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Gilbert Glenn Brown and Karen Malina White star in The Mountaintop (photo © Kirk Richard Smith)

L.A. Theatre Works Took the NC State LIVE Audience to The Mountaintop on April 17th in NCSU’s Stewart Theatre in Raleigh

When the curtain rises on NC State LIVE’s Tuesday, April 17th, presentation of L.A. Theatre Works’ production of The Mountaintop, it’s late at night on April 3, 1968. We are “flies-on-the-wall” in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. We are about to spend an hour and a half with one of the… Read More ›

The HillBenders include (from left) Mark Cassidy, Nolan Lawrence, Gary Rea, Chad "Gravy Boat" Graves, and Jim Rea

The HillBenders’ Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry Is an Amazing Experience

It’s hard to hear the song lyric, “Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball,” without breaking out in your own air-guitar rendition of The Who’s historic 1969 rock opera, Tommy. The HillBenders, wanting to “pair bluegrass with the other music we grew up with,” bring it into their own genre… Read More ›