Archive for category: Art and Culture

A Mother’s Place

A Mother’s Place

by Sharon Kurtzman It is not a mother’s place to turn her children into firemen, make them dance like Pavlova, play sports like Kobe Bryant perform in the way of Meryl Streep or Beyonce.   It is not a mother’s place to dry every tear, right every wrong, change every […]

Roberts Willett

Spotlight: Gourd-geous

  by Mimi Montgomery Hard to believe, but fall is approaching, and with it comes a celebration of all things autumnal. Get in the seasonal spirit with the 74th Annual North Carolina Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival, a celebration hosted September 12 and 13 by the North Carolina Gourd Society. […]

Spotlight: Imagining dragons

Spotlight: Imagining dragons

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Jill Knight When a friend approached Lily Chan a couple of years ago about starting a dragon boat festival in Raleigh, she was hesitant. “Are you kidding me?” Chan said. The founder and president of the Asian Focus group, which aids Asian Americans, worried her nonprofit […]

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Spotlight: Hyper local Hopscotch

  by Jessie Ammons Made and played in Raleigh If you’ve been downtown during the first week of September in the last five years, you’ve likely stumbled upon Hopscotch Music Fest. “We’re one of the few festivals in America our size that uses the existing city infrastructure,” says organizer Greg Lowenhagen. […]

Seen in Raleigh: Up close and personal

Seen in Raleigh: Up close and personal

Photographer Shawn Rocco took a trip to the N.C. Arboretum in late June. Using a 100mm macro lens, he captured some of the botanical beauties in the early evening light before a summer storm rolled in. The magnified perspective makes the plants seem otherworldy.