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Raleigh Room Escapes Scares Up a Different Kind of Theatre

We are at a gas station near downtown Raleigh attempting to rehydrate. We’re sweaty, breathless, and debriefing on what the hell happened back there. Pressing an ice-cold gatorade to my neck, I ask, “you wanna go again?” “Only if it’s a different room,” my partner answers, unscrewing a bottle of water. “That was too stressful…. Read More ›

Extraordinary Contribution To the Arts Philharmonic Association

Extraordinary Contribution To the Arts

Mark your calendar on October 3rd, and attend the presentation of the 2012 Raleigh Medal of Arts to the Philharmonic Association.

Greensboro Symphony

Greensboro Symphony Masterworks 2012-2013

September 27/29 2012 – Dima’s Birthday at the Viennese Ball! Strauss Overture to “Fledermaus” Brahms Violin Concerto   Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin, Nathaniel Beversluis, conductor Brahms Hungarian Dances No. 1 & 5 Strauss Jr. “Eljen a Magyar!” Polka, “Ohne Sorgen” Polka, Blue Danube Valse Strauss Sr. Radetzky March   November 8/10 2012 – Romantic Soul-mates Dvorak Slavonic… Read More ›

Listenings Opening Reception – Feb 3

“Listenings” opening reception will take place THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 5-7 P.M. at the Block Gallery (222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh 27601). “Listenings” features printmaking by Christopher Williams, photography by Jimmy Williams, and in the 2nd floor cases, paintings by Heather Gordon. Highly renowned Music Maker artist, bluesman John Dee Holeman will be performing at the opening reception, and there will be a special screening of Block2 video “Reverberation I” by Ali Colleen Neff. The exhibition will be on display Feb. 3 – March 28, 2011.

“Cinderella” Returns to RLT | Dec 10-19

Raleigh Little Theatre proves again that dreams really can come true. The beautiful lass-who-lost-her-slipper makes her 27th annual appearance in hopes of finding her Prince Charming. Performed at the RLT Sutton Main Stage Theatre.

RLT Auditions: “The Man Who Came to Dinner” | Oct 18 or 19

Monday October 18 or Tuesday 19, 2010 at 7:30pm Raleigh Little Theatre is holding auditions for “The Man Who Came To Dinner” by George Kaufman and Moss Hart. The production will be directed by Haskell Fitz-Simons and will be presented in the Cantey V. Sutton Main Stage Theatre. Lots of great roles! This play calls… Read More ›

Concerts at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Constant concert updates for Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Tops in the Triangle – Vote for best Show in the Triangle for 2009

Cast your vote for the best show in the Triangle and add your comments, add your review, and invite others to raise their voice.

HAIR lights up Burning Coal’s Meymandi Theatre

“Hair” is here, and still holds in its hand contemporaneous power for us all.

Bingo! The Musical, Sept 3-20

Roy Dicks of the News and Observer writes “Credit director Peggy Taphorn for casting a group of sharp comedians, fine singers, and spiffy dancers (including herself), who enthusiastically perform her clever, fun-loving staging.”

Billy Liggett of The Sanford Herald offers “this is a family friendly event”…”As with every Temple production I’ve seen to date, the good came in the form of the performances.”

Raleigh Goes to Greece for the weekend! September 18 – 20 at The Expo Center

Experience Greek traditions and cuisine at the 28th Annual Greek Festival, September 18 – 20 at The Expo Center, NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.

NC Symphony to Perform in Downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square — Sept 12

On Saturday, September 12, the musicians of the North Carolina Symphony are donating their services to perform a free outdoor concert in downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square as their gift to the community that supports them.  William Henry Curry will conduct the concert (which begins at 7:30pm) and the Red Clay Ramblers will join the Symphony… Read More ›

ROB THOMAS With Special Guest One Republic & Carolina Liar – Sept. 28

Given Rob Thomas’s stature as one of modern music’s most compelling and commercially successful artists for well over a decade – between Matchbox Twenty, his solo work, and his various collaborations with iconic artists like Santana and Mick Jagger, his tally now stands at more than 80 million albums sold worldwide

HEART · Friday · September 4 · 7 p.m. · Booth Amphitheatre

This past April, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson will received a songwriting award. ASCAP’s Founders Award is given to artists who “have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators,” according to the organization. The Wilson sisters are responsible for “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You,” “Alone,” and “These Dreams,” among other hits.

Theatre In The Park Announces 2009 – 2010 Season

Master Class, features local actor, Lynda Clark as Maria Callas, a New York-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the twentieth century.

The “Kid” is Rockin’ and Skynyrd is Hoppin’

Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd pack the house performing to another sold out crowd in the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek last Friday, August 24.

Goodnight’s Comedy Club Monthly Free Comedy Shows

Goodnight’s Comedy Club, the downtown hotspot voted one of the “Ten Great Places to Sit Down and Watch Stand-Up” by USA Today, is offering free comedy shows monthly through the end of the year to keep customers laughing straight through the recession.

Old Crow Medicine Show — Monday · August 10 · 6 p.m. — Booth Amphitheatre

Old Crow Medicine Show, David Rawlings Machine featuring Gillian Welch, The Felice Brothers, and Justin Townes Earle. Koka Booth Amphitheatre

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.


The American Dance Festival (ADF) concludes its season-long exploration of Where Ballet and Modern Meet with the Mark Morris Dance Group. The company will present a program of five works at the Durham Performing Arts Center at 8pm nightly from July 23-25.

Trifecta is a winning combination of cool funky grooves that engages the listener.

The Will McBride Group has the power to engross listeners…

Theatre In The Park Announces Auditions for the 35th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol

Theatre In The Park Announces Auditions for the 35th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol Auditions Scheduled for June 25 – 29, 2009

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.

The Will McBride Group releases debut CD “Trifecta”

Top central NC band unveils unique mix of jazz and Latin-influenced pop and funk


AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL EXPLORES WHERE BALLET AND MODERN MEET JUNE 11 – JULY 25, 2009 8 World Premieres 1 US Premiere 4 Reconstructions The American Dance Festival (ADF) rings in 76 glorious years by exploring Where Ballet and Modern Meet. The Festival will investigate the influences that modern dance and ballet have had on one… Read More ›

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | July 23-26

In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” four young lovers enter an enchanted forest. They wander into a world of mischievous fairies, and neither the humans nor the magical beings they encounter will ever be the same.

THE TURN OF THE SCREW – July 29-August 9

A psychological thriller finds a home at the Kennedy Theatre this summer in the adaptation of Henry James’ chilling ghost story Turn of the Screw by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.


In 1999, young virtuosos from different cultures gathered around a musical score for their fondness for chamber music. The specific sonority of the Brussels Chamber Orchestra, as well as an extremely profound stylistic research is the result of this union. Indeed, this group brings together six nationalities, each individual bringing their own country’s cultural sensitivity, forging a fabulous covenant between Asian discipline and European fantasy.

The Itchy Hearts Summer Tour 2009 – June 24-28

Virginia-based Itchy Hearts brings a unique blend of the best of the Old South’s folk and bluegrass with the new energized blues/punk sounds to Raleigh as part of an inaugural national summer tour.

Spend the 4th with the 4 Seasons!

JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is now playing at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts through July 18 in its North Carolina premiere.