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  • Best Mother's Day brunch in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville 2017

    Best Mother's Day brunch in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville 2017

    There are a tremendous amount of places in the Raleigh-Durham area where brunch is king. With Mother’s Day coming up, these restaurants will make for fantastic spots to hold a special brunch for the special lady in your life, and if you’re in search of that special place, here are the five best...
  • Best bars and restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville 2017

    Best bars and restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville 2017

    Normally, the Raleigh/Durham area, also know as “The Triangle,” is not on the radar of Cinco de Mayo revelers. Well, that should change as there are a wealth of bars and restaurants that in recent years have come to embrace the holiday. So if you’re looking for a spot to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in...
  • Interview: Something Clever gets wise, digs deep, and finds the 'light'

    Interview: Something Clever gets wise, digs deep, and finds the 'light'

    In the music industry, whether it be local or national, there is respect given for the art of song-crafting. Not everyone can write lyrics that evoke real emotion, tap into unspoken struggles, or act as the beacon of hope and survival. In Charlotte, N.C, hard rock outfit Something Clever brings this...
  • Your 2016 guide to the holidays and Christmas in Charlotte

    Your 2016 guide to the holidays and Christmas in Charlotte

    Tis the season for celebration, and what better city to celebrate then Charlotte? The Queen City has festivities a plenty for the holidays and Christmas, with no shortage of fun to be had. Doesn't matter if you're looking for family friendly, a groovin' concert or a radical parade to marvel...
  • Merlefest 2017 lineup headed by Zac Brown, Sam Bush, Del McCoury

    Merlefest 2017 lineup headed by Zac Brown, Sam Bush, Del McCoury

    One of America's premier roots music festivals, Merlefest, is celebrating its 30th year and on Nov. 17, the festival announced the first round of artists for its 2017 lineup. Heading up the 2017 edition are Zac Brown Band, Sam Bush, Del McCoury, and Jerry Douglas. Founded in memory of guitarist Eddy...
  • Best free family holiday events in Charlotte for Christmas 2016

    Best free family holiday events in Charlotte for Christmas 2016

    Charlotte knows how to celebrate the holiday season. The city has a great number of seasonal activities that feature a little something for everyone of all ages, including a number of free activities geared towards families.  Here are a just a few festive options in the area that are perfect for a...
  • Best Thanksgiving parties and events in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville 2016

    Best Thanksgiving parties and events in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville 2016

    After some time away, Thanksgiving is a chance to reconnect with family and eat turkey with football on in the background. However, there is also a chance during the week to get out of the house for a night of fun. North Carolina is no different. Here is a look at the best Thanksgiving parties and...
  • Best Turkey Trots in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville 2016

    Best Turkey Trots in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville 2016

    In the Raleigh/Durham area, Thanksgiving has a special meaning to its residents. Southern hospitality is already a way of life in this growing metro area, but when Turkey Day approaches, the hospitality takes on a whole new life form. Families get together to enjoy company, football, and southern...
  • Your 2016 guide to Halloween in Charlotte

    Your 2016 guide to Halloween in Charlotte

    October may be coming to a close, but the Halloween and fall fun is still going strong in Charlotte. There's plenty for everyone in this hip North Carolina town.  There's concerts, parties and spooktacular events for the night owls and music lovers. For the family-oriented folks with little ones...
  • Best haunted houses in North Carolina 2016

    Best haunted houses in North Carolina 2016

    When it comes to Halloween, there are a lot of fun things to do, from carnivals for kids to parties for adults. Haunted houses are also a fun attraction this time of the year, although most of them are geared towards adults. When looking for the best haunted houses, North Carolina has plenty of...
  • Best places to buy Halloween costumes in Charlotte 2016

    Best places to buy Halloween costumes in Charlotte 2016

    Over the past few years, Charlotte has emerged as one of the South’s great party cities, especially during Halloween. The Queen City has always been defined as being the face of the “New South,” but now that tagline has got new meaning as Charlotte has been revamping its nightlife and party scene...
  • Best places to buy Halloween costumes in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville 2016

    Best places to buy Halloween costumes in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville 2016

    The Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville area, also known as “The Triangle” is a place that has become a destination for Halloween revelers. The triple cities and its numerous suburbs are practically made for Halloween. The crisp fall air greats many in this part of North Carolina, and you can see housed...
  • Shana Tucker takes her ChamberSoul to Chicago and beyond on fall tour

    Shana Tucker takes her ChamberSoul to Chicago and beyond on fall tour

    Singer-songwriter and cellist Shana Tucker trademarked the name ChamberSoul to describe her classically-trained approach to popular music. The North Carolina-based independent artist uses the intimacy of chamber music to connect with her fellow musicians as well as her audiences. She draws on the...
  • Cyndi Lauper makes North Carolina show an LGBT benefit

    Cyndi Lauper makes North Carolina show an LGBT benefit

    Let’s talk about the LGBT community, and how it’s impacting entertainment… Recently, there’s been a series of legislative actions springing up in cities below the Mason-Dixon. Almost like a delayed reaction to the SCOTUS-ruling that scrubbed the nation’s “traditional definition of marriage,” the new...
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band are making their own rules, literally

    Tedeschi Trucks Band to offer gender-neutral bathrooms at North Carolina shows

    Earlier this year, North Carolina passed the controversial “HB2” or “Bathroom Bill,” and since that time many artists have taken a stand against what many feel is a discriminatory measure against transgender people and the LGBT community at large. Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr outright canceled...
  • Aesop Rock protests HB 2 by donating N.C. show proceeds to charity

    Aesop Rock protests HB 2 by donating N.C. show proceeds to charity

    The passing of North Carolina’s House Bill 2, Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act has caused an uproar across the country due to its discriminatory nature. Protests to this law has extended from major corporations to musicians, with many huge names canceling concerts including Nick Jonas...
  • Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas cancel North Carolina tour stops

    Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas cancel North Carolina tour stops

    Another major tour stop in North Carolina has been cancelled due to the state's anti-LGBT House Bill 2, dubbed the "bathroom bill." Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are just the latest acts to cancel tour dates in NC. The two artists are touring their Honda Civic Tour: Future Now which will begin on June...
  • Bruce Springsteen warns Michigan he won't return if anti-LGBT bill passes

    Bruce Springsteen warns Michigan he won't return if anti-LGBT bill passes

    Bruce Springsteen is making it loud and clear that he indeed is "The Boss." Following a cancellation in North Carolina earlier in April, he performed in Detroit and warned Michigan lawmakers that if they pass an anti-LGBT bill similar to NC, he will not return to take a stand and protest...
  • Pearl Jam cancels North Carolina concert following House Bill 2 passage

    Pearl Jam cancels North Carolina concert following House Bill 2 passage

    In another striking blow to North Carolina, another concert by a big name act has pulled out of the scheduled date due to the passing of House Bill 2, the bill now being called the "bathroom bill." Pearl Jam announced the cancellation on April 18 via the official website on a handwritten note that...
  • Mumford & Sons donates profits to charity from North Carolina concert

    Mumford & Sons donates profits to charity from North Carolina concert

    North Carolina is starting to feel a major backlash over a controversial bill that passed several weeks ago. House Bill 2 is being dubbed the "bathroom bill" because it forces transgender citizens to use the bathroom associated with the identity given at birth. It's been seeing pushback in the...
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