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Balsam Range leads NC groups in IBMA nominations

In International Bluegrass Music Association Awards nominations for 2016, Haywood County’s Balsam Range tops the North Carolina field with three. Supergroup Earls of Leicester lead overall with eight. Other North Carolina nominees include Jens Kruger and Steve Martin collaborators Steep Canyon Rangers.

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Chatham County Line: Living in Cary now

Chatham County Line, a fixture at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass since it moved to Raleigh three years ago, won’t be playing the 2016 edition. But the group still has a big local show this fall, Sept. 10 at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre at a 40-year-anniversary show for public radio station WUNC-FM. Red Clay Ramblers are also on the bill.

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Clinton keeps up anti-Trump push; he critiques her speech

Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton told prospective voters Friday they face a "stark choice" in November and pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked many of the speeches in Philadelphia. Donald Trump denounced her convention speech as "full of lies" and said he's starting to agree with those calling for Clinton to be locked up.

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Elizabeth Banks mocks Trump's 'We Are The Champions' intro at DNC

"Pitch Perfect" and "Hunger Games" actress, producer, and director Elizabeth Banks called Donald Trump "over the top" and shared a personal story about Bill and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
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Elizabeth Banks mocks Trump's 'We Are The Champions' intro at DNC 4:20

Elizabeth Banks mocks Trump's 'We Are The Champions' intro at DNC

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10-year-old explains why she wants to be first Jewish president

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New Star Trek Beyond trailer

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Gabe Barker’s Pizzeria Mercato