Video Playlist: Valentine’s Day

Playlist by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Shandi-lee.

Cary, NC – Just for Valentine’s Day, here’s a video playlist of love songs for your listening pleasure. Read more

Events: 30 Things to Do In Cary this Weekend

Story by Hal Goodtree and photo by Bill Gracey. Lindsey Chester edits the Calendar of Events.

Cary, NC – With January’s mild weather weather stretching into February, it’s a great weekend to get out and have some fun in Cary. Friday through Sunday, the Calendar lists 30 events for this weekend around town. Here are a few highlights. Read more

Music Students Invited to Play with the Pros

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer from last year’s Cross Currents Festival

Cary, NC – Last summer’s Cary Cross Currents Music Festival brought more than a week of chamber music to Downtown Cary and kicked off the opening of the Cary Arts Center. A key ingredient of the festival was the “Side By Side” instruction given to select area music students.  This year, director Carrie Knowles is expanding the program and the time for students to apply is now. Read more

Pictures: Backstage with Nnenna Freelon

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – Nnenna Freelon, originally scheduled to appear in Cary back in November, put on a show this past Saturday night at Cary Arts Center. Brooke Meyer snuck backstage during the warm-up and took some pictures for CaryCitizen. Read more

Music Scene: Connolly’s Closed

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Connolly’s Irish Pub, long a stalwart of the food music and neighborhood scene in Cary, closed it’s doors without comment or announcement last week. Chairs and tables are neatly stacked inside, but the Pub has not been open in several days. Read more

“Brazilian Soul” Warms Up Winter at Page-Walker

story and photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – The intimate setting of the Winter Concert Series at Page Walker Hotel provides a real treat for audiences. Last Sunday’s sold out performance by Brazilian Soul was another example.  Read more

Late Edition to Page-Walker Concert Steals the Show

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Brooke Meyer

Page Walker Arts & History Center hosts an annual Winter Concert Series. Sunday last was the season’s first,  “Classical Interlude“.   Read more

Real-Life Guitar Heroes

Cary, NC –  Some time ago, we ran a story about a local band called Mind the Gap. The name of the band is derived from a British saying used as a public announcement when people are stepping from a train or subway.  It is a warning to watch your step. MTG considers “the gap” a metaphor for life. They play solely for charity. Read more

Cary Marching Bands Make Their Mark

Story by Nancy Caggia and photos by Kevin LaWall. Above, Green Hope Band Director Brian Meyers leading band onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Cary, NC- Several area high school marching bands traveled to Indianapolis over the long weekend to compete in what has become an annual rite of passage. Cary High School advanced this weekend to the finals. Read more

James Taylor Coming to the Cary Arts Center

Story by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Singer-Songwriter James Taylor will be coming to the Cart Arts Center (CAC) on Friday, November 18, 2011 as part of a fundraiser for Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. Tickets are $500. Read more