Category: Arts & Culture

The force is strong

photographs by Christer Berg Raleighites have not been immune to the fervor surrounding the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the latest chapter in the galactic saga. With a temporary studio set up at the Marbles IMAX Theatre, intrepid photographer Christer…

Spotlight: Silver bells

by Mimi Montgomery The Raleigh Ringers know how to take their act on the road: The internationally acclaimed handbell choir travels up and down the East Coast to perform in as many as 25 concerts a year. They’ve hit more than…

Spotlight: Zen and gorgeous

by Tina Haver Currin This holiday season, consider a gift that keeps on giving – and growing. Megan George started her terrarium business, The Zen Succulent, three years ago this past November. Alongside her mother, Margaret George, she creates small terrariums with…

Spotlight: A capital landmark’s bicentennial

by Ed Bristol The winter of 1815-16 is remembered for its historic, extreme cold. Against that frigid backdrop on January 21, 1816, Reverend Dr. William McPheeters gathered a group of 40 Presbyterian souls together in Raleigh’s old State House, where the…

Spotlight: New Year, new you

  by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Jill Knight Leah Friedman has always been organized. “Starting at 6, I would rearrange my bedroom furniture every weekend with my friend to maximize floor space,” she says. It’s a habit that followed her into…

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