Tanya Tucker coming to Wilmington’s Wilson Center in September

ickets go on sale July 27 for country music legend Tanya Tucker's performance at The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College.

WILMINGTON – Tickets for country music superstar Tanya Tucker’s performance in Wilmington go on sale online and in person this Wednesday at Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center. Tucker will appear at the Wilson Center on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available online beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27 at capefearstage.com. Tickets may also […]

Songwriter Robert Earl Keen’s out-of-step path leads to BAC

Iconic singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen plays Brooklyn Arts Center this Sunday. Photo by  Darren Carroll.

Robert Earl Keen doesn’t want to take up too much of your time chewing the fat. That’s not to say fans would mind a little longwinded-ness, delivered in a charming Texas twang, from the clever and hilariously ornery singer-songwriter with a hefty appetite for tongue-in-cheek lyrical storytelling. But Keen, who plays Wilmington’s Brooklyn Arts Center […]

Michael Franti to bring yoga back to Battleship

Yogini Seane Corn and musician and avid yogi Michael Franti will lead a retreat at Battleship Park next month, ahead of Franti and Spearhead's show at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Courtesy photo.

Music and mindfulness will meet this month when musician Michael Franti brings yoga back to the Battleship. 98.3 The Penguin and HUKA Entertainment have just announced Franti will once again team up with yogini Seane Corn for a retreat from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 18, on the ship ahead of his concert […]

Second annual sobriety concert to offer free admission, festival feel

Nyla Cione addresses the audience at last year's Recovery Rock Fest. This time around, the musician and promoter  is planning  the celebration of clean living as a free event at an outdoor venue. Courtesy photo.

A concert celebrating sobriety is making its return to Wilmington and this time around, its goal is to wipe out ticket costs altogether. Recovery Rock Fest, the brainchild of local musician and promoter Nyla Cione, made its debut in August 2015 at UNC-Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium. While a successful first attempt – more than 200 turned […]

CIS of Brunswick County’s fourth thrift store to open in Leland

Racks are being filled and shelves stacked in advance of CIS' newest thrift shop, set to open in Leland on July 6. Courtesy photo.

Savvy shoppers take note: A new secondhand store is opening up shop just over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Communities In Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County announced this week it will open its fourth thrift shop in Leland early next month. For more than two decades, CIS has worked with the school district and other […]

Battleship unveils restored officer’s dining area

August 1941 Junior Officers Lounge

Wilmington’s floating World War II museum has a new attraction that both accurately portrays the past and comes complete with state-of-the-art technology. The U.S.S. Battleship recently unveiled its newly renovated Officers Wardroom, a 2,400-square-foot space once reserved as a dining and gathering spot for high-ranking servicemen. The room was restored by 10 North Carolina contractors, […]

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