Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
3:10 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

Quirky New Year's Eve Celebrations

Pickles, possums and fleas will help bring in 2012 across rural North Carolina.

Jeff Tiberii: The city of Mount Olive expects more than 2,000 visitors for its 13th annual pickle drop tomorrow night. A thirty-pound wooden flea will drop in Eastover to commemorate the New Year. And in the Western reaches of the state a live possum will be lowered, not dropped, 18 feet inside of some Plexiglas. Clay Logan is the organizer of the alcohol-free, family-oriented event.

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Arts & Culture
9:29 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Best of 2011 from Back Porch Music

As 2011 winds down, Morning Edition host Eric Hodge speaks with Freddy Jenkins and Keith Weston of Back Porch Music about some of their favorite folk and acoustic music of the year.

Keith chose Sarah Jarosz and New Found Road Live.

Freddy picked Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch.

We also lost a number of artists this year

Here's some of note:

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Arts & Culture
2:15 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Kwanzaa Celebration in Cary

Kwanzaa celebration
Credit townofcary.org

Kwanzaa is underway and the Town of Cary will observe the holiday with a celebration Thursday. Kwanzaa is held each year from December 26th through January 1st in honor of African-American culture and heritage.

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Arts & Culture
8:30 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Salvation Army Donations that Sparkle

Note, $20 and ring was found in a Salvation Army Red Kettle in Winston-Salem.
Credit WXII12.com

The Salvation Army has been faced with record need this holiday season.   And some everyday citizens are meeting that need with donations that sparkle.

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Arts & Culture
9:21 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Chatham County Line on Last Motel

Chatham County Line

Be sure to tune in Christmas night at 6 for a special edition of the program Last Motel when host Eric Hodge and will be joined by the band Chatham County Line. They're a bluegrass-inspired band that has spent the last couple weeks criss-crossing North Carolina and Georgia with a holiday concert series.

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Arts & Culture
9:00 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Triangle Ripe for Gaming

MUSE Agent Sid Tripp in new Lab Rats Video Game
Credit Lab Rats Studio

Video Games of all kinds are top sellers this time of year – and North Carolina is quickly becoming a major player in the industry. The Triangle has become a new mecca for gaming software and design.

Leoneda Inge: "So, you’re going to play the game for me?"

Shadie El-Hadad: "Yeah, I’m going to play the game for you. So this is MUSE the first episode, we are doing episodic content."

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Arts & Culture
7:05 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Special Donation in Wake Red Kettle

The Salvation Army staff in Wake County is celebrating a successful year.  But it was another close one.   Gifts and donations from the last couple of weeks made the difference, including a special donation over the weekend. 

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Arts & Culture
6:25 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Looking for Black Santa

Black Santa figurine sits on a mantel at the Matory Home in Durham, NC.
Credit Leoneda Inge

Durham, North Carolina is one of the most diverse communities in the state. Mayor Bill Bell likes to say it’s the city with NO racial majority. Then why is it so hard to find an African American Santa Claus?

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Arts & Culture
12:20 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Season 1, Ep 2: Where's There's Smoke

Credit Jade City Pharaoh

 

   Jade City’s hero Herald MF Jones comes to the rescue when an apartment building catches on fire. But was the fire an accident…or the work of The Beef Cooka?

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

UNC Stumbles on Buried 19th Century Building

Crews uncover the buried structure
Credit unc.edu

Archaeologists at UNC-Chapel Hill say they've uncovered a structure on campus that is an underground cellar from the early 1800s. Construction crews ran into the buried structure last month while building a new drainage pipe underneath McCorkle Place.

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