Mills Park Middle Schoolers in PCHS’ Sound of Music

Sound of Music cast members rehearse at Panther Creek High School

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- Last week I had the pleasure of attending an early rehearsal of The Sound of Music, Panther Creek High School’s 2011 Spring musical.  To my surprise there were several familiar middle school faces in the cast. Read more

Events: Big Pops Show this Tuesday in Cary

Story by Hal Goodtree with Nancy Caggia. Picture by Bob Moore.

Cary, NC – If you like Pops music, treat yourself to what might be the largest Pops show ever in Cary. It’s this Tuesday, April 5 at Booth Amphitheatre starting at 7 PM. Read more

3rd Annual Cary Spring Daze Photo Contest

Cary, NC- Are you an amateur shutterbug? Would you like to see your work exhibited at Spring Daze this year? If so, you’re invited to enter the third annual Spring Daze Photo Contest, sponsored by the Cary Jaycees.

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Film Review: Source Code

Film review by Andrew Johnson for CaryCitizen.

Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
Runtime: 93 minutes
Rating: PG-13, for some violence and language.
The Bottom Line: A refreshingly original sci-fi flick that adds time travel to a traditional detective premise with thrilling results. Read more

PineCone: North Carolina’s Rich Musical Tradition

Cary, NC – North Carolina, and specifically the Piedmont, has a rich tradition in, well, traditional music.

Upon my arrival in the Piedmont some 17 years ago, I stumbled across The PineCone Blue Grass Show on 94.7 FM, which I listen to pretty religiously. Come by pretty much any Sunday before dinner and it’s coming from my garage, especially when I’m smoking ribs or fish in the driveway. Neighbors make fun, but the homeowner’s association hasn’t stopped by yet. Read more

Profile: Grace Li Wang Shines For Lazy Daze

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester

Cary, NC- At the recent Lazy Daze Grants ceremony the artwork was unveiled that will represent the Lazy Daze Festival this August. I had the opportunity that night to meet the artist, Grace Li Wang. She agreed to a future interview. Read more

10 Great Movies of 2010 You Probably Didn’t See

Film Review by Andrew Johnson for CaryCitizen.com

Cary, NC – Let’s get one thing straight: I like the Oscars.  And like many of you, I watched Sunday night’s proceedings and cheered for my favorites of the nominees.  For anyone who loves the movies, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in awards season, even if at the end of the day it’s all a bunch of sound and fury signifying nothing. Read more

Black History Month: Billy Strayhorn of Hillsborough, NC

Story and photos of Hillsborough by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – I’ve been pondering what to write for Black History Month. Yesterday, on a trip to nearby Hillsborough, I discovered a small hole in the fabric of black history. It concerned Billy Strayhorn, composer and arranger for jazz great Duke Ellington. Read more