Music: Temptations, 4 Tops, Styx and Ray LaMontagne Coming to Booth

Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary has added several more shows to the Summer line up.

Styx

If it’s classic progressive rock you’re after, get some tix for Styx on September 16.

If it’s been too long or your can’t remember anything prior to 1990, Styx had big hits with Lady, Come Sail Away and Mr. Roboto.

Watch a Styx Mix on YouTube.

Temptations & Four Tops

Nothing says good-times like the music of Motown. And two of Motown’s best will be sharing the bill at KBA on Saturday July 30.

Just to refresh your memory, the Four Tops had hits including Standing in the Shadows of Love, Bernadette and Sugar Pie Honey Bunch. Listen to some classic Four Tops on YouTube.

The Temps had a massive string of hits including My Girl, Ball of Confusion, Get Ready and Cloud Nine.

Watch a clip of the Temptations from 1965 performing My Girl on YouTube.

Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne may not be a household name like the Temps or the 4 Tops, but you’d probably recognize his hit song Trouble. LaMontagne is a singer-songwriter from Maine with a husky voice that sounds a little a blend of soul and Cat Stevens.

Watch Trouble on YouTube.

Video: State of the Town 2011

Cary, NCorth Carolina, Wednesday January 25, 2011 – This morning, Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht delivered the State of the Town address for 2011 to a packed house at Prestonwood Country Club. The annual event is sponsored by the Cary Chamber of Commerce. Read more

Video: Science & Math are Cool, Kids

Cary, NC – For America to maintain a top quality workforce in the coming decades, science, technology and math education needs to be a priority.

Toward that end, 100 top U.S. CEOs have banded together to form ChangeTheEquation.org. In their own words, “Change the Equation aligns corporate efforts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to ensure that they add up to real, measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of our nation’s young people.”

Part of the challenge is make those subjects attractive to the current generation of students. In the parlance of our children, growing up to be a scientist, mathematician or engineer has to be a “cool” career choice.

Change the Equation challenged its member companies to produce brief videos featuring an employee or group of employees who use math or science in exciting or unexpected ways. Many companies answered the call.

SAS won.

Congratulations to a Cary company and a flagship of the technology industry. Show this video to your kids.

Yes, Virginia, it’s cool to be a scientist, mathematician or engineer. In fact, it rocks.

You can also see this video on YouTube.
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Video: Cary Plumbing Radio Jingle

Cary, NC – This is the second installment in our series on radio jingles created by Cary Players for the production of “Yes, Virginia.”“Jingles,” of course, are short, catchy songs written specially for advertisers to promote their products or services.

This second clip is for Cary Plumbing. You can also find it on YouTube.

Credits

Cary Plumbing Jingle

Lyrics: Debra Grannan
Music: Debra Grannan & Craig Johnson

Singers: Jordan Blais, Mathew Harvey, Joanna Herath, Jeri McKee, Bonnie Roe, Megan Woronka

Cary Players production of “Yes, Virginia”

Director: Debra Grannan
Producer: Phil Lowden
Music Director: Craig Johnson
Costumes: LeGrand Smith

Video

Producer/Director: Hal Goodtree

Video: Nowells Radio Jingle by Cary Players

Cary, NC – The production of “Yes, Virginia,” a radio play by Cary Players set in the 1940’s, included several original radio jingles for local businesses. “Jingles,” of course, are short, catchy songs written specially for advertisers to promote their products or services. Read more