Category: Arts & Culture

Spotlight: The original renaissance man

by Mimi Montgomery Not many of us ponder things such as the movement of water, the surface of the moon, or why the sky is blue. Then again, none of us are Leonardo da Vinci. Get a glimpse into the…

Spotlight: Share the pie

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Nick Pironio Outsource your Thanksgiving pie-making to some of Raleigh’s best bakers and chefs, and do some good at the same time with Alliance Medical Ministry and StepUp Ministry’s Share the Pie fundraiser. This clever…

Spotlight: Beyond myth

Jason Craighead has long had a leading role in the Raleigh art scene as an an artist, as a member of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, as a collaborative studio founder, and as a former gallerist. Now his reputation…

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…

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