakespeare is alive and well at Greenfield Park! Visitors to Historic Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast can experience live outdoor Shakespearean drama when the Shakespeare on the Green Festival presents “12th Night” at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Come early, picnic on the green or enjoy a snack from our concession at the newly renovated Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Wilmington’s annual free-to-the-public Shakespeare on the Green festival is celebrating its 19th season. Call (910) 399-2878 for more information. All shows are free to the public. […]

Brandi Carlile at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

Brandi Carlile at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre

Brandi Carlile with Special Guest Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra August 8, 2012 Doors open at 6:00pm Show starts at 7:00pm Tickets: $35/$40 DOS Were we ever gonna get out of this town? – Just Kids – BEAR CREEK “If you start a band with me, I’ll get us signed and on the road within a year”…… Not only did the determined, confident and tenacious 22-year-old Brandi Carlile come through with her promise to twin bothers and initially reluctant band members Phil and Tim Hanseroth, but she also exceeded their expectations. Carlile landed the prophesied record deal with Columbia Records one year later and with the guidance of producer Rick Rubin, they recorded and released their eponymous debut album in […]

Conference at N.C. Maritime Museum On  “America’s Forgotten War” of 1812

Conference at N.C. Maritime Museum On “America’s Forgotten War” of 1812

BEAUFORT – In a free daylong conference marking its bicentennial, “America’s Forgotten War,” the War of 1812, will be remembered at the N.C. Maritime Museum-Beaufort on June 29.  Speakers will examine the conflict that resolved issues remaining from the American Revolution.  The symposium will focus upon the naval war, one that strengthened the young United States and firmly established its position in the world. A proclamation issued by Governor Bev Perdue explains, “Whereas the sacrifices of the nation’s soldiers and citizens during the War of 1812 strengthened the position of the United States as a burgeoning world power, in addition to establishing the need for a national system of defense and a professional military;” and the proclamation further references contributions of Dolley Madison, Andrew […]

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Recognizes Civil Rights Activist and Mentor Ella Baker

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Recognizes Civil Rights Activist and Mentor Ella Baker

RALEIGH – Ella Baker grew up in Halifax County and dedicated her life to advancing civil rights for African Americans.  She had a “habit of pushing the boundaries of acceptable behavior for a respectable, middle-class, married woman during the 1940s,” according to biographer Barbara Ransby. Her life’s work is being recognized with the dedication of a N.C. Highway Historical marker on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m. at Roanoke Chapel Baptist Church, 1991 Roanoke Chapel Rd., Littleton, N.C. The marker will be erected the following week in Littleton. Baker moved to New York in 1930 and began work with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1940 as field secretary, rising to director of branches.  She […]

New Cracker Barrel Exclusive CD-Eden’s Edge – Deluxe Edition – Now Available

New Cracker Barrel Exclusive CD-Eden’s Edge – Deluxe Edition – Now Available

The project features three exclusive songs, in addition to all 10 tracks from the trio’s Big Machine Records’ debut album LEBANON, TN – The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program kicks off a sizzlin’ summer of songs with the release of Edens Edge – Deluxe Edition CD. The release includes three additional exclusive tracks and coincides with the hot newcomers’ self-titled, standard edition on Big Machine Records. The talented, Arkansas-bred trio includes lead vocalist Hannah Blaylock; harmony vocals, guitar and dobro player Dean Berner; and harmony singer, mandolin, banjo and guitar player Cherrill Green. The deluxe version is available for $11.99 at all Cracker Barrel locations and at CRACKER BARREL; the album and individual tracks are also available […]

New Single, “Back,” from Colt Ford with Jake Owen Shipped To Radio

New Single, “Back,” from Colt Ford with Jake Owen Shipped To Radio

  New Colt Ford Album, Declaration of Independence, To Be Released Nationwide, August 7 Nashville, TN — Average Joes Entertainment’s Colt Ford has shipped his lead single, “Back,” from his forthcoming album Declaration of Independence, to country radio. The new single, with its standout and relatable lyrics, features Colt Ford with RCA Records Label Nashville star Jake Owen.   Written by Colt Ford, Shannon Houchins, Noah Gordon, and Mike Hartnett, “Back” is a compelling single filled with meaningful lyrics that come straight out of Colt Ford’s childhood memories. “This is such a personal song for me.  It’s my life.  It’s about my past and my future.  I talk about friends that are no longer here and I talk about the […]

KC & The Sunshine Band Announces 2012 North American Tour

KC & The Sunshine Band Announces 2012 North American Tour

PROVES WHY THIS ICONIC GROUP CROSSES ALL BOUNDARIES OF TIME AND MUSICAL TASTES Nashville, TN – Mention “KC & The Sunshine Band” and you’ve summed up the vision of a music phenomena that defined the ‘70’s.  Their infectious, feel-good, happy music compelled listeners to get out of their seats and hit the dance floor—a compulsion that propelled the band to multiple triple platinum sales and #1 signature songs such as Get Down Tonight, That’s The Way (I Like It), Boogie Shoes, Rock Your Baby, I’m Your Boogie Man, Shake Your Booty, and Keep It Comin Love. Good news for “booties” young and old as a flash-forward to Summer-Fall 2012 finds KC & The Sunshine Band ready to embark on a […]

Kenny Rogers – “The Week That Was” Wows  At The CMA Music Festival

Kenny Rogers – “The Week That Was” Wows At The CMA Music Festival

  Showered with love at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Performs At Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Induction World Tour Rolls on Tonight! NASHVILLE, TN  -  It almost seems that Kenny Rogers squeezed a lifetime of work into one fantastic week. On Saturday June 9th, Kenny Rogers performed four songs to a sold out crowd at LP Field as part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn.  Following his performance there Kenny headed down to Manchester, Tenn., for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Sunday.  He was the only artist to play both events this year. At Bonnaroo, Kenny played to a huge audience in the afternoon and was joined by his longtime friend Lionel Richie on stage […]

New app sparks interest among First Flight teens

New app sparks interest among First Flight teens

By Becky Dixon Staff Writer Social media pathways continue to evolve, and the most recent adaptation to this family of connectivity is Instagram. With a ’70s-looking application cover, Instagram helps users express themselves through pictures alone. With more than 15 different styles that can be used to change a picture’s color, as well as a picture frame function, orientation changer and blur effect, Instagram allows users to personalize each picture they take. While it was previously only available to Apple products, Instagram is now available through Android. With the application, people can instantly upload pictures from their phone to Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. The app now has 50 million users, according to Instagram’s application programming interface. The […]

moe.

moe.

07/31/2012 Doors open at 5:00pm Show starts at 6:00pm Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 day of (On sale June 1st) More Info 98.3 FM The Penguin Presents moe. All Ages; 5 under free General Admission, tickets do not guarantee a seat. Tickets available at Gravity Records or online, beginning June 1st at 10 am. moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. In a remarkable career that’s touched upon three decades and produced 17 albums, the quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art. Critical acclaim and a […]