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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 ›

PlayMakers announces casting for ‘Sweeney Todd’

Broadway’s David St. Louis & Annie Golden to head Sondheim musical (Chapel Hill, N.C.—March 4, 2016) PlayMakers Repertory Company announces casting of the lead roles for its upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” to be presented March 30-April 23. David St. Louis will play bloodthirsty barber Sweeney Todd…. 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 ›

North Carolina Theatre & Broadway Series South Invite Patrons to “Be Our Guest” for Their 2016-17 Season

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South are proud to announce their 2016/17 season at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season they are inviting patrons to “Be Our Guest” at the new and improved facility. After a $17 million renovation, they are thrilled for patrons to see the updates… 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.

Twin City Stage Announces the Cast of The Wizard of Oz

Twin City Stage is pleased to announce the cast and creative team of The Wizard of Oz, the theatre company’s spring musical, which will open Friday, April 15, at the Arts Council Theatre. More than 150 people auditioned for the show in early February and music rehearsals began this week. Steven LaCosse, will direct the… Read More ›

The 2016-17 Season at Raleigh Little Theatre

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 2016) – The 2016-17 season at Raleigh Little Theatre will include 11 plays, nine of which have never been produced before in the Theatre’s 80 year history. Of the plays for an adult audience, three will be performed for the first time by a local company. “This season is full of opportunities… Read More ›

American Dance Festival 2016 Season Dedicated to Judith Sagan

Durham, NC, February 16, 2016-The American Dance Festival (ADF) will dedicate its 83rd season to long-time friend and supporter of ADF, Judith Sagan. The ceremony honoring Sagan will be held Thursday, June 16th at 8:00pm prior to the season opening performance of Pilobolus at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Born in 1928, Judy started ballet… Read More ›

Announcing SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2016-17 Season

Direct from New York, Nederlander Presents SUNTRUST BROADWAY AT DPAC, 2016-17 SEASON It’s Our “DREAM BIG” Season! Durham, N.C. – It’s our “DREAM BIG” Season! Direct from New York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway at DPAC, 2016-17 Season. We’ve titled our ninth season as the “DREAM BIG” season as seven of our eight shows are currently… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

Shannon Malone and Rimsha Afzal star as Jane and Mina (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Blue Sky Asks, Can Warfare Ever Be Fair?

In a first collaboration between CAM Raleigh and Burning Coal Theatre Company, the U.S. premiere of British playwright Clare Bayley’s Blue Sky opened Thursday night in the main exhibition hall of CAM Raleigh, on the first floor. Burning Coal artistic director Jerome Davis observes in his page in the program that “… [I]t would be… Read More ›

The Miss North Carolina Organization Hosts Miss America 2016,

On January 24, 2016, The Miss North Carolina Organization recently hosted “An Afternoon with Miss America,” a special event that was actually the end to a long and eventful weekend in which Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell, visited the state. While she was here, she made a visit to the North Carolina Children’s Miracle Network… Read More ›

NC Theatre’s Pre-Broadway Engagement of NERDS Heads to Broadway

Artistic Director, Casey Hushion, Makes Broadway Directorial Debut RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Theatre is proud to announce the Broadway opening of the new musical dot-comedy NERDS on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) in New York City. NERDS was produced by North Carolina Theatre as a pre-Broadway engagement at the Duke Energy… Read More ›

KJ Sanchez’s “Highway 47” Offers Hard-Hitting Self-Exploration

Highway 47, which just finished its all-too-brief run as part of Playmakers Repertory Company’s second stage series, PRC², is a deeply personal story written and performed by KJ Sanchez. The story, which Sanchez says her mother asked her to tell…but not until after she was gone, is part family history and part…well…history history. Sanchez focuses… 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 ›

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 ›


RALEIGH, NC – Carolina Ballet is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot program offering free tickets to all high school students, with student ID, to the professional ballet company’s performances of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in November, followed by the Shakespeare series later this coming Winter and Spring.  “I hope by making this… Read More ›

Theatre Raleigh Announces Its 2016 Hot Summer Nights Season

including New Cool Summer Evenings Concert Series RALEIGH, NC- Theatre Raleigh announces the 2016 Hot Summer Nights Season including a return of the family favorite The Wolf (March 3-20). Next, Theatre Raleigh will premier an adapted story, The Mystery of Edwin Drood A Musical by Rupert Holmes– (May 11 – 22), followed by Arthur Miller’s… 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 ›

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 ›

The Justice Theater Project presents “Let Justice Roll Like a River” 2015-16 Season

  2015-2016 season “Let Justice Roll Like a River” – The Justice Theater Project (JTP) will revisit four shows that helped define our theatre, starting the season with the show that began our journey in 2004. “A Lesson Before Dying” By Romulus Linney “Black Nativity” By Langston Hughes “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Jeffrey Hatcher and… 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 ›

Twin City Stage

Twin City Stage Announces its 81st Season Board of Directors

Twin City Stage has elected the following new board members for a three-year term: Cecile Merit Boynton, Marla Carpenter, Sigrid Hall, Edwin Martinat, and Philip Powell. The slate of officers includes Don Pocock as president, Michelle Welborn as vice president, Elizabeth J. Rief as secretary, and Larry Herzberg as treasurer. Continuing members are: Anita Bain,… Read More ›

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents Three Free Exhibitions Opening in September 2015

Exhibitions feature contemporary sculpture, photographs of children, and video installations   Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) presents three free exhibitions opening in September 2015: Chisel and Forge: Works by Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim, featuring playful sculptures by two contemporary North Carolina artists; The Energy of Youth: Depicting Childhood in the NCMA’s… Read More ›

New Director of Education at Burning Coal

Burning Coal Theatre Company has hired Jorie Slodki as its Director of Education in preparation for the upcoming school year.  Ms. Slodki will take charge of Burning Coal’s acclaimed educational programs, including such in-school residency programs as ShakeScenes and WillPower!  She will begin by directing a production of Henry V for Coal’s summer high school… 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 ›

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 ›