Duke Energy Performing Arts Center

Peter, Paul and Mary
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Peter, Paul and Mary was one of the leading contemporary folk bands in the 1960s, mixing social activism with music.

The trio was best known for the 1963 single, “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” and covers like “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” Peter, Paul and Mary continued to tour until 2009 with the death of Mary Travers. Peter Yarrow continues to tour, spreading his messages of change. 

A picture of the Raleigh skyline at night.
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Buildings in downtown Raleigh will turn off non-essential lights late at night to protect migrating birds, according to the City of Raleigh Office of Sustainability.

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The Duke Energy Performing Arts Center is seeking bids for a $10 million renovation project this summer.

General Manager Jim Lavery says the center needs to upgrade the women's restrooms, lighting throughout the building, paint, wallpaper, and the concession stand area. The money comes from Raleigh's General Debt Service fund.

"If you do 6-700 events a year, there's something going on every day. Our weekends are really, really full," Lavery says. "We're just trying to bring everything back to where it needs to be just because of the usage."