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A Pirate’s Exile:  Bussing across the U.S.A.
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A Pirate’s Exile: Bussing across the U.S.A.

San Diego, CA, July 27th, 2014-Crossing the country on a bus is something everyone should try to do more often. It’s a reasonably affordable way to actually see things. I rode the Greyhound from Wilmington, NC to Los Angeles, CA with a slight layover for Bonnaroo and a little Salem, VA vacation. You read about the festival previously and leaving the farm in Coffee County and the campsite was a pretty bittersweet moment for me. It was so much fun, you just wanted to go back and start over. Unfortunately, if you stick around after the music stops, it’s time to clean. I briefly considered trying to hitch a ride to LA or Denver from the festival but jumped into […]

Calling Artist for local Art on the Apron Event: Phlock to the Beach – a Buffett style Beach Blast

Calling Artist for local Art on the Apron Event: Phlock to the Beach – a Buffett style Beach Blast

Hosted by: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND AREA, NC July 25, 2014 – The Chamber of Commerce for the Southport-Oak Island area will host a long weekend of Jimmy Buffett-Style events August 22-24, 2014. Activities include pub tours throughout Southport and Oak Island, beach game tournaments and concerts. An annual festival, it is expected to draw many Buffett fans from across North Carolina and neighboring states. The fun begins with a local Parrot Head Pub & Grub Crawl on Friday, August 22nd. A new event for 2014, Art on the Apron allows artists to create one-of-a-kind art around the Phlock to the Beach Concert dance floor. Participating artists will receive two tickets to Saturday’s trop-rock beach concert […]

27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival – 2014: December 6th and 7th, Harkers Island, NC

27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival – 2014: December 6th and 7th, Harkers Island, NC

Hours: Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. Admission: $8.00 daily, children under 12 free. Sunday is Youth Day, and all children under 18 will receive free admission and door prizes! HARKERS ISLAND, NC July 26, 2014 – The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Festival events include antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, children’s decoy painting, educational exhibits, duck calling competitions, head whittling contest, and a live decoy auction. The decoy competition has many categories to suit nearly every carver, including IWCA Working Decoy, IWCA Gunning Shorebird, Canvas Decoy, Root Head, and the Duplin County Ducks Unlimited Competition (with a sizeable purchase award). There are also several youth divisions in the carving competition, and this […]

Israel Nash to embark on Worldwide Tour

Israel Nash to embark on Worldwide Tour

NEW ALBUM RAIN PLANS DUE AUGUST 19; AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER  “A glorious neo-psychedelic masterpiece.”—KEXP “It’s a career worth following.”—The Independent   To celebrate the release of his upcoming album, Rain Plans, Israel Nash will set out on a worldwide tour including an appearance at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. The new album, due August 19 via Loose/Thirty Tigers, is now available for pre-order: http://bit.ly/1k8Hva2. See full track listing below. Nash recently released two videos featuring live takes of songs off the record—the lead track “Rain Plains” is streaming at American Songwriter (http://bit.ly/1qYKe4s) and “Through the Door” is streaming at Paste (http://bit.ly/1xSOre3). The album was released in the U.K. and Europe earlier this year to immediate critical acclaim—Uncut hails […]

Project Real at Greenville Little Theatre

Project Real at Greenville Little Theatre

Project REAL GREENVILLE, SC July 25, 2014 – The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) will host a Professional Development Workshop for area teachers on Wednesday, July 30 from 9 am to noon. GLT is thrilled to bring Project REAL (Reinforcing Education through Artistic Learning) to the upstate. Project REAL instructors use theatre techniques and integrate real-life experiences to enhance the curriculum and provide lasting knowledge to students of all ages. Project REAL is the educational outreach branch of the Barter Theatre located in Abingdon, VA. To enroll or for more information, please call GLT’s Box Office at 864-233-6238 or email info@greenvillelittletheatre.org. The cost is $50. Greenville Little Theatre, founded in 1926, is the Upstate’s oldest and largest locally-producing arts organization. A […]

Closing Weekend: “Estampas de la raza” at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Closing Weekend: “Estampas de la raza” at the North Carolina Museum of Art

RALEIGH, NC July 25, 2014 – This weekend (Friday, July 25−Sunday, July 27) is the closing weekend of Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection and Tall Tales and Huge Hearts: Raúl Colónat the North Carolina Museum of Art. To celebrate, the Museum presents Gravity with Spanish subtitles on July 25. This screening salutes Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón, who won the Academy Award for Best Director for Gravity. Additionally, entrance to Estampas de la raza will be free all day on July 25.   Friday, July 25: Screening of Gravity with Spanish subtitles, free admission to Estampas de la raza Screening of Gravity presented with Spanish subtitles in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in […]

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, the largest by American forces until World War II, to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, participants in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour will learn details about key North Carolina Civil War sites Oct. 24-26. Pre-eminent Civil War historian Mark Bradley will be the on-bus guide. Spaces are expected to go quickly. The reservation deadline is Sept. 29 and can be made at www.ncdcr.gov/CivilWarTour. The special tour is the ideal precursor to the concluding programs in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during the grand finale events of North […]

Ninjapalooza LuWOW Event at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Ninjapalooza LuWOW Event at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

ALOHA! MYRTLE BEACH, SC July 24, 2014 – Join your friends on Sat. July 26th as House of Blues Myrtle Beach transforms into a tropical Hawaiian paradise! Escape with us to a world where the beat of the music pulsates in the air, tropical drinks and food tantalize the senses, and PARTY is the only thing on the mind! Welcome to our Ninjapalooza LuWOW at House of Blues. Starting at 5pm on The Deck at House of Blues there will be great Bacardi and Sailor Jerry Rum Specials as well as a LuWOW buffet featuring Jamaican Jerk Wings, Pulled Pork Sliders and Hawaiian Flatbreads. You will get leid at the door and are welcome to enjoy our hula performers and […]

Farm Aid 2014 to play Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh this fall!

Farm Aid 2014 to play Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh this fall!

FARM AID MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL HEADS TO NORTH CAROLINA ON SAT. SEPT. 13 Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Jack White to headline Farm Aid 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 — Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C., with tickets on sale to the public on Friday,  Aug. 1. TICKETS: Farm Aid 2014 (Raleigh, NC) “In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic sustainability. This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

Culture Around Every Corner: July 24-27 RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun starts Thursday at the coast, where the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will help kids make sandcastle-themed crafts and host a talk on the Life-Saving Service with author Chip Marshall, as staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of […]