Art Exhibit By North Carolina Wildlife Artist SocietyMon Dec 09, 2013 The Arts Council of Moore County is proud to present an art exhibit featuring artwork by the members of the <b>North Carolina Wildlife Artist Society</b>.
The Opening Reception for the exhibit will be Friday, November 1 from 6-8 p.m. The artwork will be on exhibit at Campbell House Galleries in Southern Pines through December 19, 9 a.m. 5 p.m., weekdays.
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The Rooster's Wife: Jonathan Byrd And Kris KokeshWed Dec 11, 2013 JONATHAN BYRD is “one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years,” says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, “This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine’s gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark’s lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett’s wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey’s knack for the revealing image.” Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves.
CHRIS KOKESH is no newcomer to the folk music scene. In her 14 years with the allwoman quartet Misty River, she became a veteran of stages including the Strawberry Music Festival (CA), the Walnut Valley Festival (KS), Sisters Folk Festival (OR), and Wintergrass (WA) and helped create the signature vocal blend of this Northwest favorite. In July 2010, October Valentine debuted on the Folk DJ charts at #20, and Chris’s stunning songwriting, crystalline vocals, tasty fiddle and solid guitar distinguish her as a stand-alone talent. Onstage Kokesh brings songs to life with a transparency that draws audiences in. She reveals the inner workings of her heart with grace and an unexpectedly wry sense of humor. Jeff Douglas or Oregon Public Broadcasting says, “Chris Kokesh is writing songs that stand up with the best. Keep an ear out for this emerging talent.”
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Christmas Open House At The Shaw HouseFri Dec 13, 2013 Enjoy old-time decorations, music, warm apple cider and homemade cookies at our annual Christmas Open House. Tour three house-museums built between the 1700s and 1800s and decorated for the holidays. Shop our Gift Shoppe for unique gift items including books of local interest, soaps, note cards, and collectible treasures. Free admission and parking. Friday through Sunday, December 13 to 15, 2013 More details »
Christmas Horse Carriage ParadeSat Dec 14, 2013 The Moore County Driving Club decorates their horses and carriages for Christmas and drives them through the historic district in downtown Southern Pines. This parade is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! More details »
Colonial Christmas At The House In The Horseshoe Sat Dec 14, 2013 Head out to a decorated Alston house for a wonderful spread of food, apple cider and refreshments to the sound of period music. Musket and cannon demonstrations will also take place. More details »
Aberdeen Christmas ParadeSat Dec 14, 2013 Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the 6th Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 14th at 3:00 p.m. in Historic Downtown Aberdeen.
Floats, bands, antique cars, emergency vehicles, horses, clowns, elected officials, youth sports teams, and many more entries will participate in the parade. There will be so much to see and FUN for children of all ages. Of course Santa will make a visit in this parade.
To participate in the parade or for more information, please contact Parks and Recreation Director Leigh Baggs at (910) 944- PARK.
The Model Train Club will be open before and after the parade. Visit the Depot to see the model railroad and trains that will be running. This is free and open to the public. The Depot is located at 100 East Main Street, Downtown Aberdeen.
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The Rooster's Wife: Joe Craven And John DoyleSun Dec 15, 2013 Joe Craven is a remarkably intuitive musician, has made music with many folks ranging from David Lindley to Blues slide guitar master Roy Rogers to Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia and groups from Psychograss to The Persuasions to The Horseflies. He was percussionist and fiddler for mandolinist David Grisman for 17 years and was guest with fusion banjo player Alison Brown and her Quartet for 7 years. “Virtuosic” says the Los Angeles Times
John Doyle - considered one of the most important guitarists in Irish and acoustic music worldwide, John is increasingly lauded for his singing and songwriting talents. "Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than he is.. His chops, always assured and adroit, have entered a rarefied zone of inspired, instinctive, in-the-moment creativity that made me gasp in awe and for breath. More details »
Carolina Philharmonic: Handel's MessiahThu Dec 19, 2013 The Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will be performing Handel’s Messiah this holiday season at the Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School. Don’t miss out on this unique concert featuring conductor David Michael Wolff and special guest soloists. More details »
Jazzy FridaysFri Dec 20, 2013 Gates open at 6 pm. Enjoy a bottle of wine and dancing with friends under the tent while the Mike Wallace Quartet entertains you with live jazz music. Admission is $10/person. Reservations and prepayments are required for parties of eight or more. Food vendor on site. More details »
The Rooster's Wife: Fiddle XSun Dec 22, 2013 Fiddles and music from some of the Red Clay Ramblers... More details »