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Hall & Oates To Play Benefit Concert In Raleigh

Hall & Oates To Play Benefit Concert In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – If you’re older than 10 years old, you probably know the best selling duo in music history. Daryl Hall and John Oates, also known as Hall & Oates, will be playing as the headline act for the Band Together 2014 Main Event on Saturday,…

VIDEO: Live Report From Santa Claus At The North Pole

VIDEO: Live Report From Santa Claus At The North Pole

By The Raleigh Telegram THE NORTH POLE – In this special video from The Raleigh Telegram and RTP-TV, Santa Claus says hello to kids on Christmas Eve and explains that kids should be in bed on time and they should be good in school. Merry Christmas from Santa and Mr.…

VIDEO: The Raleigh Telegram GadgetMonkey Christmas TV Special

VIDEO: The Raleigh Telegram GadgetMonkey Christmas TV Special

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In case you missed it on TV, you can watch the GadgetMonkey Post Thanksgiving, Pre New Year’s, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas Day TV Special, presented by RTP-TV and the Raleigh Telegram. The half hour special is hosted by the world-famous GadgetMonkey as well as local…

“The Grinch” Musical At DPAC Is Fun For The Whole Family

“The Grinch” Musical At DPAC Is Fun For The Whole Family

By The Raleigh Telegram DURHAM – When you remember certain iconic characters associated with Christmas on television, you remember Charlie Brown and of course, the Grinch, Dr. Seuss’ classic cartoon tale. We recently had the chance to watch a live version of the famous “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” at the…

Southern Culture On The Skids To Play Free Concert In Raleigh Thursday

Southern Culture On The Skids To Play Free Concert In Raleigh Thursday

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The popular band Southern Culture on the Skids will be the headline act for a free concert on Thursday night.  The Oak City 7 free concert series brought to you by The Raleigh Telegram newspaper and other sponsors continues this week with outdoor music…

Cirque du Soleil Presents Their Best Show So Far, Quidam

Cirque du Soleil Presents Their Best Show So Far, Quidam

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In Raleigh this week, the Cirque du Soleil traveling show Quidam will be playing at the PNC Arena (formerly the RBC Center) this week through Sunday. During our viewing of the show on Wednesday night in Raleigh, we have to say that out of…

Hundreds Crowd Raleigh Bookstore To Meet Weird Al Yankovic

Hundreds Crowd Raleigh Bookstore To Meet Weird Al Yankovic

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Hundreds of people showed up at the Quail Ridge Bookstore last Friday to meet Weird Al Yankovic, the world-famous comedy recording artist, musician, actor, film producer, and now book author. Yankovic was there to sign copies of his new children’s book entitled “My New…

CELEBRITY MAGNET: Alec Baldwin Is More Sweet Than Sour At Art Party

CELEBRITY MAGNET: Alec Baldwin Is More Sweet Than Sour At Art Party

By Tom Murro, Special To The Raleigh Telegram NEW YORK - Monday night July 1st,  Alec Baldwin made his first public appearance since his recent homophobic rant and was displaying very different behavior. Alec attended the opening night of the Rock Paper Photo Collection in which he was the guest curator. Safely ensconced in a…

CELEBRITY MAGNET: Sharing The Fourth Of July With Nick Cannon In NY

CELEBRITY MAGNET: Sharing The Fourth Of July With Nick Cannon In NY

By Tom Murro, Special To The Raleigh Telegram NEW YORK – For July 4th, I was lucky enough to be invited to the amazing Macy’s VIP party at the Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River where we overlooked the large fireworks display.  Of course, Macy’s did it in style at…

Outdoor Concert Draws Thousands To Downtown Raleigh

Outdoor Concert Draws Thousands To Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A recent outdoor concert last Thursday night as part of the Oak City 7 series of summer music events drew almost 7,000 people to downtown Raleigh.  The free concert was held on Fayetteville Street at the City Plaza next to the Marriott Hotel. Attendees…

NC Divers Recover Two Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship

NC Divers Recover Two Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship

By R. Gregg, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Last Thursday, underwater archaeologists recovered two heavy cannons from the wreck that is widely acknowledged as Blackbeard’s ship.  The ship currently rests at the bottom of 24 feet of water near Beaufort, North Carolina. Blackbeard’s ship, “The Queen Anne’s Revenge,” sank in…

VIDEO: 30 Minute News Special On Raising Blackbeard’s Cannons

VIDEO: 30 Minute News Special On Raising Blackbeard’s Cannons

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH - In this video from The Raleigh Telegram newspaper and RTP-TV, we learn about Blackbeard and his ship The Queen Anne’s Revenge which ran aground near Beaufort, NC almost 300 years ago in 1718. We also go along on the dive last Thursday in Beaufort Inlet…

Almost 300 Years Later, Blackbeard Still Remains A Mystery To Researchers

Almost 300 Years Later, Blackbeard Still Remains A Mystery To Researchers

By The Raleigh Telegram BEAUFORT – With the discovery of Blackbeard’s ship The Queen Anne’s Revenge in the waters just outside of the Beaufort harbor years ago and the continuing underwater archaeological work that recently yielded two more cannons, researchers continue to find out more details about everyday life aboard…

Did NC Underwater Archaeologists Find Blackbeard The Pirate’s Sword?

Did NC Underwater Archaeologists Find Blackbeard The Pirate’s Sword?

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Thousands of priceless artifacts have been recovered from the early 1700′s shipwreck in Beaufort Inlet that is widely considered to be the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship abandoned by Blackbeard the pirate after he ran aground in 1708. The most famous pirate in history,…

Carolina 2013 Rebellion Delivers, Despite the Weather

Carolina 2013 Rebellion Delivers, Despite the Weather

By Andy Martin Jr Saturday was the kind of day that rock festivals were made for.    The weather was great.  The bands were excited and amped to play. The rebels were ready to rock. Saturday brought a lot of great bands and great sets.   Highlights of the day included Three…

Raleigh’s Red Hat Software To Host Free Concert For 20th Anniversary

Raleigh’s Red Hat Software To Host Free Concert For 20th Anniversary

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Red Hat software, the open-source Linux company that was one of the first major technology firms to emerge in the Triangle during the dot com boom, will host a free concert later this year. The August 2nd concert will be held to celebrate the…

Tour Of Raleigh Chicken Farms To Be Held Saturday

Tour Of Raleigh Chicken Farms To Be Held Saturday

Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The ninth annual Tour D’ Coop event, a one-day tour of chicken coops and urban farms, will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. The event collects non-perishable food items and raises money for Urban Ministries, a non-profit that…

Free Summer Concert Series Will Be Held Again In Downtown Raleigh

Free Summer Concert Series Will Be Held Again In Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Deep South Entertainment recently announced the lineup for a series of free concerts this summer.  Organizers say that the Oak City 7 concert series will once again appear downtown after a successful run last year. For all shows, there is absolutely free admission to…

FOOD: Big Barbecue Events This Weekend In Raleigh, Eastern NC

FOOD: Big Barbecue Events This Weekend In Raleigh, Eastern NC

By Anne Edmondson, Special To The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH, N.C.—The annual series of competitive barbecue cooking is now in full swing in Eastern North Carolina with three contests set for the coming weekend, including large gatherings in Greenville and Raleigh expected to draw thousands of pork barbecue lovers. But the…

Bob Dylan, Ben Folds Five, Everclear, Barenaked Ladies To Play In Downtown Raleigh

Bob Dylan, Ben Folds Five, Everclear, Barenaked Ladies To Play In Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh has announced an illustrious group of musicians that will play this upcoming summer season in the outdoor downtown amphitheater that is next to the Raleigh Convention Center.  Last year’s lineup included big names like the Beach Boys and this year…

Carolina Rebellion Expected to Attract Over 50,000 Music Fans

By The Raleigh Telegram An expanded Carolina Rebellion returns May 4th and 5th, 2013 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte. After uncharted success in 2012, the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival is growing to two full days in its third year…

Over 1,550 People Run Down Raleigh Streets Wearing Kilts

Over 1,550 People Run Down Raleigh Streets Wearing Kilts

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In what must have been an unusual sight to anyone who wasn’t sure what was going on, over 1,550 people recently ran down the streets of downtown Raleigh wearing traditional Irish and Scottish kilts. The March 2nd event was part of an attempt organized…

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade Will Be Held Saturday March 16th

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade Will Be Held Saturday March 16th

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh’s largest parade all year long will be held this coming Saturday, March 16th at 12pm noon in downtown Raleigh.   The Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day event is the largest celebration of its kind between Washington DC and Savannah, Georgia with…

Despite Burning Down, Raleigh Irish Pub Will Still Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Despite Burning Down, Raleigh Irish Pub Will Still Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Despite a massive fire that totally destroyed the Hibernian Irish Pub in December, the pub will still host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 16th next to the burned out building. Blocking off part of North Street next to the pub on…

New NC Cookbook Released Featuring Tomatoes, Southern Produce

New NC Cookbook Released Featuring Tomatoes, Southern Produce

By D.G. Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – North Carolina native Sheri Castle’s new book is a great guide to finding the best seasonal foods in our region.  Castle is a popular food writer and cooking teacher who celebrates delicious and healthy home cooked meals made possible by fresh, local,…

Carolina Hurricanes’ Chris Terry Makes Debut, Scores First NHL Goal

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Chris Terry from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). This marks Terry’s first NHL recall since turning professional in 2009.…

Durham’s DPAC Announces Top Broadway Show Lineup For Next Season

Durham’s DPAC Announces Top Broadway Show Lineup For Next Season

By The Raleigh Telegram DURHAM – The highly successful Durham Performing Arts Center recently announced its lineup of Broadway and other shows for next year’s season. The DPAC is operated by the Nederlander group, which is responsible for booking shows and running the theater.  The performing arts center has gained…

Bob Seger To Play In Raleigh At PNC Arena

Bob Seger To Play In Raleigh At PNC Arena

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A rock and roll legend will be stopping in Raleigh this spring. Known for such songs as “Turn the Page,” and “Rock and Roll Never Forgets,” Bob Seger is currently on tour and will be in the Triangle in April. Bob Seger & The…

TRAVEL: Visiting High End Romantic Hotels In The Triangle On A Budget

TRAVEL: Visiting High End Romantic Hotels In The Triangle On A Budget

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, you don’t have to drive very far or spend a lot of money to have a great time. There are plenty of high-end romantic hotels in the Triangle that fit the bill, even if you don’t stay…

Raleigh Photographer Will Host Tanzania Photo Exhibition

Raleigh Photographer Will Host Tanzania Photo Exhibition

Submitted, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – When local artist and World Traveler Georges Le Chevallier was named as one of only four recipients nationwide to a Travelocity Travel for Good Grant to journey to Tanzania to volunteer on education, health, and social services initiatives in the community, he never imagined how much…

BOATING: Passing In A Sailboat Or Power Boat

BOATING: Passing In A Sailboat Or Power Boat

By Captain Reg Fidoe, Special To The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Wouldn’t it be nice if there was perfect harmony among boaters on the water? After all, for many of us, our boats are a refuge from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. At a minimum, boating should…

REVIEW: Justin Bieber Sold Out Concert To Screaming Fans

By Steve Gusdorf, The Raleigh Telegram GREENSBORO – Justin Bieber brought his “Believe Tour” to a sold-out Greensboro, North Carolina crowd on Saturday night January 19th. Backed by more production than seen in his previous Greensboro appearance as well as lots of dancers, DJ’s and pyrotechnics, Bieber performed material from…

NOTES ON QUOTES: Rubber Ducky Day And Other Creative Holidays In 2013

NOTES ON QUOTES: Rubber Ducky Day And Other Creative Holidays In 2013

By Gordon and Marcia Mercer, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – “The more you praise and celebrate….the more there is to celebrate.” — Oprah Winfrey Christmas has come and gone in the Raleigh area. New Year’s Day has come and gone. Even the fiscal cliff has come and gone, for the…

Lollapalooza’s Spirit Alive In Chicago

Lollapalooza’s Spirit Alive In Chicago

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Summer is in full bloom, Chicago’s Grant Park resonates with it’s familiar flutter of musical genius and smells of some of Chicago’s finest tastes draws in the yearly masses. Much has changed since Jane’s Addiction front man Perry Farrell’s brainchild Lollapalooza festival debuted in…

NC TRAVEL: Old Salem Offers A Living Glimpse Into Colonial History

NC TRAVEL: Old Salem Offers A Living Glimpse Into Colonial History

By The Raleigh Telegram WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Many people are familiar with Old Williamsburg in Virginia where visitors can take a look at life in America between 200 to 300 years ago, but there is a closer example of early colonial life that is a just short drive from Raleigh.…

Giant Ferris Wheel To Return For Big New Year’s Eve In Raleigh

Giant Ferris Wheel To Return For Big New Year’s Eve In Raleigh

By Artsplosure, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – First Night Raleigh, an annual New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Raleigh, will bring circus-inspired activities to the streets of downtown Raleigh on December 31st for an all-day New Year’s celebration.  Around 80,000 people attended the event last year in the…

FOOD: Durham To Host Beer And Food Tasting, Beer Speakers At DPAC

FOOD: Durham To Host Beer And Food Tasting, Beer Speakers At DPAC

By The Raleigh Telegram DURHAM – A new beer event will be debuting in the Triangle in February of 2013. The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Sam’s Quik Shop, and Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom are launching the inaugural Bull City Food & Beer Experience in downtown Durham with local food,…

REVIEW: Dave Matthews Band’s Triumphant Return To Raleigh

REVIEW:  Dave Matthews Band’s Triumphant Return To Raleigh

By Steve Gusdorf, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Dave Matthews Band’s first ever performance at the PNC Arena also marked the band’s long overdue return to Raleigh. Typically it’s never a smart move when a band plays six songs from their new album.  Most bands can’t get away with more…

REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa Electrifies A Capacity DPAC Audience

By Andy Martin Jr, The Raleigh Telegram DURHAM – Most in attendance won’t remember the first show Joe Bonamassa every played the Triangle.  It was the Summer of 1995 when Joe made his debut appearance in North Carolina.   As a member of the band Bloodline, he opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd…

REVIEW: Million Dollar Quartet Shakes, Rattles, and Rolls Through Durham

REVIEW: Million Dollar Quartet Shakes, Rattles, and Rolls Through Durham

By Steve Niezgoda, The Raleigh Telegram DURHAM – Excited audience members were transported back to the night of December 4th, 1956 at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night. The event was perhaps one of the greatest nights of music ever, the jam session of the very first, if…

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