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Happening Now: State of the Art/Art of the State

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video This weekend hundreds of artist from around the state are showing off their work and helping raise money for the art community. The art sampler event is underway now! Full story...
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Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

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Maya Angelou has died, ABC News has confirmed. She was 86. According to her agent, Helen Brann, the noted author and poet died near her home in Winston-Salem early this morning. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Corrugated World: The Artwork of James Grashow

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videoGeorge explores the Cameron Art Museum as they open a brand new exhibit. Full story...
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Drama threatens to upstage Thalian Association's milestone anniversary

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videoThe Thalian Association celebrates its 225th anniversary this year, but the excitement is being upstaged by a real-life drama unfolding behind the scenes of the Official Community Theater of North Carolina. Full story...
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Do it Yourself: Turn Candy into Valentine's Day Flowers

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videoGiving Valentine's Day candy is a long tradition and we are giving you a tip on how to make it even more personal. Today's do it yourself craft idea takes lollipops, cupcake liners and other items you already have around the house to create a candy bouquet. Full story...
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Cape Fear's theater community honors best

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videoActors, directors, producers and stage hands put on their everyday costumes to honor each other in Wilmington Thursday night. Thalian Hall hosted the 3rd annual Starnews Media Wilmington Theater Awards. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: StarNews Media Wilmington Theatre Awards

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videoWe go behind the scenes, hanging out backstage with this 2014 StarNews Media Theatre Awards Show host Jeff Phillips. Full story...
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Southport native Tommy Harrelson writes book: 'Southport's Art Newton'

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videoSouthport native Tommy Harrelson has written a coffee table book to celebrate the life of artist and photographer Art Newton titled 'Southport's Art Newton'. Newton, also a Southport native, was a prolific artist that featured images of the Southport area and is now found in galleries and museums around the country. Full story...
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Glass artist creates sculpture to honor pets

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videoGlass artist Niki Hildebrand creates one of a kind sculptures using the ash of cremated pets so you can have a remembrance of your pet forever. The cremains are melted into glass which is then made into a unique piece of art. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: The Gallery of Fine Art

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videoMayfaire Town Center's newest addition has its grand opening this weekend. The Gallery of Fine Art will be celebrating with refreshments, artist meet and greets, and limited edition prints being raffled off. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue makes glass coasters with Niki Hildebrand

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videoWilmington artist Niki Hildebrand teaches Randy Aldridge to make coasters using glass scraps. Simple techniques that you can do with your teenage children turn broken pieces of colored glass into usable artwork for your home. Full story...
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'The Big Read' celebrates literacy in Wilmington

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video 'The Big Read' is a community wide effort to celebrate reading and re-introduce classic books to today's readers. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Young artist finds inspiration in nature

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video For some people, it takes them years to find their true passion life. That's not the case for Britt Harrison. The 24-year-old finds her joy in painting unique works of art. Among the nature in the backyard of the beach home where Harrison lives, one will find brush strokes and a young woman full of artistic expression. Full story...
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Theater community takes center stage at awards ceremony

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video The theater community took center stage Wednesday night for the StarNews Wilmington Theater Awards. Folks even got to walk the red carpet before heading to the main theater at Thalian Hall. Full story...
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Donn Ansell honored for support of arts in Wilmington

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video Wilmington's arts community honored late media personality and arts patron Donn Ansell this morning. The Community Arts Center named its Lower Atrium Studio after Ansell for his contributions in saving the Cultural Resource Center, as well as his contributions to the artistic community in Wilmington. Full story...
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