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February 11, 2017

In 2015, Hiroshima, Japan native Hiroshi Arakawa moved to Raleigh, NC to study English and learn bluegrass. A lifelong fan of the genre, he soon gained a following as a top notch string player. Unfortunately, 2 months ago a car crash took the life of his girlfriend and left him hospitalized and comatose. Having since woken, Arakawa is still… Read More ›

BRIT FLOYD-The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show-Immersion World Tour 2017

The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, ‘Immersion World Tour 2017’.

On Jan. 27th, Rick Springfield and Richard Marx Made DPAC Patrons Feel Like Family

Last Friday night, 1980s musical icons Rick Springfield & Richard Marx played for a few thousand of their closest fans at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and made them feel like family. Both artists, accustomed to large stadium tours, seemed to enjoy the intimacy of this musically stripped-down show; and they spent the evening telling… Read More ›

Philharmonic Association Holiday Concert

Held again at Wake Forest High School Auditorium on December 12 at 4:00 pm, celebrate the season with the Triangle Youth Philharmonic. This concert of Holiday Pops includes Leroy Anderson favorites (A Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride and more), A Chanukah Celebration by Terry Mizesko, and a carol sing-a-long. Tickets ($5 – $15) on sale at… Read More ›

Christian Cool Collective

Chill vibes and good spirits surfed into town Saturday night as Switchfoot and Relient K hit The Ritz in Raleigh, NC. Opening act Relient K has been a chameleon of sorts, switching genres from the spiritual Christian rock to the secular alternative rock. Hailing from Canton, Ohio, the band are the type of act you would… Read More ›

The Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concerts

The Raleigh Ringers handbell ensemble returns to Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh this December for three holiday concerts. Performed with expert musicianship and a unique sense of levity, the mixture of traditional and contemporary holiday tunes are appropriate for concert goers of all ages. The group also performs a selection of original pieces and even… Read More ›

Good Goings with The Goo Goo Dolls

The Goo Goo Dolls rocked the city Saturday night at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater. Having 1st seen them live at the very same venue back in 2011, their performances still gives me butterflies. As the lyrics to their 2013 song “Rebel Beat” goes: “There’s no worries, there’s no care, feel the sounds that’s everywhere.” That… Read More ›

Dr. Bacon Wins Band Together’s 6th Annual “Last Band Standing”

Raleigh, N.C. (April 19, 2016) – In a packed house at Lincoln Theatre last Saturday night, music fans cheered on three talented bands at Band Together’s 6th annual “Last Band Standing” event, the biggest philanthropic music competition to hit the Triangle. Appalachian “funk-grass” band Dr. Bacon won the musical face-off, taking home a $1,000 cash… Read More ›

No rain on Gavin’s parade

An early onset of drizzle during the opening acts played no factor Friday night in the kickoff concert of the weekend Rock n Roll Marathon Series, operated by the City of Raleigh and presented by WRAL. “I don’t want to be anything other than me” sang the crowd of the Red Hat Amphitheater in chorus with show headliner,… Read More ›

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble Named Finalist in Essentially Ellington Competition and Needs Your Support

The Philharmonic Association is pleased to announce that the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) has been named one of fifteen finalists in the 21st Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival. TYJE is sponsored by the Philharmonic Association which offers award winning string and wind ensembles open to all youth in the… Read More ›

NCMA Announces First Confirmed Summer Concerts

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is pleased to announce the first confirmed concerts in its 2016 summer outdoor concert series.

Viral Popularity Of Hit Single ‘We Love Raleigh’

Totty Announces New Album ‘Oak City’ After Viral Popularity Of Hit Single ‘We Love Raleigh.’ Bryan Totty, featured on ABC News and The News and Observer is a rapper by the stage name of Totty. He released ‘We Love Raleigh,’ a culture driven music video for the software company Red Hat. The music video has… Read More ›

The North Carolina Symphony presented the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular on Dec. 18th and 19th in Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh

The N.C. Symphony’s Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular Was a Feast for the Eyes, Ears, and Soul!

The North Carolina Symphony’s presentation of the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular, conducted by David Glover and performed on Dec. 18th and 19th in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts’ Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, played to a nearly full house. The short version of this review: the music was spectacular, the acrobatic feats… Read More ›

North Carolina Museum of Art and Chamber Music Raleigh Present Sights and Sounds on Sundays

Art-inspired chamber music series features North Carolina ensembles Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces the 2015−16 schedule for Sights and Sounds on Sundays, the Museum’s long-running chamber music concert series produced in partnership with Chamber Music Raleigh. Sights and Sounds on Sundays features diverse performances by North Carolina’s premier chamber ensembles, complementing… Read More ›

Mallarmé Chamber Players Announce Their 2015-16 Concert Season

Durham, NC – The Triangle’s most eclectic chamber music ensemble is once again offering a season of its signature lively and wide-ranging performances. With concerts ranging from Baroque to brand new, Mallarmé Chamber Players creates imaginative collaborations across genres — music, dance, poetry, film — which showcase a variety of North Carolina artists. This year includes… Read More ›

Twice the delight from Rob Thomas & Plain White T’s

Unexpected circumstances didn’t deter those immersed in Charlotte’s Uptown Amphitheater at NC Music Factory Tuesday night from coming to see Grammy Award winning artist and lead singer of pop rock multi-platinum superstars Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas. Apart of The Great Unknown Tour supporting the album released this year and bearing the same name, the show… Read More ›

Pinecone Announces 2015-2016 Down-Home Concerts

All concerts will take place in Fletcher Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. Tickets go on sale to PineCone members on Tuesday, July 14 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Tuesday, July 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be ordered via PineCone’s box office by phone… Read More ›

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Summer Events plus the Live Theatre Calendar for 2015/2016

  Bloomsbury in Concert Saturday, July 18th Cantey V. Sutton Theatre at Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607 Notes: Bloomsbury, Raleigh’s oldest string band, will perform in a concert benefitting Summer & Fall Amphitheatre Programming at Raleigh Little Theatre. For more than 40 years, Bloomsbury has performed its eclectic blend of acoustic… Read More ›

The 90’s ARE all that as Dashboard Confessional & Third Eye Blind will attest

Alt met Emo as two of the biggest acts from the late 90’s/early 00’s joined together for a co-headlining extravaganza Tuesday night at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater. Roots rock band Augustana started off the show, playing to the crowd by swapping out the names and places referenced in their songs with the city of Raleigh…. Read More ›

art of cool festival

Art Of Cool Festival Seeks Musicians For Jazz And Soul Festival in April

The application process closes on Sunday, Feb. 15.

New Winter Concert Series Booked at The ArtsCenter for 2015

The ArtsCenter is excited to announce several new shows that have been added to the Winter Concert Series schedule for 2015.

2014 Raleigh Medal of Arts: Marta Findlay-Partridge

A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Marta began her professional career as a violinist with the Indianapolis Symphony.

Voices Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season with “In Praise of Women”—Celebrating Madonna, Lover, Saint

Voices, one of the Triangle’s oldest and most distinguished choral groups, kicks off its 2014-2015 performance season on Friday, November 7th with “In Praise of Women”.

Mallarme

Mallarme receives a Mary Duke Biddle Foundation grant to support their new in-school initiative

The Mallarmé Chamber Players is pleased to announce it has received a $3,000 grant from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. These funds will support the pilot program for a brand-new educational initiative Mallarme Meets the Third Grade (MM3). Arts education is something that every arts organization must consider to ensure future generations of artists and… Read More ›

Magnolia Fest 2014

Magnolia Fest 2014 Schedule Announced: Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group, Jason Isbell, The Indigo Girls, Dr. John and The Night Trippers, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Magnolia Fest 2014 is only a few weeks away and we are thrilled to announce the daily schedule of music: www.magnoliafest.com/schedule/. On October 16-19, 2014 Magnolia Fest celebrates its 18th year of celebrating with some of the world’s finest performers in Americana, Roots Rock, Acoustic Blues, Singer/Songwriter, Bluegrass & Newgrass, Cajun/Zydeco, New & Traditional Folk… Read More ›

TOURtech Donates IT Services to Farm Aid 2014 Concert

TOURtech, a managed IT services company for corporate, sporting and entertainment events will provide $19,000 in WIFI and networking for the Farm Aid 2014 concert at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Saturday, Sept. 13.

Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series

While the summer concert season at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre is still heating up, plans for what is quickly becoming an annual mid-week concert series have been finalized and will surely satisfy Bluegrass Music fans this fall!

The Pat Metheny Unity Group, which played The Carolina Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 9th, includes (from left) Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Giulio Carmassi, and Pat Metheny

On Aug. 9th, the Pat Metheny Unity Group Rocked The Carolina Theatre Like No Other Jazz Group

  The Pat Metheny Unity Group, which played The Carolina Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 9th, includes (from left) Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Giulio Carmassi, and Pat Metheny Only a genius would have the guts to open a set with the 42-string Pikasso guitar. That genius is Pat Metheny. And he blew away everyone… Read More ›

Fifth Annual Cool Summer Nights at DPAC Announced

An evening with Rob Thomas proves both personal and entertaining

A mixed crowd of fans, young and old, assembled into Durham’s Performing Arts Center and erupted into boisterous, unison applause for Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Rob Thomas as he took the stage and began to croon, “Don’t you wanna go for a ride/Just keep your hands inside”