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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.

“Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans” by Wilmington Artist Harriett M. Forbes,  2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Winner

“Jazz: The Soul of New Orleans” by Wilmington Artist Harriett M. Forbes,
2014 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Winner

Harriet worked for the State of North Carolina as a teacher of children with disabilities and as a consultant with the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program. With retirement, Harriet picked up her passion for photography and took additional classes in drawing and painting, specializing in flowers and nature scenes. This led to more classes and workshops (including lessons from famed artist Carol Ann Herring in her Statesville Studio). Harriett has moved up into teaching her own classes, recently at the Florence Art School in the North Carolina Mountains.
Harriet M. Forbes, 2014 Poster Winner with Chamber President Gail McCloskey with the winning entry and the Festival Poster.

Harriet M. Forbes, 2014 Poster Winner with Chamber President Gail McCloskey with the winning entry and the Festival Poster.

Harriett is a member of the Wilmington Art Association and has been part of their juried Spring Art Show the past three years.   In 2013, her painting “Pink Organdy” was selected as the winner of their poster contest In addition, her painting “el turista” won Best of Show at the 2014 Southport Summer Regional Art Show which was juried by nationally recognized water colorist Judy Betts. This year we had a total of nineteen entries which made for a difficult decision for the judges. All of the entries were very colorful, fanciful and energetic.   The kinetic brightness and colorful presentation of Harriet’s piece set this year’s selection apart from the others. We are proud to have Harriet Forbis represent the 21st year of this great Festival. Harriet will be attending the Festival where she will be signing posters, discussing her inspiration for this piece and offering additional selections of her musically-inspired, colorful and unique artwork in the Arts and Wine Garden. Posters and T-shirts will be on sale soon at the Chamber offices and will be available at the Festival as long as supplies last. Again, Congratulations Harriett!!For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at greg@pleasureislandnc.org.

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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 - 20140913 - Phases of the Moon Festival

 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.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbuI6UM2sjY&feature=youtu.beFor a full list of dates visit www.widespreadpanic.com.  *ALL SHOWS ARE FOOD DRIVE EVENTS*  For more information or to purchase tickets go to Ticketmaster.com.

Widespread Panic’s 2014 Tunes For Tots benefit concert

December 30th, Fillmore Charlotte, NC

 On-sale September 26th 10am EST (limit 2) online only In addition to the New Year’s Eve concert, Widespread Panic will bring their 2014 Tunes for Tots benefit concert to The Fillmore Charlotte on December 30th.  Tickets for Tunes for Tots go on sale Friday September 26 at 10am online only at LiveNation.com.  There is a 2 ticket limit per person.   VIP Cocktail party with the band and Concert: tickets $500* 5-6:30pThe party includes: complimentary premium cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet from 5- 6:30p; Early entry to the Venue; Exclusive access to VIP area w/ private bar & restrooms during the concert; and a 2014 Tunes for Tots poster autographed by the band. General Admission Concert: tickets $150* doors 7pm, Showtime 8pm. *Important information: This is a Ticketless Entry Event. You must bring your photo ID and the Credit Card used to purchase the ticket for entry. The tickets are non-transferable and require the purchaser to swipe their credit card at the venue's doors to gain entry. A souvenir commemorative ticket will be available after the concert.  Tickets subject to service charges. Questions - email mail@widespreadpanic.com  About Widespread Panic:Widespread Panic believes that art education, and in particular music education, is integral to the overall education and advancement of children.  Art allows for personal expression, appreciation of ideas, celebration of cultural awareness, sharing emotions, and gives purpose to life.  Widespread Panic agrees with research findings that art education supports more traditional academic subjects as well as being a worthy pursuit in its own right.For more information visit   www.widespreadpanic.com About Live Nation Entertainment:Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors

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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.
Civil War re-enactment - Bentonville Confederate line

Civil War re-enactment - Bentonville Confederate line

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 go on sale Sept. 1.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.150thbentonville.com, at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, or by calling (910) 594-0789. Checks can be mailed to Bentonville 150th Event Tickets, P.O. Box 211, Newton Grove, NC 28366.

Tickets for the re-enactment are limited and advance purchase is strongly encouraged to guarantee availability. Fewer tickets are available this year as event organizers are trying to maximize the visitor's viewing opportunities. Although the large size of the re-enactment does not allow for all of the battle to be seen by each visitor, the experience should be even better than in years past.

Advanced tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children aged nine to12.  After March 15, and at the gate (if available), tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for children nine to12. Children aged eight and under attend free. A discounted combination two-day ticket is also available during advanced sales only ($20 for adults and $10 for children aged nine to 12.)

The battle scenarios Saturday and Sunday are the only events that require tickets. All other activities at the 150th anniversary event-lectures, house tours, music, demonstrations and more--are free to the public.

The 2015 event is sponsored by the Friends of Bentonville Battlefield, Inc., North Carolina State Historic Sites and Properties, the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and the Johnston County Visitors Bureau. Bentonville's re-enactment is part of North Carolina's Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration. All proceeds from the event support Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site with a percentage to be used for improvements of the site's visitor center.

 

The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, involved 80,000 troops and was the last Confederate offensive against Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Bentonville Battlefield interprets the battle and field hospital, where many Confederates were left in the aftermath.

Bentonville Battlefield is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524, 3 miles north of Newton Grove on S.R. 1008, about one hour from Raleigh and about 45 minutes from Fayetteville. For more information, visit www.nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi or call (910) 594-0789.

 

About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.

  

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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Upcoming North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association Events

September is North Carolina Wine and Grape MonthMARSHALL, 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.Got to be NC MuscadinesThe North Carolina Mountain State Fair begins on September 5 and ends on September 14. The Mountain State Fair is located in Fletcher, North Carolina. The North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh begins on October 16 and October 26. NCMGA members will be at this fair the entire time. Visitors to both fairs will have the opportunity to sample and purchase a muscadine grapes and muscadine grape products. In addition to these opportunities, at the North Carolina State Fair several muscadine grape wineries will be on hand to sample and sell their North Carolina wines.Locations of Events:North Carolina Farmers Market 1201 Agriculture St. Raleigh, North Carolina 27603North Carolina Mountain State Fair 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd. Fletcher, NC 28732North Carolina State Fair 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd Raleigh NC 27607About the North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association, Inc. (NCMGA) NCMGA was established on August 17, 1973. The purposes for which the non-profit organization was originally organized remain the same:To promote educational research for the purpose of discovering and developing better, or new varieties, methods of production, packing, handling, storing, processing, marketing, and disease control.To promote through advertising, service work, merchandising, tours, and other means the consumption of grapes and grape products and the use by producers of better nursery stock.To promote efficient production, pacing, handling, storing, processing and marketing of grapes and grape products and to secure and distribute to its members, information and trends relative to the operation and management of the grape business.The grape and wine industry in North Carolina is flourishing! Muscadine wine now represents a significant proportion of wine sales in the state. The industry now includes over 1,000 acres of muscadine grapes, with the prospect of more acreage being added each year as formerly used tobacco land converts to vineyards. A number of successful, established wineries, and several brand new or developing wineries specializing in muscadine wine can be found throughout all regions of North Carolina. In addition, at least two businesses have been created based on production and marketing of "nutraceuticals" or health-oriented muscadine products.Today, the North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association (NCMGA) is proud to represent a small but active group of producers, processors, and marketers. The NCMGA hosts an annual meeting/trade show and vineyard/winery tour that brings individuals together from across the state who have interest or investment in the NC muscadine industry.About the NC Wine Industry

  • North Carolina is home to more than 110 wineries. The number of wineries has more than quadrupled since 2001. The industry has two focuses - native muscadine grapes and European-style vinifera grapes.
  • Commonly planted vinifera grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Viognier. They are planted in the Western and Piedmont regions of the state.
  • Plantings of native muscadine grapes, also known as Scuppernongs, are relatively pest resistant and thrive in the hot sandy conditions of the Coastal region. Muscadines contain high levels of Resveratrol and other health-enhancing antioxidants. Some wineries even sell grape skins to nutraceutical companies.

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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 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 

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” – Pop vocalist known for “The Loco-Motion” & “The Turkey Trot”. Born in Belhaven, NC.

Lulu Belle & Scotty -  Country Musicians & Vocalists known as “The Sweethearts of Country Music” in the 1930′s-1940′s. Lulu Belle born in Boone & Scotty born in Spruce Pine, NC.

Talmadge “Tab” Smith - Jazz/R&B Musician & Vocalist who played with Lucky Millinder and Count Basie. Born in Kinston, NC

Link Wray – Rock n’ Roll guitarist and inventor of the power chord. Known for his instrumental hit “Rumble”. Born in Dunn, NC.

 ABOUT THE INDUCTIONS:Inductions at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame are held annually to honor and commemorate those who have made significant contributions to American music. The Induction Ceremony will be a historical, entertaining, and educational evening honoring some of North Carolina’s most outstanding music makers (entertainment provided by NC Music Hall of Fame inductees.) Tickets for this year’s event are also available for purchase at the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum.Ticket DetailsFOR VIP TICKET HOLDERS: SOLD OUT There will be a VIP Cocktail Reception to “Meet & Greet” the inductees at the fashionable Restaurant Forty Six, which is next door to the Gem Theatre, from 6:00pm until 7:00PM. Following the VIP Reception, the guests and inductees will walk the red carpet to the Gem Theatre for the Induction Program. Theater Doors open 6:30PM FOR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS: Theatre doors open at 6:30pm. General seating is first come first served. Concessions will be available. Induction Ceremony program begins 7:15pm. ACCOMMODATIONS:A block of rooms have been reserved for October 15, 2014 – October 17, 2014 at Hampton Inn Concord/Kannapolis. The special discounted room rate will be available to all Induction Ceremony attendees. Ask for the NC Music Hall of Fame group rate when booking.Hampton Inn Concord/Kannapolis612 Dickens Place NE Concord, North Carolina USA 28025 (704) 793-9700Click here for our reservations page: Hampton Inn  VENUE INFORMATION:Gem Theatre111 West 1st StreetKannapolis, NC 28081Restaurant Forty Six101 West AvenueKannapolis, NC 28081 

OTHER INFORMATION:

Dress code: Semi-Formal.

Theater doors will open to the public at 6:30PM

Tickets must be shown at the venues.

VIP seating is for VIP’s only and reserved as indicated below.

For information regarding group seating or group pricing please call the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum (704) 934-2320

FOR MORE INFORMATION:Please contact the N.C. Music Hall of Fame Museum at:www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org 109 West A StreetKannapolis, NC 28081Phone: (704)-934-2320Email: info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

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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, courtesy Carolina Panthers and Komen Charlotte

DeAngelo Williams, courtesy Carolina Panthers and Komen Charlotte

 

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" for his advocacy, community support and contributions to the Komen mission.

Sandra Hill, 2012 photo with son DeAngelo Williams, Komen Charlotte

Sandra Hill, 2012 photo with son DeAngelo Williams, Komen Charlotte

Online registration is open through Oct. 3. Go to Komen Charlotte's website at www.komencharlotte.org and register as an individual, join the Williams Warriors team, another team of your choice, or donate to an individual or team.

TICKETS: Carolina Panthers Football (NFL)

Special weekend accommodations for race participants, with a portion of the room-rate donated to Komen Charlotte, are available at the Hilton Center City, https://resweb.passkey.com/go/KomenCharlotte14.

 

Last year, an estimated 30,000 people were uptown for the Charlotte race. More than 800 teams raised $1.5 million, which helped Komen Charlotte fund 17 community health programs to provide thousands of women and men with life-saving breast health screenings, education and treatment support throughout the year.

 

Presented by Novant Health and Mecklenburg Radiology Associates, Charlotte's Race for the Cure features a variety of races to meet conditioning and capability ­- plus entertainment to satisfy the entire family.

 

On the main stage, see the new and exclusive DJ Racecar, a custom-designed racecar that transforms into a DJ booth complete with strobe and flashing colored lights, fog machines, and powerful sound system. Meet NASCAR's Taylor Stricklin and other celebrities, including WBTV's Molly Grantham, if her baby, due on Oct. 3, can wait. Enjoy the Harris Teeter Kids' FunZone and participate in the FunZone t-shirt design contest. Meet last year's design winner, 10-year old Delaney Whipple.

 

With a morning of exercise, food, entertainment, and fundraising, Race for the Cure also provides time for celebration of life, where runners and walkers of all ages gather to honor survivors who are winning the battle against breast cancer, and time to remember those who have lost their battle with this devastating disease. 

 

The local community receives a maximum of 75% of net proceeds for breast cancer education, screenings diagnostic services, and treatment support. The remaining 25% supports the Komen National Research Grant Program, which funds major research programs across the country, including research at North Carolina universities.

 

Susan G. Komen Charlotte is an affiliate of Susan G. Komen, one of the most recognizable breast cancer organizations in the world. Komen Charlotte raises funds through events such as the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, Laugh for the Cure®, BCC Rally, Kick'in It Challenge, The Carolinas, Serve for the Cure, and a variety of community events hosted by corporate partners, small businesses, faith communities, schools and volunteer organizations.

 

Important Links:

 

Online registration

 

Weekend accommodations for race participants

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Theatre In The Park Presents The World Premiere of Somewhere In Between

Bio - AE Pender (PDF)RALEIGH, NC, August 26, 2014 – Theatre In The Park closes its 2014 season with the world premiere of Raleigh playwright, Adrienne Earle Pender’s Somewhere In Between.

Adrienne Earle Pender - Photo: Prystauk

Adrienne Earle Pender
Photo: Prystauk

The play focuses on McKenna – a young woman who, with the recent passing of her husband, finds herself on an emotional journey as friends and family pull her in different directions.  As she tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, it is the arrival of a stranger with a secret who McKenna seems to be able to connect with the most.  Twists are turned and shocking secrets are revealed as McKenna discovers the truth lies somewhere in between.Somewhere In Between explores grief, race, sexuality, marriage, but most importantly - love“I think the ultimate reason why I wrote the play was to examine the nature of love,” says playwright Adrienne Earle Pender.  “Everyone provides love the way they know how, and if you love someone, shouldn't you accept love as it is given to you? If you try to change that in someone, is that love?”Theatre In The Park has assembled an all-female production team for Somewhere In Between, including director, Maggie Rasnick, Scenic Designer, Carol Winstead Wood, and Stage Manager, Christine Rapp.  “This is something that was very important to me,” says Pender.  “As an African-American woman, I want to make sure those who may not be fully represented have a strong voice.  With the production team and the cast, we have a diverse ensemble – African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Caucasians, gay and straight – and I couldn’t be more thrilled!”Among that diversity, Somewhere In Between features Page Purgar as McKenna.  Page was last seen at Theatre In The Park in Fuddy Meers, where she was honored by the Independent Weekly as one of Best Lead Actresses for 2013.   Byron Jennings II plays Andrew, the man who pays McKenna a visit.  Hazel Edmond, Brenda Lo, and Chris Milner make their Theatre In The Park debuts as McKenna’s sister-in-law, best friend, and brother respectively.Somewhere In Between opens September 12.  Theatregoers are urged to make reservations well in advance of its opening night.Somewhere In Between will be performed September 12-13; 18-20; 26-27 at 7:30pm and September 14; 21; 28 at 3:00pm.  Tickets are $22 – Adult; $16 – Seniors 60+/Students; $15 – Groups of 10 or more and are available now through Theatre In The Park’s box office 919-831-6058 or online at theatreinthepark.com.About Theatre In The ParkTheatre In The Park, located in the northern end of Raleigh's scenic Pullen Park adjacent to North Carolina State University, has been entertaining audiences since 1947. Theatre In The Park is one of North Carolina's largest non-profit performing arts organizations and is acclaimed for its numerous outstanding theatrical achievements. Each season Theatre In The Park presents an exceptional series of productions including the very best in comedy, original musicals, Shakespeare, and contemporary drama.

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Farm Aid Invites Fans to Connect on the #Road2FarmAid and Through the Official Concert Mobile App

RALEIGH, NC August 26, 2014 — Farm Aid announced today the return of the #Road2FarmAid and the official Farm Aid 2014 concert mobile app, which is now available for iPhone and Android devices.Farm Aid 2014 - Raleigh, NC Sept. 13, 2014

Farm Aid 2014 Tickets

and more tickets...

Back for the second year in a row, fans can kick off their Farm Aid 2014 concert experience with the #Road2FarmAid on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The #Road2FarmAid invites posts from people who are attending the Farm Aid 2014 concert and anyone wanting to share their own vision for strong farm and food communities. Participants who tag their photos and videos on social media sites could win Farm Aid 2014 T-shirts and be entered to win a grand prize of two front-row tickets to Farm Aid 2014. Details about photo and video contest eligibility are available at www.farmaid.org/contest.In addition, concertgoers can access the entire Farm Aid experience in the palm of their hands with the official Farm Aid 2014 mobile app, now available for iPhone and Android devices. Fans can view the entire Farm Aid 2014 schedule and add artists, workshops and artist briefings to make their own personalized schedule for the day. To download the app today, visit: www.farmaid.org/app.Farm Aid 2014 will feature performances by Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson and board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds), as well as Jack White, Gary Clark Jr., Jamey Johnson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, North Carolina’s own Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, Todd Snider, Insects vs. Robots, Raelyn Nelson Band and Jesse Lenat.A limited number of tickets for Farm Aid 2014 are available at www.livenation.com, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $45 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

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Drag Bingo at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre

CARY, NC August 26, 2014 - Drag Bingo is a fabulous fundraising event that involves the generous participation of volunteers, sponsors, and a multitude of bingo heroes. While this event takes place about seven times a year, this will be the first time Booth Amphitheatre will serve as host venue. Bingo enthusiasts are known to scramble to buy tickets for this event so don’t delay!  If you love a good game of bingo and equally love to be entertained, you will want to be with us on October 11 and watch as the BVD's (Bingo Verifying Divas) dazzle the crowd with their outrageous costumes, hairstyles and performances centered around the "silly" game of bingo!

Proceeds to benefit the Alliance of Aids Services – Carolina

Koka Booth Amphitheatre logoSaturday · October 11 · 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Tickets on sale Friday, August 29 at noon
               
~Lawn Seating/$25/includes your 7 bingo tickets/cards.Cobblestone Reserved Tables of 10: $300 includes your 10 bingo tickets/cards. VIP Stage Table of 10:  $400 includes 10 bingo tickets/cards and a bottle of sparkling cider on your table. Picnics allowed (no alcohol please). Venue concession stands will be open selling food, beer, wine and mixed drinks. ~ For complete festival information go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call (919) 462-2025.About  SMG: Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com

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"A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier" Summer Living History Program at Bentonville Battlefield Aug. 23

FOUR OAKS, NC August 22, 2014 - The sounds of artillery and musket fire will once again ring out at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site. The annual summer living history program, "A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier,"will be held Saturday, Aug. 23.Artillery shot - Bentonville Battlefield NCCostumed living historians will demonstrate how soldiers made meals, maintained their weapons, equipment and uniforms, trained for battle, withstood the weather and much more. This free program will feature musket demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and artillery firings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.Visitors can visit a Civil War soldier's camp and discover what role the enlisted man played in battle. Re-enactors from the Co. D 27th North Carolina Troops will explain and answer questions about military life during the war. The living historians will also give uniform and equipment talks.Artillery demonstrations will feature a three-Inch Ordnance Rifle, a typical Civil War field piece. According to one witness, the artillery fire at the battle of Bentonville was so heavy that it "literally barked the trees, cutting off limbs as if by hand." Dozens of these guns were used during the 1865 battle.The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, involved 80,000 troops and was the last Confederate offensive against Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Bentonville Battlefield interprets the battle and field hospital, where many Confederates were left in the aftermath.Bentonville Battlefield is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524, 3 miles north of Newton Grove on S.R. 1008, about one hour from Raleigh and about 45 minutes from Fayetteville. For more information, visit www.nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi or call (910) 594-0789.About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for people who are blind and have physical disabilities.NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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