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JD’s Is Just Delightful!

JD’s Tavern is a restaurant and bar located in Apex, NC on the Apex Peakway which I was encouraged to try out by a beguiling co-worker of mine who proclaimed, “It’s neat place to go to and the food is decent there.” Dwelling in Raleigh, NC, I didn’t fancy the travel, but ultimately I conceded to appease her wishes. Later on, I… Read More ›

Filmed in NC, “The Rusty Bucket Kids” TV Show Secures Two Industry Accolades

“The Rusty Bucket Kids” is a new family friendly, web-based television show combining educational content with family entertainment – edutainment.

“The Rusty Bucket Kids” TV Show to Broadcast on Wilmington’s WILM on May 22

“The Rusty Bucket Kids” (TRBK) television show announces a partnership with WILM-TV as its one-hour show, “Lincoln, Journey to 16,” will broadcast on Saturday, May 22


Two arts councils representing Johnston and Alamance Counties are the latest agencies to agree to support the Piedmont Laureate Program. They will join the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County.

What Really Happened… Rick Elice Talks About The Jersey Boys Phenomenon

Forget about show-stopping finales. In Jersey Boys, the smash-hit musical about the rise and fall of The Four Seasons, the pinnacle of excitement comes about 45 minutes into the first act.

Triangle Brass Band Free Summer Pops Series – June 6 and 27, July 18

The Triangle Brass Band is a group of 38 brass and percussion performers drawn from the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts — 7/11/09 2:30pm -11:00pm

( Free Bud Light Downtown Live )

The Charlie Daniels Band — Free Concert | July 25

Bud Light Downtown Live Concert Series

WCPE is “Going Mobile”

“Gurus predicted handheld devices would start taking over the popular imagination,” says Maynard. “And that day has come.” He adds, “WCPE wants to make Great Classical Music a big part of this new idiom.”


“En plein air” painting – French for “in the open air” — challenges artists to create works outside of their studios, using what they see and feel around them in the land- or streetscape as inspirations for their work. During the Open Sky Art event, participating artists will have Kimberly Alvis’ lush gardens, backyard pond and parade of ducks as potential subjects.

An Evening of Cultural Diversity in Music — June 14

Burning Coal Theatre Company’s summer music series, MusiCoal, will present virtuoso musicians from two diverse cultures in concert on Sunday, June 14th at 7 pm at Meymandi Theatre at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC. Tickets to the event are $10 and may be obtained at the door.  For further information, contact Burning… Read More ›

Bluesman, Scott Ainslie — June 14

Scott Ainslie’s performances weave music with interesting stories and anecdotes about the songs, not only leaving his audiences fully entertained but also slyly more educated.


New Works Abound at Burning Coal

Band Together NC Concert — June 6 to Support The Lucy Daniels Center

Featuring Rusted Root, The Rosebuds, Chatham County Line and Hobex

Band Together NC, a nonprofit organization, has announced its ninth annual concert event will help raise awareness and funds for The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood, a local organization that helps children live emotionally healthy lives

The Grass Cats — June 7

Free bluegrass concert by The Grass Cats at Wake Forest’s Holding Park on Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m.

David Holt & the Lightning Bolts — June 6

LOCATION: Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St ( DATE: Saturday, June 6, 2009; 8 p.m. TICKETS: Holly Springs Box Office 919-567-4000; PRICE: $14 PineCone members, $16 public EVENT SPONSORS: PineCone – the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, Inc.; Town of Holly Springs INFORMATION: Grammy award winning musician David Holt and his… Read More ›

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle — Violinist Benjamin Beilman is Guest Artist — May 17

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle ( concludes its 2008-2009 season on May 17 with a concert featuring a guest performance by violinist Benjamin Beilman. Beilman is the runner up in the orchestra’s inaugural Competition for Young String Soloists, held in April 2008.

Aerosmith with ZZ Top — June 7

America’s greatest rock band for nearly four decades, the Grammy winning Aerosmith has sold over 150 million albums world-wide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Incredibly charismatic on-stage, Aerosmith perform classics like “Dream On” and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” with their trademark bluesy swagger. Time Warner Pavilion


US Foodservice Raleigh and RHA Howell will host The Epicurious Vino Challenge Saturday May 30th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery in Pine Level, NC. Celebrated professional chefs from Raleigh to Greenville will complete to create trademark dishes using Hinnant’s internationally award winning wines as ingredients. All proceeds will benefit… Read More ›

The State’s Largest Attended Wine Festival — May 30

The “Original” 9th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival (The State’s Largest Attended Wine Festival) offers the opportunity to meet wine makers, vineyard owners, taste and compare offerings from over thirty-seven North Carolina Wineries, all in the same place and on the same day in one festive summertime atmosphere.


The Sinatra Project, Feinstein’s first recorded tribute to the performer, takes his dynamic career in an exciting new direction. As for his choice of subject, Feinstein explains that “Sinatra considered himself, first and foremost, an interpreter of song, and his influence on other entertainers is incalculable.

Monsters vs Aliens in 3D — IMAX Theatre at Marbles

When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. Alerted to the threat of this new monster, the military jumps into action and Susan is captured and secreted away to a covert government compound. There, she is renamed… Read More ›

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: The IMAX Experience — May 22 – June 4

It’s a new Night and Museum for Ben Stiller, who is joined by several other stars from the original film, as well as new characters from history—including Amy Adams as famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, Hank Azaria as villainous Egyptian pharaoh Kahmunrah, Christopher Guest as Russian tyrant Ivan the Terrible and Alain Chabat as Napoleon. Owen… Read More ›

PineCone Summer Series at Sertoma — May 16 & June 2

DATE: May 16 & June 20, 2009. Performances 3-5 p.m. VENUE: Sertoma Amphitheater at Bond Park, Cary, NC ADMISSION: FREE EVENT SPONSORS: PineCone and the Town of Cary INFORMATION:, (919) 664-8333 Cary, N.C. – PineCone announces the move of its free summer concert series from Lake Benson Park in Garner to the Sertoma Amphitheater… Read More ›

A Midsummer Night’s Dream — May 15

North Carolina Museum of Art
(1935) Directed by Max Reinhardt. Olivia de Havilland, Dick Powell, James Cagney, Mickey Rooney. 133 min.

Jane Eyre — May 8

NC Museum of Art

(1944) Directed by Robert Stevenson. Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O’Brien, Peggy Ann Garner, Elizabeth Taylor. 97 min.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter — May 1

NC Museum of Art

(1968) Directed by Robert Ellis Miller. Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Stacy Keach. 123 min.

Larry The Cable Guy — May 21st, 2009

Koka Booth Amphitheatre Event Date: Thursday, May 21st, 2009 Gate Time: 6:30pm Event Time: 7:30PM Parking Lots: Lots open at 5pm, General Parking is free of charge. Upgrade to Preferred Parking for $10 per car. Lot is located across from the main gate. General On-Sale: Friday, March 13th, 2009, 10:00am Ticket Prices: $35 Lawn. Click… Read More ›

David Dyer & The Crooked Smile Band – May 31

Sertoma Amphitheatre presents David Dyer & The Crooked Smile Band Free Concert Sunday, May 31 at 3pm David Dyer & The Crooked Smile Band (CSB) are “a diverse group of veteran musicians from several of Central Carolina’s finest bands.” CSB brandishes their own style of bluegrass-dusted “porch-rock” fusing Byrdlike vocal harmonies with Prine-like storytelling that… Read More ›

Principal Trumpet Paul Randall to perform with the Triangle Brass Band — May 17

Triangle Brass Band presents a concert entitled Classical Classics with Guest Soloist Paul Randall, Principal Trumpet of the North Carolina Symphony. Sunday, May 17, 2009, 4pm, Meymandi Concert Hall Progress Energy Center, Raleigh The Triangle Brass band will perform a concert of classical transcriptions and original compositions in the British Brass band tradition. The concert… Read More ›