North Carolina Arts Council http://wunc.org en 5 Great Musicians You Might Not Know Are From Eastern North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/5-great-musicians-you-might-not-know-are-eastern-north-carolina <p>Eastern North Carolina has yielded a rich crop of nationally recognized African American musicians. People like jazz pianist and composer <a href="http://www.monkzone.com/">Thelonious Monk</a>.</p><p>But many musicians hailing from this part of the state have gone unnoticed. A new book,&nbsp;<a href="http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=3442"><em>African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina</em></a>, takes readers on a musical journey through this overlooked region.</p><p>Here are five musicians whose roots run deep in Eastern Carolina:</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:04:35 +0000 Nicole Campbell 27297 at http://wunc.org 5 Great Musicians You Might Not Know Are From Eastern North Carolina Economic Development Through Art http://wunc.org/post/economic-development-through-art <p>A task force of civic, arts, and business leaders says the arts can be an economic engine for North Carolina. The panel has <a href="http://www.ncarts.org/SmART%20Initiative/The%20Smart%20Initiative%20Final%20Proof1.pdf" target="_blank">released recommendations</a> as part of the <a href="http://www.ncarts.org/freeform_scrn_template.cfm?ffscrn_id=647" target="_blank">SmART Initiative</a>. It's mapping out ways for communities to use the arts to increase jobs and quality of life. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3282 at http://wunc.org