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North Carolina Symphony Friday Favorites Program March 21

North Carolina Symphony Friday Favorites Program March 21

Noontime Concert in Raleigh Features Mizesko’s “Sketches from Pinehurst” and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 RALEIGH, NC Mar. 14, 2014 – The North Carolina Symphony, led by Music Director Grant Llewellyn, will perform orchestra bass trombonist Terry Mizesko’s “Sketches from Pinehurst” and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, on Friday, March 21, at noon in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh, as part of the 2013/14 Friday Favorites series. The world premiere of Mizesko’s orchestral work, “Sketches from Pinehurst,” was performed in April 2005 by the North Carolina Symphony. A compact disc featuring this piece was released by the orchestra in September 2005.  Mizesko received a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory/Composition from East Carolina University where he studied composition with Martin […]

Ready. Set. March for Babies!

Ready. Set. March for Babies!

March of Dimes Kicks Off Biggest Fundraiser to Help Babies Be Born Healthy Greenville, NC, Mar. 14, 2014 – Saturday, March 29 at Town Commons, thousands of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies—the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. This year’s Greenville Ambassador Family is Shauna, Robert and Sophia Everett. Shauna and Robert were so excited to become parents and were looking forward to starting their family. At 26 weeks pregnant, Shauna went into labor and was ultimately placed on bed rest. Sophia was delivered, 13 weeks early and went on to spend 74 days in the neonatal intensive […]

Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry announce summer tour

Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry announce summer tour

GOO GOO DOLLS and DAUGHTRY Special Guest Plain White T’s WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE RALEIGH – July 8 PNC MUSIC PAVILION CHARLOTTE – July 9 TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 22nd VIP FAN CLUB PRESALE AVAILABLE MARCH 17th Burbank, CA Mar. 10, 2014 - Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will hit the road in June for an extensive summer amphitheatre and arena tour. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are Plain White T’s. The tour kicks off in Wallingford, CT, on June 12th and crisscrosses North America through the end of the summer.  Please see below for all dates. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 22nd. Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry with special guest Plain White T’s will […]

UNC–Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University to Debate at North Carolina Museum of Art

UNC–Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University to Debate at North Carolina Museum of Art

Debate will raise issues about art and culture addressed in upcoming exhibition RALEIGH, NC Mar. 14, 2014 – On March 29, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) will host a debate between the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Wake Forest University Debate Team. The debaters will respond to the statement “The objectification of culture into art is damaging to that culture” and will address issues also highlighted in the Museum’s spring exhibition Estampas de la raza: Prints for the People/The Romo Collection.  At the conclusion of the debate, audience members will be invited to ask the students questions, offer commentary, and join in a conversation about the topics and […]

Record-Breaking Duo Florida Georgia Line slides into Summer with New Headline Tour

Record-Breaking Duo Florida Georgia Line slides into Summer with New Headline Tour

THIS IS HOW WE ROLL SUMMER SERIES 2014 Launches In May, Featuring Multi-Platinum Superstar Nelly and Opening Act Chris Lane @Nelly_Mo, @FLAGALine, @iamchrislane CHARLESTON, SC Mar. 14, 2014 – As announced across social media earlier today, reigning ACM New Artist of the Year Florida Georgia Line will turn up the heat with their headline run – THIS IS HOW WE ROLL SUMMER SERIES 2014. Kicking off May 30 in Springdale, AR, the sizzling new tour will slide into select baseball stadiums and feature special guest, Grammy Award-winning Nelly and opening act Chris Lane. The tour will visit Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on June 12. Information on tickets and an on-sale date will be announced in the near future. “Last year we played the ballpark […]

BMW Charity Pro-Am Brings Back Celebrity Walk of Fame

BMW Charity Pro-Am Brings Back Celebrity Walk of Fame

BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation Brings Celebrity Walk of Fame Back to Downtown Greenville GREENVILLE, SC Mar. 13, 2014 – Officials from the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation announced today that after a six-year hiatus, the Celebrity Walk of Fame presented by Piedmont Natural Gas is returning to downtown Greenville. “We’ve received questions about the Walk of Fame consistently since we last held the event in 2007, and we’re so excited to finally bring this unique event back to downtown Greenville, ” said Darin MacDonald, executive director of South Carolina Charities, Inc., the non-profit that manages the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. “We have to thank Piedmont Natural Gas for serving as the event’s […]

Seafood Series a locals favorite!

Seafood Series a locals favorite!

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC Mar. 12, 2014 – Tantalize your taste buds with new recipes from the sea, presented by a local chef. Different seafood is featured at each session, with an emphasis on local Outer Banks seafood. Class participants receive biological information, copies of all recipes and a savory sample of each dish prepared. Ages: 12 and up BLACK PELICAN OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT & CATERING COMPANY Thursday, March 20, Noon Monday, April 14, Noon $23 per Person $18 for NC Aquarium Members Duration 2 Hours  

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Summer day camp registration opens 6 a.m. April 1

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Summer day camp registration opens 6 a.m. April 1

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Mar. 12, 2014 – No fooling – it’s time to register for summer day camps at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.  Online registration opens at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1. Registrations are accepted online only; phone requests cannot be processed. Camps often fill quickly so be ready – go to the program registration page and create a profile in advance. Campers enjoy outdoor adventures, behind-the-scenes action and hands-on activities. All camps run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee is $270 per camper – members pay $243. Payment is due upon registration. This summer brings a new camp just for the small fry – Sea Squirts for kids entering kindergarten and […]

Topsail Island Trilogy by Carol Ann Ross
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Topsail Island Trilogy by Carol Ann Ross

THE DAYS OF HAIRAWN MUHLY  is the first book in the continuing Topsail Island saga written by Carol Ann Ross.  Carol is a native of the Carolina coast and remembers a time when life there was very different than today. As for the progress made along the eastern seaboard, she often asks, “where in the hell did quaint and simple go?” Carol has written for a couple of newspapers and has penned six books, fiction and non-fiction.She has experienced many occupations, from first mate on a fishing boat to college instructor. THE DAYS OF HAIRAWN MUHLY Before 1941 Topsail Island was a no name barrier island referred to as “the banks.” It was a sanctuary to fishermen and farmers alike; […]

Phish announced summer tour to include Charlotte concert

Phish announced summer tour to include Charlotte concert

PHISH ANNOUNCES 2014 SUMMER TOUR   PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte – Friday July 25   Online Ticket Request Period Is Underway; Tickets Go On Sale To General Public Beginning Saturday, March 29   Phish will kick off its 2014 summer tour on July 1 at XFINITY Center in Mansfield, MA and celebrate the Fourth of July with a three-night stand at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY (July 3-5). There will be numerous waterside dates – including the band’s first shows on New York City’s Randall’s Island (July 11-13) and at The Amphitheater at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL (August 1) and a return to Northerly Island (July 18-20), with its stunning view of the Chicago skyline. For […]