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What Say You

One writer holds forth on the quirks, charms, and cautions of the Southern spoken word.
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Arts & Culture

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Western Carolina University’s Marching Band to Perform in the Big Apple

Start spreading the news — Western Carolina University’s marching band is heading to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Lords of the Ring: The Raleigh Ringers

When this handbell choir puts on a show, the rhymes and chimes of traditional melodies give way to rock ’n’ roll.
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Annie Cicale Calligraphy

From the pen of a Fairview artist flows proof of the enduring importance of handwriting.
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Paperhand Puppet Intervention inspires family fun

In Saxapahaw, volunteers gather to turn cardboard, cornstarch, and other odds and ends into puppets whose giant size matches the scope of their makers’ mission.
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The Sound of Dreams: American Idol

Fantasia. Scotty. Caleb. Three winners, more than any other state in the nation. And a slew of famous finalists. “American Idol” introduced the country to a new voice of North Carolina. How did this phenomenon happen?
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Music Issue Mix: November 2014

We couldn’t have created a music issue without feeling inspired by our favorite music-makers.
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Heart and Soul Behind Edward Loewenstein’s Home

In the staid culture of 1950s North Carolina, roofs were to be pointed, nature was to stay outside, and people were to know their places. A Greensboro architect pushed against those barriers, starting with his family home.
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Signing and Singing: Sign-Language Karaoke

For the deaf and hard of hearing in North Carolina, sign-language karaoke is a way to stay connected to music.
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They’re Playing Our Song: The N.C. State Song

Think the N.C. state song is just the state motto put to music? You’re wrong.
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Under the Carolina Sun: Frances Mayes on Hillsborough

Frances Mayes pens her own ode to the literary haven of Hillsborough, this corner of Orange County that pulled her in and captured her heart.
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