Category: Walter Profile

William Ivey Long: In search of the heat

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio William Ivey Long, the prolific, multiple-Tony Award-winning costume designer, has drama – and Raleigh – in his blood, and in every single one of his earliest memories. “I grew up in the stage left dressing…

Sepi Saidi: An optimist first

by Amber Nimocks photographs by Nick Pironio With another narrator, the story might seem a tragedy: A young woman leaves her home for opportunity in a far-off land, only to learn shortly after her departure that her father has died and that…

Leon Capetanos

A Triangle-based Hollywood screenwriter launches Act II by  Jessie Ammons photographs by Nick Pironio In 1965, Leon Capetanos, a UNC graduate from Raleigh with a poetry degree, answered a call to make a difference in the world. He embarked on a year…

Niall Hanley

A familiar face in an ever-growing crowd builds a restaurant empire by  Amber Nimocks photographs by Lissa Gotwals Beneath the din of a bustling Thursday evening crowd, the phone is ringing at The Hibernian Pub’s hostess stand. Niall Hanley is the…

Matt McConnell: Beauty in the doing

by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Lissa Gotwals The Uber driver isn’t sure what to think about Dupont Circle, an industrial road west of the Amtrak station and not far from The Pit in downtown Raleigh, where a 6,500-square-foot studio…

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