Category: Arts & Culture

Spotlight: Party with a purpose

by Mimi Montgomery Getting back on your feet can be hard. The Carying Place in Cary tries to make it a little easier. The nonprofit helps working homeless families achieve independence through a mentoring system that focuses on managing personal finances,…

Spotlight: Standing room only

by Mimi Montgomery Spring is here, and it’s officially time to get outdoors again. The West Marine Carolina Cup presented by SurfTech is the largest stand-up paddle board (SUP) event in the world, and takes place in Wrightsville Beach April 19-24….

Kerri Martinsen: Costume maestro

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jillian Clark At Carolina Ballet headquarters, in a fluorescent-lit workroom where sewing machines whirr, scissors snip, and tutus sway in the rafters, costume director Kerri Martinsen orchestrates an unusual sort of dance. Like the work of…

Sister act

Parker and Wynn Burrus organize dances and help break down barriers in the process by Settle Monroe Carson Vargas is in his second year at Broughton High School. His favorite subject is English. His powerful backhand is a mighty weapon…

Q&A with Rachel Hirsh

by Liza Roberts photograph by Nick Pironio Rachel Hirsh, singer for the local power-pop band I Was Totally Destroying It, is excited to move back to Raleigh after a stint in Chapel Hill.“It’s a more vibrant place to be,” she says….