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Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

MORRISVILLE, NC Sept. 24, 2014—The Trusted Choice independent insurance agents of North Carolina are teaming up with both Make-A-Wish chapters in the state to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Through a state-wide sponsorship, Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) will be a key supporter of Walk for Wishes at four community events during October and November. This $15,000 contribution is part of Trusted Choice’s 2014 national commitment of more than $530,000 that helps local chapters throughout the country grant more wishes.   Walk for Wishes is a signature Make-A-Wish program, bringing grassroots fund-raising support to local communities.  The fall schedule in North Carolina kicks off in Wilmington on Sunday, October 12th, […]

Two Blues Icons Double Headline at 21st Annual Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival

Two Blues Icons Double Headline at 21st Annual Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival

The Robert Cray Band & Delbert McClinton double-headline Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival KURE BEACH, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – Picture yourself this October in a serene coastal setting being entertained by cool jazz and hot blues. All this and more awaits visitors during the 21st annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival, October 11-12, at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area near Kure Beach. This year’s musical lineup is double the fun with two renowned blues headliners: The Robert Cray Band and Delbert McClinton. As if that’s not enough, more than a dozen more local and regional jazz and blues artists are also scheduled to perform–not to mention the seafood, vendors, and kids’ activities. For […]

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

Wilmington Artist Harriet M. Forbis selected 2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

CAROLINA BEACH, NC Sept. 15, 2014 – This year’s Artist for the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival is Wilmington artist Harriet M. Forbis with her New Orleans Jazz-inspired tuba performer with a glow in his rainbow-cloaked eyes. Harriett states that on a 2010 venture to the Delta City of New Orleans, she came across a unique and sizable performer at Café Du Monde that inspired this wonderfully kaleidescoped rainbow piece entitled “Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans”. Harriet is a former resident of Winston-Salem, NC and relocated to southeast North Carolina three years ago. Harriet worked for the State of North Carolina as a teacher of children with disabilities and as a consultant with the North […]

Widespread Panic announces on sale dates for New Year’s Eve and Tunes For Tots Benefit concerts

Widespread Panic announces on sale dates for New Year’s Eve and Tunes For Tots Benefit concerts

WIDESPREAD PANIC NEW YEAR’S EVE 2014 Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte – December 31 TUNES FOR TOTS BENEFIT CONCERT The Fillmore Charlotte – December 30     WIDESPREAD PANIC returns to Charlotte for their 2nd annual New Year’s Eve blow out bash at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 31, 2014. TICKETS: Widespread Panic Tickets go on sale Friday September 26 at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Time Warner Cable Arena box office, Ticketmaster or charge by phone 800-745-3000.   This is a food drive event.  (View a special one song performance of Widespread Panic performing 333-feet underground via the PBS series Bluegrass Underground.) For a full list of dates visit www.widespreadpanic.com.  *ALL SHOWS ARE FOOD DRIVE EVENTS*  For more information or […]

Jacksonville Council for the Arts – Opening Reception

Jacksonville Council for the Arts – Opening Reception

JACKSONVILLE, NC August 28, 2014 – Jason Thomas Clark, artist from Jacksonville will have an opening reception “Bridges & Islands” a solo exhibition of complex Pochoir paintings on Friday, September 5th from 7:30pm-10:30pm. Enjoy refreshments by: High Tide Brewery. This is a free event. The Council for the Arts is located at 826 New Bridge Street in downtown Jacksonville. For more information, call (910) 455-9840 or visit the website www.jaxarts.com Council for the Arts 826 New Bridge Street Jacksonville, NC Phone: (910) 455-9840

Tickets Now on Sale for North Carolina’s Largest   Civil War Reenactment

Tickets Now on Sale for North Carolina’s Largest Civil War Reenactment

- 80,000 Fought at Bentonville Battlefield 150 Years Ago March 21-22 – FOUR OAKS, NC Sept. 2, 2014 – Thousands of military living historians from across the country will descend on Bentonville Battlefield March 21-22, 2015, to become Confederate and Union soldiers in the last major battle reenactment in the Civil War’s 150th anniversary commemoration. They will re-create one of the largest battle fought on North Carolina soil. The public is invited to watch all of the action. Nearly 5,000 re-enactors are expected for the two-day event. In addition to the daily battles, the weekend will feature free lectures, 19th century medical displays, period music and dozens of “sutlers,” selling Civil War related wares. Advanced tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity […]

Wilmington Concert Association to Host Acclaimed Classical Trio STRATA at Thalian Hall

Wilmington Concert Association to Host Acclaimed Classical Trio STRATA at Thalian Hall

WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Acclaimed classical trio STRATA will perform in the Wilmington Concert Association’s first of three benefit concerts, on Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00 p.m. on the Thalian Hall Main Stage to raise funds for the organization to continue its 85 year tradition of bringing international music and dance to the Port City.  Tickets are available by calling 910-632-2285 or online at www.thalianhall.org. STRATA is a coming together of three extraordinary musical talents: Audrey Andrist, piano; Nathan Williams, clarinet; and James Stern, violin and viola. All holders of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School, they have appeared as a featured ensemble at the annual conventions of the Music Teachers’ Association of California […]

Upcoming North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association Events

Upcoming North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association Events

September is North Carolina Wine and Grape Month MARSHALL, NC August 30, 2014 – As a part of this celebration, the North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association (NCMGA) has several events and educational opportunities planned. On Friday, September 5, 2014, NCMGA will participate in the Grape Day at the North Carolina Farmers Market in Raleigh. During this time, North Carolina Vineyard owners and muscadine experts will be on hand to provide visitors to the Farmers Market samples of muscadines and muscadine products. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of grapes grown throughout North Carolina. There are over 30 different Muscadine grape varietals grown in North Carolina. The North Carolina Mountain State Fair begins on September 5 […]

2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

KANNAPOLIS, NC  August 28, 2014 – On Thursday, October 16, 2014 the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame’s 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC at 7:15pm.   2014 CLASS INDUCTEES: Clay Aiken – Pop Vocalist and 2003 American Idol runner-up, born in Raleigh, NC. Fantasia Barrino- R&B/Pop Vocalist and 2004 American Idol winner, born in High Point, NC. Jimmy Capps – Country/Bluegrass guitarist and part of The Grand Ole Opry Staff Band since 1967. Born in Fayetteville, NC raised in Benson, NC. The Embers – Beach Music Recording Artists known for their top hits ,”I Love Beach Music” & “Far Away Places”. Band formed in 1958 in Raleigh, NC “Little Eva” – […]

Uptown Charlotte Welcomes Race for the Cure® and the Chicago Bears Oct. 4-5, 2014

Uptown Charlotte Welcomes Race for the Cure® and the Chicago Bears Oct. 4-5, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC August 27, 2014 – Fans of Carolina Panthers star running back DeAngelo Williams will be busy in uptown Charlotte the weekend of Oct. 4-5. On Saturday, Williams Warriors, inspired by Williams and his late mother Sandra Hill, will participate in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure®. On Sunday, Oct. 5, attention will shift to Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium as the Panthers and Williams host the Chicago Bears.   DeAngelo Williams has a personal connection to the Komen cause, losing his mother and four aunts, Sandra Hill’s sisters, to breast cancer. The Williams Warriors team has raised over $100,000 for the cause. Williams was honored this year as a Komen Charlotte “Pink Tie Guy” […]

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