Category: Arts & Culture

Hear: Grant Llewellyn on big band and jazz

photograph by Michael Zirkle North Carolina Symphony music director Grant Llewellyn, who divides his time between his North Hills apartment, his 600-year-old Welsh farmhouse, and gigs across the globe, is famous for sophisticated, imaginative interpretations of classical scores and accomplished…

Charman Driver joins the circus

by Charman Driver photographs by Scott Sharpe I like to get high. I expect my clients to do it and I’d like to suggest you do it, too. Of course I’m talking about that natural high one gets through exercise….

Just one plant: Sabal minor

by Tony Avent illustration by Ippy Patterson Certain plants, like the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, never get the respect they deserve. A classic example is our native scrub palm, Sabal minor, also known as the dwarf or bush palmetto. Perhaps its ubiquitous…

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…

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