Category: People

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….

Charman Driver goes boxing

by Charman Driver I’ve always been impressed with the lean and agile bodies of competitive boxers and mixed martial artists – think Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee in their prime. Their super-toned physiques seemed to move with such ease and…

Greg Hatem: community citizen

by Scott Huler photographs by Jimmy Williams   Greg Hatem believes in ghosts. He doesn’t mean “Honey! Did you just feel that?” ghosts – though as it turns out he believes in those, too, having seen one in the old…

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…

A Champion’s Raleigh Roots – Webb Simpson

Hard work, talent and focus have led Broughton High School graduate Webb Simpson on his path as a champion golfer. by Liza Roberts | photographs by Juli Leonard The balloons are the only hint. Tied to a mailbox and drooping toward…

Carolina Ballet at 15: constantly creating

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams When Carolina Ballet artistic director Robert Weiss found a seat in Raleigh’s intimate Fletcher Opera Theater one recent afternoon, he and the rest of the audience settled in for an event that has…

Human rocket Chris Hoina

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Lissa Gotwals Chris Hoina is ready to go ballistic. He has trained for this. To be explosive. To fly. He wears only a skin-tight speed suit, spiked shoes, and an alpine racing helmet that will…

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