Category: Arts & Culture

Spotlight: Author with a purpose

by Jessie Ammons Paul Leonard has always been an intentional observer. “When I have experiences and they move me, I write about it,” he says. “I don’t necessarily journal every day, but when I see something that means something to me,…

Dave Rose: Raleigh’s man behind the curtain

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio In a modest bungalow along the grassy, unmowed edge of Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Hospital campus, Dave Rose presides over the Triangle’s most comprehensive music and entertainment empire. Unless you’re a music geek or one of…

Art and empathy

by Sarah Schroth Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Art museums are, for me, almost sacred spaces of contemplation. If I slow down and take enough time to look at a work…

CAM docents: Leading the way

by Liza Roberts On the first Friday of any given month, when Raleigh’s galleries and museums are all open late, art lovers head out to see the latest shows and mingle with their peers. When they walk under the cantilevered…

Local roots, local eats

by Dean McCord photographs by Nick Pironio We live in a society that places a high value on rolling up your sleeves to start a business, getting family members to join in, and making a buck. We tell romantic tales of the…

Contemporary art right now

by Larry Wheeler, director, North Carolina Museum of Art Art collectors of the world gather each year at several contemporary art fairs: Art Basel in Miami in December, the Frieze Fair in New York in May, and the Armory Show in…

Eric Hall: Community catalyst

by Todd Cohen photographs by Doug Van de Zande To build a better community, it’s often necessary to lend a hand to people in need. Morrisville’s Eric Hall learned that lesson at 9 from his grandfather, a small-town grocer in…

Redress Raleigh

text and photographs by Chris Seward When seven local fashion designers got together May 29 for Redress Raleigh’s eco-friendly fashion show, “green” was not the only color on display. The clothing and jewelry may have been crafted from environmentally conscious…

Spotlight: Raleigh’s bragging rights

If it feels like every week brings another Raleigh accolade, that’s about right. Not only does our city receive frequent recognition as a place to both visit and move, our restaurants and bars also constantly top “best of” lists. To…

Rediscovering Raleigh

by Mack Paul all images courtesy of Mack Paul “You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood … back home to places in the country, back home to the old forms and systems of things which once…

Shop local: Apex Outfitter & Board Co.

photograph by Travis Long “I love being active, I love being outdoors, and I love community. I love being face-to-face with people all day and learning about them…and developing relationships.” – Kyle Denis, co-owner, Apex Outfitter & Board Co. Five years…

Queen for a day

photographs by Missy McLamb At Needham B. Broughton High School, there’s homecoming and there’s prom, but the event of the year is the Queen of Hearts. The annual affair combines the elegance of prom with homecoming’s school spirit, then adds an…

The Sound of Success: Kidznotes comes to Raleigh

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Nick Pironio Twenty kindergartners at Walnut Creek Elementary School in Southeast Raleigh strike the “Statue of Liberty” pose, violins held high in one hand, bows at an angle in the other. Aside from a…

Spotlight: Growing up

by Jessie Ammons You can literally put your money where your mouth is to support our local farmers this month. From a formal dinner to a casual seafood broil or a family-friendly picnic, all three take place the weekend of June…

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