Music

Pittsboro

The Sound of Unity in a Pittsboro Church Choir

From soprano to bass, a Pittsboro church choir blends the voices — and personalities — of its members in joyful, appreciated harmony.
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Farewell, War Memorial Auditorium

After 55 years, a beloved Greensboro performance venue takes its final bow.
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First concert

The Sound of Live: First Concert Memories

Some things never change. Like the transformative thrill of a rockin’ first concert. With your parents.
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McInturff Guitars

The Sound of Ingenuity: Terry McInturff’s Guitars

The recipe for an epic electric guitar solo is simple: Take one rock legend. Eric Clapton will do. Add a guitar made by Siler City’s Terry McInturff. Turn the amp up to 11. Stand back.
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FM Converter

The Sound of Escape: A Quest for an FM Converter

AM radio is fine if you’re looking for hog prices or want to listen to monophonic versions of Christmas songs. But, if you’re a teenager in a small North Carolina town in the ’70s, you want — you need — FM.
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Carolina Gold

The Sound of Community: Carolina Gold

On weekends, when other guys his age are content with kicking back and listening to music, Joe Allen is sweating his way through marching band routines — and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Lunchbox Records

The Sound of Discovery at Lunchbox Records

Records — you know, the big, round, black discs that introduced you to Nat King Cole and Kenny Rogers and The Beatles — are still spinning at Charlotte’s Lunchbox Records.
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Songs in the Key of Life

It was a stereo, not a radio, even though the box said it came from Radio Shack. And it was a birthday present, maybe even the best one I ever got, the one that crossed me over from the era
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The Our State Music Series

For over a year, we’ve been inviting North Carolina musicians and bands to play their music in our office. Click on the images below to watch these sessions.
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North Carolina Mountain Music Playlist

Your mountain road trip isn’t just about arriving at your final destination; it’s about enjoying every bend, curve, and overlook along the way. Enjoy this collection of music perfect for a scenic byway cruise, featuring some of our favorite musical artists from western N.C.
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