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Theater community takes center stage at Wilmington Theater Awards

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videoThe Port City's theater scene takes center stage at Thalian Hall tonight at the second annual StarNews Media Wilmington Theater Awards. Full story...
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CFCC moves forward on Fine Arts Center

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video Cape Fear Community College is one step closer to building its Humanities and Fine Arts Center downtown. The school's board of trustees approved a plan to build the nearly 160,000 square foot facility across the street from CFCC's parking deck on North 3rd Street. Full story...
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Artist Ivey Hayes dead at 64

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Local artist Ivey Hayes has died. He was 64. Hayes's brother Phillips says the man known for his paintings of vibrant colors and southern life died this morning at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Yarn bombers hit downtown Wilmington

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video You may notice colorful swatches of yarn popping up in random places. These pops of art are taking over the world from London to Amsterdam to right here in the Port City. A group of local artists is trying to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by yarn bombing things like light poles and parking meters. Full story...
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CFCC Campus Development plan moves forward

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video You can hear the crews at work in Downtown Wilmington. All this construction part of CFCC's Campus Development plan, a project paid for by bond money voters approved in 2008. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. Commissioners vote NO on funding Arts Council

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After about an hour-long presentation on the benefits of funding a local arts council, New Hanover County Commissioners voted unanimously to not approve giving the group $50,000 in seed money. Full story...
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DREAMS raises money at Thalian Hall for new facility

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Community residents are joining together to help make dreams come true. Full story...
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Azalea Festival unveils official artwork Friday night

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The Azalea Festival is the biggest of events here in the Port City, and each year an artist is chosen to represent the festival. Full story...
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Artists to unveil final pedestrian art pieces

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This will be the last time the exhibit will showcase new pieces, as the project is in need of extra funding. Full story...
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Art helps DA's office work with victims

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The purpose of the art is to calm victims of crime who are there to explain what they've suffered, which can be a tough thing to talk about. The art can also relieve stress on people when they are going through a trial. Full story...
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A look at the Convention Center's art

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video We've been watching the outside walls of Wilmington's new Convention Center go up piece by piece. Now we have some idea of what pieces will hang on the walls inside. Full story...
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Art group going under

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Creative Wilmington allows local artists to post their work and upcoming events. It's also the force behind those sculptures you see around Mayfaire and Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Local artists show off original work at Art for the Masses

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One Wilmington building was transformed into a large art museum over the weekend. The Eighth Annual Art for the Masses was held at the new Bank of America building downtown.

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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Artist pushed by disease

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videoIvey Hayes has been an artist as long as he can remember, but in 1986 he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Doctors told him to continue his artwork as therapy to help him deal with the disease. He said his desire to paint helped him push himself as an artist.

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Myrtle Grove Middle student all smiles after winning gold

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Anything can be considered art, even a photo of braces. An assignment for art class turned into gold for Myrtle Grove Middle School student Ivy Byrd.

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