Category: Raleigh Now Spotlight

Rock star: Bailey McNeill’s jewelry for the cure

by Jessie Ammons photographs by Nick Pironio Growing up, Bailey McNeill always looked forward to her family’s annual summer trip, one she still takes with her grandparents, siblings, and cousins to the mountains for a week of hiking and gemstone mining. It…

Spotlight: Rosé in the garden

by Jessie Ammons ‘Tis the season for garden parties. The Person Street District’s Wine Authorities will host a themed soirée May 23 to celebrate a favorite spring wine choice: rosé. Many people think it’s a sweet wine, says Craig Heffley, founder…

Spotlight: Walter welcomes William

by Jessie Ammons The Triangle’s robust theater scene is home to almost three dozen actively producing playhouses and venues. If you have a hard time choosing a production, maybe it’s easier to stick with a playwright. Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh is…

Where the heart is: Home is a first language for English Bernhardt

by Jessie Ammons Home, to English Bernhardt, conjures a few specific places. Namely, afternoons at Jubala Coffee, where the Ravenscroft grad often spent afternoons studying; and North Carolina Theatre, where she spent countless hours over many years. “I love the people…

Spotlight: Arts in Action

by Anna Long There’s a program in Wake County elementary schools that is making kids want to go to school. It’s not recess. But it feels that way. North Carolina Arts in Action is using dance lessons to teach students life…

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