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Rare screening of cult classic showing in Raleigh
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
RALEIGH – Speller Street Films brought you the award-winning documentary "Wilmington on Fire" about the horrifying history of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre and the hatred that fueled it. Now comes "As an Act of Protest," a narrative film about the psychological effects of racism and the consequences of both accepting and resisting it. Dennis Leroy
Colonel Loud makes noise with his music
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
RALEIGH – Michael Montgomery has been making music since the seventh grade, but he didn’t get serious about it until about nine years ago. He started working hard, hired a manager and even started his own label. Now his hard work is starting to pay off. Montgomery, known as Colonel Loud, has a hit song, “California,” at the top of
Manage garden pests and mosquitoes in the landscape
Friday, June 23, 2017
A garden filled with flowers, birds, bees and butterflies is a sight to behold. These winged beauties add color, sound and motion to our gardens. Plus, they help maximize a garden’s productivity by pollinating plants and managing plant-damaging pests. But what about those unwanted visitors to the garden? The aphids, mites and cabbageworms that feed
Raleigh artist launches clothing line
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
RALEIGH – Raleigh artist Christopher Terrell will showcase a new venture that turns his art into clothing during October’s Raleigh Film and Art Festival, with proceeds earmarked to help fund college scholarships for at-risk youth in the Carolinas and Virginia. Terrell International Art features original art woven into fabric for dresses, hats,
Bull City 150 pop-up exhibit
Friday, June 16, 2017
DURHAM – Gentrification, inequality and public projects that impact housing are not new issues in Durham. A Bull City 150 pop-up exhibit on the history of housing and land inequality in Durham will be part of the Third Friday events in downtown Durham June 16, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Self-Help Temple Building, 302 W. Main Street. Bull City 150 is a
BOOK: Requiem for a dream
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Dream is Lost Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia By Julian Maxwell Hayter In 1971, civil rights activist Curtis Holt Sr. walked into a federal office in Richmond, Virginia, and filed a suit against the city under the authority of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Holt said the white leaders of Richmond had purposefully diluted
Add some extra appeal to your landscape
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Adding excitement to your garden is easy. You can create instant, year-round color, structure, motion and fun to your landscape with a bit of garden art. Just like shopping for plants, look for pieces that complement your gardening style. And consider all the benefits each piece of art provides. Many pieces are functional as well as beautiful, helping you
BOOK: Give your kids a free college education
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Parent’s Smart Guide to Sending Your Kids to College Without Going Broke By Gwen Thomas It’s that time of year when millions of college-bound students and their parents are struggling to figure out how to pay for the high cost of tuition. And, for many returning students, the issue is the same. Yet one woman has unlocked the key to saving
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Farmhouse Jams

Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m. The Breakfast Club will


Film Screening

Time: 7 to 11 p.m. Raleigh Film Underground


Outdoor Movie

Time: 9 p.m. "Hidden Figures" will be shown at

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Rare screening of cult classic showing in Raleigh

RALEIGH – Speller Street Films brought you the award-winning documentary "Wilmington on

Leesville Road High senior does it all

RALEIGH – Lauren McNamara-Clement's mom once asked her why the Leesville Road High