The best of art, music, design and literature in North Carolina.
Durham-based Phil Cook is much more than a musician. He is a community builder dedicated to creating a thriving and welcoming place in the Old North State.
You can count on Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen to bring the heat during her New Years Eve performance at First Night Raleigh. The blues-performer is taking the craft she honed on Bourbon Street in New Orleans to Raleigh for an evening of dancing, singing and joy.
Ace Henderson is becoming an artist in the truest sense. He is conscious of and curious about feeling, experiencing and seeking, and he reveres the process of making. This is why he writes and rewrites, mixes and remixes. This is why we’re still waiting for his latest project, LAP143, which he’s been workshopping for months. It’s just not there yet.
Spend an afternoon at Warlock's Tattoo and Body Piercing shop, the oldest of its kind in Raleigh, where community and counter-culture bind this group of artists together.
On his new solo album Rockingham, American Aquarium frontman BJ Barham searches for home as he pines for and acknowledges the potential pitfalls of an upbringing in rural North Carolina.
How one woman's affair with words helped her build a life on Hatteras Island and resurrect a beloved piece of local literature, The Kinnakeeter.
Here’s to sun-drenched vacations and long weekends filled with steamy slow-burning sunsets, and of course, great music.
Meet Josh Kimbrough, the frontman of Carrboro-based Teardrop Canyon, and listen to a new single "Defeat," produced by Lost in Trees' Ari Picker.
Lauded as an emerging Southern city, even the new Atlanta, Charlotte’s got a lot, and today, North Carolina’s cosmopolitan capital is in the process of refining its identity. Meet a man who's made it his mission to ensure the arts are essential to the Queen City's identity.
For decades the innate, soulful drive to make music has compelled Southerners to make instruments out of just about anything. From the one-string instrument to the cigar box guitar, musicians here have taken what most would deem junk and crafted it into something beautiful.
Step inside several unique Airbnb properties — an artist retreat, a sustainable farm, a passenger bus and a dome home — peppered throughout North Carolina and get a glimpse into the burgeoning sharing economy, and why these folks have opened up their homes to strangers.
Twenty-five-year-old musician Reed Turchi breathes new life into the blues.
North Carolina was well-represented in the hip-hop category at the 2016 Grammys. This is one Durham-based rapper's journey to join the big leagues.
Meet Ravi & Geeta, who grew up in Charlotte and are the directors and producers behind the award-winning, romantic comedy documentary, Meet the Patels.
Meet Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina's poet laureate, whose work reflects the era in which he was raised, where storytelling, hard work and race permeated life.
Join bluegrass band Mipso as they show us the places and spaces at home that ground and inspire them and visit a sold-out hometown show.
Architecture transforms the way we use spaces. The Raleigh Architecture Company is transforming the way we imagine Raleigh.
Plug in our playlist and take a journey through the some of our favorite sounds of Spring in the Old North State.
Meet a group of Raleigh movers and shakers helping local youth see the beauty around them through the arts.