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Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber Bike & Dine Week Returns

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC April 21, 2015 - May is national biking month and Chamber Bike & Dine Week, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, May 2nd through May 9th, offers bicycling enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy fantastic cuisine island-wide. Chamber Bike & Dine Week 2015Now in its third year, Chamber Bike & Dine Week, sponsored by Coligny Plaza, celebrates the island's ranking among the nation's best destinations for biking and fine dining. Participating restaurants will offer Bike & Dine Week menus to patrons arriving by bike along with special dining offers. Bicycle Friendly Community - SilverWith a full line-up of events, Chamber Bike & Dine Week celebrates the island's bicycle friendly setting with island-wide bike and dine specials, coffee and lunch meet-ups at various Coligny Plaza restaurants, the chamber's Wednesday after work networking ride at Bomboras, Thursday's bike to work day, Friday's Bikes, Brews and Bites leaving from Captain Woody's at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday's community beach bike ride.   The Community Beach Bike Ride @ Coligny, starts Saturday, May 9th at 9:00 a.m. at Coligny Beach Park. The ride, organized by the Town of Hilton Head Island and the Bicycle Advisory Committee is an open-to-all free bike ride from Coligny Beach to Palmetto Dunes and back.   It's a great week to bike and dine with choices from Captain Woody's to Ruby Lee's Charbar Co.,The Smokehouse, Bomboras, Black Marlin Bayside Grill and more. Participating restaurants and a full events schedule are listed on the Chamber's website at www.ChamberBikeandDine.com.
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Men With Faces CD release party in Downtown Goldsboro

GOLDSBORO, NC April 21, 2015 - The Local band MEN WITH FACEs (www.menwithfaces.com) is releasing its first original Album “Goldsboro” on April 24 at a CD release party at the Flying Shamrock in Downtown Goldsboro. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZnUxWfIxtA Men with Faces was formed in 2012 by Lead singer/Guitar player Eric Schreffler. The member got together while playing together in the Worship band at the Princeton/Goldsboro church, The Bridge. The members consist of Dave Vandergrift on Keyboards, Greyson Potter on bass and Phillip Rhodes on Drums. The album contains 6 songs including a remake of Rocketman. “We are a combination of The Eagles and John Mayer”, says Eric Schreffler. “It has been almost a year process and we are so excited about getting our music out there”. The Album is being mixed and mastered by the Kinston Engineer, John Harrell. It will be available at the April 24 show, through the men with faces website, iTunes and CD baby.

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Lowcountry Giving Day Is May 5th!

All Check Donations Postmarked by This Friday, Apr. 24, Will Be Accepted. Please Consider Making a Contribution to Charleston Stage.   Dear Friends of Charleston Stage, Lowcountry Giving Day is here again, and we would like to ask for your support on May 5th. Last year's Giving Day made it possible for Charleston Stage to receive over $15,000 in matching funds, and we hope you will consider contributing this year. Lowcountry Giving Day Your valued, completely tax-deductible contribution will play a major part in Charleston Stage's portion of the matching funds designated for arts organizations on this day. Thanks to your support, Charleston Stage is not only able to produce full-scale professional productions at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, but through our extensive education programs, provide imaginative theatre experiences and educational opportunities to more than 15,000 Lowcountry youth.   It is now easier than ever to contribute: To Donate By Check (April 20 - 24) Make Checks Payable to Coastal Community Foundation Include "For Charleston Stage" on the Memo Line Mail Checks to Charleston Stage - (PO Box 356, Charleston, SC  29402) Mail Between April 20 - 24 - (Postmark must be dated between April 20 - 24) To Donate By Credit Card (May 5th) Visit our Website, www.charlestonstage.com, on May 5th Click on the Link "Lowcountry Giving Day" Under "Latest News" Make Your Donation Online   As a patron of Charleston Stage, we ask that you consider contributing on May 5th knowing that your valued support could be worth double the amount for Charleston Stage. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Brian Porter at (843) 647-7373 or bporter@charlestonstage.com.   Sincerely, CHARLESTON STAGE COMPANY, INC. Julian Wiles Founder and Producing Artistic Director *Please consult your tax preparer for deduction confirmation.

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Wilmington Symphony Season Finale this Weekend!

Mozart’s The Magic Flute WILMINGTON, NC April 21, 2015The Wilmington Symphony is pleased to present its 2014-15 Masterworks season finale with Mozart’s operatic masterpiece The Magic Flute this Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium. This will be a fully-staged production featuring the UNCW Opera Outreach Project.  Tickets are $27 (plus tax) for adults and $6 (plus tax) for students.  Call 910-962-3500 or visit www.wilmingtonsymphony.org. Wilmington Symphony - The Magic Flute April 25 2015 Conductor Steven Errante says of the work, “The Magic Flute has it all -- comedy, passion, intrigue, spectacle, fizzing with humanity throughout -- all with the steady flow of great Mozart tunes.” The Magic Flute is an opera in two acts in the form of a “Singspiel” (literally “sing-play”), a German opera specifically of the 18th century which includes both singing and speaking.  The work premiered on September 30, 1791 in Vienna. The UNCW Opera Outreach Project promotes opera through live performances, community engagement and educational outreach. The ensemble is directed by Nancy King, coordinator of vocal performance in UNCW’s Department of Music, and is comprised of university students, alumni and special guest artists.  Leading roles for The Magic Flute will be played by Daniel Paparozzi, Quentin Lovette, Hanna Owens, Lauren Mazzola, and Nate Strock. In popular culture music from The Magic Flute has been featured in films such as Eat, Pray, Love, Operation Dumbo Drop, and The Smurfs and the Magic Flute.  It has also been heard in TV-land on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as commercials such the “Red Bull Gives You Wings” campaign.

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Civil Twilight Plays Charlotte tonight and Palate tomorrow night

CIVIL TWILIGHT PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “HOLY DOVE” WITH BILLBOARD
LIVE ACOUSTIC VIDEO OF STORY OF AN IMMIGRANT TITLE TRACK WITH DIFFUSER.FM
ALBUM OUT JUNE 2 ON WIND-UP RECORDS
REVEALS ALBUM ART VIDEO
Civil Twilight

Civil Twilight
Photo by Mason Poole

“…enveloping, emotive, and one of the easiest things you’ll listen to all day…bodes well for the collection.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Civil Twilight is more than a group of musicians; they’re journeymen… guided by their passion for music.”—USA Today
 “Civil Twilight’s haunting sound has been heard everywhere from fashion runways to Times Square.”—Paste
Civil Twilight is sharing their new single “Holy Dove,” and a new live acoustic video for the title track from their forthcoming studio album Story Of An Immigrant, out June 2 on Wind-up Records. Listen to “Holy Dove” HERE via Billboard and via Soundcloud HERE. In addition to the new single, Billboard also exclusively reveals new album art created by brothers Steven and Andrew McKeller. Watch the new acoustic live video of “Story Of An Immigrant” via Diffuser.FM HERE. Diffuser.FM says “seeing and hearing them in such a stripped-down setting only highlights their immense talents even more.” In conjunction with the new track, album art and live video, the pre-order of the album launches today and is available via iTunes HERE. The new LP is the band’s third full-length release on the label following 2012’s Holy Weather. The band will play select U.S. dates with a full tour to be announced soon. See below for full details. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVbSVewiMKs Civil Twilight’s Steven (lead vocals, bass and piano) and Andrew McKeller (guitar), Richard Wouters (drums) and Kevin Dailey (keys and guitar) spent one month recording Story Of An Immigrant with Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cut Copy) at Maze Studios in Atlanta. “This song both lyrically and musically seemed to set the course for the new music we were writing. It was the first song written for the new record where we all collectively went, ‘I like this. Let's keep going in this direction,’” says Steven McKeller of the title track and album theme. “We think musically it very naturally links our past with where we’re headed—and lyrically it's in many ways the story of our lives, our band, and our journey.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8O2qqISR0U Civil Twilight started as brothers Steven and Andrew McKellar explored their father's jazz collection and listened to their classically trained mother play piano in Cape Town, South Africa. In 1996, Andrew launched a teenaged band with help from his high school classmate, drummer Richard Wouters. The bandmates relocated to Los Angeles in August of 2005 where they co-produced their debut record, Human (2007). Several songs from the album were featured in prime-time television shows, including “One Tree Hill,” “House,” “Star Crossed” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Shortly after their debut release, the band moved to Nashville and signed with Wind-up Records in 2008. After re-releasing their self-titled LP in 2010, the band’s debut single, “Letters from the Sky,” reached #5 on the Alternative radio charts and remained in the Top 10 for 6 months, selling over 200,000 copies. In 2012, Civil Twilight released Holy Weather and headlined a U.S. tour with Morning Parade as an opener and supported two months with Mutemath. Past tour mates have also included Florence & The Machine, Young The Giant, Jimmy Eat World, Of Monsters and Men and Neon Trees, among many others. Civil Twilight has played the main stage at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Hangout, Voodoo, Austin City Limits, Vh1 Best Cruise Ever, Milwaukee Summerfest, Kirstenbosch (Cape Town) and Rocking the Daisies (Cape Town). Their most recent single “Fire Escape” charted Top 20 Alternative, and received extensive coverage on MTV, Vh1 and Fuse. CIVIL TWILIGHT TOUR DATES April 15   Atlanta, GA           Vinyl April 16   Charlotte, NC       Neighborhood Theatre April 17   Wilmington, NC  Palate April 18   Raleigh, NC          Kings Barcade May 2      Gulf Shores, AL   The Hangout May 8      Greenville, SC     Artisphere May 29    Ferndale, MI      The Magic Bag

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Discover the Science of Blackbeard and Other Pirates During An April 25 N.C. Science Festival Event

GREENVILLE, NC April 16, 2015 - From weapon firings to sifting for gold, visitors of all ages will enjoy great explorations at the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation lab in Greenville during the April 25 N.C. Science Festival program, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, ran aground in June 1718 near Beaufort. Conservators and archaeologists use chemistry, geology, x-rays and more to identify and understand artifacts recovered from the wreck since 1997.

Touch this pirate cannon at the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab April 25

Touch this pirate cannon at the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab April 25

The free, family friendly event will allow viewing tiny objects through a microscope, mixing up solutions, touching a cannon from the shipwreck, and sifting through sand to find pirate treasure! There will be live firings of muskets, pistols and small cannons at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Other replica weapons also will be displayed. These hands-on demonstrations will show how interdisciplinary, scientific research brings North Carolina history and science to life. "Blackbeard - The Science of Pirates" is part of the two-week long North Carolina Science Festival, the first statewide science festival in the U.S. It brings hundreds of events hosted by schools, colleges, museums, parks, businesses and community organizations together to recognize the economic, educational and cultural impact of science across North Carolina. The festival is presented by Biogen Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. For more information visit www.ncsciencefestival.org. For more information about "Blackbeard - The Science of Pirates" and the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation lab based at East Carolina University, please call (252) 744-6721. The lab is within the Office of State Archaeology, part of 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, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is improve our state's quality of life by creating opportunities that promote economic development, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and spark creativity to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina. 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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Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild 2015 Loon Day

HARKERS ISLAND, NC April 14, 2015 - The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild will be hosting Loon Day on Saturday, May 9, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the H. Curt Salter Building. Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild This event includes an in-water decoy competition, a live auction, and lunch. All activities are free of charge. The competition is a donation competition in that the decoy itself acts as the entry fee.  All birds entered become property of the Decoy Guild. This competition carries a $200 first prize cash purchase award, $100 for second place, $50 for third and $25 for fourth place. For more information, including competition guidelines, please visit the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild’s website at www.decoyguild.com. You can also find us on Facebook!

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Lecture and Book Signing - North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History

ELIZABETH CITY, NC April 9, 2015 - On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Gaither Auditorium of the Museum of the Albemarle, Dr. Douglas Butler, an independent historian and practicing physician, will give a presentation on his recent book North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History. The lecture also marks the formal opening to the public of the Museum of the Albemarle’s latest traveling exhibit, “After Appomattox: North Carolina Civil War Monuments, 1865–1965.” Museum of the Albemarle - History Happens Here Dr. Butler’s carefully researched book contains 137 photographs of North Carolina’s Civil War monuments. Between 1865 and 1965, the state erected 101 Confederate monuments and 8 Union memorials. Some towns, such as Hertford, even had monuments to both sides. Dr. Butler’s volume is the first to fully illustrate and document all 109 North Carolina memorials. Copies of North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History will be on sale for the event, and a book signing will follow the lecture.   Free Family Program For More Information Call 252-335-1453   The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, the Museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.   About The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: The North Carolina 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 to enrich lives and communities creates 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 economic stimulus engines 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. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state; developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as 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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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 2015 Calendar of Events – May 2015

HATTERAS, NC April 9, 2015:   Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - Hatteras, North Carolina On Stage: The Senateur Duhamel, Oil Lamp May 1-31 The Senateur Duhamel is a trawler that was sent over from Britain during WW II to protect convoys from German U-boats. The 165-foot ship met with disaster May 6, 1942. Visit the Museum to learn her story and see an oil lamp from the ship on display during May to honor the sunken vessel. Each month the Museum reveals an artifact from its collection that’s not usually on display. Enjoy the opportunity to “view” authentic history, and discover its special story. For more information, call the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum at 252-986-2995 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.   Hatteras Storytelling Festival May 2, 11 a.m. The Hatteras Storytelling Festival is a three-day community event of stories and music. As part of the annual festival, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum will host a storytelling event at the Museum on May 2, 2015. The event at the Museum is free. More information to be announced.   Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: The Effects of English Settlement on the Hatteras Island Environment: Part Two May 5, 2 p.m. Hatteras Island tree expert, Dave Kelmer, shares an interesting presentation on the effect the English settlers had on Hatteras Island ecology. The May 5 lecture is Part Two in a two-part presentation. You will enjoy this lecture even if you are unable to attend Part One on April 28. For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.   More than Meets the Eye: Artifacts from the Sediments at Site 31CR314, Queen Anne’s Revenge May 6, 11 a.m. The excavation of an eighteenth century shipwreck identified by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources as Queen Anne’s Revenge, off Beaufort, NC, produced innumerable small artifacts from the sediment. These micro-artifacts provide another layer of evidence, corroborating the current hypotheses regarding the site formation process, namely that the site represents a grounded vessel and that it was exposed to repeated periods of scour and reburial over nearly three hundred years. The evidence provides a model for the formation of shipwreck sites in similar dynamic sand bar environments. Presenter: Franklin H. Price, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research. Free program. The program will also be streamed LIVE during a 6 p.m. online presentation at http://csi.northcarolina.edu/ustream. For more information, call 252-986-2995 or email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.   British War Graves Ceremonies May 7 & 8, 11 a.m. For 73 years, near the anniversary of the sinking of an allied ship, two ceremonies have been held to honor the sacrifices of 63 foreign sailors who gave their lives during World War II, while protecting the coast of the United States. In remembrance, representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Navy, Canadian Navy, British Royal Navy and National Park Service, join visitors and residents at the British gravesites on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.   The Buxton ceremony on May 7 honors the service of the men who lost their lives April 1942, when the British armed tanker San Delfino was sunk by the U-203 just off Pea Island. Two of the men are buried at the British Cemetery in Buxton, Fourth Engineer Officer Michael Cairns of the Royal Merchant Navy from the San Delfino and an unknown soldier.   A second ceremony is held the following day, May 8, at the Ocracoke British Cemetery on Ocracoke Island to pay tribute to the sailors from the HMS Bedfordshire that was destroyed in May 1942 by German submarine U-558 near the island. The bodies of Sub-Lieutenant Cunningham and Ordinary Telegraphist Second Class Craig are buried at the Ocracoke site. Two bodies also were found in the ocean north of Ocracoke, and although never identified, they were assumed to have come from the Bedfordshire, and were interred alongside their shipmates in what would become the Ocracoke British Cemetery.   The ceremonies are organized by the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, the Ocracoke community, the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary 16-04, the National Park Service, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, students from the Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies and the Ocracoke School as well as the Ocracoke Boy Scout troop. The ceremonies are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum at 252.986.2995.   Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: What’s For Supper? Cooking Crabs Outer Banks Style May 12, 2 p.m. Enjoy a demonstration and lively chat with chef, Sharon Peele Kennedy, author of What’s For Supper? Kennedy shows museum guests how to cook crabs Outer Banks style. While you’re here, pick up a copy of her book and have her sign it! For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.   Sandcastles: Maritime Crafts for Kids! May 13, 20 & 27, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Youth of all ages enjoy creating coastal crafts while discovering snippets of local history. All ages welcome; all supplies furnished. Free. Every Wednesday, May 13 - September 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.   Civil War on Hatteras Island May 13, 20 & 27, 2:30 p.m. Author and local historian Drew Pullen presents the fascinating history of the Civil War on Hatteras Island, lending colorful insight into the island’s memorable history.  This popular talk is presented every Wednesday, May 13 – November 18, 2:30 p.m.  Free. For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.   Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: Diving the U-85 May 19, 2 p.m. Professional diver, Jim Bunch, presents an engaging history of the German submarine U-85, which is highlighted by Bunch having done over 1,000 dives at the U-boat wreck site. Have this master diver sign his book on the subject, as well! This is a North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar presentation.  For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.  Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.   Crafting Canvas-backed Decoys May 22 & 29, 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Artist, Sam Green, demonstrates the time-worn art of painting decoys.  View his authentic canvas-backed decoy constructions and chat with this knowledgeable waterman.  Every Friday, May 15 – November 13, 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.   Salty Dawgs Lecture Series: Songs & Musical Instruments Carried on Sailing Ships May 26, 2 p.m. Christine Stinson and Janet Reed present a visual and musical presentation of the history of songs and musical instruments carried by sailing ships to America. The duo perform and discuss ballads, sea shanties, dance tunes, and even some contemporary songs accompanied by lap dulcimer, bowed psaltery, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bowed dulcimer. For more information, call 252-986-2995, email maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.   About the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is named in honor of thousands of shipwrecks that sank off North Carolina’s coast. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s coastal culture and maritime history, which includes these shipwrecks, this repository of history. The vessels are the centerpiece of rich relationships to piracy, war, (Revolutionary, Civil and World Wars I and II), lifesaving, commerce and coastal living. The Museum is filled with related artifacts, which include remnants of the earliest known shipwreck found in North Carolina waters, dating to 1650, objects from the USS Monitor, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and the Huron. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through thru mid-October and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. mid-October through March. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. The North Carolina Maritime Museum system is comprised of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. All three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums in 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 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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Virtuoso Concert Organist Marilyn Keiser in Concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal

WILMINGTON, NC April 9, 2015St Paul’s Episcopal Church is pleased to present the Platinum Anniversary Organ Performance featuring virtuoso concert organist Dr. Marilyn Keiser in concert on Friday, April 17th, 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16 N Sixteenth St, Wilmington. Admission is FREE.  Concert is sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Wilmington AGO.
Virtuoso Concert Organist Marilyn Keiser
Dr. Keiser is Chancellor's Professor of Music Emeritus at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States. She has been a featured artist national conventions in Dallas and Washington DC, where she played with orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and in Detroit, where she appeared with the Detroit Symphony. She appeared as a featured artist for the International Congress of Organists in Cambridge, England; in concert at the Royal Victoria Hall with the Singapore Symphony; at the American Cathedral in Paris, the Southern Cathedrals Festival in Winchester, England and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.
Ronnie Wise, Music Director of St. Paul’s Episcopal says of the upcoming concert, "I'm very pleased to invite Marilyn Keiser back to Wilmington to play a recital on the two pipe organs at St. Paul's. She played the first recital on the front organ in 1995. We are so fortunate to have an artist of her reputation. It's sure to be a stunning program."
REVIEWS:
“Marilyn Keiser is an articulate, no-nonsense organist with a true flair for the king of instruments.”
~ St. Petersburg Times
 “She represents to the organ world what the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis did to America: the epitome of taste, dignity, and elegance.  An immediate standing ovation followed, with extensive applause.
~ The American Organist
For more information about the concert and the artist, please visit www.spechurch.com/music or www.concertorganists.com/artists/marilyn-keiser.
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