The Showboat Earns Its Name Again

Posted by - June 29, 2017

The Thalian Association Community Theatre will present the 1948 play Mister Roberts on the aft deck of the USS North Carolina 13 nights in July. Written by: Diana Matthews | Photography by: Kimberly Dam For 13 nights in July, the fantail of World War II’s most-decorated battleship will be transformed into the fictional supply ship

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Artist Spotlight

Posted by - June 10, 2017

In this month’s Artist Spotlight, we bring you photographs from two local photographers…. Phil Mancuso   (phil-mancuso.pixels.com) “Store Bought Lilies”   “Heron on the Rocks”   “Something to Reflect On II”   Donna M Thompson  ( donnakay58@icloud.com ) “Bridge Up at Sunset”   ‘Pitchers of March”   “Reflections”  

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Artist Spotlight: Todd Carignan

Posted by - May 10, 2017

Todd Carignan was born and raised in Wilmington and really fell in love with drawing at a young age. He has worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, concept designer, portraitist, and fine artist. He experiments in many mediums and subjects, but his true passion is oils. He has won multiple awards and has art in collections

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Three Cottages

Posted by - April 14, 2017

Written by: Lori Wilson | Photographed by: Arthur Green For almost two decades, The Ivy Cottage, voted best antique shop and home goods retailer for 16 years, has served as Market Street’s ever-changing treasure chest. But unlike other hidden riches, this one never seems to empty, full of both figurative and literal gems. With 25,000

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No Boundaries International Art Colony

Posted by - April 4, 2017

image featured above: Seascape #6, Wei Ru (China) 2006 No Boundaries International Art Colony is excited to be celebrating 20 years of bringing artists together from around the world to create, encourage, and exchange ideas. Since their founding in 1998 by local artists Pam Toll, Gayle Tustin, and Dick Roberts, they have brought together nearly

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MUSIC OR MARTIAL ARTS: WHICH CAME FIRST?

Posted by - March 17, 2017

Written and Photographed By: Michael Raab For Michael Hanson, one led him to the other. For Michael Hanson, the music came first. “Music started at age nine,” Michael said, “and I went pro at age twelve.” This was in Brooklyn. “My first band in New York was called Amazing Grace. One singer, drums, keys, bass

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Ladies of the Cape Fear Christmas

Posted by - December 5, 2016

A holiday television special seventeen years in the making. Written and Photographed By: Mike Raab Seventeen years ago, on Thursday, April 29, 1999, local record producer, Brad Smith, gathered the finest female talent in the Cape Fear region  for an iconic concert at  Thalian Hall in historic downtown Wilmington. The concert was to celebrate the

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Artist Spotlight: theArtWorks™

Posted by - November 11, 2016

French Fields by Mark Gansor     Bellamy Mansion by Mark Gansor       Garden Door by Mark Gansor     Blue Paradise by Elena Wright       Nashville by John Wilson       Is This My Future by John Wilson theArtworks™ is an art village fostering a creative environment for artists, educational opportunities, and enhancement of the

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