Friday April 4th, 2014
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Exhibition Dates: April 4-April 26
"Coming Home NC" opening reception, First Friday Gallery Walk, 6 pm-9 pm: features local artists - oils by Bekah Haslett, oils, acrylics and pastels by Kim Balentine.
Local Color is a Co-Op run gallery of local women artist that work in a variety of mediums.
This First Friday, Blake Street Shops and Studios will be showing work by the City Market Studios collective (including Denise Worden Susan Skrzycki, and Cawanua Adcock Keeling.) They also have two grand openings-a sweets and treats shop and a Balinesian art gallery. There will be light refreshments. It should be a exciting event- especially because the absolutely fabulous Shenette Jones will be rounding out the evening with her soulful modern music.
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Enjoy your favorite bourbons with North Carolina Literary Festival authors Kathleen Purvis and Wilton Barnhardt and enjoy curated bourbon flights and chef pairings by The Oxford!Venue Details »
Come hear North Carolina Literary Festival authors read their favorite selections from Irish Literature.
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The Morning After is a different kind of band. Imagine an eclectic Motown sound, fueled by bluegrass, dripping with soul with just a touch of latin and jazz and you’ll get the idea. Lead vocalist, Rachel Koontz employs a commanding, soulful style reminiscent of the Motown sound of the 60′s and 70′s. Pattie “Pips” Hopkins adds a rich, soulful voice to balance Rachel’s exactly and her soaring violin and fiddle abilities are the icing on the cake. The backline of Lindsey Tims on bass and Mike Rosado on drums evokes passion and soul, driving the band like Detroit steel. The Morning After is rounded out by virtuoso banjo and mandolin players Hank Smith and Shawn Chase who add intertwining melodies like a rich, musical conversation. Did you notice there’s no mention of a guitar? They get it done without one. All together, The Morning After will entertain you with a high energy, eclectic mix of soul, rock, jazz, Latin and bluegrass that makes the audience insane for more!
The Morning After's sets will be preceded by spoken word performances from North Carolina Literary Festival authors Scott McClanahan and Daniel Wallace.
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