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Joseph Bathanti Named Poet Laureate for North Carolina by Governor Perdue

Joseph Bathanti Named Poet Laureate for North Carolina by Governor Perdue

Raleigh, NC – Award winning poet, professor and advocate for literacy, Joseph Bathanti, of Vilas, has been named North Carolina’s Poet Laureate by Governor Bev Perdue. “Joseph Bathanti is an award-winning poet and novelist with a robust commitment to social causes. He first came to North Carolina to work in the VISTA program and has taught writing workshops in prisons for 35 years,” Perdue said. “As North Carolina’s new Poet Laureate he plans to work with veterans to share their stories through poetry — a valuable and generous project.” North Carolina’s seventh poet laureate, Bathanti will be installed during a public celebration scheduled Thursday, Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the State Capitol. The event is free. He succeeds Cathy […]

U.S. Congressman David E. Price Visits N.C. Museum of History

U.S. Congressman David E. Price Visits N.C. Museum of History

Raleigh, NC – As part of Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week, U.S. Congressman David E. Price toured the major exhibit The Story of North Carolina at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week was launched this year by the American Association of Museums to emphasize the vital contributions of museums to our nation. Price, who represents Fourth District North Carolina, was impressed with The Story of North Carolina, the largest exhibit ever produced at the N.C. Museum of History. “It’s really extensive,” said the congressman about the exhibit covering more than 14,000 years of North Carolina history, from the state’s earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. “It’s […]

N.C. Museum of Art Presents Exhibition of Edvard Munch Prints from MoMA

N.C. Museum of Art Presents Exhibition of Edvard Munch Prints from MoMA

Raleigh, N.C. — This fall the North Carolina Museum of Art presents Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print, an exhibition highlighting 26 of the renowned artist’s haunting prints in a variety of graphic media—etchings, drypoints, woodcuts, and lithogra…

A Reel-ly Scary Cary Movie Series Returns to Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

A Reel-ly Scary Cary Movie Series Returns to Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

Prepare to be scared! Cary, NC – A Reel-ly Scary Cary is back for another horror-ific year at Koka Booth Amphitheatre! From October 23 – 27 horror movie enthusiasts are invited to attend this REEL-LY SCARY event. The towering pines at the Booth provide the perfect setting for spine tingling chills as patrons thrill to some of the most frightening classics on the big screen. Moonlight sets the stage for the horror to begin at the region’s most popular venue. Movie tickets are just $3 and patrons can bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to an outdoor movie theatre. While kids 12 and under are free, parents may want to review […]

Pickin’ In The Pines Bluegrass Series Coming To Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

Pickin’ In The Pines Bluegrass Series Coming To Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

Cary, NC – While the summer concert season at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre is still heating up, plans are in the works for another mid-week concert series this fall sure to chase the “blues” away. This new series follows up on the success of this past spring’s Hob Nob Jazz Series. Now it’s a healthy dose of Bluegrass that’s on the horizon and tickets are only $5 for adults and kids alike. To sweeten the deal, kids 12 and under are free and pets and picnics welcome! So join us every Wednesday evening in September from 5:30 – 8:30 for some of the region’s very best Bluegrass entertainment. Tickets go on sale, Friday, August 17th at the amphitheatre box office or […]

Operation North State Now Accepting Recipient Names For Its 2012 NCCARES Christmas Boxes

Operation North State Now Accepting Recipient Names For Its 2012 NCCARES Christmas Boxes

Winston-Salem, NC – Saturday, September 1st, Operation North State will begin to accept the names of 1500 North Carolina deployed troops to receive its 2012 NCCARES Christmas Boxes. Considered one of the state’s most popular Christmas gift box projects, this year’s gift box will feature a minimum of thirty-eight (38) North Carolina products and messages. Last year’s gift boxes included premier North Carolina goodies and special messages from Governor Bev Perdue, Senator Kay Hagan, Senator Richard Burr and “The King”, Richard Petty. NCCARES Christmas Boxes will be sent to the first 1500 names received. The deployed troops do not have to be in harms-way to receive a gift box; he or she just will not be in the home-state this […]

Halyburton Park Nature Programs

Halyburton Park Nature Programs

HALYBURTON PARK NATURE PROGRAMS 4099 S. 17th Street 341-0075 www.halyburtonpark.com All programs require pre-registration   Log Life (ages 2-5) Cost: $3 Mon 9/10 10-11 am Tue 9/11 10-11 am Come investigate animals that live on and underneath logs at Halyburton Park. We will explore the forest and go for a hike to find critters that live on a log.   Snake and Turtle Feeding Wed 9/19 4-4:30pm Cost: $1 Enjoy a brief presentation about the live animals on display in the Events Center and then watch them feed. At least one snake and a turtle will be fed   Fossils of the Deep (ages 5-14) Cost: $5 Thu 9/20 1:30-3:30pm Get a closer look at remnants of the past as […]

Weenie Roast 4-Pack Weekend!
By August 29, 2012 Read More →

Weenie Roast 4-Pack Weekend!

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte Sunday September 16 LIMITED TIME LABOR DAY WEEKEND OFFER! From Thursday August 30 at 12:01 am through Tuesday September 4 at 11:59 pm, lawn 4packs will be available for $60 inclusive of parking plus service fees. No service fee at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre box office ONLY on Thursday August 30 from 10am – 4pm. Tickets are on sale at LiveNation.com, the Hardee’s Thickburger box office at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Ticketmaster including select Walmart stores or charge by phone 800-745-3000. For more information go to LIVE NATION.

N.C. Maritime Museum holds annual Fall Into History Symposium

N.C. Maritime Museum holds annual Fall Into History Symposium

SOUTHPORT – Learn the history of the lighthouses, river pilots and the waters of the Lower Cape Fear in the annual “Fall Into History” event on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. The program, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes presentations, lunch and a tour of Southport’s waterfront. “Discover a history of people who have been here since the earliest beginnings, while enjoying lunch and great lectures,” said Museum Educator Lori Duppstadt. Presentations include: “The Lost Lights of the Cape Fear” program –featuring Rebecca Taylor and Gayle Keresey of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society “Bringing Home the Light” program on North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse – by Mary Beth Springmeier of the […]

It’s a KC and the Sunshine Band Weekend!
By August 29, 2012 Read More →

It’s a KC and the Sunshine Band Weekend!

SIRIUS XM’S “70’S ON 70” CHANNEL OFFERS LISTENERS “KC’S LABOR DAY SUNSHINE WEEKEND” BEGINNING FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 NASHVILLE, TN – Legendary Harry Wayne Casey of KC & the Sunshine Band takes over Sirius XM’s “70’s on 70” Channel this weekend. “KC’s Labor Day Sunshine Weekend” begins airing at 5 pm ET on Friday, August 31, and runs through Monday, September 3, at Midnight. It’s KC’s choice on the channel and he knows how to keep a party going. Their infectious, feel-good, happy music 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 […]

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