Category: Arts & Culture

The Usual: The Awesomettes

“The twirling is not important. What’s important are our cute costumes. It’s about the camaraderie, the sisterhood.” –Karen “Awecelot” Still, “awe”ficcer of majorette group The Awesomettes by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long Every Wednesday, laughter fills the back den…

Making a list, checking it twice

by CC Parker illustrations by Emily Brooks Last fall, my husband and I decided it was time for our children to see Theatre In The Park’s A Christmas Carol. A friend suggested seeing a matinee at the Durham Performing Arts…

Jeanne Jolly: Study in contrasts

by Tracy Davis photographs by Scott Sharpe Jeanne Jolly is a jack of all trades, and also a study in contrasts. A classically trained vocalist, Jolly’s new record, A Place to Run, takes her deep into country music territory. And while the…

Meredith Kittrell: Building a better world

by Todd Cohen photographs by Jillian Clark Raleigh artist Meredith Kittrell likes to roll up her sleeves, create something new, and make a difference. So in 2002, when she learned about the annual Holiday Home Tour of Habitat for Humanity…

Coming home

by Hampton Williams Hofer Barely eighteen and way over-packed, I left Raleigh in late August of 2005, bound for Charlottesville. I knew exactly four people in the state of Virginia, which is the way it should be. According to the…

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