Cotton by Zach Frailey

National Poetry Month

In honor of this wordsmith’s holiday, here are a list of events you should attend this month.
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Arts & Culture

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Tiki Bar Playlist

Transport yourself to Tiki Pier with these ten songs selected by Abbie Sinclair, owner of the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach.
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North Carolina Fiddle Festivals

Some people have bluegrass and old-time music in their blood; luckily for music-loving North Carolinians, our state is rich in fiddlers’ conventions and other festivals that champion traditional music.
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Catawba Valley

Where the Catawba River flows through Lincoln and Catawba counties, an ancient art form thrives.
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North Carolina Jam Sessions

To make great music, we don’t always need a first fiddle or a musical score. At these 10 jam sessions throughout the state, picking and strumming come naturally — with no agenda but the pleasure of playing.
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Lowland Hum: Free Download and Q&A

Lowland Hum shares an exclusive download with Our State readers.
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Summer’s Soundtrack

There’s no better backdrop for beach music than the ocean or a better stage than the Tiki Pier at Carolina Beach.

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Submit Your N.C. Spring Haiku

Let’s celebrate National Poetry Month! Share your own haiku about spring in North Carolina and it may end up on our website, Facebook, and/or Twitter.
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Artist Spotlight: Joe Newberry

Joe Newberry has been playing banjo since his childhood in Missouri, but since moving to North Carolina he has gained notoriety, friendships, and a place to call home.
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A Carolina Collage: The Wells Stockyard Flea Market

For decades, eclectic bits and pieces from around the world have found their way to Wallace. But they never stay long.

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Red Clay Reader

In the ’60s, A professor and her students created a magazine for writers rooted in Southern soil.
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