Pointer Sisters coming to Wilmington

The Pointer Sisters, 2016 (Photo courtesy of Pointersisters.com)

WILMINGTON  – Cape Fear Community College has announced that the Pointer Sisters are coming to the Wilson Center in June. The show, on the campus of Cape Fear Community College at 703 North 3rd St., is Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets go on sale March 10 at 10 a.m. at capefearstage.com, or beginning at 2 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beach music fest returns to Pleasure Island Saturday

Jim Quick and Coastline headline this year's Carolina Beach Music Festival. Photo courtesy Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce.

Time to toss off your dancing shoes and eight-step it in the sand. Shaggers will once again converge on the shoreline Saturday for the 31st annual Carolina Beach Music Festival, one of the country’s longest running festivals of its kind, at the town’s historic boardwalk. It’s a fitting locale, since Pleasure Island is considered the […]

A spotlight on change: NC musicians tour state to help fight HB2

Orlando Parker Jr. sings the National Anthem at the start of Stand Against HB2's first concert near Burlington earlier this month. The loose collective of NC musicians will perform in Wilmington in July as part of a statewide tour to raise funds for fighting the controversial law. Courtesy photo.

Some North Carolina musicians are taking their opposition to their home state’s controversial new bathroom law on the road. They’ll be making a stop in downtown Wilmington this summer as part of the fledgling Stand Against HB2 movement, a grassroots collective of artists and bands who came together earlier this month in Raleigh to raise […]

Acclaimed pianist – and local arts patron – to lead free workshop at CFCC

Roya Weyerhaeuser. Photo courtesy Mark Steelman/CFCC.

A locally based pianist with international acclaim will share her skills on the ivories with fellow musicians and those interested in learning to play. In an intimate and free session, Roya Weyerhaeser will talk one-on-one with Cape Fear Community College students and the community at large, answering questions, sharing stories, knowledge and a few musical […]

Annual classic car show returns to downtown Wilmington Friday

One of NC spirits company Call Family Distillerys classic runner vehicles, like this 1939 hot rod, will be on display during the 2016 Rims On The River. Courtesy photo.

Classic car enthusiasts from across the region will be rolling into downtown Wilmington next weekend. The annual Rims On The River returns May 20-22 with live entertainment and, of course, a showcase of shiny restored vehicles of the vintage and antique variety. Downtown venues will host pre-event parties Friday night to help kick the show […]

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