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2014 Singer-Songwriter Contest

Can you write the next great ode to North Carolina? Enter this year’s singer-songwriter contest presented by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Arts & Culture

David Olney 40 Acres

Living-Room Concerts at Five Oaks Clubhouse

In a quiet corner of Durham, a neighborhood clubhouse moonlights as a roots-music venue.
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Welborn Gallery Yadkinville

A Home for the Arts

When art lovers in Yadkinville repurposed a long-empty building downtown, they got the cultural anchor they knew had been missing.
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Molasses Creek: Live at Our State

Hailing from Ocracoke Island, Molasses Creek blends musical genres to create high-energy/acoustic folk-fusion/bluegrass and ballads.
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Nikki Talley: Live at Our State

Asheville singer-songwriter Nikki Talley and her husband Jason Sharp stopped by the Our State lobby to share stories and songs. – Other Performances: South Carolina Broadcasters The Genuine Mandolin Orange Possum Jenkins Big Daddy Love Mipso Our Music in the
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The Genuine: Live at Our State

Winston-Salem-based band The Genuine is made up of husband and wife Matthew and Katelyn Allivato, drummer Devin Forkel and guitarist Gunnar Nagle. They stopped by the Our State lobby late one evening to play a few songs from their recent
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South Carolina Broadcasters: Live at Our State

The South Carolina Broadcasters are made up of swelling, attention-grabbing harmonies from Ivy Sheppard, Sarah Osborne, and David Sheppard. Don’t be fooled by this Southern trio’s name: The South Carolina Broadcasters are firmly rooted in North Carolina. – Other Performances:
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Possum Jenkins: Live at Our State

Possum Jenkins stopped by Our State on a Saturday morning to play a few songs for the Music in the Lobby series.
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Big Daddy Love: Live at Our State

Big Daddy Love, a fun, gritty, Southern band from Winston Salem, dropped by the Our State lobby to play a few tunes. Check out the videos below to get your toe tappin’.
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Readers’ Choice: The Best of Our State 2013

The results are in! See the winners of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Charlotte Wall Poems

Poems for Everyone

A citywide art project is bringing together poetry and graphic design in Charlotte, rewarding those who take a moment to look up.
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