Category: Arts & Culture

Working with art: Art, everywhere

photographs by Nick Pironio  In 1959, when Capitol Broadcasting Company founder A.J. Fletcher opened a lush and expansive azalea garden to the public on five West Raleigh acres surrounding WRAL-TV studios, he said he did it to pay “a tribute…

Of course it’s art: Tom Shields and his chairs in the trees

by Amber Nimocks photographs by Juli Leonard You scan the surrounding trees and spot other chairs likewise suspended, their rungs seeming to run through the trunks, at various heights and angles throughout the small, sparse clump of forest. It takes…

Downton dining

by Jesma Reynolds photograph by Missy Mclamb  It’s not every day that a man in tails and gloves shows up to deliver an elegantly scripted invitation on a silver tray. But that’s exactly what happened to Raleigh resident Nancy Brenneman this past…

The power of a father: Dexter Hebert shapes lives

by Todd Cohen photographs by Nick Pironio Dexter Hebert has devoted his adult life to giving kids who need it the kind of loving support he got from his own father. “Not having a father in the home is a huge…

Strumming up a home: Musicians choose Raleigh

by Tracy Davis photographs by Juli Leonard In days of yore, traveling minstrels made their way from one town to the next, sharing their tunes on the village green. Today, many minstrel types have set aside lutes and lyres in…

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