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Avett Brothers tickets going fast

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The Avett Brothers are proving a success at the Azalea Festival box office. Full story...
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Helping fund film means tax write-off

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video Tonight, you can help a locally-produced film become a reality. And you can write it off come tax time. Full story...
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See 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on stage and screen

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A beloved Christmas cartoon comes to life this weekend. You can catch the original 1965 animated classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on stage at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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'Hairspray' hits stage this weekend in Wilmington

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If you love the Tony Award-winning musical "Hairspray," starting this weekend you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch it. "Hairspray" is hitting the stage at the Historic Hannah Block USO building. Full story...
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Man who brought Hollywood to Wilmington dies

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video "Hollywood East" is here primarily thanks to one man - Dino De Laurentiis. Today people are remembering De Laurentiis after he died in California. Full story...
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Cucalorus Film Festival starts tomorrow

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video Take away the glitz, the glamour, and the red carpets and bring on about 10,000 pouring into the Port city to celebrate the art of filmmaking. The Cucalorus Film Festival starts tomorrow. Full story...
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Cape Fear Fair & Expo hits the road

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video It takes lots of hard work and hard workers to pull off this task of breaking down the fair. The employees who help do it work for Powers Great American Midway which is based in Burgaw. Full story...
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Leaders hope 'Journey 2' will give second life to Hollywood East

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video Wilmington Regional Film Commission director Johnny Griffin said Wilmington had a lot to offer, like a local crew, facilities, locations, weather and, yes, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" will use the water tank at Screen Gems for the first time ever. Full story...
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'Happy Days' dad Tom Bosley dead at 83

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Tom Bosley, the patient, understanding father on television's long-running "Happy Days," has died. He was 83. The family says Bosley died of heart failure at 4 a.m. Tuesday at a hospital near his Palm Springs home. Full story...
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Governor stole spotlight on new movie announcement

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Gov. Bev Perdue's office first announced last night "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" will film in Wilmington. We wanted to know why the local film commission did not step in and make the announcement before the Governor. Full story...
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Caine, 'The Rock' to star in Wilmington-shot movie

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video Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that New Line Cinemas film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Michael Caine will start production later this month in Wilmington. Full story...
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Barbara Billingsley, Beaver Cleaver's TV mom, dies

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Barbara Billingsley, who gained supermom status for her gentle portrayal of June Cleaver, the warm, supportive mother of a pair of precocious boys in "Leave it to Beaver," died Saturday. She was 94. Full story...
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Hometown director hopes religious theme helps make mark in Hollywood

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videoIf you don't know the name John Ward, you might soon. He's trying to make his mark on Hollywood with a new movie with a religious theme. Full story...
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Lavin to join Theater Hall of Fame

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Wilmington's resident Tony winner is about to add another accolade to her resume. Playbill.com reports Linda Lavin will be inducted to the theater Hall of Fame in January. Full story...
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Cucalorus Film Festival announces early selections

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Early selections were announced recently, including Gaspar Noe's cinematic wonder Enter the Void, Sundance World Cinema documentary winner The Red Chapel by Mads Brügger, and a healthy list of additional independent and international titles. Full story...
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