Wilmington Ballet Company is Raising the Barre

Posted by - October 31, 2017

Written by:  Kharin Gibson Photography by: Phil Mancuso & John Brubach   The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.   Oprah Winfrey     Sometimes people are lucky enough to discover their passion at an early age. A vision is established and a destiny is set. Then, there

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23rd Annual Cucalorus Festival Expands its Reach

Posted by - October 4, 2017

Written by: Kaisey Skipper | Photography by: Saben Kane One night in 1994, a group of 12 filmmakers screened 16 short films at the old Water Street Restaurant in downtown Wilmington. Crowds wrapped around the restaurant trying to get in and see what was taking place—the beginning of the Cucalorus Film Festival. Twenty-three years later,

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Dancing to Success

Posted by - September 7, 2017

Dara Holmes, one of the top 10 black ballerinas in the world, was discovered in 1999 at the first outreach program of the Wilmington Ballet Company (WBC). WBC was formed with a vision to make classical ballet accessible to the whole community, to bring professional ballet to Wilmington, and to create world class ballet productions

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Artist Spotlight

Posted by - August 1, 2017

PAUL HILL “Courage” – This piece was created for the New North Carolina Veteran’s Park in Fayetteville, NC. This piece contains WW2 military artifacts and is dedicated to the courage it takes to take care of your fallen brothers in battle. Dimensions: 16’ x 10’ x 4’… Materials: Steel, Military surplus items, colored-fused glass, aluminum  

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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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