Aug. 13, 2014 12:11
A well-worn pipeline to the big classical institutions, like the Met or the Philharmonic, serves as a powerful motivator for North Carolina School of the Arts performance hopefuls, but once in a while there are those who seek out a more conventional path to creative expression....
Aug. 6, 2014 10:42
The Music Academy of the American South, the weekendlong masters class/performance expo founded at the NC School of the Arts by alum Justin Poindexter, proved untenable following the resignation of former NCSA chancellor John Mauceri, its primary champion, but Poindexter is still finding ways to show his alma mater love....
July 30, 2014 11:17
Last month, the maiden voyage of Dance From Above opened up a flood of possibilities for the Crown at the Carolina Theatre, its newly renovated third-floor event space....
July 23, 2014 10:35
Today, four members of the “classic” Feat lineup still form the core of the band along with Tackett, but it’s spawned multiple iterations....
July 16, 2014 11:37
The fourth and biggest night, the daylong Aug Saturday, 13 July 26 concert outside of Wed the Cat’s Cradle headlined by Neutral Milk Hotel (pause for a moment; drink in the fact you’re about to read about a concert ticket giveaway for Neutral Milk Hotel in 2014), is not, and YES! Weekly....
July 9, 2014 10:54
Bit Brigade don’t just live-score time trials of 8-bit classics like “Ninja Gaiden” and “Castlevania”, they create double-edged spectacles of laser-precise gaming and brain-freezing prog shredfests....
July 3, 2014 10:09
The greatest hip-hop duo of all time reunited in 2014, and yet it still seems like the two-man rap is a quaint concept whose utility peaked a decade ago. Out- Kast are clearly doing it for the money. Clipse has never been quite as big as Pu-sha T’s solo career....
June 25, 2014 11:45
The ascension of Blackberry Smoke into the ranks of great southern rock bands isn’t all that hard to deconstruct. They pride themselves in never having left a fan wanting in their nearly 15 years almost constantly on the road....
June 11, 2014 10:06
Forty years ago this year, Charlie Daniels assembled what he thought would be a once-in-a-lifetime concert, a southern rock covenant with the genre’s luminaries at the height of its popularity and creative abundance....
June 4, 2014 10:27
For the past 40 years, Bill Payne has built a legend. He’s one of rock’s most talented keyboardists, an icon among peers. A founding member of Little Feat, he’s appeared on hundreds of studio albums and toured with the likes of Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor and the Doobie Brothers....

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