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The Rusty Bucket Kids TV Show’s Roxanna Demers wins a Carolina Music Award!

History’s Heroes: The Rusty Bucket Kids TV Show is pleased to announce that Roxanna Demers, one of the lead actors of the TV series

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Homage to Eddie Van Halen

The next time you hear “Panama,” “Hot for Teacher,” or any other awesome Van Halen tune, know that nothing bad can happen when Van Halen is on the radio and case!

John Cloyd Miller (Red June) Wins MerleFest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest; “Cloud of Dust” Places #1 in Bluegrass Category

John Cloyd Miller won first place in the 21st annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in the bluegrass category at MerleFest 2013. Miller is a vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player for the Asheville-based band, Red June, a nationally touring acoustic Americana trio that includes his wife, fiddler and vocalist Natalya Weinstein, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Will… Read More ›

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Artsplosure Announces Lineup for 34th Annual Raleigh Arts Festival

Celebrating fine visual art and live music since 1980, this year’s festival continues the tradition of presenting high quality and accessible art for free in the heart of the capital city.

Lyle Lovett to Headline Band Together concert at Koka Booth Amphitheatre Regency Park Cary ticket info

Lyle Lovett to Headline Charity Concert May4

Convention-Defying Singer/Songwriter/Actor leads concert lineup to Benefit Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities

Up-and-coming British folk and alternative-country singer/songwriter Callaghan will perform Sunday in Raleigh's Murphey School Auditorium (photo by Scott Lowden)

Burning Coal Will Bring British Singer/Songwriter Callaghan to Raleigh at 7 p.m. on March 24th

Burning Coal Theatre Company will bring drop-dead gorgeous 30-year-old British folk and alternative-country singer/songwriter Callaghan to Murphey School Auditorium for one performance only — at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 24th, as part of the Raleigh, NC-based theater’s fourth annual spring and summer MusiCoal Series, showcasing what Burning Coal calls “new music that is exhilarating, fresh, and unlike anything you’ve heard before!”

Mac and Juice Quartet Wins 2013 Band Together “Last Band Standing”

Rock/Jam fusion band bests three other groups in 3rd annual “battle of the bands” Raleigh, N.C. (March 3, 2013) — Last night, music fanspacked Lincoln Theatre to cheer on their favorite local bands at Band Together’s 3rd annual “Last Band Standing,” the most philanthropic music competition in the Triangle. In the end,Wilmington-based Mac and Juice… Read More ›

Mallarmé Players presents North Carolina HIP Music Festival

h.i.p. = historically informed performance National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the Mallarmé Chamber Players is one of 153 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grant. The Mallarmé Chamber Players is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support the North Carolina HIP Music Festival, scheduled… Read More ›

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NORTH CAROLINA OPERA ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON

RALEIGH, N.C.—North Carolina Opera General Director Eric Mitchko announced the company’s 2012-2013 season today. The season will commemorate the bicentennial of two of opera’s greatest composers, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, both born in 1813. It will again include performances in both Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and will feature a mix of established stars and… Read More ›

Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and a Little Bit of Latin

On June 30th the North Carolina Museum of Art celebrates the life of one of our state’s foremost artists, Arthel “Doc” Watson.

Ciompi Quartet Presents, a three-part summer chamber music series

The Duke University Department of Music, Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts and Sarah P. Duke Gardens are pleased to announce the inauguration of Ciompi Quartet Presents, a three-part summer chamber music series in Duke Gardens curated and presented by members of the Ciompi Quartet.

Nina Simone’s rendition of Lilac Wine

t is springtime and there is a presence in the room. There, lying sprawled under a lilac tree, I can see Nina Simone pouring her heart into a secret recipe – one that she hopes will transport her back to her lost lover.

Triangle Brass Bands celebrate 25 years in “Going For Gold”

Three bands combined on Sunday, March 18th at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh to mark 25 years of brass playing.  Several musicians present were among the founding members of the Triangle Brass Band (TBB) back in 1986. The Triangle Youth Brass Band (TYBB) and the Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble(TYBE) combined with the adult band to… Read More ›

Promo picture for Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) 2011 tour.

Live Review: Steve Earle and the Dukes and Duchesses @ DPAC 9/17/11

Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) delighted both purists and casual fans at DPAC last Saturday with 2 sets, each over a dozen songs long, and 2 encores.

New Music Video: “Stars Fell On Alabama” by Tara Nevins

CMT writes, “With the wonderful fiddle groove and vividly written lyrics, Nevins gives a glimpse into her roots. Stepping out for a rare solo record (beyond her beloved band, Donna the Buffalo), she meshes her Cajun influences, unique voice, drums and steel guitars for an intriguing look at her heritage.”

“The Mahogany Door” Soundtrack CD Now Available For Downloading

he original music soundtrack that accompanies “The Mahogany Door,” a new fantasy-adventure book for young readers by J. Mark Boliek, is now available for downloading from iTunes, Napster, Amazon MP3, and a host of other online music sources.

“The Mahogany Door,” book one of The Bruinduer Narrative trilogy, is the story of three friends, separated by tragedy, who must come together again to journey back through the great Mahogany Door into the fantasy world of Bruinduer to correct a destiny they left unfulfilled years before.

Themes in the book are reflected in the eight-song CD, which range in style from rock and R&B, to country and one full orchestral arrangement. The titles are: “All Alone,” “Rear View Mirror,” “In the Afternoon,” “The Devil Can’t Help You Here,” “Here is My Anger, Here is My Pride,” “Kingsfold on Bruinduer,” “Goodbyes,” and “Five Years Ago”.

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BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE EVENT SCHEDULE

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Last Band Standing Heats Up Lincoln Theatre for a Good Cause

Fun, great music, and compassion for others were at the heart of this exciting and inspiring event. Four talented bands competed for the title of Last Band Standing and for the opportunity to perform at Band Together’s 2011 Main Concert Event

"Amadeus" stars Michael Urie and Ray Dooley

“Amadeus” Stars Michael Urie and Ray Dooley

The PlayMakers Repertory Company of Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Symphony of Raleigh will present a joint production of English playwright Peter Shaffer’s heavily fictionalized 1979 stage play, “Amadeus,” starring “Ugly Betty” actor Michael Urie as Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and PlayMakers mainstay and arguably the Triangle’s finest actor Ray Dooley as Mozart’s “friend” and rival, Italian composer Antonio Salieri, on Dec. 3-5.

" Handel's Messiah Rocks: A Joyful Noise" will play Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Nov. 20th

“Handel’s Messiah Rocks: A Joyful Noise” Breathes New Life into the Perennially Popular 1742 Oratorio

“Handel’s Messiah Rocks: A Joyful Noise” features stunning visual effects, thrilling songs, an orchestra, rock band, adult and children’s choirs, and soloists with some of the most powerful voices on stage. You’ll even hear some voices from the Triangle! The Raleigh presentation of [Handel’s Messiah Rocks] will feature members from Raleigh’s Sanderson High School Choir.

Banjo on the Mountain

Tribute to Wade Mainer

There’s a new book out about 103-year-old, North Carolina-born banjo player Wade Mainer, and on Tuesday, Sept. 21, Dick Spottswood, the book’s author, will be in Chapel Hill for a discussion and book signing. Area musicians including Big Medicine and many others will perform songs from Mainer’s extensive catalog as part of an evening in tribute to Mainer. This free event begins at 5 p.m. at the Wilson Library in Chapel Hill.

Sheryl Crow brings back the soul at Koka Booth this Sunday

Though we cannot count on Keith Richards, Justin Timberlake, or Citizen Cope making an appearance this weekend, we can be excited for a fun upbeat soul performance by Sheryl Crow this Sunday August 15th 2010 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary

Musician “NOTAR” Brings Unique Sound to Koka Booth

NOTAR was gracious enough to take time away from his busy touring schedule and answer a few candid questions about life, music, and what inspires him.

The Chieftains

2010-2011 Down Home Concert Series features Doc Watson, The Chieftains, Jake Shimabukuro and more

PineCone’s 2010-2011 Down Home Concert Series highlights musical traditions from around the world that have become a part of North Carolina’s own musical heritage. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 2 to PineCone members and Aug. 9 to the general public.

North Carolina Symphony Meets Challenge, Raises $8 Million in Community Support

“We are delighted to celebrate this milestone with all of our supporters,” says North Carolina Symphony President and CEO David Chambless Worters.

How to Audition

In order to take a successful audition, you must understand what your adjudicators are looking for. Whether it’s a Youth Orchestra or a professional audition, the requirements are the same.

Michael Franti Concert Provides a Rainy Day of Fun for a Good Cause

Band Together chairman, Trey Caudle, said, “In spite of two rain showers, we hosted our most successful event to date. We had an amazing team of volunteers, we raised a staggering amount of money, and in-kind donations totaled more than $88,000. Franti and his crew embraced the inclement weather along with 2,500 attendees from as far away as Illinois and Michigan. “

Bluegrass Jam Moves to Six String Cafe

Bluegrass Jam Moves to Six String Cafe Every second & fourth Monday, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 1040 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC Bluegrass pickers and singers frequently jam together across the country, and Raleigh is no exception. A longstanding bluegrass jam group in the area found a new home in January when they met… Read More ›

It was a “Beautiful Day” as U2 Rocked the Triangle with Music and a Message

Only a band with the giant reputation of U2 could pull off a concert and not be upstaged by the stage