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Happening all week: Pleasure Island Arts & Entertainment Week

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videoCAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Every day this week you have the chance to get involved and have some fun at Pleasure Island during Arts and Entertainment Week sponsored by Island Local. Events include making your own art, farm-to-table cooking demos, open market art sales, beer and wine tasting and Jack-O-Lantern painting for the kids. The event is to showcase all that Pleasure Island has to offer and support local artisans, craftsmen and businesses. Full story...
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Art in the Arboretum attracts thousands

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video The New Hanover Arboretum opens its doors this weekend for art lovers as the arboretum celebrates its 25th anniversary. The art in the arboretum will attract thousands of folks all across the area this weekend with lots of paintings, pottery, and even metal sculptures all on display and for sale. Full story...
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Back Door Kitchen Tour raffles art

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videoOne of the premier events in Downtown Wilmington is the annual Back Door Kitchen Tour. Full story...
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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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