Arts & Culture

North Carolina is a land rich in culture, art and creative diversity. Our State magazine brings you features about the people and places of North Carolina.


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...

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...

They’re Playing Our Song: The NC State Song

Think the NC state song is just the state motto put to music? You’re wrong.

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...

Hands-On History

Our hands are greater than the sum of their parts, but as it turns out, the individual parts of...

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...

Farewell, War Memorial Auditorium

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

The Sound of Live: First Concert Memories

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

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...