Category: People

Pointe shoes not required

by Charman Driver photograph by Scott Sharpe If every cloud has a silver lining, then it’s fair to say that former Carolina Ballet dancer Margot Martin has gone a step further, striking gold with her innovative form of exercise known…

Shaun Richards

by Liza Roberts photographs by Juli Leonard On a treeless, dead-end street of storage units, warehouses, and tinted-window flex space, the studio of acclaimed Raleigh artist Shaun Richards sits anonymously. High-concept, large-scale contemporary art like Richards’ – art that is…

A Champion’s Raleigh Roots – Webb Simpson

by Liza Roberts photographs by Juli Leonard The balloons are the only hint. Tied to a mailbox and drooping toward the curb, they’re the only thing that sets Webb Simpson’s white brick house apart from its neighbors in this comfortable…

Carolina Ballet at 15: constantly creating

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams When Carolina Ballet artistic director Robert Weiss found a seat in Raleigh’s intimate Fletcher Opera Theater one recent afternoon, he and the rest of the audience settled in for an event that has…

Human rocket Chris Hoina

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Lissa Gotwals Chris Hoina is ready to go ballistic. He has trained for this. To be explosive. To fly. He wears only a skin-tight speed suit, spiked shoes, and an alpine racing helmet that will…

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