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Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

HORNETS AND FOOD LION FEEDS PARTNER TO FEED 1,000 SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK FAMILIES AT ANNUAL CORNUCOPIA EVENT ON NOV. 25 Food Lion Feeds to Donate Entire Thanksgiving Meal; Coca-Cola to Provide Beverages CHARLOTTE, NC Nov. 21, 2014 - The Charlotte Hornets and Food Lion Feeds today announced the two organizations will provide Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 families in need at the Hornets’ fourth annual Cornucopia event on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The entire Hornets team and coaching staff will partner with Food Lion leadership and associates, as well as Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, to distribute the food at Time Warner Cable Arena, starting at 11 a.m.Food Lion FeedsFood Lion Feeds is donating thousands of pounds of food to make this holiday season special for families, including all the ingredients for a warm holiday meal: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, a variety of canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese and cranberry sauce. Hornets partner Coca-Cola is providing a two-liter bottle of Sprite for every meal. Each meal contains enough food to feed a family of four. Charlotte Hornets Primary Logo“As an organization, we are privileged to have the opportunity to affect so many people’s lives in such an impactful way,” Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield said. “We are thrilled to have the continued support of two tremendous partners in Food Lion and Coca-Cola as we embark on our fourth annual Cornucopia event. Thanksgiving is an important time for family unity and our organization feels that it is our responsibility to ensure that this joyous time isn’t missed by those in our community who may need a helping hand.” As the Official Hunger Relief Partner of the Charlotte Hornets, Food Lion Feeds has committed to providing more than 300,000 meals over three years in the Charlotte community, which includes the annual Cornucopia event. The Hornets and Food Lion Feeds will also partner to donate 500 turkeys to WFNZ’s (610 AM) annual Street Turkeys initiative on Wednesday, Nov. 26, which benefits local feeding agencies. "At Food Lion, Thanksgiving is a special time when we get to help millions of families enjoy a holiday meal together," said Food Lion President Meg Ham. "We know, unfortunately, some families in our home market of Charlotte have to make tough choices during the holiday season. We believe no one should have to choose between Thanksgiving dinner and paying rent, or any other necessity. That's why we are so passionate about partnering with the Charlotte Hornets to help feed those in need this holiday." Food Lion Feeds and the Charlotte Hornets announced their partnership in September 2014, and since that time, the two organizations have provided more than 35,000 meals to Charlotte families.

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About Food LionFood Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group.  For more information, visit www.foodlion.comAbout Coca-ColaCoca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) is the nation's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler.  Headquartered in Charlotte, the company's nearly 7,000 employees make, sell and deliver Coca-Cola products in franchise sales territories across the Southeast.  For more information, visit www.CokeConsolidated.com Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena. 

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Beer & Bacon Festival at Booth Amphitheatre

BEER & BACON FESTIVALSATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015www.beerandbacon.com Beer & Bacon FestivalBOTTOMS UP, BACON DOWN!75 Craft Beers, 15 Restaurants, 10 Bacons from across the U.S. and lots of Piggy Love! Last year’s festival was a huge hit but it was just the beginning. The ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with the best craft beers for your tasting pleasure…and of course the food of the Gods: BACON. Guests enjoy a souvenir glass plus the opportunity to sample 75+ of their favorite international beers and wines. VIP Beer and Bacon Admission will host over 15 restaurants tasting stations featuring the BEST restaurants in the Triangle. They will be on hand vying for the $500 Best Bacon Dish Prize. The VIP Beer & Bacon Session will include food tastings and the regular beer session will offer food ala carte and at an additional cost. Over 2 tons of gourmet bacons from all over the country will be griddled on-site. The Main Stage will host live music all day along with a Butchering 101 class. All of this plus fun foodie exhibits and so much more! VIP ADMISSION: $69 ADVANCE ONLY VIP Ticket Saturday from noon - 6 p.m.—The VIP Session offers an exclusive tasting experience. Limited to 2,000 guests only, each guest will enjoy 15+ restaurant tasting stations and fresh griddle bacon (food served until 3pm), a souvenir glass and boundless portions of over 75 craft beers and wines, plus 2 extra hours of alcohol sampling. REGULAR SATURDAY ADMISSION: $39 ADVANCE / $45 ON-SITE  Valid Saturday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.--Enjoy a fun day of Beer and Bacon. Your admission includes 75 beers for your tasting pleasure. The Main Stage offer great entertainment including the pig butchering demonstration.Bacon and Food is ala carte and will be available for an additional cost DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET $39 VIP ADVANCE & $25 REGULAR ADMISSION ADVANCE $39 in advance –Valid during the Noon – 6pm session. Includes admission to the event only.$25 in advance—Valid during the 2pm – 6pm session. Includes admission into the event only. This ticket does not include access to the VIP area. KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE This event is not designed for children.  They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them. 

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A portion of proceeds to benefit the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.Prices are not inclusive of fees and North Carolina Sales Tax Tickets can be purchased through etix.com. By phone call (800) 514-3849Etix hours: Monday-Friday/ 9 a.m.-8 p.m. ESTSaturday/10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/12 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST For complete event information go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call (919) 462-2025. About SMGFounded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 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 & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.

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Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band rockin’ at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill

"It is what it is..." CD by Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band

Make sure to arrive early for Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band live at Lo-re-lei Pub & Grill in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina on Saturday night!The dance floor will certainly fill up quick as the house will be rockin' to HOT Southern Country originals and covers.Make sure to get your copy of the latest CD "it is what it is..." by Boe Edens & The Dixie Driver Band!

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Enchanted Airlie celebrates 10th Anniversary

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC Nov. 14, 2014 – Enchanted Airlie, Airlie’s holiday light show, is a Wilmington family tradition. Since first illuminating in 2005, Enchanted Airlie remains a wonderful opportunity to bring the whole family together to share in the joy of the season with holiday flowers, festive lights, spectacular displays, music of the season, and more!Enchanted Airlie GardensNew this year, Winter Princesses Elsa and Anna will greet guests and be available for photos- you may even hear a song or two! Then stroll through sparkling light displays at your own pace. Enchanted Airlie starts Friday, Nov. 28, and runs specific nights until Dec. 22. There are two display times per evening, 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Also new this year, select Sundays have been added!Enchanted Airlie was recently named a “Best Holiday Weekend Trip” by Raleigh news leader, WRAL. Enchanted Airlie is also a past winner of the Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event. Tickets must be purchased in advance and nights sell out quickly, so get your tickets now! Tickets can be purchased on the Airlie Gardens website www.airliegardens.org or by visiting the Airlie Gift Shop any day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Airlie Gardens is located at 300 Airlie Rd in Wilmington.

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Last Cannon Recovered from Ocean Floor Showcased at Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab Open House Nov. 15

GREENVILLE, NC Nov. 10, 2014 - Lots of pirate loot will be showcased at the Open House at the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Laboratory Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Artifacts on view from Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, will include cannons, gold dust, navigational instruments. Conservators and archaeologists can explain the use of each prized object. Those who love pirates, archaeology and conservation will enjoy the free program. No registration is required.Last Cannon Recovered from Ocean Floor Showcased at Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation LabThe open house will allow visitors of all ages to learn about recovery and conservation of Blackbeard's cannons, and view the cannon just raised in October. Guests can look through a microscope at the smallest objects discovered over the years and see mysteries revealed in x-rays.The lab is located on East Carolina University's West Research Campus, about 10 miles west of the main campus in Greenville. The address is 1157 VOA Site C Road in Greenville. For more information about the open house and the lab, please visit www.qaronline.org or contact Courtney Page at 252-744-6721 or by email at courtney.page@ncdcr.gov.The Queen Anne's Revenge ran aground in Beaufort in June 1718. Intersal, Inc., a private research firm, discovered the site believed to be Queen Anne's Revenge Nov. 21, 1996. QAR was located near Beaufort Inlet, by Intersal's director of operations, Mike Daniel, who used historical research provided by Intersal's president, Phil Masters. Daniel now heads up Maritime Research Institute, the nonprofit corporation formed to work on the project in cooperation with state archaeologists and historians of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History.Archaeologists and historians with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources have led recovery efforts at the shipwreck site since 1997. Cannons, platters, medical and scientific instruments used by Blackbeard and his crew have rested on the floor of the Atlantic since 1718. Tens of thousands of artifacts have been recovered.For additional information, please call (252) 744-6721. The Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project and the Office of State Archaeology are within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.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 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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Diana Krall announces rescheduled US dates for "Wallflower World Tour"

STUNNING NEW ALBUM “WALLFLOWER” ALSO SET FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 3, 2015 ON VERVE RECORDSTickets for the Raleigh, NC show go on Sale Sunday, November 16th at 10 a.m..Diana Krall - WallflowerRALEIGH, NC, Nov. 10, 2014– Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer, Diana Krall is pleased to announce the rescheduled U.S. tour dates for her “Wallflower World Tour” which had been previously postponed after a case of pneumonia. Krall’s highly anticipated new album “Wallflower” was also postponed for release and is now confirmed to come out on Verve Records on February 3, 2015. To pre-order Wallflower please click HERE

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Krall’s “Wallflower World Tour” will kick off in Boston, MA on Wednesday, February 25th at The Shubert Theater. The 26-city tour includes stops at some of the most prestigious venues across the country including The Shubert Theater in Boston and The Beacon Theater in New York.  Krall will play Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh on Friday, April 24. For specific on sale and ticket information, please check dianakrall.com or www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com.  Fan club pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 12th. Tickets to the Raleigh show go on sale to the public on Sunday, November 16 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets for the tour, please visit http://www.dianakrall.com/. Produced by 16-time GRAMMY® Award-winning producer David Foster, Wallflower finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time. The album features popular classics from the late 60's to present day that have inspired Krall since her early years, as well as an unreleased composition from Paul McCartney ("If I Take You Home Tonight").The “Wallflower World Tour” will feature Krall performing pop classics such as The Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreaming" and the Eagles' "Desperado," and Bob Dylan’s “Wallflower,” which inspired the upcoming album's title track, among others. Krall will be accompanied onstage by Anthony Wilson (guitar), Dennis Crouch (bass), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Karriem Riggins (drums) and Patrick Warren (Keyboards). Diana Krall recently headlined The Montreal International Jazz Festival performing to over 100,000 of her most loyal fans. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, she has won five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and has also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Her unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time. For more information on Diana Krall, please visit:http://www.dianakrall.com/www.facebook.com/dianakrall   @dianakrall

Diana Krall - “Wallflower World Tour”

02/25 - Boston, MA @ Shubert Theater02/26 - Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore02/28 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Caesars Atlantic City - Circus Maximus03/01 - Greenvale, NY @ Tilles Center For the Performing Arts03/02 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre03/04 - Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center03/05 - Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall***03/06 - Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale03/07 - Wilkes Barre, PA @ Kirby Center For the Preforming Arts03/10 - Buffalo, NY @ University at Buffalo - Center For the Arts03/11 - Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House - Wilmington, DE03/12 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre03/14 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre04/06 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - Dreyfoos Hall***04/08 - Tallahassee, FL @ Florida State University - Ruby Diamond Auditorium***04/09 - Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre04/10 - Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre04/12 - Melbourne, FL @ King Center For the Performing Arts04/13 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacoby Symphony Hall04/14 - Miami, FL @ Adrienne Arsht Center - Knight Concert Hall04/16 - Sarasota, FL @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall04/17 – Fort Meyers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall04/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall04/20 - Birmingham, AL @ Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center***04/21 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium04/23 - N. Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center04/24 - Raleigh, NC @ Memorial Auditorium - Duke Energy Center for the Preforming Arts04/25 - Greenville, SC @ Peace Center For the Performing Arts***  *** Please check venue website for specific on sale date.

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Cucalorus Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years with 240+ Screenings & Dino De Laurentiis Retrospective

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 7, 2014 - Twenty years ago, as Wilmington, North Carolina was establishing itself as a top U.S. filmmaking destination, a group of local independent filmmakers, known as Twinkle Doon, held a standing-room-only one-night screening of locally-made indie films. Dubbed as “An Evening of Celluloid Art: a film festival for open minds,” attendees at the inaugural festival included local indie filmmakers, artists, Wilmington residents and up-and-coming actors Anthony LaPaglia, Renee’ Zellweger and Liv Tyler—who were in Wilmington making Empire Records, one of hundreds of productions made in Wilmington over the past three decades. Wilmington’s film industry continued to thrive for the next 20 years and so did the Cucalorus Film Festival, which celebrates 20 years on November 12-16.Cucalorus Film FestivalEach year since 1994 film buffs and independent filmmakers have made the mid-November pilgrimage to Wilmington, North Carolina for the Cucalorus Film Festival. On November 12-16, the 20th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival will celebrate the art of filmmaking with screenings of more than 240 independent films from around the world, workshops, panel discussions, master dance classes, and special events.  What began as a one-night event has evolved into a five-day festival that’s garnered national recognition from the Brooks Institute, as well as Moviemaker and Time magazines. It was proclaimed as “one of the coolest film festivals in the world” by MovieMaker in 2013. This year the festival makes a repeat appearance on the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events” list for the month of November. Cucalorus always delivers a diverse mix of documentary and narrative feature films, shorts, dance and music videos, and special events that make it a favorite with filmmakers and audiences. Of the 240-plus films (chosen from 1,752 submissions) from over 60 countries, the festival will include 43 narrative features, 21 documentary features, 147 shorts, 45 music videos and seven works-in-progress along with a schedule that includes multi-disciplinary performances ranging from dance to spoken word and beyond. Guest filmmakers will share insights during Q&A sessions at select screenings. This year two features will have their world premiere at Cucalorus (Uncensored and Times Like Dying) and six films will have their Southern or Southeastern U.S. premiere (Labyrinthus; Hide and Seek; Felix and Meira; Spring; The Tribe; The Age of Love). Other award-winning and noteworthy films include: Force Majeure  (directed by Ruben Ostlund, Sweden’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film for Oscars 2014; winner of Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2014); Wildlike (recently premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival); and The Hip-Hop Fellow (documentary by Raleigh filmmaker Kenneth Price about a Grammy award-winning producer’s studies of hip-hop). Each year Cucalorus pays tribute to its North Carolina roots by screening at least 25% of films with connections to its home state. This year showcases four feature-length films and one work-in-progress (“Coal Ash Chronicles” by Rhiannon Fionn) that were made in North Carolina. N.C. Narrative Features include: “Children of Salt” by Caleb Andrew Ward and “Sunset Edge” by Daniel Peddle. N.C. Documentary Features include: “The Hip Hop Fellow” by Kenneth Price and “Private Violence” by Cynthia Hill. Four more films were made elsewhere but boat N.C. connections include: “Wildlike” by Frank Hall Green; “Cotton Road” by Laura Kissel; “120 Days” by Ted Roach; “Daylight Come” by Evan Vetter; “Occupy the Imagination: Tales of Seduction and Resistance” by Rodrigo Dorfman. For details about each film, visit www.cucalorus.org. Additionally, 48 short films and 14 music videos with Carolina ties will screen at Cucalorus 20, including films from Cucalorus alums, such as the world premiere of Wilmington filmmaker Jonathan Landau’s short “Pushing Buttons” (crewed by founding members Bo Webb, Craig Rogers and Dan Turek) which will screen in the Shorties block. And Wilmington-turned-L.A. filmmaker Norwood Cheek’s music video “Dog Day Joyride” will screen in the Visual/Sound/Walls block. Two features produced by Dino and Martha De Laurentiis and filmed in N.C. will also be showcased: “Crimes of the Heart” (1986, filmed in Southport) and “Hannibal” (2001, filmed in Asheville). To commemorate the festival’s 20th anniversary, Cucalorus will honor the late maverick filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis—recognized as the “father of North Carolina’s film industry”—with a retrospective of his work. The Dino De Laurentiis Retrospective pays tribute to his lasting legacy on the state’s film culture. This survey of the legendary Italian producer’s work spans nearly eight decades and includes screenings of War & Peace, King Kong, Flash Gordon, Crimes of the Heart and Hannibal. Martha De Laurentiis, Dino’s wife and producing partner will make a special guest appearance following the screening of Crimes of the Heart. This year’s festival kicks off on Wednesday, November 12, with the ever-popular Dance-a-lorus, a unique partnership between Cucalorus, the Dance Cooperative, and New York-based Dance Films Assocation. Dance-a-lorus is a communion of dance and film by local dancers and indie filmmakers. The event features excerpts from nine different choreographers and filmmakers in a variety of genres. While the majority of screenings are intended for adult audiences, this year Cucalorus continues its “Kids-a-lorus” family program that includes four films appropriate for ages 11 and up, as well as a Saturday afternoon “Rosecomb Shorts” block that showcases kid-appropriate shorts.  On Sunday the festival concludes with Buzz Repeat blocks of popular the weekend’s most popular films.Screenings will take place at the following Downtown Wilmington venues: Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts (central Ticketbox & theatre, 310 Chestnut St.); Jengo’s Playhouse (815 Princess St.); City Stage Theatre (21 N. Front St., 5th floor); TheatreNOW (19 South 10th St.); Bourgie Nights (208 Market St.); and Bellamy Mansion (503 Market St.). For tickets, schedules, film descriptions, venue directions, and other details, visit www.cucalorus.org. Festival-goers often wonder how the Cucalorus Film Festival got its name. The dictionary defines cucalorus as “a film set apparatus placed in front of a light source to create a dappled lighting effect on a subject or background.”  However, in the world of film festivals, Cucalorus is a multi-disciplinary arts organization supporting emerging and innovative creative professionals through its annual film festival, a residency program, a summer camp for teen filmmakers, a microcinema, and an extensive community outreach program. The annual Cucalorus Film Festival was established in 1994 and has since grown into one of the largest film festivals in the South. More than 200 films screen each year at venues all over downtown Wilmington, attracting a large number of participating artists (300+) and thousands of fans and industry professionals (accumulated attendance in 2013 was 14,784). Festival programs focus on dance, music videos, emerging artists. social justice, works-in-progress, and international cinema. Cucalorus education and outreach programs include Global Perspectives, Works-in-Progress, Latino Lens, Media Literacy, and Racial Rewind. Cucalorus is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on funds from individuals, businesses, and grants to fund its annual celebration. For more information on the Cucalorus Film Festival visit www.cucalorus.org. Did you know that Wilmington, North Carolina—home to the Cucalorus Film Festival and EUE/Screen Gems Studios—is a top location for U.S. film production?  Recent productions include “Max Steel,” “Tammy,” “The Conjuring,” “Iron Man 3” and the hit television series “Sleepy Hollow” and “Under the Dome,” as well as the upcoming new ABC series “Secrets & Lies” and Nicholas Sparks films “The Choice” and “The Longest Ride.” Visitors can experience “Hollywood East” with Hollywood Location walking tours of downtown movie locations, weekend tours of EUE/Screen Gems Studios, and self-guided location tours using television FAQ sheets for “Sleepy Hollow,” “Dawson’s Creek” and “One Tree Hill.” For links to FAQ Sheets, tours and more TV/film-related information, visit www.wilmingtonandbeaches.com/hollywood-east See where the water takes you! Discover why Wilmington and its island beaches are popular with visitors and filmmakers. For a free official Visitors Guide for Wilmington, North Carolina’s historic river district and the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, call 1-866-266-9690 or email visit@wilmingtonandbeaches.com. For specials, featured events and visitor information visit www.GoWilmingtonAndBeaches.com.

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Give blood & enter to win TSO tickets!

TSO AND AMERICAN RED CROSS TEAM UP FOR LOCAL BLOOD DRIVES IN COLUMBIA SC & GREENSBORO NC “ROCK AND ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON”Trans-Siberian Orchestra TSOTrans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), and American Red Cross in Columbia SC and Greensboro NC are joining forces this holiday season and asking TSO fans to donate blood. Tomorrow, Friday, November 7, at three locations on Main Street in downtown Columbia SC, presenting blood donors will be eligible for a chance to win one of 50 pair of tickets to the Friday, November 21st 4pm performance at Colonial Life Arena.  Friday, November 14, in Greensboro NC, presenting blood donors will be eligible for a chance to win one of 50 pair of tickets to the November 26th 4pm performance at Greensboro Coliseum.  TSO creator Paul O’Neill explains, “There is an organization, a group of people in this world, that for well over half a century they have provided a substance so essential to human life, that without it no child could draw their first breath and no parents could hear the magical cry of a newborn infant reassuring humanity that its newest member is alive and the future filled with infinite possibilities for the better. What is so fundamental that it reminds us that everyone on this fragile little blue planet are connected to one another.  Our individual journeys and ultimate destiny are interwoven. I am sure that you have guessed by this point I am referring to blood. That precious liquid that without, everything that we are and everything that we might be ceases to exist. Of course the organization I am referring to is the American Red Cross Blood Bank, a source of blood used by doctors to save countless lives every day. They never ask the person in need for money, all that matters is someone is in need and they are there to help.”TSO and Live Nation invite you to give the perfect gift with the American Red Cross this holiday season and enjoy Trans-Siberian Orchestra. To schedule your appointment, simply download the blood donor app, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS TSO will be performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic Presented by Hallmark Channel live for the first time ever this Winter Tour 2014.  TSO will play Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte on November 20, Colonial Life Arena Columbia on Friday November 21 at 4pm & 8pm, PNC Area Raleigh on Saturday November 22 at 3pm & 8pm, and Greensboro Coliseum on November 26 at 4pm & 8pm.  Tickets are on sale now at LiveNation.com, via the venue box offices, and all usual outlets. Columbia, SC - Main Street Battle for Blood drive information: All donors at the Main Street Battle for Blood are invited to give blood for their school of choice, South Carolina or Clemson. Presenting donors will receive a free Main Street Battle for Blood T-shirt, while supplies last. In addition, those who come to give blood on Friday November 7 at three Main Street locations will be entered to win one of 50 pairs of tickets to the local TSO concert on Nov. 21. Donors are encouraged to roll up a sleeve from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Agapé Conference Center, 1622 Main St., down the alley behind Michael’s Café and Catering Contact: Carol Caulk, ccaulk@agapesenior.com, 803-391-3163
  • Capitol Center, 1201 Main St., first floor – lower level - Contact: Lynette Koon, lynettekoon@banknbsc.com, 803-929-2043
  • Meridian Building, 1320 Main St., 17th Floor - Contact: Courtney Maass, maass@nelsonmullins.com, 803-255-9681
 Greensboro, NC - High Point Regional UNC Health Blood Drive information: Those who come to give blood on Friday, Nov. 14 at High Point Regional UNC Health from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. can enter to win one of 50 pair of tickets to the local TSO concert on November 26.  Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.  How to donate blood:  Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.  # # # About the American Red Cross:  The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. 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.livenationentertainment.com.

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Tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON go on sale TOMORROW at 10 AM!

WINNER! TONY AWARD – BEST MUSICALWINNER! NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD – BEST MUSICALWINNER! DRAMA DESK AWARD – BEST MUSICALWINNER! OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD – BEST MUSICALWINNER! DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD – BEST MUSICALWINNER! GRAMMY AWARD – BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

Book of Mormon Tour

Book of Mormon Tour
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TICKETS: The Book of Mormon Tour

“THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY.Heaven on Broadway!  A celebration of the privilegeof living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.”Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMESPerformances begin February 10 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Public On Sale Friday, November 7 at 10:00 AMTICKETS: The Book of Mormon Tour (North Charleston Coliseum) The producers of the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and Best of Broadway announced today that single tickets will go on sale Friday, November 7 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (843) 529-5007.  The show will run February 10-15 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.  The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.  Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus.  Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.# # # #For more information, visit www.BookofMormonTheMusical.comFollow THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter and on Facebook.

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Nickelback announces the No Fixed Address 2015 North American Tour

- Massive World Tour Set To Kick Off In North America on Feb. 14, 2015 and Includes A Staggering 61 Dates In Cities Throughout The U.S. and Canada -- Tickets On Sale Nov 15 at www.livenation.com - LOS ANGELES, CA Nov. 5, 2014 - Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in 2015 in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address [Republic Records]. The new album is out Nov. 17 and can be pre-ordered HERE.  The band announced the extensive No Fixed Address Tour today in front of a sold-out crowd who packed the House of Blues Sunset in West Hollywood, Calif. Proceeds from this special sold-out show will go to the International House of Blues Music Forward Foundation's grants program. Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the No Fixed Address Tour marks the beginning of NICKELBACK's 12th tour and will see the band performing in 61 cities across North America starting Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2015, in Allentown, Pa. at the PPL Center and winding down in Atlanta, Ga. on Aug. 29 at the Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood.

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NICKELBACK will play North Charleston Coliseum on March 24 and PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on Friday August 28.  Tickets for both shows go on sale Saturday November 15 at 10am at livenation.com, via the Live Nation app, at the venue box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 800-745-3000. In addition to membership gifts, exclusive giveaways and content, individuals that join the fan club will have first access to tickets starting on Friday, Nov. 7. For additional information on joining the fan club, visit www.nickelback.com. A Citi® cardmember pre-sale begins Monday, Nov. 10 through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general public go on-sale Saturday, Nov. 15. Tickets for all shows start at $25. At the arena shows, all seating will be reserved. NICKELBACK will also offer a limited number of VIP packages for each show which will include premium seating, parking, VIP laminate, exclusive numbered tour poster, official drum sticks, commemorative VIP ticket, early entry and more. Fans can visit www.nickelback.com for more info. VIP Packages will be available during the pre-sale. No Fixed Address lands in stores and at iTunes and all digital partners on Nov. 17, 2014. Pre-order the record HERE now! Fans who purchase No Fixed Address Tour tickets online at www.livenation.com will also receive a digital download of the album. NICKELBACK fans can tune in to see the band perform the #1 Most-Added song at Hot AC “What Are You Waiting For?” when the band appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Nov. 17 and Good Morning America on Nov. 20!Check out the lyric video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Ng5muAAcgSince first landing on the scene in 1996, NICKELBACK have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades.  The group’s worldwide sales exceed 50 million units, solidifying their status as the “eleventh best-selling music act” and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles. Their inescapable and irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” remains Billboard’s “Top Rock Song of the Decade” and “Fourth Song of the Decade”. Amongst all of these accolades, they’ve been crowned Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade” as well. Along the way, they’ve received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, 12 JUNO Awards and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. BUY LINK:Nickelback “No Fixed Address” Pre-Order: http://smarturl.it/NBNoFixedAddressNickelback “Get Em Up” (IG Track): http://smarturl.it/NickelbackGetEmUp“What Are You Waiting For?” http://smarturl.it/NickelbackWaitngDA“Edge Of A Revolution” http://smarturl.it/NickelbackEdgeReviT For all things NICKELBACK:www.nickelback.comhttp://www.facebook.com/Nickelbackhttp://twitter.com/nickelbackInstagram.com/nickelbackhttp://www.youtube.com/nickelbacktv About Live Nation EntertainmentLive Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.

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