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Oscar party supports student theater in Wilmington

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videoFolks got all dressed up to celebrate Hollywood's biggest night at TheatreNOW. Tonight's Oscar viewing party was to raise money for Superstar Academy, which is a program that works hard to give all children a chance to perform and learn through theater. Full story...
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Happening this week: 'Clybourne Park' at Red Barn Studio

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videoThe Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play 'Clybourne Park' previews this week at the Red Barn Studio in Wilmington for two weeks before moving to Thalian Hall. The two act play shows the struggle of a black family in the same house 50 years apart. Based on the classic 'A Raisin in the Sun' it is directed by Joy Gregory. Full story...
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Shelby Stephenson is next NC poet laureate

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An award-winning writer from Johnston County is Gov. Pat McCrory's choice as North Carolina's next poet laureate after his original pick departed last summer following criticism from the arts community over the selection process. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Katie O'Neil

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videoFor more than thirty years, South Brunswick High School art teacher Katie O'Neil has been teaching her students through an artist's eyes. The Teacher of the Week uses art to break down barriers and cliques and to teach life lessons. One of her favorite lessons is to remind students when a piece breaks they should just say 'Oh well!' Full story...
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Happening this Weekend: 2014 NC Festival by the Sea in Holden Beach

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videoHappening this weekend is the 35th Annual North Carolina Festival by the Sea in Holden Beach. The two days of festivities features arts and crafts, music, contests and activities for the whole family. Saturday is the only day of the year you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge to get the best view of the island. For the more adventurous there will be balloon rides and for anglers there is the annual fishing tournament. Events start Saturday at 9 a.m. and go through Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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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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