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March 9, 2017

Bakeries celebrate annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition March 16-17 Bruegger’s Bagels, known for its authentic New York-style bagels, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by baking shamrock green bagels Thursday, March 16, through Friday, March 17, at participating U.S. locations. The St. Patrick’s Day green bagel tradition began in 1997 at a Pittsburgh Bruegger’s Bagels location,… Read More ›

Timberlake Opens MMMG 2017 Art Exhibitions with PhoArt™

MacCallum More Museum & Gardens will feature the art of R F Timberlake for the museum’s first art exhibition this year. Timberlake, who grew up just across the state line on the Carolina side of Kerr Lake will feature over 30 colorful prints from various collections in his online Shutter Art Gallery, plus several new… Read More ›

A Death in the Family: Viki Atkinson

I knew a woman, lovely in her bones, When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them; Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one: The shapes a bright container can contain! Of her choice virtues only gods should speak, Or English poets who grew up on Greek (I’d have them sing… Read More ›

What Happened To The Music?

By L..E. Kalikow author of Sex , No Drugs and Rock “N’ Roll: Memoirs of a Music Junkie To cope with internet overload, we allow algorithms to sift through and feed us bits and pieces to match our tastes or cosmetically enhanced anchormen (and anchorwomen) to spoon up headlines to the tune of tone-deaf sponsors…. Read More ›

March Madness 2016 by the Numbers

The 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is approaching, and the personal finance website WalletHub today released its March Madness By The Numbers report, which examines the billion-dollar basketball, betting and business bonanza. The report includes an infographic full of fun facts about the financial side of the tournament as well as a panel discussion with… Read More ›

Regional Artist Project Grant Application Now Available

[Raleigh, N.C.]  – Local artists interested in applying for up to $1,500 in grant money should consider the Regional Artist Project Grant  (RAPG) Program, sponsored by the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County. The RAPG program is offered to artists in Warren, Franklin, Johnston, Vance and Wake counties, age 18 or older and… Read More ›


Cary, NC – The new year brings a new face to Koka Booth Amphitheatre as SMG is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz McDonald as the General Manager of the Town of Cary-owned and SMG-managed Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, NC. McDonald brings over a decade of experience with a variety of entertainment venues… Read More ›

Gov. McCrory Proclaims Arts in Education Week

Thank you Governor McCrory, for being the first Governor to recognize Arts in Education Week and the abiding value of ensuring that every child in North Carolina has a complete education that includes arts training, arts integration, and arts exposure. Use this visible support to advocate for arts education in your community THIS WEEK, September… Read More ›

Mission to the moon: AUDI AG supports the German Team at Google Lunar XPRIZE

June 25, 2015 | CANNES/INGOLSTADT Technical support for the Part-Time Scientists team Audi know-how incorporated into the “Audi lunar quattro” moon rover Luca de Meo, Board Member for Sales and Marketing: “We want to inspire others to partner with the project” Audi is taking off for the moon – along with the Part-Time Scientists. Nearly… Read More ›

“Coach Pups” Campaign Unveiled Launches with Lady Gaga’s Furry Friend Miss Asia Kinney

New York, June 23, 2015 — Coach, Inc., a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, goes to the dogs as it reveals its newest advertising campaign. Titled “COACH PUPS,” the new campaign features canine stars in a series of portraits photographed by Steven Meisel. It launches this month with… Read More ›

Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival / Fayetteville Street & Moore Square

Friday, May 15: 11 a.m. (festival runs through Sunday, May 17 at 7 p.m.) Downtown Raleigh (Fri.-Sun.: Art Market & Music Stages on Fayetteville St; Sat.-Sun.: Kidsplosure in Moore Square) Artsplosure continues to inspire and entertain the Triangle community by bringing the 36th edition of The Raleigh Arts Festival to downtown this weekend, now THREE… Read More ›

Nursery Rhymes and Murder-Suicides Haunt New Orleans

Cajun Nights by D.J. Donaldson is the first novel in the incredibly popular Andy/Kit mystery series. Readers are thrown into the bayou with criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn, newly hired to investigate a string of murder-suicides plaguing the city.

NC Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art Announces New Plan for Museum Park

Vision Plan Outlines Upcoming Projects, New Art Commission from Artist Jim Hodges

Jerry’s Artarama Launches Artopia, An Art Education Program for Raleigh Area Youth

Artopia Promotes Creativity, Engagement and Innovation For Children Of All Ages RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 9, 2014 – Jerry’s Artarama, a national retailer of art supplies and materials headquartered in Raleigh, has announced the opening of Artopia, an educational program that focuses on expanding children’s involvement with the arts. Artopia was created with the philosophy that… Read More ›

Raleigh Mayor and Husband Announced as Honorary Chairs of First Night Raleigh 2015

Nancy and Ron McFarlane have been announced as this year’s honorary chairs for the annual New Year’s Eve “Out of This World” celebration. RALEIGH, N.C. – Lori Vitale, President of the Artsplosure Board of Directors, today announced that Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and her husband Ron McFarlane are the honorary chairs for Artsplosure’s 24th presentation… Read More ›

12 Famous War Babies Who Entertained Us While Helping to Shape the American Culture

Born between 1939 and 1945, singer/songwriters, directors, and actors from the “war baby” generation are largely responsible for reshaping American music and film after World War II

Wilmington, North Carolina is America’s Best Riverfront According to USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Contest

USA TODAY 10Best Ranking Shines Spotlight on Wilmington’s Vibrant Riverfront

Cary Software Firm Dude Solutions, Inc. Makes Donation to the Arts

SchoolDude and FacilityDude brands, announced it will make a donation of $5,000 to the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

Happy Birthday, LBJ!

Updated book exposes Johnson as America’s most amoral, corrupt president (New York, NY) – President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s birthday is today, August 27th. That’s the same birthday as New York Times bestselling author Roger Stone!  To celebrate their shared anniversary, Stone has a special present for LBJ: the 40-year Washington insider just released the new… Read More ›

Jacob Toorenvliet, A Woman Holding a Basket of Eggs, 1667 (?), oil on copper, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Gift of the NCMA Volunteers, 2014

North Carolina Museum of Art Volunteers Win Two Paintings in Auction

The Volunteer Board of the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently won two paintings by Dutch Golden Age painter Jacob van Toorenvliet in a Bonhams auction

New On-Line Artist Directory Now Available

A new on-line service created by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County makes it easy to find and hire artists from across the country.

5th Annual Carolina Classics at the Capital

Carolina Classics at the Capital Presented by GEICO Adds Motorcycles

the Fifth Annual Carolina Classics at the Capital Presented by GEICO, the fastest-growing collector car show in the Southeast

Public Voting Opens For The 2014 Matsumoto Prize Through July 13

  Recognizing excellence in Modernist residential design throughout North Carolina. June 12, 2014 (Durham, NC) – Public online voting for the 2014 George Matsumoto Prize, which recognizes excellence in North Carolina Modernist residential design, begins June 15. Sponsored by the award-winning non-profit architecture organization North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), the Matsumoto Prize is a juried competition… Read More ›

Activate 14 Announces Competition Winner, June 14 Activities

To launch the 2014 Summer Series at the AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design. May 27, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) — Activate 14 and the American Institute of Architects North Carolina chapter (AIA NC) have announced the winning entry in the first annual Activate 14 Design + Build Competition in Raleigh: “Double-Up” by Mike Cincala and Andy… Read More ›

The Daily Meal and Ubiquimedia Unveil Plans for New Television Series

The Daily Meal, the mega food and drink site from Spanfeller Media Group (SMG), today announces plans to launch an original television series, in partnership with Ubiquimedia.

Old Havana and its Fortifications

Bridging The Divide: NC Preservation Groups Announce Spring Trip To Cuba

Preservation Durham and Preservation North Carolina will co-host an exclusive trip to Cuba from April 6-12, 2014, entitled “Preservation, Architecture & Design in Havana Today.” The seven-day, six-night program will feature seminars and talks by English-speaking Cuban experts on such subjects as Cuba’s colonial heritage and restorations in Havana, Havana’s pre-Revolutionary modern architecture, Cuban interior… Read More ›

Triangle Arts and Entertainment honored by United Arts Council and Greater Raleigh Chamber

As a serious crusader for the arts, he wants all local visual and performing arts organizations, large and small, for-profit and non-profit, to have a voice.

Megan Clark, hook earrings

Artspace offers Professional Artwork Photography and Art Roundtable and Critique this January

Artspace, a non-profit visual art center in Raleigh, will offer two professional development services for artists this January, a professional artwork image shoot with Jason Dowdle and an Art Roundtable and Critique series with Heather Allen, MGIM-MBA, Artist Business Consultant, and Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs & Exhibitions at Artspace. On January 20 and… Read More ›

Band Together NC Announces StepUp Ministry as 2015 Nonprofit Partner

Raleigh, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2013) – Band Together NC, a Triangle-based organization that uses live music as a platform for social change, has announced StepUp Ministry as its 2015 nonprofit partner. StepUp Ministry is an interfaith nonprofit organization that teaches low-income and homeless people to become self-sufficient. StepUp will jointly partner with Band Together on… Read More ›

Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray

Free Film Screening at The ArtsCenter October 26 at 4pm: Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray

Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray, 86 minutes, not rated Free film screening of Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray at The ArtsCenter, October 26 at 4:00pm. The 86-minute documentary will be followed by a panel discussion lead by Robert Marcus, Civil War Historian, and Leonard Rogoff, Southern Jewish Scholar. The ArtsCenter is located at… Read More ›